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Folk Tales in The Glen

The Folk Tale Friends are back in this series of socially distanced, outdoor edu-tainment offerings for families with young children! Two storytellers lead us through new interactive tales about caring, pride, and healing. Our adventures are inspired by South Asian, Korean, and Lenape folk tales – and science! Recommended for wigglers and gigglers ages 2 through 8, each 45-minute frolic full of audience participation will enchant the whole family.

Pumpkins & The Elephant runs June 23–July 10

The Mirror: A Tale of Friendship runs July 15–July 31

Keep the adventure going after your morning of Folk Tales with resources, activities, and more to explore! CLICK HERE for some free, take-home fun.

Know Before You Go

Please be prepared to follow event guidelines so that we can ensure a safe, welcoming, and enjoyable experience for everyone.

The story magic will take place on our brand new outdoor stage in The Glenthe green space between the Leonard C. Haas and Steinbright stages, located to your right directly behind the first building on campus. 

Reservations are available by purchasing a "family circle." These circles are clearly designated areas on the grass for up to 4 adults/children and 1 infant. Each reservation is $35 per group, regardless of the number of attendees. Cloth mats are provided, which are sanitized before each Folk Tales event. Sunscreen and hats are recommended. Lawn chairs and umbrellas are not permitted, as they obstruct the view for others.

There is ramp access to The Glen, and accessible chair seating is available upon arrival for those who request it. We have free accessible parking very close to the event location, as well as an ADA-compliant outdoor portable toilet and handwashing station.

Juice boxes and breakfast pastries will be available for purchase from our outdoor concession stand.

In order to gather safely and responsibly, availability is limited and seating is spread out throughout the lawn. We are following all current PA regulations for outdoor events and will update our guidelines if regulations change.

Please check in at the orange tent when you arrive. There are no physical tickets for this event; you will receive an emailed receipt. If you know in advance that you will be unable to attend your scheduled storytime, you can exchange into another Folk Tales in The Glen date for a $5 fee, depending on ticket availability. In the event of a weather cancellation, we will contact you directly. 

Need to get in touch? Contact the Box Office at or 610.644.3500.

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Creative Team

Gina Pisasale, Erin Sheffield, Kat Larson, Kathryn Moroney, Kate Coots, Jenn Povish, Sarah Pierce, Max Gallagher

Photos by Bryan Sheffield

Please note that attendees may be photographed or filmed for promotional purposes.