Special events

Drop-In and Draw
May 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Drop-In and Draw

Monday – Saturday: 9 –10:30 am and Tuesday – Friday: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Wonderland, Ground Floor

Drop in anytime to look closely at colors, shapes, and characters. Then grab a board and some colored pencils and draw your own creations inspired by what you see.

Strolling Puppets
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Strolling Puppets

Monday and Wednesday – Saturday, 4 – 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am-12:30 pm
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1

Drop in anytime and join our educator and strolling puppet for a kid-friendly tour and conversation in Hamilton Hall!

End of the Day: Music and Movement
May 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

End of the Day: Music and Movement

Daily 4:30-5 pm
Hamilton Hall, First Floor

March in a musical parade through the museum, and add your own sounds and moves to close out a special day at PTM.

Memorial Day Beach Party
May 27 – May 28 all-day

Memorial Day Beach Party

Memorial Day Beach Party

Join us for a Memorial Day Weekend Beach Party! We are welcoming summer in style.

Sounds of Summer
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1
Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 2 pm
What is a beach party without some cool tunes? Our DJ will be rocking Hamilton Hall to get you moving, grooving, and into the spirit of the season!

Program Room: Sandy Science Art
Program Room, Floor 1
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Drop in anytime to create works of art inspired by the beach!

Pop Up Play Corner: At the Seashore
City Park, Floor 1
Saturday 9 – 10:30am, Sunday 2 – 3pm
Enjoy a trip to the beach without the traffic. Relax on PTM’s pretend shores and spend some time building a sandcastle or swimming with dolphins. Don’t worry about a towel or sunscreen or toys, because we’ve got you covered!

Drop-In & Draw: Seashells
River Adventures, Floor 1
Saturday 11am – 12:30pm, Sunday 2:30 – 4pm
Calling all naturalists! Drop-in to look closely at seashells. Grab a piece of paper and some colored pencils and sketch mollusks of all shapes and sizes.

Storytime: Summer Getaways
City Park, Floor 1
Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 – 2pm
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills. Day dream about being at the beach with Please Touch’s favorite seashore books.

Adventurous Afternoon: She Sells Seashells at the Seashore
Adventure Camp Exhibit, Floor 1
Saturday and Sunday, 4 – 4:30pm
Meet us at Base Camp to embark on a 30-minute STEAM adventure designed for students ages 4 – 8 years old and adult learning partner. Join us for a hands-on exploration of beach dwellers with a “shell”- hermit crabs, mollusks, and horseshoe crabs.

Boardwalk Treats
Kids can grab a free Bassetts ice cream sandwich from 12 – 2 pm while supplies last, and the whole family can stop at any of our kiosks throughout the Museum all weekend long to grab a favorite summertime selection. We’re looking at you, SnoCones.


Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 9 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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