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Circus Family Festival

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Magic, movement, and more! Run away to Please Touch Museum and clown around with us at our Circus Family Festival.


Discovery Zone: Obstacle Courses
9 am – 4 pm
Roadside Attractions, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Stop by the Zone to play in new and innovative ways! Warm up your muscles and test our your balance in our zany obstacle course.


Creative Arts Studio
10 am – 3 pm
Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level

All ages with adult caregiver

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


Squiggles Meet & Greet
11 am – 3 pm
Throughout the Museum

All ages with adult caregiver

Where will Squiggles pop up next? Find them for a picture, hug, or high five!


Performance: Almanac Dance Circus Theatre: AcroAction!
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
12:30 and 2:30 pm

All ages with adult caregiver

What can we go together that we can’t do apart? The performers of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre tumble, climb, fly, and fall in a physical language of storytelling in action. Audience participation is encouraged as the dancers alternate between the silly and the profound, the ordinary and the extraordinary.


Storytime with Judy Tudy
11:30 am and 1:30 pm
Playhouse Theatre, Lower Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Judy Tudy will be clowning around with magic during this very special story time!


Strolling Science Lab: Amazing Adaptations
3:30 – 4 pm
Flight Fantasy, Main Level

Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver

Explore, experiment, and discover! Look closely and conduct investigations as we uncover the mysteries of the world around us.


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

All ages with adult caregiver

March, clap, and join our musical parade to celebrate your day of play under the big top at Please Touch Museum.

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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