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America to Zanzbiar Family Festival

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pack your bags and create an itinerary filled with play!  Fuel up on imagination and creativity and travel with us from America to Zanzibar in this extra special Family Festival.


Pop- Up Play Corner: Sink or Float
9:30- 10:30 am
Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All Ages with adult caregiver

Put on your imagination cap and explore a different theme each month through dress-up, props, and dramatic play!! Experiment with toys to discover if they sink or if they float!


Discovery Zone: Maps and Globes
11 am – 4 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All Ages with adult caregiver

Stop by the Discovery Zone to play in new and innovative ways! Each month features a new toy or a rediscovery of a favorite toy.


Creative Arts Studio
11am – 2pm
Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Get inspired and experiment with materials and process as you create works of art.


Character Meet & Greet: Squiggles
10:30- 11 am, 11:30- 12 pm
America to Zanzibar, Muslim Cultures Near and Far, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Hug, high five, and meet Please Touch Museum’s very own mascot, Squiggles!


Movement Workshop: Dabkeh Dance with Ibrahim Miari
12– 12:30 pm & 2 – 2:30 pm
The Playhouse Theatre, Lower Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Stomp your feet and dance with Ibrahim Miari as he teaches Dabkeh – a traditional dance from Palestine that ANYONE can try!


Chef Demo
12 – 12:30 pm & 3:30 – 4 pm
Carousel House, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Dig in and help make delicious food during this special cooking demonstration by our Please Taste Café chef! Then take a recipe card home to make the real thing.


Storytime: Travel and Explore through Books
Wordsworth Cottage, Main Level

Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver

Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories from America to Zanzibar.


Stories & Art: Architecture & Sculpture
3:30 pm
Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level

Ages: 4+ with adult caregiver

Listen, look, create! Join an educator as we play games, listen to a story, look at art, and create an original work of art to take home or hang in our Mobile Gallery!


End of the Day Parade
4:30 – 4:45 PM
Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

March, clap, and join our musical parade to return home from your imaginary journey to America to Zanzibar!

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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Our Mascot Needs a Name!

Vote now to name our mascot, debuting at Please Touch Museum’s Birthday Bash on October 7, 2018!

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