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Interactive exhibits will stimulate your creativity and imagination

Upcoming Events

Oct
2
Sun
2016
Please Touch Museum’s 40th Birthday Celebration
Oct 2 all-day

40 years of imagination. 40 years of exploration. 40 years of fun.
40 years of learning through play.

This will be the birthday party of the year! We’re opening our doors and throwing a blow-out bash to celebrate Please Touch Museum’s proud history and bright future. With live music and theatrical performances, you won’t want to miss it. Mayor Jim Kenney and a few other special guests will join us to wish the Museum a happy birthday and many more. Cake, anyone?

As our gift to you, we are offering 40% off admission for the entire day!

 
To enjoy 40% off admission for this special event, tickets must be purchased at the Museum’s admissions desk on October 2.
 

The fun and festivities are ongoing throughout the day, but here are some highlights you won’t want to miss:

12:00 p.m. | Candle lighting and cake with Mayor Jim Kenney
Hamilton Hall
Help us wish Please Touch Museum a very happy 40th birthday!

All day | Chalk Play
Centennial Depot
Have you ever wanted to step inside your own imagination? Chalk drawing represents the essence of creativity, and we’ve designed an immersive experience where you can leave your mark over and over again!

12:30 p.m.| Steve Pullara and his Cool Beans Band
Hamilton Hall
Rock out to kid-friendly tunes with award-winning children’s artist Steve Pullara.

2:45 p.m. | Almanac Dance Circus Theater
Hamilton Hall
Watch this amazing troupe tumble and fly with acrobatic storytelling in this very special performance in Hamilton Hall. Keep an eye out for awe-inspiring pop-ups throughout the rest of the Museum as well!

4:00 p.m. | Performance by Roger Lee
Hamilton Hall
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Roger Lee brings hip-hop to our party with a fun group routine, traveling dance train, and music that makes kids and their families move.

4:30 p.m. | Confetti Dance Party with Roger Lee
Hamilton Hall
Bust a move and cap off our one-of-a-kind celebration at our dance party with plenty of confetti!

 

Member perk: Enjoy express access to this special event with our members-only entrance! Thinking of becoming a member? Join today!

 

Send us a 40th birthday message!

Please Touch Museum has been a special place for families to learn and play together for 40 years. What does the Museum mean to you? Post a short video on Facebook @pleasetouchmuseum or Twitter @pleasetouch with the hashtag #40YearsofPTM wishing us a happy birthday and letting us know what the Museum means to you! Here’s to 40 years of…you fill in the blank!

To participate:

–  Shoot a short birthday message video on your smart phone.

– Visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/pleasetouchmuseum and post your video message with the hashtag #40YearsofPTM.

– Share the post on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page and tag #40YearsofPTM and @pleasetouch.

We look forward to seeing your video – here’s to 40 years of community!

 
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Oct
5
Wed
2016
First Wednesdays
Oct 5 @ 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.

Oct
7
Fri
2016
The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD Member Preview
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Please Touch Museum members will get an exclusive, first-glimpse access to our newest feature exhibit The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD. Join us for two chances to explore this fun new exhibit that takes guests on a journey across the globe with everyone’s favorite spud, and meet MR. POTATO HEAD himself!
Additional preview time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Not a member? Join today!

Additional support provided by:
Debra Altshul-Stark and Brian Stark
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD exhibit was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Hasbro. MR. POTATO HEAD is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc. and is used with permission. © 2013 Hasbro. All rights reserved.

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD Member Preview
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Please Touch Museum members will get an exclusive, first-glimpse access to our newest feature exhibit The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD. Join us for two chances to explore this fun new exhibit that takes guests on a journey across the globe with everyone’s favorite spud, and meet MR. POTATO HEAD himself!
Additional preview time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Not a member? Join today!

Additional support provided by:
Debra Altshul-Stark and Brian Stark
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD exhibit was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Hasbro. MR. POTATO HEAD is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc. and is used with permission. © 2013 Hasbro. All rights reserved.

Featured Events

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40th Birthday Celebration
October 2
Come celebrate 40 years of learning through play!

 


For adults
November 3
40th Anniversary Celebration fundraiser–tickets and sponsorship now online.

 

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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
Email: info@pleasetouchmuseum.org

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