Friday, November 9, 2012

PLEASE TOUCH MUSEUM CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH FESTIVE EXHIBITS, OFFERINGS & PROGRAMMING

PLEASE TOUCH MUSEUM CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH FESTIVE
EXHIBITS, OFFERINGS & PROGRAMMING

Please Touch Museum®, The Children’s Museum of Philadelphia™ is
offering a host of fabulous and festive exhibits and programming for
the entire family.  From Enchanted Colonial Village and Countdown to
Noon to the 90 minute adult Centennial Tour, the holiday season at
Please Touch® is filled with intergenerational fun, all included in
the Museum’s price of admission.  This holiday season, PTM is the
place to be while family is visiting from out of town and the kids are
off from school.

WHAT:
November 16, 2012-January 2, 2013
Enchanted Colonial Village, Supported by The Philadelphia Foundation
Monday-Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm and Sundays 11:00am- 4:00pm
Please Touch Museum shares the magic and motion of the holidays with
the return of the Lit Brother’s Enchanted Colonial Village.  Visit
this representation of an 18th century village, featuring a Bakery,
Village Store, Blacksmith and Toymaker shops.  Together, these scenes
make for a wonderful intergenerational learning and memory making
experience.

November 29
Sugarplum Fairy Appearance from Pennsylvania Ballet's George
Balanchine's The Nutcracker™
Thursday, 11:00 am- 12:00pm
Please Touch Museum hosts a festive meet and greet with a Sugarplum
Fairy from Pennsylvania Ballet's George Balanchine's The Nutcracker!
The Sugarplum Fairy will demonstrate several ballet positions and read
an excerpt from the holiday classic. Founded in 1963 by Balanchine
student and protégée Barbara Weisberger, Pennsylvania Ballet is one of
the nation’s leading ballet companies.

December 31
Annual Countdown to Noon Celebration
12:00pm & 1:00pm
Countdown to Noon™ lets children usher in the New Year at a party
created just for them!  As the Noon hour arrives, little party animals
will countdown to 2013 as streamers and confetti blast from Countdown
cannons.  Countdown to Noon celebrations will take place at Noon and
1:00pm.  Please Touch Museum will be open from 9:00am – 3:00pm on
Monday, December 31st.  The Museum will re-open at 11:00am on New
Year’s Day.

Please Touch Museum’s  Centennial Tour
Please Touch Museum’s  90-minute Centennial Tour explores the history
and transformation of Memorial Hall, the first home of the
Philadelphia Museum of Art and the 1876 World's Fair. Memorial Hall is
the only major structure remaining from Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial
Exhibition. The guided tour for adults includes a ride on the fully
restored 1908 Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel, the Centennial
Exploration gallery, and an 1889 scale model that depicts the
Centennial's landscape.  Guided tours leave from the admissions desk
every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. No
reservations are required, adults only. Self-guided tours are also
available at any time during regular museum hours.

WHERE:
Please Touch Museum, The Children’s Museum of Philadelphia
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA

WHO:
Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park is dedicated to
enriching the lives of children by providing learning opportunities
through play.  Recognized locally and nationally as one of the best
children’s museums, Please Touch is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5
p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. from April 1st through September 30th.
 From October 1st through March 31st, hours of operation are
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays 11a.m.- 4p.m.  Admission
is $16 for adults and children age one and over. Children under one
are free. For more information, please call 215-581-3181, or visit our
web site at www.pleasetouchmuseum.org

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