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Freedom Family Festival: Juneteenth

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Celebrate Juneteenth at Please Touch Museum! Be free to be you, learn more about the end of slavery in the U.S, and explore this important day in history through stories and movement.


Discovery Zone: Tangrams
9 am – 4 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All Ages with adult caregiver

Stop by the Zone to play in new and innovative ways! Explore shapes, patterns, and quilts with giant tangrams!


Creative Arts Studio: Textiles, Weaving, Quilts
10 am – 2:30 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 the shapes and colors of quilts.


Live Performance: Soul Steps
12:30 and 2:30 pm
Playhouse Theatre, Lower Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Soul Steps speaks the language of rhythm! This showcase of the African-American dance tradition known as “stepping” explores unity and self-expression.


Chef Demo
12 – 12:30 pm, 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Carousel House, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Dig in and help make delicious food during this special cooking demonstration by our Please Taste Café chef! Then take a recipe card home to make the real thing.


Freedom Storytime
1:30 – 2pm
Wordsworth Cottage, Main Level

Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver

Child Friendly reading of Emancipation of Proclamation. Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories that tie to our monthly program themes.


Stories & Art: Faith Ringgold Stories & Dream Quilts
3:30 pm
Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level

Ages: 4+ with adult caregiver

Listen, look, create! Join an educator as we play games, listen to a story, look at art, and create an original work of art to take home or hang in our Mobile Gallery!


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

All ages with adult caregiver

March, clap, and join our musical parade to celebrate freedom and your day of play 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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