Opening Reception

Special Event

It’s time to play and what better place to host the Greater & Greener opening reception than the Please Touch Museum. Since 1976, the Please Touch Museum has been the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia. Over three decades and more than two million visitors later, the Please Touch Museum has grown into one of the nation’s premier children’s museums by becoming experts in play.

The museum is in historic Memorial Hall — a National Historic Landmark built in 1876 for the Centennial Exhibition celebrating the country’s 100th birthday. This Beaux-Arts gem in West Fairmount Park was built to serve as the art gallery for the exhibition and is the only major structure from the exhibition to survive. The museum also features the meticulously restored 1908 Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel, originally built in Philadelphia and after more than 40 years in storage, returned to its hometown in its own 9,000 square-foot glass pavilion on the east side of Memorial Hall.

Transportation to this event will depart from the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel beginning at 6:10 PM. Return transportation departs the reception starting at 7:30 PM until 9 PM, dropping off at the Hotel. Dress code: Cocktail Casual.