please-touch-playhouse-banner-01-01 Special events

End of the Day Parade
Feb 17 @ 4:30 pm – 4:45 pm

End of the Day Parade

Daily 4:30-4:45 pm
Hamilton Hall, First Floor

Join this festive end of the day music and movement program!

President’s Day Weekend | Children’s Hospital Grand Re-opening
Feb 18 – Feb 20 all-day


CHOP Grand Re-opening

Check in for play at a new and improved Children’s Hospital! We have renovated this well-loved Please Touch Museum exhibit, and are celebrating with a weekend of fun programming focused around the ways we keep ourselves healthy.

Toddler Time: Move to the Story
Location: Fairytale Garden
Saturday and Monday: 10:30–11am

Join in stories, songs, and activities especially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills.

Draw Your Dinner
Location: Program Room
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 11am–4pm

Have fun with a toy showing how much of each food type makes a balanced meal, and then design and draw a meal to show all the colors of the rainbow on your plate!

Dr. Penny Puppet
Location: CHOP Exhibit
Saturday and Monday: 10–10:30am, Sunday, 11–11:30am

Meet and greet a friendly physician puppet in the hospital exhibit play spaces. Kids enjoy having a turn to give the doctor an exam for a change!

Rainbow Stew
Location: City Park
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: 3:30–4pm

Join in this imaginary cooking activity that invites guests to add ingredients by color, and learn a great health benefit of each color food category.

End of the Day Dance Party
Location: Hamilton Hall
Daily 4:30–4:45pm

Get your body moving and your heart pumping while learning about rhythm, beat, and dancing to some great tunes!

Program Room
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

February Program Room Activities
Daily: 11 am-4 pm
Floor 1

Easel Painting – Get creative while exploring texture and color with brushes and paint.
Smart Max Toys – What can you make with these magnetic shapes?
Architecture Blocks – Use your imagination to build your own unique structure.
Rainbow Window Blocks – Experiment with light and shadow using colorful blocks.
Giant Legos – Create and build with these oversized Legos great for early learners.
Creative Playcorner: Big and Small – Play and stretch your imagination with a variety of toys and props that explore size and perception.

*special programming days may offer alternate Program Room experiences.

MR. POTATO HEAD Meet & Greet
Feb 18 @ 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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