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Special Events | Please Touch Playhouse Performances | Character Appearances

Jan
19
Fri
2018
PAWs for Reading
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

January 19th: PAWs for Reading

Children can read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) to improve reading and communication skills. Sessions are one-on-one with trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in a setting where they can feel comfortable and confident and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble. Bring a familiar favorite book from home, or choose one from our library!

PAWS for Reading
1:30-2:30
Centennial Train Room
*Register Today!

 

 

Jan
20
Sat
2018
Immigrant Alphabet
Jan 20 all-day

Immigrant Alphabet- January 20
A is for America! Explore the many wonderful cultures that make up the fabric of our country.
*In Partnership with Al Bustan

Program Room
Immigrant Alphabet
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Centennial Arts Studio
All ages
Create works of art inspired by your trip to the museum! Think, write, and doodle your own thoughts about the alphabet and the words they start.

 

Tot Spot: A is for Alphabet
10:00-10:30 AM
Fairytale Garden
Toddler and an adult learning partner
Join in activities, songs, and play specially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. This month, investigate the words, colors, and sounds of the alphabet.

 

Music and Movement
Anna Ferris Yoga
10:30 AM
Hamilton Hall
All ages
Strike a pose and stretch your body with certified yoga instructor, Anna Ferris. Using engaging songs and breathing techniques, yoga encourages self-expression and is a great way to jump start your day of play!

 

Live Performance
Anssumane
11:15 AM
Hamilton Hall
All ages
Let the rhythm move you as Anssumane demonstrates and teaches Fula dance.

 

Live Performance 
Natyaarathi
12:15 PM
Hamilton Hall
All Ages
Help invite creative energy to your museum trip with the dance group, Natyaarathi.

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Three Aksha
12:30 PM
Hamilton Hall
All Ages
See classical Bharatanatyam dance come to life with Three Aksha.

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Belle Alvarez
1:00 PM
The Playhouse Theater
All ages
M is for Memories. Explore ideas of home, family, and cultural heritage through creative movement.

 

Storytime: Immigrant Alphabet
1:30- 2 PM
City Park
All ages
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about the alphabet and people from all over the world.

 

Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Daily 4:30-5:00 PM
Hamilton Hall
All ages
Meet us at the torch to explore rhythm and movement then help us end the day with a parade

 

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Family Festival: Build and Imagine
Feb 3 all-day

Family Festival: Build and Imagine

Build it up, knock it down, and design it all over! Come and imagine crazy contraptions and sturdy structures with us.

Program Room
Recycled Sculptures
Saturday and Sunday 11 AM – 3 PM
Centennial Arts Studio
All ages
Create works of art inspired by your trip to the museum! Pick, shape, and connect lots of recycled objects to create an amazing structure!

Tot Spot: B is for Building
Fairytale Garden, Ground Floor
Saturday: 10-10:30am, Sunday 11:30am- 12pm
Join in activities, songs, and play specially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. Our tiniest builders will explore engineering and construction through guided play.

Storytime: Building Cities
City Park, Floor 1
1:30 PM
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about buildings tall and wide and the engineers who designed them.

Innovate & Imagine: Block Party
Imagination Playground, Floor 1
2:30pm-  3:30pm
It’s a party in Imagination Playground today! Let’s put on our imagination caps and discover the possibilities of building with blocks.

Live Theater
The Building Show
Saturday 11AM – 11:30 AM and 1PM-1:30PM
Sunday 1 PM – 1:30 PM and 3 PM-3:30PM
The Playhouse
Join the Playhouse Players and the Three Little Pigs in this zany production all about building things up and knocking them down.

Music and Movement: End Of The Day Parade 
4:30 PM  – 5 PM
Hamilton Hall
All Ages

Family Festival: Build and Imagine
Feb 3 all-day

Family Festival: Build and Imagine

Build it up, knock it down, and design it all over! Come and imagine crazy contraptions and sturdy structures with us.

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am to 3 pm
New Year's Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
Thanksgiving & Christmas Day: CLOSED

Contact Information

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
(formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Click here for directions.

Phone: 215-581-3181
Email: info@pleasetouchmuseum.org

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