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Play Without Boundaries
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Play Without Boundaries

Please join us for Play Without Boundaries, a program and early opening for kids with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum.

PWB early openings provide an opportunity for families to enjoy the museum before it is open to the public without the crowds and loud noises. The Museum will be calmer and quieter with fewer people, lower lighting and less noise.

During this event, we offer:

  • Quiet Space of the Day with Quiet Kit sensory toys
  • Full access to Museum exhibit spaces
  • Program Room activities


MusicWorks Therapy Workshop Sessions

9:30- 10am and 10:15-10:45am, Ground Floor

Both programs will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer session for caregivers.


PAWS: Autism Initiative

9:00am- 11am

Meeting Room East, Floor 1

Spend time and make new friends with certified therapy animals and their trained teams.


Floreo Virtual Reality Experiences

9:00 -11:00 am

Hamilton Hall, Floor 1

Floreo is a virtual reality based autism therapy product, and staff will be on hand to facilitate virtual reality experiences for visitors. Floreo is currently partnering with the Center for Autism Research at CHOP.


Play Without Boundaries is a free event.

Register here!

This program is made possible through support from the following:

Creative Arts Studio: Shades & Tints
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Creative Arts Studio: Shades and Tints 

Sundays 11:00-3:00 PM

Centennial Classroom, Ground Floor 

All Ages

Drop in anytime to create works of art inspired by your visit to the Museum! This month, mix, experiment, and create shades, tints, and hues with oil pastels.

Tot Spot: L is for Light
Dec 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Tot Spot: L is for Light

 Sundays 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Fairytale Garden, Ground Floor 

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 light.

Story Time: Night & Day
Dec 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Storytime: Night and Day

Daily 1:30

Daniel Tiger Exhibition. Floor 1 

All Ages

Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about daytime and nighttime.


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

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