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Holi Family Festival

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Celebrate the colors of springtime with the Indian festival Holi!

Experiment with art, experience Indian dance and music, learn about Holi in story time, and participate in the Holi tradition of throwing colors with confetti.

Discovery Apron: Rainbows

9 am – 5 pm

Museum Wide (Please see Museum Experience staff with black aprons)

All ages with adult caregiver

Discover something new in our Exhibitions! Today, explore prisms and rainbows to add more to your play.


Discovery Zone: Giant Tangrams

9:30 am- 4 pm

Roadside Attractions, Main Level

Stop by the Zone to play in new and innovative ways.  Explore colors and create your own colorful pattern.


Performance: Nava Nritya Dance Academy

11-11:30 am and 1-1:30 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Gather together and experience this vibrant group of dancers as they perform traditional Indian dance forms and celebrate color, springtime, and new beginnings!


Creative Arts Studio: Rangoli Art and Henna Designs

11–3 PM

Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level

All Ages with adult caregiver

Create works of art inspired by your trip to the museum. Use colored chalk and shapes to create beautiful patterns to take home with you or draw a beautiful henna. You can also add to our collaborative Rangoli on the big block!


Meet the Holidays Storytime: Holi

1:30 pm

Wordsworth Cottage, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about the springtime festival of Holi.


Adventurous Afternoon: Science of Color

3:30- 4 pm

Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Wonder, question, and observe as our scientists bring science to life and uncover the mysteries of color.


End of the Day: Confetti Color Throwing Party
4:30- 4:45 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we explore colors in our end of the day color throwing celebration!



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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Vote now to name our mascot, debuting at Please Touch Museum’s Birthday Bash on October 7, 2018!

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