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Special Events | Please Touch Playhouse Performances | Character Appearances

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Countdown2Noon
Countdown2Noon
Dec 31 all-day
The best kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in town!  Countdown 2 Noon – December 31st Celebrate New Year’s Eve before nap time at Countdown 2 Noon, featuring live music, a countdown performance, and a traditional New Year’s Eve ball drop at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.  *Museum[...]
Please Touch Museum: First Wednesdays
Please Touch Museum: First Wednesdays
Jan 3 all-day
Please Touch Museum: First Wednesdays
January  3rd 1st Wednesday – Home Away From Home Nothing beats staying nice and cozy at home during the winter. Explore through play what makes a home, a home!   On the first Wednesday of every month, Please Touch Museum is open until 7 pm for two[...]
Pop Up Holiday: Winter Feast
Pop Up Holiday: Winter Feast
Jan 6 all-day
  Pop Up Holiday January 6th: Winter Feast Calling chefs, young and old, for a buffet of special programming.  Families can sizzle, sauté, and stir with food based art, literacy, and STEM activities. Through a partnership with Vetri’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen, chefs young and old will learn[...]
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11:00 am There’s Something Under My Bed
There’s Something Under My Bed
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
There's Something Under My Bed
Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-11:30am & 1:00-1:30pm  Please Touch Playhouse All ages There’s Something Under My Bed: Sam is three years old and learning to cope with bedtime by himself. Is there something living under his bed, or is it[...]
11:00 am Tot Spot: H is for Home
Tot Spot: H is for Home
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Tot Spot: H is for Home  Monday 11:00-11:30 PM Fairytale Garden Toddler and an adult learning partner Join in activities, songs, stories, and play specially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. This month, explore the[...]
1:00 pm There’s Something Under My Bed
There’s Something Under My Bed
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
There's Something Under My Bed
Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed Monday, 11:00-11:30am & 1:00-1:30pm  Please Touch Playhouse All ages There’s Something Under My Bed: Sam is three years old and learning to cope with bedtime by himself. Is there something living under his bed, or is it just the[...]
1:30 pm Storytime: Homes
Storytime: Homes
Jan 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Storytime: Homes Monday- Sunday 1:30 City Park All Ages Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about homes.
2:00 pm Drop In & Draw: Homes Around the World
Drop In & Draw: Homes Around the World
Jan 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drop-In and Draw: Homes Around the World Monday 2:00 -3:00 Front Step Preschool and up with a grownup Drop in and explore homes from around the world and throughout the ages! Then grab some paper, drawing tools, and set to work imagining a home for the future.
3:00 pm Innovate & Imagine: Rigamajig
Innovate & Imagine: Rigamajig
Jan 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Innovate & Imagine: Rigamajig
 Innovate & Imagine: Rigamajig Mondays 3:00-4:00 PM Hamilton Hall All Ages Follow your curiosity and innovate with wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and ropes. Work together to imagine and construct your own amazing creation.
4:30 pm Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Jan 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade 4:30 PM – 5 PM Hamilton Hall All Ages Meet us at the torch to explore rhythm and movement then help us end the day with a parade!
9:30 am Guided School Tours and Workshops
Guided School Tours and Workshops
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Guided School Tours and Workshops *Requires pre-registration. Tuesdays 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am Please contact Andrea Ridgley at 215-578-5164 or education@pleasetouchmuseum.org
10:30 am Guided School Tours and Workshops
Guided School Tours and Workshops
Jan 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Guided School Tours and Workshops *Requires pre-registration. Tuesdays 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am Please contact Andrea Ridgley at 215-578-5164 or education@pleasetouchmuseum.org
11:00 am Program Room: Interior Design
Program Room: Interior Design
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Program Room: Interior Design Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 3PM Centennial Arts Studio All Ages Create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum. Choose a backdrop and get to work drawing, rearranging, and designing the room of your dreams!
11:30 am Guided School Tours and Workshops
Guided School Tours and Workshops
Jan 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Guided School Tours and Workshops *Requires pre-registration. Tuesdays 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am Please contact Andrea Ridgley at 215-578-5164 or education@pleasetouchmuseum.org
1:30 pm Storytime: Homes
Storytime: Homes
Jan 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Storytime: Homes Monday- Sunday 1:30 City Park All Ages Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about homes.
4:30 pm Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Jan 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade 4:30 PM – 5 PM Hamilton Hall All Ages Meet us at the torch to explore rhythm and movement then help us end the day with a parade!
10:00 am Tot Spot: H is for Home
Tot Spot: H is for Home
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Tot Spot: H is for Home Monday- Saturday 10:00-10:30 AM Fairytale Garden Toddler and an adult learning partner Join in activities, songs, stories, and play specially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. This month, explore[...]
11:00 am There’s Something Under My Bed
There’s Something Under My Bed
Jan 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
There's Something Under My Bed
Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-11:30am & 1:00-1:30pm  Please Touch Playhouse All ages There’s Something Under My Bed: Sam is three years old and learning to cope with bedtime by himself. Is there something living under his bed, or is it[...]
1:00 pm There’s Something Under My Bed
There’s Something Under My Bed
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
There's Something Under My Bed
Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed Monday, 11:00-11:30am & 1:00-1:30pm  Please Touch Playhouse All ages There’s Something Under My Bed: Sam is three years old and learning to cope with bedtime by himself. Is there something living under his bed, or is it just the[...]
10:00 am Tot Spot: H is for Home
Tot Spot: H is for Home
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Tot Spot: H is for Home Monday- Saturday 10:00-10:30 AM Fairytale Garden Toddler and an adult learning partner Join in activities, songs, stories, and play specially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. This month, explore[...]
11:00 am Program Room: Interior Design
Program Room: Interior Design
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Program Room: Interior Design Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 3PM Centennial Arts Studio All Ages Create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum. Choose a backdrop and get to work drawing, rearranging, and designing the room of your dreams!
11:30 am Drop In & Draw: Homes Around the World
Drop In & Draw: Homes Around the World
Jan 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Drop-In and Draw: Homes Around the World Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Front Step Preschool and up with a grownup Drop in and explore homes from around the world and throughout the ages! Then grab some paper, drawing tools, and set to work imagining a home for the[...]
1:30 pm Storytime: Homes
Storytime: Homes
Jan 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Storytime: Homes Monday- Sunday 1:30 City Park All Ages Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about homes.
3:00 pm Maker: Repurposing Household Objects
Maker: Repurposing Household Objects
Jan 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker: Repurposing Household Objects Thursdays 3:00-4:00 PM Centennial Classroom Preschool and Elementary aged children with an adult learning partner How can you make art and music from household objects?  Join us for an hour-long open- ended exploration of everyday household objects and materials to transform them into[...]
4:30 pm Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Jan 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade 4:30 PM – 5 PM Hamilton Hall All Ages Meet us at the torch to explore rhythm and movement then help us end the day with a parade!
10:00 am Tot Spot: H is for Home
Tot Spot: H is for Home
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Tot Spot: H is for Home Monday- Saturday 10:00-10:30 AM Fairytale Garden Toddler and an adult learning partner Join in activities, songs, stories, and play specially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. This month, explore[...]
11:00 am Program Room: Interior Design
Program Room: Interior Design
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Program Room: Interior Design Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 3PM Centennial Arts Studio All Ages Create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum. Choose a backdrop and get to work drawing, rearranging, and designing the room of your dreams!
11:00 am There’s Something Under My Bed
There’s Something Under My Bed
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
There's Something Under My Bed
Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-11:30am & 1:00-1:30pm  Please Touch Playhouse All ages There’s Something Under My Bed: Sam is three years old and learning to cope with bedtime by himself. Is there something living under his bed, or is it[...]
11:30 am Drop In & Draw: Homes Around the World
Drop In & Draw: Homes Around the World
Jan 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Drop-In and Draw: Homes Around the World Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Front Step Preschool and up with a grownup Drop in and explore homes from around the world and throughout the ages! Then grab some paper, drawing tools, and set to work imagining a home for the[...]
1:00 pm There’s Something Under My Bed
There’s Something Under My Bed
Jan 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
There's Something Under My Bed
Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed Monday, 11:00-11:30am & 1:00-1:30pm  Please Touch Playhouse All ages There’s Something Under My Bed: Sam is three years old and learning to cope with bedtime by himself. Is there something living under his bed, or is it just the[...]
1:30 pm Storytime: Homes
Storytime: Homes
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Storytime: Homes Monday- Sunday 1:30 City Park All Ages Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about homes.
4:30 pm Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Jan 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade 4:30 PM – 5 PM Hamilton Hall All Ages Meet us at the torch to explore rhythm and movement then help us end the day with a parade!
11:00 am Program Room: Interior Design
Program Room: Interior Design
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Program Room: Interior Design Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 3PM Centennial Arts Studio All Ages Create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum. Choose a backdrop and get to work drawing, rearranging, and designing the room of your dreams!
11:00 am There’s Something Under My Bed
There’s Something Under My Bed
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
There's Something Under My Bed
Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-11:30am & 1:00-1:30pm  Please Touch Playhouse All ages There’s Something Under My Bed: Sam is three years old and learning to cope with bedtime by himself. Is there something living under his bed, or is it[...]
1:00 pm There’s Something Under My Bed
There’s Something Under My Bed
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
There's Something Under My Bed
Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed Monday, 11:00-11:30am & 1:00-1:30pm  Please Touch Playhouse All ages There’s Something Under My Bed: Sam is three years old and learning to cope with bedtime by himself. Is there something living under his bed, or is it just the[...]
4:30 pm Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade
Jan 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Music and Movement: End of the Day Parade 4:30 PM – 5 PM Hamilton Hall All Ages Meet us at the torch to explore rhythm and movement then help us end the day with a parade!
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am to 3 pm
New Year's Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
Thanksgiving & Christmas Day: CLOSED

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Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
(formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Phone: 215-581-3181
Email: info@pleasetouchmuseum.org

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