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Special Events | Please Touch Playhouse Performances | Character Appearances

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Free Educators’ Open House
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Free Educators’ Open House

Please join us at Please Touch Museum for an event with educators and administrators for refreshments, exhibition tours, and information about school programs and resources.

To participate in this FREE special event or to learn about opportunities for educators and students at the Museum, please call 215-578-5164 or email education@pleasetouchmuseum.org.

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Pop Up Holiday Programming: Share the Joy Christmas Party
Dec 9 all-day

 

Pop Up Holiday Programming: Share the Joy Christmas Party 
This festive season comes but once a year and we need your help to get ready! Explore the Christmas holiday by creating decorations, singing songs with Yosi & The Superdads, and sharing the joy of the season with a boy and his dog.

Creative Arts Studio
Art is sharing! Ornament
10:00-3:00 PM
Centennial Classroom, Ground Floor
All Ages
Art can be shared with others! Drop in anytime to create works of art inspired by your visit to the Museum. Today, design, color, and hang an ornament on the tree.

Creative Arts Studio

Art is sharing! “Gingerbread Community”
10:00-3:00 PM
Centennial Depot, Ground Floor
All Ages
Art can be shared with others! Make a pit stop to add to PTM’s “gingerbread” community by cutting, coloring, and connecting.

Move to The Story: Christmas Past
9:30-10:00 AM
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1
All Ages
Listen to a read aloud and then act out parts of a story together.

Drop-In & Draw
Floating Ornaments
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Adventure Camp, Floor 1
Preschoolers & Up
Drop-in and take a closer look at lines. Then grab a piece of paper, a pencil, and some markers and draw your very own floating ornament.

Performance: Yosi & the Superdads
11:00 AM – 11:45 PM and 1:00 – 1:45 PM
Hamilton Hall. Floor 1
All Ages
Are you ready to rock? Yosi & the Superdads’ lively and humorous concert will have you dancing to original hit songs and grooving to rockin’ versions of some Christmas classics.

 

Please Touch Playhouse
There’s Something Under My Bed
11:00-11:30am, and 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?

Character Appearance
12:00 – 12:45 PM; 2:00-2:45 PM
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1
All Ages
Show off your decorations and share a hug with our famous guests! A boy and his dog will be joining PTM for the day and would love to see your ideas on their tree.

Meet the Holidays Storytime: Christmas Tales
1:30 PM
Wordsworth Cottage, Floor 1
All ages
Snuggle Up with you favorite person and listen to stories, sing sons and build literacy skills with stories about sharing the job of the holiday.

Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Daily 4:30 – 5:00 PM,
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1
All ages
Join us for a festive musical parade and jingle all the way to the end of the day!

Dec
10
Sun
2017
Member Holiday Party
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Details Coming Soon…

Dec
13
Wed
2017
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!

 

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Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am to 3 pm
New Year's Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
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