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9/23 Family Festival: Sukkot

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Family Festival Sukkot: Sunday September 23, 2018

We’re celebrating the Jewish holiday of Sukkot this week by building sukkahs, reflecting on nature, and enjoying the Autumn harvest.


Celebrate Sukkot: Sukkah
11 am – 5 pm
Please Touch Garden, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Stop by the Please Touch Museum Sukkah and celebrate the Season.  Sit in the sukkah, reconnect with nature, and spend time with family and friends.


Discovery Zone: Fall Festival
11 am – 12 pm
Please Touch Garden, Main Level
*Rain Location: Hamilton Hall
All Ages with adult caregiver
Put on your imagination cap and explore the beauty of fall through props, and dramatic play in our pop up play corner!


Program Room: Sukkot Drawings
11 am – 3 pm
Group Rooms 5 and 6, Lower Level
All Ages with adult caregiver
Drop in anytime to create works of art inspired by your trip to the museum. Look closely at the Lulav and Etrog and then grab some colored pencils and sketch what you see.

Live Performance: Yosi Levin
1 – 1:30 pm and 3 – 3:30 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Dance, sing, and groove along to festive music as Yosi celebrates Sukkot!

Discovery Zone: Sukkah Decorations
1 – 3 pm
Sukkah in the Please Touch Garden
All ages with adult caregiver
Join us in the Sukkah and help decorate!

Meet the Holidays Storytime: Sukkot
1:30- 2 pm
Sukkah in the Please Touch Garden
*Rain Location: Wordsworth Cottage, Main Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about Sukkot traditions and celebrations.

Tinker Time: Building with Branches
3pm- 4pm

Groups Rooms 5 and 6, Lower Level
Ages: 4+ with adult caregiver
Stack, pile, build.  Using branches and twigs, make structures inspired by Sukkahs.

Music and Movement
Daily 4:15 – 4:45 PM
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All Ages with adult caregiver
Meet us at the Torch to stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end the day with an exploration of rhythm and movement.

Signature Events + Family Festivals

Our signature events include family festivals and holiday pop-ups. They offer expanded performance and educational offerings with a special focus that may celebrate cultural traditions and holidays, connect to national and local events, or highlight an area of focus in our exhibits.

Performing Arts

The Playhouse at Please Touch Museum invites children to exercise their imaginations and enter new worlds. Inside the theater, visitors experience theater in engaging, interactive and unexpected ways. The Playhouse is the perfect way to introduce young children to the performing arts!

Play Without Boundaries

Play Without Boundaries is a program and early opening for children with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum. It is a free event with registration. Enjoy the museum before it is open to the public with activities and experiences designed especially for this program, including sensory toys, performances and guest presenters. The Museum will be calmer and quieter with fewer people and reduced lighting and sound in exhibition areas.

Please Touch Museum is committed to providing experiences in exhibits and programs that are accessible and inclusive for all visitors.

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