Special events

Memorial Day Programming
May 29 all-day

Happy Memorial Day!

Spend your holiday with us, and enjoy a day of summery fun to kick off the season.

Program Room: Sandy Science Art
Program Room, Floor 1
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
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
11am – 12:30pm
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
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
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.

End of the Day: Music and Movement
May 29 @ 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.

Pop Up Play Corner: Camping
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Pop Up Play Corner: Camping

Monday – Fridays: 9 – 10:30 am
River Adventure, Floor 1

Have you ever been camping? Drop in anytime and gather round the campfire, tell stories, and pretend play in this camping corner complete with toys, fake bugs, backpacks, costumes, a tent, and more!

Tot Spot: C is for Color
May 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tot Spot: C is for Color

Monday – Saturday: 10:30–11am
Sunday: 11:30am – 12pm
Fairytale Garden, Ground Floor

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. Practice the ABCs with your whole body!


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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