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Accessibility: Play Without Boundaries 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Play Without Boundaries
Friday October 19th, 2018
Night Owl Hours:  5-7 pm

Pre-registration Required!



Please join us for Play Without Boundaries, an event where the Please Touch Museum is adapted to provide a relaxed environment for individuals with autism, learning differences, or other sensory and communication needs.

During these special hours, our aim is to remove the “hidden social rules” present in attending a cultural event, like visiting a museum. Our accommodations for Play Without Boundaries include:

  • Closing the museum to the general public, reducing the number of visitors in the museum
  • Low level lighting and a reduction of loud sound in exhibits
  • Quiet rooms with sensory toys
  • A social story to help prepare for your trip to the museum
  • Educational programming with educators who have received autism sensitivity training
  • Community partners from the greater Philadelphia area with resources for families and individuals with autism

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Discovery Apron

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Through Please Touch- please see Museum Experience staff with black aprons

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Quiet Zone

5- 7pm

Meeting Room East, Main Level

Open to all visitors

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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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