Please Touch Museum’s theme for the coming year, A Playful World, centers on the vision of creating a world where all children are creative, compassionate, confident, and curious.
Launching on Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play on September 30, 2023, A Playful World is designed to offer purposeful learning opportunities for young children and families that are approachable, full of wonder, inclusive, and – of course – fun.
The “Four C’s” outlined in the Museum’s vision statement — creative, compassionate, confident, and curious — will create a framework for the Museum’s yearlong experiences, including new traveling exhibits, special events, and cultural programming. Throughout the year, the Museum will share resources with parents that can help foster social-emotional learning and character development through opportunities to reinforce and practice the Four C’s with their children at home.
Visitors to the Museum will find new visual branding celebrating A Playful World, which includes four new characters who embody the Four C’s: creativity, compassion, confidence, and curiosity.
By creating A Playful World, said Patricia D. Wellenbach, President and CEO of Please Touch Museum, “We hope children will take what they experienced through play-based learning at the Museum and be inspired to become joyful learners as they practice creativity, compassion, confidence, and curiosity in their homes, schools, and communities.”