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Special Events | Please Touch Playhouse Performances

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Kindergarten Mixer 4:00 pm
Kindergarten Mixer
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kindergarten Mixer
Welcome to K-Mix! Join Please Touch Museum as we celebrate the start of the school year and the transition to Kindergarten. Meet teachers, explore a school bus, and get ready for when the school bell rings! The museum will be full of Kindergarten-themed activities including friendly puppets,[...]
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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Chef Demo and Meet & Greet 10:30 am
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Chef Demo and Meet & Greet
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
<em>If You Give A Mouse A Cookie</em> Chef Demo and Meet & Greet
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Chef Demo and Meet & Greet Join us for this special day of yummy fun celebrating our favorite baked treat! Enjoy a special storytime reading of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, meet Cookie Mouse himself, and learn how[...]
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Family Festival: Can Frogs Fly?
Family Festival: Can Frogs Fly?
Aug 6 all-day
Family Festival: Can Frogs Fly?
Family Day: Can Frogs Fly? In Tuesday, it’s evening around eight and it begins to rain frogs! Celebrate a fun and fantastic world where frogs can fly with Tuesday author David Wiesner, and a Meet & Greet with Elmwood Zoo!. Program Room: Illustrations Program Room, Floor 1[...]
Play Without Boundaries 9:00 am
Play Without Boundaries
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Play Without Boundaries
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[...]
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Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot? 10:30 am
Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot?
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Very Special Storytime: <em>Where's Spot?</em>
Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot? Saturday August 12, 10:30 – 11am and 2 – 2:30pm Sunday, August 13, 12 – 12:30pm and 2 – 2:30pm Hamilton Hall, Floor 1 Come listen to a familiar favorite story and meet Spot himself! Then, play and explore the story in[...]
Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot? 10:30 am
Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot?
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Very Special Storytime: <em>Where's Spot?</em>
Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot? Saturday August 12, 10:30 – 11am and 2 – 2:30pm Sunday, August 13, 12 – 12:30pm and 2 – 2:30pm Hamilton Hall, Floor 1 Come listen to a familiar favorite story and meet Spot himself! Then, play and explore the story in[...]
Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot? 2:00 pm
Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot?
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Very Special Storytime: <em>Where's Spot?</em>
Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot? Saturday August 12, 10:30 – 11am and 2 – 2:30pm Sunday, August 13, 12 – 12:30pm and 2 – 2:30pm Hamilton Hall, Floor 1 Come listen to a familiar favorite story and meet Spot himself! Then, play and explore the story in[...]
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Member Early Opening: Storyland 9:00 am
Member Early Opening: Storyland
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Member Early Opening: 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[...]
Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot? 2:00 pm
Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot?
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Very Special Storytime: <em>Where's Spot?</em>
Very Special Storytime: Where’s Spot? Saturday August 12, 10:30 – 11am and 2 – 2:30pm Sunday, August 13, 12 – 12:30pm and 2 – 2:30pm Hamilton Hall, Floor 1 Come listen to a familiar favorite story and meet Spot himself! Then, play and explore the story in[...]
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Berenstain Bears Storytime and Meet & Greet 1:30 pm
Berenstain Bears Storytime and Meet & Greet
Aug 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Berenstain Bears Storytime and Meet & Greet
Storytime and Meet & Greet The Berenstain Bears series of books by Stan and Jan Berenstain have been a family favorite for over 50 years! The lovable Berenstain Brother Bear and Sister Bear are out on an adventure to visit all their friends and hope to make[...]
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Clifford the Big Red Dog Storytime and Meet & Greet 1:30 pm
Clifford the Big Red Dog Storytime and Meet & Greet
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Clifford the Big Red Dog Storytime and Meet & Greet
Storytime and Meet & Greet Bring the whole family to meet Clifford, the outgoing and lovable star the star of the Clifford the Big Red Dog book series by Norman Bridwell, and the television series on PBS Kids. 1:30 – 2 pm Hamilton Hall, Floor 1 Meet[...]
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Build & Imagine Weekend
Build & Imagine Weekend
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day
Build & Imagine Weekend
Build & Imagine Weekend at Please Touch Museum Don’t miss this three-day celebration of constructing, building, and inventing! Check out our brand new permanent Gear Wall exhibit in Adventure Camp, build a little city with blocks created by students from the Univeristy of Pennsylvania’s School of Design,[...]
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Solar Eclipse Celebration
Solar Eclipse Celebration
Aug 21 all-day
Solar Eclipse Celebration Join us for exploration of our sun, stars, and constellations to celebrate the Solar Eclipse! All of our celebrations will happen inside today. Move to the Story: Space- the Final Fun-tier Flight Fantasy, Floor 1 9:30 – 10 am Through movement, explore our outer[...]
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Where The Wild Things Are Storytime and Meet & Greet 1:30 pm
Where The Wild Things Are Storytime and Meet & Greet
Aug 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
<em>Where The Wild Things Are</em> Storytime and Meet & Greet
Storytime and Meet & Greet The enchanting Wild Thing from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak has captivated audiences of all ages! Join us for a fun storytime to enjoy the classic and meet the Wild Thing himself! 1:30 – 2 pm Hamilton Hall, Floor[...]
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Curious George Storytime and Meet & Greet 1:30 pm
Curious George Storytime and Meet & Greet
Aug 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Curious George Storytime and Meet & Greet
Storytime and Meet & Greet You’re curious, and that’s marvelous! Don’t miss this special storytime and meet & greet with everyone’s favorite lovable monkey. 1:30 – 2 pm Hamilton Hall, Floor 1 Meet & Greets bring little ones face-to-face with their imagination, as well-loved personalities from page[...]
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Superhero Weekend
Superhero Weekend
Aug 26 – Aug 27 all-day
Superhero Weekend
Superhero Weekend at Please Touch Museum It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s Superhero Weekend! Join us for two spectacular days of fun dedicated to the superpower of imagination and play. Children and their grown-ups are invited to dress up as their favorite heroes and enjoy amazing[...]
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Pete the Cat Storytime and Meet & Greet 1:30 pm
Pete the Cat Storytime and Meet & Greet
Aug 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Pete the Cat Storytime and Meet & Greet
Storytime and Meet & Greet We’re feeling groovy with Pete the Cat! Join us for this cool storytime and meet & greet. 1:30 – 2 pm Hamilton Hall, Floor 1 Meet & Greets bring little ones face-to-face with their imagination, as well-loved personalities from page and screen[...]
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Lilly Storytime and Meet & Greet 1:30 pm
Lilly Storytime and Meet & Greet
Aug 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Lilly Storytime and Meet & Greet
Storytime and Meet & Greet Lilly, the star of the Lilly book series by author/illustrator Kevin Henkes is out and about with her Purple Plastic Purse! 1:30 – 2 pm Hamilton Hall, Floor 1 Meet & Greets bring little ones face-to-face with their imagination, as well-loved personalities[...]
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Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
New Year's Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
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4231 Avenue of the Republic
(formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
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