Galaxy 51 is the patient television network found on channel 51 of any CHOP television. Programming allows children and staff to WATCH, LISTEN, and PLAY from the hospital bedside or LIVE in Seacrest Studios multimedia studio (formerly The Voice) located in the Hospital’s Colket Atrium. Patients are also encouraged to work with the Galaxy 51 team to create and produce their very own projects from video diaries to music videos.
Galaxy 51 programming on channel 51 is:
- Therapeutic: provides opportunities for children to express themselves and supports children’s coping with the healthcare experience.
- Educational: provides opportunities for children to learn about the hospital environment as well as other topics.
- Interactive: gives children the chance to become involved in various aspects of production and programming, whether or not they are able to leave their beds/rooms.
- Entertaining: offers programs that serve as an enjoyable distraction from the routine aspects of hospitalization.
8 a.m. - noon — Miles & Molly in the Morning
A charming green puppet named Miles shares his time as a CHOP patient with his twin, Molly, as they host an entertaining and educational preschool morning show filled with classic kid favorites and new Hospital adventures. There’s storytelling, magic, and music for everyone LIVE at 11a.m.
Noon - 2 p.m. — Relaxation
A time to slow things down with a mix of beautiful scenery, soothing music, guided meditation and patient-friendly yoga.
2 - 3 p.m. — Galaxy Game On!
Monday: Wheel of Wonder
Wednesday: Plate It!
Thursday: Say What?!
Friday: Guess or Dress
Everyday: Call in and win prizes!
3 - 5 p.m. — THE COUNTDOWN!
Be a DJ on CHOP’s in-house radio/TV show as we rock out to the music, take song requests on the call-in line, play trivia, get the latest entertainment news, and vote on hot topics! Every day we countdown a top songs. Tune in for the theme of the day, suggest one for us, or be the star of the show with your very own favorites. Wednesdays we get groovin’ with our special club mix countdowns and some new moves for you to learn and join in at THE COUNTDOWN! Dance Party.
5 - 6 p.m. — World Travel Broadcast
Come take a trip with us as we learn all about the people, customs, language, currency, geography, food and fun facts of places around the world!
6 - 7 p.m. – Night Music Bingo
A special edition of a CHOP favorite with lots of great prizes to win!
5 - 6 p.m. — CSPN / Sports 51
Come to Seacrest Studios or call 5-5555 to talk ALL THINGS SPORTS from around the leagues with special guest visitors.
Each month we'll showcase some of the stars of the “CHOP universe”: special people, places and happenings.
Patients and families can check with Child Life staff for Hospital-wide performances and celebrity visits. Children restricted to their rooms can still enjoy and participate in these events by tuning to Galaxy 51 on Hospital channel 51.
*All programming on Galaxy 51 is made available via the Hospital’s closed circuit television channel 51.
We are not currently accepting volunteer applications. Galaxy 51 volunteers assist patients with engaging in programming at bedside, in unit playrooms, and in the studio such as promoting tune-in with flyer distribution, hosting watch parties, assisting with call in song requests and shout outs, assisting in game play, or bringing patients to the studio from their rooms. Volunteers are an essential part of the Galaxy 51 crew.
For more information on Galaxy 51 or how to play along and star in our shows, please contact Launch Pad at 215-590-5100.