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Living Laboratory
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Living Laboratory

Fridays: 2-2:30 pm
Program Room, Floor 1

Experiment and play with toys used in recent child development studies.

MLK Weekend at Please Touch Museum
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm

MLK Weekend at the Museum

Art Activity: Wishes and Dreams
Location: Program Room
11 am–4 pm
Drop in to participate in a collaborative art activity. Talk together about your wishes and dreams for yourself, your family, your neighborhood, or the world. Then write or draw your idea and add it to a wall of wishes, and make another to take home.

Storytime: I Have a Dream
Location: City Park
Saturday and Monday: 10:30–11 am
Sunday: 1–1:30 pm
Join an interactive storytime inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with books, poems, and songs celebrating wishes, dreams, and community service.

MLK I Have a Dream Speech
Watch and listen to parts of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic speech.
Location: Centennial Train Station, Ground Floor

Peace Parade
Location: Hamilton Hall
Saturday, Sunday and Monday: 4:30-5 pm
Join a peace march and use your voice to contribute ideas for a peaceful world along the way.

Feature Exhibit Play: Potato Games
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Feature Exhibit Play: Potato Games

Saturdays and Sundays: 12-12:30 pm; Wednesdays: 2–2:30 pm
Hamilton Hall

Join us for a variety of fun games including hot potato, potato toss, and potato-themed parachute games played in honor of the star of our current feature exhibit, MR. POTATO HEAD.

MR. POTATO HEAD Meet & Greet
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

MR. POTATO HEAD Meet & Greet

Enjoy storytime and a Meet & Greet with MR. POTATO HEAD, and take a snapshot with this inspirational world-traveler. In our feature exhibit The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD, families are invited on Indiana Jones-style adventures to explore the world around them with the friendly spud as their guide.

In Hamilton Hall

Enjoy Meet & Greets with MR. POTATO HEAD at 12 and 2 pm on November 12 and 13, December 17 and 18, January 14-16, and February 18-20.

Meet & Greets bring little ones face-to-face with their imagination, as well-loved personalities from page and screen come to life. Don’t forget your camera, and please remember to be courteous to other fans!


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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