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Special Events | Please Touch Playhouse Performances | Character Appearances

All programming is subject to change.

Apr
4
Wed
2018
Please Touch Museum: First Wednesdays
Apr 4 all-day

 

1st Wednesday: April 4th 

Please Touch, Smell, See, and Hear!  We’ll be exploring the senses through play!

Through a partnership with Vetri’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen, chefs young and old will learn how to how to cook fresh produce. The School District of Philadelphia will be on-site with information about Kindergarten registration and readiness. On the first Wednesday of every month, Please Touch Museum is open until 7 pm for two extra hours of play, and offers $2 per person admission from 4:00 on. Enjoy your visit!

 

 

Tot Spot
10-10:30 am
Fairytale Garden, Lower Level
Ages: 2-3 with adult caregiver
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.

Program Room
11 am – 2 pm, 4 – 6 pm Temporary Program Room, Lower Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Drop in any time to experiment with materials and process, as you create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum.

Performance: The Building Show
11 – 11:30 am, 1 – 1:30 pm, and 4:30- 5 pm
Please Touch Playhouse, Lower Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Join the Playhouse Players and the Three Little Pigs in this zany production all about building things up and knocking them down.

Storytime
1:30 – 2 pm
Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!, Main Level Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with books that tie to our monthly program themes.

Drop-in & Draw
2 – 3 PM
Sid the Science Kid: The Super- Duper Exhibit!, Main Level
Ages: 4+ with adult caregiver
Drop-in, look closely, grab a piece of paper, and draw.

Meet & Greet: Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen
4 – 4:30 pm, 5 – 5:30 pm, 6 – 6:30 pm Carousel House, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
The Mobile Teaching Kitchen brings the culinary classroom to the curbside in the communities we serve. Children and families have the opportunity to get hands-on preparing a recipe and get instruction for cooking healthy meals at home together.

Strolling Science Lab 

5:30- 6 pm
Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!, Main Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Explore, experiment, and discover! Look closely and conduct investigations as we uncover the mysteries of the world around us.

End of the Day Music and Movement
6:15- 6:45 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Meet us at the Torch to stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end the day with an exploration of rhythm and movement.

 

Apr
14
Sat
2018
Family Festival: The 5 Senses
Apr 14 all-day

Family Festival April 14th: The 5 Senses
Please touch, smell, see, and hear! Get curious about the world using your five senses at our
Sense-sational Family Festival.

 

Pop-Up Playcorner: A Sensory Exploration
9-10 am
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Put on your imagination cap and explore the 5 senses through dress-up, props, and dramatic play!

Program Room: Sensory Flowers
11-2 pm Temporary Program Room, Lower Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Drop in any time to experiment with materials, scent, and process, as you create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum and your senses.
 

Performance: The Building Show
11 – 11:30 am and 1- 1:30 pm
Please Touch Playhouse, Lower Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Join the Playhouse Players and the Three Little Pigs in this zany production all about building things up and knocking them down.

Strolling Puppet Tour
12-12:30 pm
Healthy Me, Healthy Family, Healthy Community, Lower Level
Ages: 4+ with adult caregiver
Join a Museum educator and strolling puppet for a friendly walking tour of the Healthy Me, Healthy Family, Healthy Community exhibition.  Connect with the exhibition through sight, touch, smell, and sound.

5 Senses Storytime
1:30- 2 pm
Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!, Main Level Ages: 4+ with adult caregiver
Explore your world through your senses, get cozy, and listen to stories, sing songs, experiment, and build literacy skills with books.
 

Drop-in & Draw: Still Life Drawings
2-3 PM
Sid the Science Kid: The Super- Duper Exhibit!, Main Level
Ages: 4+ with adult caregiver
Drop-in, look closely, grab a piece of paper, and use your senses to draw.

Strolling Science Lab: Texture Treasure Hunt
3:30-4 pm
Sid the Science Kid: The Super- Duper Exhibit!, Main Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Explore, experiment, and discover! Look closely and conduct investigations as we uncover the mysteries of the world around us.

End of the Day Music and Movement
Daily 4:15-4:30 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Meet us at the Torch to stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end the day with an exploration of rhythm and movement.

 

Apr
16
Mon
2018
Pop Up Holiday Program: Earth Day
Apr 16 all-day

Pop Up Holiday Program April 16th: Earth Day

Make a splash as we imagine swimming through oceans and looking closely at wonderful water!

 

Pop-Up Play Corner: Wondrous Water
9-10 am
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Put on your imagination cap and explore wondrous water and aquatic creature through dress-up, props, and dramatic play!

 

Program Room: Naturalist Sketches- Shells
11-3 pm Temporary Program Room, Lower Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Drop in any time to experiment with materials and process, as you create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum and the ocean.

 

Performance: The Building Show
11 – 11:30 am and 1 – 1:30 pm
Please Touch Playhouse, Lower Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Join the Playhouse Players and the Three Little Pigs in this zany production all about building things up and knocking them down.

 

Splish Splash Storytime
1:30- 2 pm
Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!, Main Level Ages: 4+  with adult caregiver
Imagine diving into the ocean, get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with books.

 

Adventurous Afternoon: Ocean Friends and Family
Wednesday 3:30-4 pm
Adventure Camp, Main Level
Ages: 4+ with adult caregiver
Embark on a 30-minute adventure to ignite curiosity for the ocean through observations, questions, and play.

 

End of the Day Music and Movement
Daily 4:15 – 4:45 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Meet us at the Torch to stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end the day with an exploration of rhythm and movement.

Apr
22
Sun
2018
Storybook Ball – Medieval Fantasy!
Apr 22 all-day

Storybook Ball Medieval Fantasy!

Jump into Medieval Fairytales at Please Touch Museum. Enter a castle, meet Sleeping Beauty, Merida, and a knight in shining armor, listen to captivating tales, and become a knight while exploring history through play, stories, and characters.

Tickets are on sale now!

Pricing:

Early Bird Tickets now through April 8: $22

Tickets after April 8: $25

Members Ticketing Pricing: $5

Program Room: Yarn Tapestries 11 – 2 pm

Temporary Program Room, Lower Level (All ages with adult caregiver)

Create your own tapestry with colorful yarn! Practice weaving as you design your own piece to take home.

Program Room: Medieval Bestiary Collages 11 am – 2 pm

Temporary Program Room, Lower Level (All ages with adult caregiver )

Take a close look at animal features and build your own mythical beast to befriend.

Imagination Playground: Castle Building 11 am – 5 pm

Imagination Playground, Main Level (All ages with adult caregiver )

Work with the master builder and test your skills in building walls, towers, and arches.

Performance: Medieval Quartet 11:30 am – 12 pm, 1 – 1:30 pm, and 3 – 3:30 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level (All ages with adult caregiver)

Sing and dance along to a music from by-gone days. Listen to a madrigal, yodel to silly tunes, and see a variety of instruments come to life.

Meet the Animals: Philadelphia Zoo 12 – 12:30 pm, 1 – 1:30 pm, and 2 – 2:30 pm

Please Touch Playhouse, Lower Level (Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver – Space is limited to the first 50 children with adult caregiver )

Meet a bird of prey and other interesting creatures one might find inside and outside the castle walls!

Performance: Knight Training School 12:30 – 1pm, 3:30 – 4 pm

Carousel House, Main Level (Ages: 5+ with adult caregiver – Space is limited to the first 25 children with adult caregiver)

Join our knights who are in search of worthy people to join their guild. Learn the etiquette, horsemanship, and lance skills to go from page, to squire, to knight – a 14-year journey – in just 30 minutes.

Storytime: Maid Marian’s Tales 1:30 pm

Wordsworth Cottage, Main Level (Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver )

Listen to Maid Marian at Wordsworth Cottage as she recounts her favorite fairytales and then help her create a one-of-a-kind story!

 
Drop-In & Draw: Illuminated Manuscript Drawings 2 – 3 pm

Outside Centennial Exploration, Lower Level (Ages: 4+ with adult caregiver )

Examine beautiful pictures and fancy manuscripts. Then grab a piece of paper and create your own drawing inspired by Medieval books.

Strolling Science Lab: Medieval Herb Garden 2:30 – 3 pm

Sid the Science Kid, the Super-Duper Exhibit!, Main level (Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver )

Explore plants from the gardens of kings, queens, and peasants alike! Look closely and conduct investigations as we uncover the mysteries of herbs that were used to help and heal.

Tinker Time: Catapults 3 – 4 pm

Temporary Program Room, Lower Level (Ages: 4+ with adult caregiver)

Get creative and explore materials, tools, and technology through open-ended exploration of catapults.
 

End of the Day Music and Movement: Royal Court Parade and Ball 4-4:45 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level (All ages with adult caregiver)

The Royal Court requests your presence in the main hall! Show off your outfit, learn regal dance steps, and end the day with a royal ball.

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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

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4231 Avenue of the Republic
(formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Phone: 215-581-3181
Email: info@pleasetouchmuseum.org

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