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First Wednesday: Kindergarten Mixer

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Sponsored by TD Charitable Foundation

School is right around the corner! Join us this evening to celebrate the end of summer and the transition back to school.

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!


Discovery Zone: Lunch Trade Game
4 – 6:30 pm
Roadside Attractions, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Stop by the Zone to play in new and innovative ways!


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.


Meet & Greet: Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen
4 – 6:30 pm
Outside Main Entrance to Please Touch Museum

All Ages with Adult Caregiver

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


Community Partner Tables
4 – 6:30 pm
Centennial Depot

All ages with adult caregiver

It takes a village to raise a child. Meet and talk with people from community organizations committed to learning, fun, and school readiness to prepare for this fall. Parents will be able to speak with representatives from the School District of Philadelphia Office of Early Childhood Education, The Free Library Read by 4th Initiative, Philly After School Activities Partnership, and more!


Storytime and Meet & Greet with Pete the Cat
4:30pm & 5:30pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All Ages with Adult Caregiver

Get cozy under the torch and listen to a story all about Pete the Cat and his day at school with a visit from Pete the Cat himself!


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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