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First Wednesday

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Sponsored by TD Charitable Foundation

On the first Wednesday of every month, Please Touch Museum is open until 7 pm for two extra hours of play and offers $2 per person admission from 4 pm on. Enjoy your visit!


Through a partnership with Vetri’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen, chefs young and old will learn how to how to cook fresh produce.

Meet & Greet: Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen
4 – 6:30 pm
Carousel House, Main Level

All Ages with Adult Caregiver

The Mobile Teaching Kitchen brings the culinary classroom to the curbside in the communities we serve. Children and families have the opportunity to get hands-on preparing a recipe and get instruction for cooking healthy meals at home together.


Pop-Up Play Corner: A Pretend Passover Seder
4- 5:30 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Put on your imagination cap, discover with your senses, and set the table for Passover. It’s time for a pretend Seder!


Meet and Greet: Interfaith Philly
4- 5:30 pm
America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far, Main Level

Be curious and venture out!  Meet with staff from Interfaith Philadelphia for conversations around community and explore their newest resource Passport to Understanding.


Creative Arts Studio
4 – 6:30 pm
Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Drop in any time to experiment with materials and process, as you create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum.


Fun with Shoes!
4 – 7:00 p.m.
Pat’s Shoe Store

Design your next a pair of shoes in Pat’s Shoe Store with the founders of Jenzy, an app that lets parents size their kids’ feet with one photo! Stop by Pat’s Shoe Store for demos, giveaways, shoe design and more!


A Very Special Storytime: jkidphilly
4:15- 5 pm
America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far, Main Level

All Ages with Adult Caregiver

Join jkidphilly’s Center City Parent Ambassador, Ana Atach, for a unique opportunity to learn about Passover through coloring and stories. jkidphilly’s mission is to connect to the happenings, resources and voices of our Jewish community.


End of the Day Music and Movement
6:15- 6:45 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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