Special Events & Networking

Opening Reception

The Please Touch Museum

Sunday, June 19, 2022, 6:30 – 9 PM

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.


Exhibition Hall Happy Hour

Liberty Foyer, Sheraton

Monday, June 20, 2022, 5:30 – 7 PM

Join us for some roaring great fun at the Exhibition Hall Happy Hour! Toast to the first full day of sessions and mobile workshops with a Brontosaurus (braan-tuh-SAW-ruhs) cocktail or an Allosaurus (a-luh-SAW-ruhs) libation during this casual networking opportunity.
Enjoy a dino-inspired cocktail, glass of wine, beer, or soft drink with some lite fare while visiting with our exhibitors and your peers from across the country.



Ice Cream Social

Liberty Foyer, Sheraton

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 1:45 – 2:30 PM

We hope you left room for ice cream! After lunch, return to the Exhibition Hall for additional time with our exhibitors and our popular ice cream social.




Closing Reception

Fairmount Water Works

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 6 – 8:30 PM

As Greater & Greener 2022 comes to a close, it’s time to wind down with friends old and new at the iconic Water Works.

Situated on the east bank of the Schuylkill River between historic Boat House Row and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fairmount Water Works opened its doors in 1815 as the sole water pumping station for the City of Philadelphia. Its combination of gracious Neoclassical architecture on the outside and then-revolutionary technology within once drew visitors from around the world—including Charles Dickens, who praised its “pleasant design.”

Today, the Water Works provides rich contemporary luxury in its lavish interior spaces in one of the city’s most picturesque settings, with columned walkways, a vintage gazebo, and a breathtaking view of the Art Museum and Boathouse Row.