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Big Ideas Family Festival

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Busy Builders: Block Party

9:30 – 11 am; 2:30 – 4 pm

Roadside Attractions, Main Level; Centennial Depot, Lower Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Follow your curiosity and innovate with blocks. Work together to imagine and construct amazing creations. Stop by throughout the day to play and build with different materials.


Science Studio: Tinker, Make, Create!

10 am – 3 pm

Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Make and create! Get creative with materials, tools, and technology through open-ended explorations.


Innovator Meet & Greet

11 am – 2 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level; Centennial Depot, Lower Level

Meet local makers, creators, and inventors. Come with questions and leave with inspiration! Use the Seek n’ Find to meet all our innovators, and then grab a giveaway at the PALCS table in Hamilton Hall.


Chef Demo: Chocolate-Dipped Bananas

Begins at 12 pm and 3 pm

Carousel House, Main Level

Dig in and help make delicious food during this special cooking demonstration by the Please Touch Museum’s chef! Then take a recipe card home to make the real thing.



Begins at 1:30 pm

Storytime Cabin, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Celebrate reading & inventing and build a lifetime of making and tinkering!


Members’ Only Science Workshop

Begins at 3:30 pm

Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level

Join us for a special members’ only science workshop to make your own leather keychain to take home! Limited to the first 20 Members. Please sign up outside the Creative Arts Studio starting at 1:30 pm.


End of the Day Parade

Begins at 4:35 pm

Throughout Please Touch Museum

All ages with adult caregiver

Listen for the sound of the drum and join our musical parade to celebrate

your day of play!

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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