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Pop Up Holiday Programming: Chanukah Wonderland
Dec 13 all-day

Pop Up Holiday Program: Chanukah Wonderland December 13

Gather around the Menorah to sing, dance, and create! PTM will be serving up a big dose of cheer with a side of doughnuts as we explore the wonders of Chanukah.
*Museum Hours extended until 6pm
Creative Arts Studio
Oil and Water Painting
10:00-6:00 PM
Centennial Classroom 1
All Ages
Drop in anytime to create works of art inspired by your visit to the Museum! Today, squeeze, drop, and dip with special oil paintings.
Pop Up Play Corner: Dreidel Games
9:00-10:30 AM; 4:30-6:00 PM
Hamilton Hall
All Ages
Put on your game face and get ready to spin and win! Learn about the well-loved Chanukah game, Dreidel!
Drop-In & Draw
Holiday Cards
11:30 AM-12:30 PM; 4:00-5:00 PM
Outside of Centennial
Preschoolers & Up
Drop-in to create cards for your friends and family. Look at the Hebrew alphabet, practice writing in English and Hebrew, and draw your own designs.
Meet the Holidays Storytime: Celebrate Chanukah
1:30PM; 5:00 PM
City Park
All Ages
Snuggle up with your favorite person and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about Chanukah.
Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed
11:00-11:30am & 1:00-1:30pm
Please Touch Playhouse
All ages
There’s Something Under My Bed: Sam is three years old and learning to cope with bedtime by himself. Is there something living under his bed, or is it just the dust bunnies after all?

Cooking Demo: Chanukah Treats
4:30-5:00 PM
Hamilton Hall
All ages
Grab a donut! Chanukah is a time to celebrate with yummy fried foods. Ice, sprinkle, and decorate your own tasty treat.

Performance: Yosi’s Rockin’ Hanukkah
4:00-4:30 PM, 5:15-5:45 PM
Hamilton Hall
All ages
Meet us in Hamilton Hall to sing, dance, and wiggle to engaging music with one of PTM’s favorite musician’s, YOSI!  Close out our Chanukah party with this interactive concert!


Creative Arts Studio: Shades & Tints
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Creative Arts Studio: Shades and Tints

Monday- Saturday 10:00-3:00 PM, Sunday 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 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Tot Spot: L is for Light

10:00-10:30 AM

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.

Drop In & Draw: Shadow Drawings
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Drop In & Draw: Shadow Drawings

Outside of Centennial Room, Ground Floor 

Preschoolers & Up

Drop-in to look closely at how our shadows come to be. Then grab a piece of paper a few colored pencils and draw your shadow!


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
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Phone: 215-581-3181

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