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Special events

May
27
Sat
2017
Memorial Day Beach Party
May 27 – May 28 all-day

Memorial Day Beach Party

Memorial Day Beach Party

Join us for a Memorial Day Weekend Beach Party! We are welcoming summer in style.

Sounds of Summer
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1
Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 2 pm
What is a beach party without some cool tunes? Our DJ will be rocking Hamilton Hall to get you moving, grooving, and into the spirit of the season!

Program Room: Sandy Science Art
Program Room, Floor 1
Saturday and Sunday, 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, Sunday 2 – 3pm
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
Saturday 11am – 12:30pm, Sunday 2:30 – 4pm
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
Saturday and Sunday, 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
Saturday and Sunday, 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.

Boardwalk Treats
Kids can grab a free Bassetts ice cream sandwich from 12 – 2 pm while supplies last, and the whole family can stop at any of our kiosks throughout the Museum all weekend long to grab a favorite summertime selection. We’re looking at you, SnoCones.

Jun
1
Thu
2017
Storyland Member Preview
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Storyland

Please Touch Museum Members are invited to this exclusive, first-glimpse of our newest temporary exhibit Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites™ Join us for two sneak-peek chances to explore the world of timeless storybook classics like The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Snowy day and more!

Exclusive Members-only preview times: 10 am – 12 pm and 1 – 3 pm

*Thursday exhibit previews are not a benefit of Play Level memberships. Upgrade to the Discover Level on your next visit to enjoy all exhibit previews.

Storyland Member Preview
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Storyland

Please Touch Museum Members are invited to this exclusive, first-glimpse of our newest temporary exhibit Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites™ Join us for two sneak-peek chances to explore the world of timeless storybook classics like The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Snowy day and more!

Exclusive Members-only preview times: 10 am – 12 pm and 1 – 3 pm

*Thursday exhibit previews are not a benefit of Play Level memberships. Upgrade to the Discover Level on your next visit to enjoy all exhibit previews.

Jun
4
Sun
2017
Member Early Opening: Storyland
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Storyland

Join us for a Member-only early opening!

Members are invited to join us for an exclusive members-only early opening! Step into classic storybooks and explore our newest temporary exhibit Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites™, and enjoy private play time in the Museum before it opens to the public.

Complimentary fresh fruit and breakfast treats provided during the early opening by

Whole Foods

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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
Email: info@pleasetouchmuseum.org

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