Hours today
12am - 12am
Inspired by Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, we are celebrating another successful year of growing caterpillars into butterflies.

Celebrate the world of play!

Philadelphia’s premier catering company, Brûlée, will serve sumptuous hors d’oeuvres prior to a plated meal as the program begins. The magical evening will be co-hosted by Alex Holley, Co-Host on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia and Please Touch Museum President & CEO Patricia D. Wellenbach.

Join us as we honor:

Tierney with the Corporate Philanthropy Award for its commitment to charitable work on behalf of organizations that advocate for Philadelphia’s children.

Nick Bayer with the Young Philanthropy Award for his growing impact on the education and commitment to establishing scholarship and learning opportunities for Philadelphians transitioning into college with the “Saxbys Fellows Endowed Fund” at Temple University.

Sylvester Mobley with the Portia and Otto Sperr Legacy Award for his work as founder of “Coded by Kids,” a youth tech education program that provides students with software development, data science and user experience design skills.


We invite you to be part of this special evening!

Thank You to our Host Committee
  • Christine Campbell
  • Samantha Funk
  • Karen Griffith Gryga
  • Judi Hartzell
  • Meghan Johnson
  • Megan Koehler
  • Averill Jarvis-Nannos
  • Sara McGowan
  • Tracey Santilli
  • Steven Singh
  • Kristen Traynor
  • Kristen Wilson
  • Michelle Yianolatos

Your generosity directly supports our critically important work. Every year, we welcome 500,000 guests to Please Touch Museum for inspiring programs, exhibits, and hands-on activities.  The 2019 Imagination Ball benefits The Please Touch Garden & Outdoor Adventures program fostering an appreciation for nature and outdoor play.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

Imagination Sponsor

Play Sponsors

A Friend of Please Touch Museum


Wonder Sponsors

Averill and Craig Nannos

A Friend of Please Touch Museum

Bank of America

Bimbo Bakeries

Dilworth Paxson LLP

Independence Blue Cross

Judi and Scott Hartzell

Meghan and Ben Johnson



PwC / The Traynor Family

TD Bank

Twiddy and Company Realtors

Curiosity Sponsors


Boenning & Scattergood

Girl Scouts of Eastern PA

Main Line Health

Mary Dougherty and Erik Neumann

Permit Capital Advisors, LLC

Portia Sperr

Robert and Cynthia Johnson

Sharon Coghlan

The Malvern School

The Tuli Family

Philadelphia Phillies

Friend Sponsors

Atlus Partners

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Context Business Lending, LLC

David and Kristen Han

Dick Tewksbury and Beth Rohlfing

GDI Services Inc.

Innovative Benefit Planning, LLC

Innovative Compensation & Benefits Concepts

Karen Griffith Gryga

Keystone First

Kristen Han

The Kinser Group

McGowan Corporate Real Estate Advisors

M&T Bank

Osman Sheikh

Pep Boys

Philadelphia Eagles

Samantha Funk

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

USI Insurance

Visit Philadelphia


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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