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Family Festival: Shark Week

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Put on your snorkel, dive in, and discover the ocean. Join our school of fish for a week of STEM, art, and literacy based programs all about marine animals and habitats.

Pop Up Play Corner: Ocean Explorations
9:30- 10:30 am
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All Ages
Put on your imagination cap and dive into the ocean to explore aquatic creatures and their homes.

Program Room: Fish Prints
11 am – 3 pm
Temporary Program Room, Lower Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Drop in any time to create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum. Press, stamp, and create your own print inspired by the traditional Japanese art of fish printing.

Performance: Yuki’s Journey
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11 – 11:30 am and 1- 1:30 pm
Please Touch Playhouse, Lower Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Yuki’s best friend has moved all the way to Tokyo! Help Yuki go on a journey through farms, rivers, and forests to get to the city.

Splish Splash Storytime
1:30 – 2 pm
Wordsworth Cottage, Main Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with ‘fishy’ tales.

Adventurous Afternoons: Ocean Friends and Family
3:30 – 4 pm
Group Room 5/6, Lower Level
Ages 4+ with Adult Caregiver
Embark on a 30-minute adventure to ignite curiosity for science and nature through observations and play. Gather your questions and grab a magnifying lens for a hands- on exploration of sharks.

End of the Day Music and Movement
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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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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