Please Touch Museum Celebrates ‘May The Fourth Be With You’ Day

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s premiere children’s museum today was celebrating what has come to be known as Star Wars Day.

“May the Fourth be with you!” explains Stacey Swigert, with the Please Touch Museum, in Fairmount Park.

“We’re celebrating May The Fourth Be With You, which is the unofficial holiday for Star Wars.  It’s a little bit crazy.  We’ve got costumed characters, people like Chewbacca, and some storm troopers and Princess Leah — whoever we can coax into a costume,” she tells KYW Newsradio.  “You can  do some Jedi light drawing — pictures with highlighters that you can then put under black light.  We have some of our vintage collection of Star Wars toys, and the far, far out dance party with lots of music from the ’70s.”

And of course many kids dressed up.

“Luke Skywalker — I have clothes like him and a blue light saber like him!” said one.

And even parents got in on the fun:

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(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

“I do not normally walk around looking like Princess Leah, but my kid does not have any hair and so one of us has to be Leah.”

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