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Let’s Get Wild Family Festival

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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It’s a wild world! Pack an imaginary suitcase with discovery, creativity, and play as we meet and rediscover your favorite animals- from the African savanna, to the Arabian desert, and deep into the Indian ocean.

Thanks to our sponsor PA Leadership Charter School.


Discovery Apron: Binoculars and Hand Lenses
9 am – 5 pm
Throughout Please Touch – please see Museum Experience staff with black aprons

All Ages with adult caregiver

Discover something new in our Exhibitions. Ask what’s in the apron to add more to your play!


Creative Arts Studio
10 am – 2 pm
Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Get inspired and experiment with materials and process as you create works of art.


Meet and Greet: Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo
12- 2 pm
Please Touch Museum, Back Patio *Rain or Shine

Ages 3+ with an adult caregiver

Come say hello to Einstein from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo! Grab your cameras and bring your brightest smile with this special opportunity to meet a live camel.


Safari 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 tales from from the African savanna, to the Arabian desert, and deep into the Indian ocean.


Science Workshops: Ocean Observations
Workshops start at 3 pm and 4 pm *maximum 15 children per workshops
Creative Arts Studio, 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 octopuses through dissection.


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

All ages with adult caregiver

March, clap, and join our musical parade to celebrate 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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