The Museum will close at 2 pm on Thursday, November 3 to prepare for our 40th Anniversary Celebration.



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Prepare to be entertained and inspired



Interactive exhibits will stimulate your creativity and imagination

Upcoming Events

Happy Halloween from Please Touch Museum
Oct 29 – Oct 31 all-day











Trick or Treat?

It’s our treat to you. Receive $2 off Museum admission for anyone who comes in costume on October 29, 30 and 31 – for adults and children alike! Plus, all guests receive free Halloween flair while they last!

What’s more? For those in costume, get 10% off Museum membership if you join at the Museum on any of these three days.

Admission and membership discount offers are only available onsite.

First Wednesdays
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Wednesdays

Please Touch Museum celebrates the first Wednesday of every month by offering discounted admission and 2 extra hours of play!

On the first Wednesday of every month, admission is $2/person beginning at 4 PM.  The Museum stays open til 7 PM to allow for 2 extra hours of play for families to enjoy.

Early Closing
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Museum will close at 2 pm on Thursday, November 3 to prepare for our 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Please Touch Museum’s 40th Anniversary Celebration
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm



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Join us to celebrate 40 years of learning through play and recognize our honorees, Lisa & Gie Liem and PNC Grow Up Great for their wide-ranging impact on the lives of children. Guests will have a chance to experience the Museum’s amazing collection and special Museum activities and exhibits. Proceeds will support Museum educational programs including its CAPP fund, which provides free or discounted admission for low-income children and families.


Portia & Otto Sperr Legacy Award

“Everything the Museum does is a palpable, life-enduring investment in the education and future of children. How could anyone possibly resist?” – Gie Liem

Well-known philanthropists throughout the Philadelphia region, Lisa and Gie Liem have been steadfast supporters of Please Touch Museum for over three decades. The Liems’ unwavering gifts of time, talent and treasure exemplify the true spirit of philanthropy and a kindness inspired not by recognition, but by a genuine love for children and the arts.

On behalf of the children and families who are touched every day by their contributions, we salute and thank Lisa and Gie Liem, and are pleased to honor them with the Portia & Otto Sperr Legacy Award.

pncgrow_rgbCorporate Philanthropy Award

Since its inception in 2004, PNC Grow Up Great has distributed more than $105 million in grants, volunteered more than 575,000 hours, and donated more than 825,000 classroom items to help young children prepare for school. The program has impacted approximately 2.3 million children throughout 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Please Touch Museum is proud to honor PNC Grow Up Great for the program’s direct impact on millions of young children and advocacy for the importance of early childhood education.


• 16 tickets with reserved tables and preferred seating during program
• Sponsorship recognition during the program
• Sponsorship listing in all appropriate print, press and electronic materials
• Full-page premium placement ad in program book
• Listing in Annual Report

sponsor-level-imagination• 8 tickets with reserved table during program
• Sponsorship listing in all appropriate print and electronic materials
• Full-page ad in program book
• Listing in Annual Report

sponsor-level-wonder• 4 tickets with reserved tables during program
• Sponsorship listing in all appropriate print and electronic materials
• Half-page ad in program book
• Listing in Annual Report

sponsor-level-curiosity• 4 tickets
• Half-page ad in program book
• Member of celebratory event committee
• Listing in Annual Report

sponsor-level-friend• 2 tickets
• Listing in program book and Annual Report

Digital ad submission only. Program book will be printed in color. Please send print-ready files to Deadline for all ads and day-of logo recognition is
October 3, 2016.

Acceptable file formats:
Logos: EPS or AI

Ads: Adobe PDF or Photoshop flattened TIFF file. All files must be at least 300 DPI with fonts and images embedded, no bleed or crop marks. Color ads must be CMYK. Contact Simon Kaufman at or 215-581-3179 with questions.



At the event, take a chance to win one of our three amazing raffle prizes:

Dinner for 10 prepared in your home by Brulee Catering’s James Beard Award-winning Chef Jean-Marie LaCroix

A stunning pair of ruby and diamond earrings by Govberg Jewelers, in honor of our ruby anniversary

A Grown-up Tykes 40-bottle assortment of fine wines and spirits, presented in a Little Tykes wagon


Ashley & Daniel Govberg
Meghan & Ben Johnson



Hallee & David Adelman
Bank of America
Dilworth Paxson LLP
Robert & Cynthia Johnson
The Phillies
ServPro of Eastern Mainline / Bala Cynwyd and Overbrook / Wynnefield
Tompkins Insurance


EisnerAmper LLP
Federal Advocates, Inc.
Scot & Shelly Fisher
Hersha Hospitality Trust
Marjorie & Jeffrey Honickman
Patricia D. Wellenbach & Larry McMichael
Wells Fargo


Analytical Graphics Inc.
Liza Cartmell & Paul Zoubek
Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy
Sharon & Kevin Coghlan
Rhonda & David Cohen
Colligas Family ShopRite
CRI Restoration, Inc.
Flyers Charities
Independence Visitor Center
Robert B. Jones
Barbara Klock & Salem Shuchman
Rena & Josh Kopelman
Eugene & Deborah Lefevre
Candy Lerner
NORTHSTAR Museums & Education
Permit Capital Advisors
Pine Valley Snow Management
Marcia & Ron Rubin
The Rev. Ed & Kim Shiley
Richard Tewksbury
Visit Philadelphia
West Chester Mechanical Contractors, Inc.


John Aukstikalnes & Betty Belmonte
Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey
Richard Boucher
Kayann Davidoff
Sharon Hardy
Eric & Lenora Hume
Hallam Hurt M.D.
Vicki & Chris Le Vine
Alex & Marian McDonnell
Gray & Megan Newman
Dr. Louisa O’Neal
Marc Rayfield
Lisa & Todd Rosenberg
Susie & Jay Shah
Penny Weiner


Brûlée Catering
Center City Film & Video
The Creative Group
Govberg Jewelers
JPG Photography
On Q Productions
Penncora Productions
Vault Communications

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Featured Events

$2 off admission
October 29-31
Dress in costume to receive discounted admission and membership.
For adults
November 3
40th Anniversary Celebration fundraiser–tickets and sponsorship now online.



Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
New Year's Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
Thanksgiving & Christmas Day: CLOSED

Contact Information

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
(formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Click here for directions.

Phone: 215-581-3181

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