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President’s Day Weekend | Children’s Hospital Grand Re-opening
President’s Day Weekend | Children’s Hospital Grand Re-opening
Feb 19 all-day
President’s Day Weekend | Children's Hospital Grand Re-opening
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:[...]
President’s Day Weekend | Children’s Hospital Grand Re-opening
President’s Day Weekend | Children’s Hospital Grand Re-opening
Feb 20 all-day
President’s Day Weekend | Children's Hospital Grand Re-opening
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:[...]
Mr. Potato Head Closing Day
Mr. Potato Head Closing Day
Feb 20 all-day
Mr. Potato Head Closing Day
Don’t miss your chance! Come see The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD and follow our spudly hero on globe-trotting adventures through a tropical jungle, an archaeological dig, under the sea, and even in outer space! Each different area teaches children to welcome new experiences with confidence, curiosity and humor;[...]
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11:00 am Program Room
Program Room
Feb 19 @ 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[...]
12:00 pm MR. POTATO HEAD Meet & Greet
MR. POTATO HEAD Meet & Greet
Feb 19 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm MR. POTATO HEAD Meet & Greet
MR. POTATO HEAD Meet & Greet
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 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[...]
10:30 am Toddler Time: World of Make-Believe
Toddler Time: World of Make-Believe
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Time: Creative Play Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10:30 – 11am Location: Fairytale Garden Join in stories, songs, and activities all about play and make-believe, designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills.
11:00 am Program Room
Program Room
Feb 20 @ 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[...]
12:00 pm MR. POTATO HEAD Meet & Greet
MR. POTATO HEAD Meet & Greet
Feb 20 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm MR. POTATO HEAD Meet & Greet
MR. POTATO HEAD Meet & Greet
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 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[...]
11:00 am Program Room
Program Room
Feb 21 @ 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[...]
12:30 pm Rigamajig
Rigamajig
Feb 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Rigamajig Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1pm Hamilton Hall Follow your curiosity and build with wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope. There are no right or wrong answers, so see where your imagination takes you!
1:30 pm Storytime: Celebrate Creativity
Storytime: Celebrate Creativity
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Storytime: Celebrate Creativity Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1:30–2 pm City Park, Floor 1 Listen to stories and build literacy skills by exploring books all about making new things!
4:30 pm End of the Day Parade
End of the Day Parade
Feb 21 @ 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!
11:00 am Program Room
Program Room
Feb 22 @ 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[...]
4:30 pm End of the Day Parade
End of the Day Parade
Feb 22 @ 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!
10:30 am Toddler Time: World of Make-Believe
Toddler Time: World of Make-Believe
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Time: Creative Play Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10:30 – 11am Location: Fairytale Garden Join in stories, songs, and activities all about play and make-believe, designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills.
11:00 am Program Room
Program Room
Feb 23 @ 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[...]
12:30 pm Rigamajig
Rigamajig
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Rigamajig Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1pm Hamilton Hall Follow your curiosity and build with wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope. There are no right or wrong answers, so see where your imagination takes you!
1:30 pm Storytime: Celebrate Creativity
Storytime: Celebrate Creativity
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Storytime: Celebrate Creativity Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1:30–2 pm City Park, Floor 1 Listen to stories and build literacy skills by exploring books all about making new things!
3:00 pm Makerspace: Balancing Act- Fun with Mobiles
Makerspace: Balancing Act- Fun with Mobiles
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Makerspace: Balancing Act- Fun with Mobiles Thursdays: 3–4 pm Centennial Train Room, Ground Floor Get creative and explore materials, tools, and technology. In February, Learn the basics of balance used in creating a mobile. Test out the weights of the different materials on a scale and then[...]
4:30 pm End of the Day Parade
End of the Day Parade
Feb 23 @ 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!
10:30 am Toddler Time: World of Make-Believe
Toddler Time: World of Make-Believe
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Time: Creative Play Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10:30 – 11am Location: Fairytale Garden Join in stories, songs, and activities all about play and make-believe, designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills.
11:00 am Program Room
Program Room
Feb 24 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm Living Laboratory: Research Toys
Living Laboratory: Research Toys
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Living Laboratory: Research Toys Fridays: 2-2:30 pm Program Room, Floor 1 Experience toys and interactions used in completed childhood development studies. February features a study on “Creative Ownership” – the value of ‘ideas’ and ‘labor’ in early childhood.
4:30 pm End of the Day Parade
End of the Day Parade
Feb 24 @ 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!
11:00 am Program Room
Program Room
Feb 25 @ 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[...]
4:30 pm End of the Day Parade
End of the Day Parade
Feb 25 @ 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!
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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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