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PTM’s Tiny Maker Fair

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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PTM’s Tiny Maker Fair

How is it made?  Unleash your curiosity through building, tinkering, and making.


Discovery Apron: Tape Measure and Rulers

9 am – 5 pm    Throughout Please Touch Museum (Please see Museum Experience facilitators with black aprons)

All ages with adult caregiver

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


Cardboard City: Roadside Attractions, Main Level

All Ages with adult caregiver

Stop by any time between opening hours of the Museum through 4 p.m. to try your hand at designing and building a structure of any kind including a skyscraper, your house, your ery own school and maybe some vehicles while exploring the concepts of architecture with PopUpPlay! Then, help us knock it down at the end of the day.


Busy Builders: Block Party

10 am – 4 pm    Centennial Explorations, Lower Level

All Ages with adult caregiver

Follow your curiosity and innovate with blocks. Work together to imagine and construct your own amazing creation.  Stop by throughout the day to play and build with different materials.


Creative Arts Studio: Textiles and Fabric

11 am – 2 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.


Build a Story with PhilaReads and The Study at University City

1:30 pm Storytime

2- 3 pm  Celebrate Literacy! Hands-on activity 

Roadside Attractions, City Park, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Build lifelong readers, celebrate reading, and open your world to a lifetime of adventures!  Join PhilaReads and The Study at University City to build a rhyme and spend some time telling stories and creating for Dr. Seuss’ birthday.



Innovator Meet and Greet

9:30- 4 pm

Centennial Depot, Lower Level

Makers Young and Old

Stop to meet local makers, creators, and inventors.  Come with questions and leave with inspiration!


Fashion Designer Workshop

3-4 pm

Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level

Ages: 4+ with adult caregiver

Meet a fashion designer, play games, and then design and create your own wearable outfit. Finally, stomp down the runway as you show off your look.


End of the Day Parade: Clean up Crew!

Begins at 4:30 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

March along in our musical parade to celebrate your day of play at Please Touch Museum and make a new a friend as we clean up our construction site!


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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