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Special Events | Please Touch Playhouse Performances | Character Appearances

Dec
30
Sat
2017
Winter Break Special Programming
Dec 30 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

Creative Arts Studio: Snowflakes

December 24th 11:00-2:00 PM

Centennial Classroom, Ground Floor 

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

11:30-12:00 PM

Fairytale Garden, Ground Floor 

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, Floor 1 

All Ages

Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories celebrating the four seasons.

 

Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed

 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 2:30-3:00 PM

Hamilton Hall, Floor 1 

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!

 

Dec
31
Sun
2017
Countdown2Noon
Dec 31 all-day

The best kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in town!

 Countdown 2 Noon – December 31st
Celebrate New Year’s Eve before nap time! Countdown 2 Noon is one of Please Touch Museum’s most popular annual events. With live music, a countdown performance, and a traditional New Year’s Eve ball drop, get into the party spirit and ring in the new year together! Ball drops at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
*Museum Open 9 a.m. and  closes at 3 p.m. Event pricing below.
Buy online or at the Museum.
 
Creative Arts Studio
Snowflakes
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Centennial Classroom 1, Ground Floor 
All Ages
Drop in anytime to create works of art inspired by your visit to the Museum! Explore the crystalline structures of snowflakes and then design your own.
 
Creative Arts Studio
Paper Bag Party Hats
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Outside Centennial Depot, Ground Floor 
All Ages
What would a party be without a party hat? Become a fashion designer when you create your own paper bag party hat to ring in the New Year!
 
Pop Up Play Corner: Nifty Numbers
10:00-11:30 AM
Fairytale Garden, Ground Floor 
All Ages
Put on your imagination cap and countdown! Through play, explore numbers and throw your own New Year’s Eve party.
 
Family Performance
Louie Miranda & His Band
11:00-11:45 AM and 1:15 – 2:00 PM
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1 
All ages
He’s back! Louie Miranda and his band are here to help us ring in the new year. Put on your dancing shoes, get out your singing voices, and let’s celebrate!
 
Countdown to Storytime
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Alice In Wonderland, Ground Floor 
All Ages
Get cozy, listen to stories, sign songs, and build literacy skill with stories about the New Year, parties, and numbers.
The Ball Drop!
Countdown 2 Noon
11:45 AM & 12:45 PM
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1 
All Ages
10…9…8… Meet at the torch for the ultimate countdown!  Ball drops at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Pricing:

Advance admission before Dec. 17: $22

Admission from Dec. 17 and through Dec. 31: $25

Member Admission: $5

Children under 1 are free.

 

Please note Countdown2Noon is a special ticketed event. No discounts apply. ACCESS card admission pricing not valid. Standard pre-purchased general admission tickets and/or complimentary passes cannot be used on this date.

Jan
1
Mon
2018
Creative Arts Studio: Interior Design
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Creative Arts Studio: Interior Design

Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 3PM
Centennial Arts Studio
All Ages
Create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum. Choose a backdrop and get to work drawing, rearranging, and designing the room of your dreams!

Tot Spot: H is for Home
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tot Spot: H is for Home

Monday- Saturday 10:00-10:30 AM
Fairytale Garden
Toddler and an adult learning partner
Join in activities, songs, stories, and play specially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. This month, explore the words, feelings, and shapes of homes inside and out.

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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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