FREE! Community Days at Please Touch Museum
Get healthy for school and schooled in health with PTM!
As parents some of our main goals are to keep our kids safe, healthy, and happy. Perhaps toss in giving them a good education if you’re feeling lucky. And we are feeling lucky, because one of our greatest community resources, Please Touch Museum, is offering FREE admission on select Sundays this summer to help our children learn healthy habits to prepare for a great start to the school year. Goals? Check.
Children learn best through play, ask any educator or child care professional. Please Touch Museum has been in the business of play for decades and keeps their exhibits fresh all year long so there is always something new to see, explore, learn, climb, etc. The possibilities are endless in this magical place! Please Touch Museum wants to help ensure that our children are healthy in mind, body, and spirt and Ready and Set to learn in School so they have speerheaded this public health awareness campaign with Independence Blue Cross, Independence Blue Cross Foundation, and Keystone First to bring play-based experiences related to health and wellness practices, as well as the opportunity to speak to community resource partners about health-related topics and the option to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine.
Healthy Smiles: July 17, 2022, 11 am – 4:30 pm
Dental care is one way to help keep our bodies healthy! Visit the Albert M. Greenfield “Makerspace” to explore animal teeth and discover how they are similar (and different from) human teeth, learn about going to the dentist and why teeth fall out, and participate in a pop-up activity about germs and why washing hands before putting food in your mouth is important. Make a reservation here!
Understanding Feelings: August 7, 2022, 11 am – 4:30 pm
Learn how to understand feelings through special story times, interactive yoga and mindfulness sessions, and Creative Arts Studio programs that explore how we can express our feelings through art. Learn about stress management, get resources on behavioral health and mental health, and more! Make a reservation here!
Bust A Move: August 28, 2022, 11 am – 4:30 pm
Active bodies promote active minds that are ready for learning! Get moving and learn about heart health, and participate in pop-up movement activities throughout the day. Walk through the museum, take part a special edition of the End of Day Parade. Information on physical health will be provided! Make a reservation here!