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Please Touch Museum Closed for Christmas
Dec 25 all-day

We wish you all a very merry Christmas!

Pop Up Holiday Programming: Kwanzaa
Dec 26 all-day

Pop Up Holiday Celebrations: Kwanzaa  December 26th

The party isn’t over at PTM! Unite and learn about Kwanzaa through music, art, dance, and celebration.

Creative Arts Studio My Own Mkeka Mat
10:00-3:00 PM
Centennial Classroom 1
All Ages
Drop in anytime to create works of art inspired by your visit to the Museum! Today, weave, color, and set up your very own Mkeka Mat!


Drop-In and Draw The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM City Park
Preschool and Up
Drop in to get a closer look at the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. Then grab your oil pastels and use your Kuumba (creativity) to explore Kwanzaa symbols and themes.


Meet the Holidays Storytime: Kwanzaa
1:30PM City Park
All Ages
Snuggle up with your favorite person and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about Kwanzaa.


Maker: Kwanzaa Candles
3:00-4:00 PM Centennial Classroom
Preschool and Elementary aged children with an adult learning partner
Why are there candles at Kwanza?  Join us for an hour-long open- ended exploration on Kwanzaa candles and colors. Get hands on by using tools to create your own candle to take home and let your light shine!


Performance: The Seventh Principle
12:00-12:45 AM and 2:00-2:45 PM Hamilton Hall
All ages
Sing and dance with The Seventh Principle as they Share The Kwanzaa Spirit in this interactive performance that celebrates African-American values, traditions, community, and history!


Music and Movement: End of the Day Kwanzaa Dance
4:30-5:00 PM Hamilton Hall
All ages
Join us for one last musical celebration of Kwanzaa!

Winter Break Special Programming
Dec 27 all-day

Winter Break Special Programming
Winter Break Special Programming 12/23, 12/24, 12/27-12/30
Explore, create, and imagine!
Stop-in daily for special education programs. *Museum closes at 3pm on 12/24

Program Room :Snowflakes
10:00-3:00 PM
Program Room
All Ages
Drop in anytime to create works of art inspired by your visit to the Museum! Explore the crystalline structures of snowflakes and design your own.

Tot Spot: W is for Weather
10:00-10:30 AM 
Fairytale Garden
Toddler and an adult learning partner
Join in activities, songs, and play especially 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 weather.


Winter Wonderland Storytime
Daily 1:30
Daniel Tiger Exhibition
All Ages
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories celebrating the four seasons.


Adventurous Afternoon: Tracks in the Snow
4:00-4:30 PM
Adventure Camp Exhibit
Preschool and Elementary aged children with an adult learning partner
Meet us at Adventure Camp to embark on a 30-minute STEAM adventure designed for students ages 4 – 8 years old. Play in the snow! In December, explore animals in winter by observing tracks.


Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed
December 23rd, 27th, 29th, 30th – 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM 
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?


Music and Movement
End of the Day Parade
Daily 4:30-  5:00 PM
Hamilton Hall
All ages
Join us for a musical parade through the Please Touch Museum neighborhood to celebrate the end of a winter day at Please Touch Museum!


There’s Something Under My Bed
Dec 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Please Touch Playhouse presents There’s Something Under My Bed

Monday, Wednesday. Friday and Saturday, 11-11:30 am and 1-1:30 pm
Sunday, 1-1:30 pm and 3-3:30 pm

Through January 15

Please Touch Playhouse, Ground Floor

Sam is three and a half, and for some time now has had a bit of a problem. Every time he goes to sleep he has the sneaking suspicion there is something under his bed. It’s just the dust bunnies, his big people say. But Sam knows better. He hatches a clever plan to lure the “monster” out to finally rid himself of the terrible thing that won’t let him rest.

Did you know?
The Please Touch Playhouse is the only year-round children’s theater in Philadelphia.


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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