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America to Zanzibar Story Time with Husnaa Hashim
Travel with us from America to Zanzibar and explore Muslim cultures near and far through books. Join us and your favorite authors, poets, and storytellers as they bring their stories to life! (After the story, stop by for a special meet and greet! Books will be available to purchase at some but not all events.)
Husnaa Hashim is the 2017-2018 Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, and author of the poetry collection Honey Sequence. She is a first year student at the University of Pennsylvania. Husnaa has competed with the Philly Youth Poetry Movement, performed at various conferences and festivals, and received numerous Scholastic Art and Writing Awards including a National American Voices Medal awarded at Carnegie Hall. Husnaa’s work can be found in RookieMag, KidSpirit Online, the Kenyon Young Writers Anthology, the Voices of the East Coast Anthology, and APIARY 9, among others.
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.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve before naptime, featuring live music, a countdown performance and a traditional New Year’s Eve ball drop at 12 and 1pm.
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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.