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Special Events | Please Touch Playhouse Performances | Character Appearances

Mar
6
Tue
2018
PAWs for Reading
Mar 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
March 6th: PAWs for Reading
Children can read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) to improve reading and communication skills. Sessions are one-on-one with trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in a setting where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.  Bring a familiar favorite book from home, or choose one from our library!
PAWs for Reading
1:30-2:30 PM
Centennial Train Room
*Pre-Registration Required.
Mar
7
Wed
2018
1st Wednesday- Build & Imagine
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1st Wednesday March 7th – Build & Imagine
If you can imagine it – you can build it! This month, explore, design and get hands on with loads of materials.

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!

Program Room
Paper Strip Sculptures
11 AM – 2 PM  & 4 PM- 6 PM
Centennial Arts Studio
All Ages
Create works of art inspired by your trip to the museum. Bend, roll, and build a mini paper sculpture to take home. Don’t forget to add a few pieces to the collaborative sculpture!
Live Theater
The Building Show
11AM – 11:30 AM, 1PM – 1:30 PM, 4:30-5:00 PM
The Playhouse
Join the Playhouse Players and the Three Little Pigs in this zany production all about building things up and knocking them down.
Tot Spot: B is for Building
Fairytale Garden
10:00-10:30 AM
Join in activities, songs, and play specially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. Our tiniest builders will explore engineering and construction through guided play.
Engineering Storytime
Daily 1:30; 6:00 PM
Front Step
All Ages
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about buildings tall and wide and the engineers who designed them.
Drop-In and Draw: Design It
2:00-3:00 PM
City Park
Preschool and up with grownup
Drop in and explore design. Then grab a piece of paper, your observation eyes, and pencils to draft your own blueprint for the next great thing!
Maker Program: Maker Sampler
Centennial Classroom, Ground Floor
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Preschool and Elementary aged children with an adult learning partner
Get creative and explore materials, tools, and technology.
Music and Movement: End of the Day Party
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1
6:30 – 7 PM
All Ages
Stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end our day with a musical party!
Mar
17
Sat
2018
Family Festival – St Patrick’s Day
Mar 17 all-day

March 17 Family Festival – St Patrick’s Day

Find the luck of the Irish at Please Touch Museum as we explore Ireland, step-dancing, folklore and why green is the color to wear on Saint Patrick’s Day!

Program Room: Shades of Green Collage

11 am – 3 pm

Temporary Program Room, Lower Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Create works of art inspired by your trip to the museum. Dig through a selection of green materials, play with texture and shades, and finally shape your own green collage.

 

Tot Spot: G is for Green

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.  Investigate the sounds, feelings, and movement of the color green.

 

Storytime

1:30 – 2 pm

Wordsworth Cottage, Main Level

Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver

Get cozy and listen and travel to Ireland through stories and songs.

 

Chef Demo

11:30 am -12:00 pm and 2:30-3:00 pm

Carousel House, Main Level All ages with adult caregiver

Meet Chefs J.C. and Krzysztof as they demonstrate how to make some yummy Irish food. Taste Shephard’s Pie and decorate with mashed potatoes. Afterwards, take home a recipe card to make everything at home!

 

Performance: Coyle School of Irish Dance

12- 12:30 pm and 1:30-2 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level All ages with adult caregiver

Gather together to watch people of all ages perform Irish step dancing! Coyle School of Irish Dance is here to demonstrate this well-loved dance style – you might even learn a step or two!

 

Music and Movement: End of the Day Party

4:30-5 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end our day with a musical party!

 

Apr
22
Sun
2018
Storybook Ball
Apr 22 all-day
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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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