Grow Games return to Please Touch Museum Aug and Sept

The Philadelphia Flyers, the Grow Games Flag Corp, local sports personalities and the entire Please Touch Museum® family will host a fabulous Grow Games Opening Ceremony and dance party to kick off two months of exciting fitness and healthy living programming and events at the Museum.

PTM’s Grow Games Presented by US Airways are part of PTM’s Get Up and Grow™ healthy lifestyles initiative, an interactive approach to teaching lifelong habits that result in healthier, happier families. Grow Games is also part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! program.

Bigger and better than ever, Grow Games newly re-imagined activities are designed to encourage an interest in physical fitness and sportsmanship while also building self-confidence. Little ones will be able to tackle an obstacle course, scale a rock climbing wall, run on an indoor track and exercise their imaginations with a variety of additional play opportunities that build kids’ coordination and fine and gross motor skills in this unique celebration of physical fun.

Schedule of Events for Opening Games Ceremony on Aug 1st:
10am: Grow Games Opening Ceremony and special opening day activities
4pm: Special FarmStand Fun activities begin (More details below)
5pm: Target 1st Wednesday reduced admission pricing begins

From August 1st to September 30th, tiny visitors can test their strength, master their high jump skills, spin the wheel of Good Eats, scale a rock climbing wall and exercise their imaginations during the Grow Games!

Programming highlights (free with general admission unless otherwise noted) include:

  • Monday, August 13th – Philadelphia Flyers Day: Learn the game of hockey in PTM’s very own mini hockey rink! Test your shooting skills against an inflatable goalie, meet Flyers Alumnus Bob “The Hound” Kelly & more!
  • Tuesday, August 21st – Philadelphia Eagles Day: Special appearance by SWOOP the Eagles mascot, Philadelphia Eagles Drum Line & Cheerleaders.
  • Sunday September 9th – Soccer Day with Philadelphia Union & Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer: Kick off Youth Soccer month in September at Please Touch Museum. Test your soccer skills, see how you match up against Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer’s Inflatable Jersey, Philadelphia Union’s Soccer Maze & more! Also, don’t miss an opportunity to meet a Philadelphia Union Soccer Pro!
  • *Sunday, September 16th – Stroller in the Park: PTM’s family-friendly 5K walk featuring the Phillie Phanatic & Elmo! Also, join us for CHOP’s Freeze Dance Party. *Registration fee required
  • Saturday, September 22nd – St. Joseph’s University Athletics Day: Meet SJU’s women’s basketball team & mascot Hawk. Join us for story time and a basketball handling clinic!
  • Saturday, September 29th – Tennis Day with the US Tennis Association: Mini tennis courts will take over Hamilton Hall so kids can learn hands on the game of tennis.

Additionally, Please Touch Museum will host special programming on Target 1st Wednesdays from August 1st through October 3rd where visitors will be able to purchase an array of affordable fresh produce from Teens 4 Good, an urban farming program that is part of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor activities including sidewalk chalk art creation, hula hoops, and line dancing with the Martin Luther King Older Adult Center. There will also be monthly food demonstrations in front of the Please Taste Cafe presented by Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix highlighting fresh seasonal produce in each recipe. FarmStand Fun activities are supported by United Healthcare.

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