Special events

Play Without Boundaries
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us for Play Without Boundaries, a program and early opening for kids with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum.

PWB early openings provide an opportunity for families to enjoy the museum before it is open to the public without the crowds and loud noises. The Museum will be calmer and quieter with fewer people, lower lighting and less noise.

During this event we offer:

• Quiet Space of the Day with Quiet Kit sensory toys
• Full access to Museum exhibit spaces
• Program Room activities

We also invite you to join us for an interactive, music therapy workshop session presented by MusicWorks!
Both programs will be followed by a 15 minute question and answer session for caregivers.

Times: 9:30 – 10 am and 10:15—10:45 am
Please Touch Playhouse, Ground Floor

Play without Boundaries is a free event.

Register here!

Download and share our flyer with other families.

This program is made possible through support from the following:
Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies Contributions Fund

Storybook Ball
Apr 23 all-day

Storybook Ball

Join us for our annual Storybook Ball!

Sunday, April 23
11am – 3pm

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Let it be known that noble and beneficent Lady of the world-renowned castle Please Touch, nestled in the green tree kingdom of Fairmountia, has invited all storybook characters to come and enjoy the annual Storybook Ball! Dress the part and join us for magical performances, meet and greets, and a fantasy ball – all dedicated to the timelessness of your favorite tales.

Advance ticket holders enjoy special early-bird pricing and express Museum entry.

Advance general admission: $20
Day-of admission: $25 at the main entrance
Member admission: $5

Children under 1 are free.

Purchase your tickets now!

Please note Storybook Ball is a special ticketed event. No discounts apply. ACCESS card admission pricing not valid. Standard pre-purchased general admission tickets and/or complimentary passes cannot be used on this date.

Storybook Ball 2017 is sponsored by:

The Grayson School


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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