Enjoy a hayride as you journey thru the park and along the river, to appreciate the rosebay rhododendrons as they exhibit their beauty. All programs sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Meet in the field across from the parking lot. For all ages. An adult must accompany children 12 & under.
The TOHP Burnham Public Library invites teens and tweens to come make their own tie dyes using Shapies! Spaces are limited so sign up early. Bring yout own plain white t-shirt an the library will provide the rest of the materials!
The Manchester Public Library invites kids to the Children’s Room every Monday from 2 to 3 for a different Lego building challenge for kids to complete. Kids can work in teams or alone to complete the challenge and then they can put their creations on display until the next week! Drop-ins welcome! Legos will be portioned into Challenge Sets so no one can use too many but it's first come, first served with the sets. For kids in grades 1 to 5.
Joppa Flats Education Center invites families to join them for a full day of free outdoor and indoor nature activities, art projects, and biodiversity! Connecting with nature starts with developing a good sense of place, and a great place to start is right here at Joppa Flats. This full-day family event will feature an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor activities that encourage children and adults to learn more about the biodiversity of all the animals, plants, and insects that frequent our butterfly garden, salt marsh, and backyard!
Maudslay State Park invites you for a close-up view of a live owl and her babies in the nest, through a
spotting scope. Plus visit the park interpreter’s table to learn more about this raptor and see
skulls, feathers and owl pellets. Bring binoculars for better viewing of the nest. All ages are
welcome! Follow the signs from the parking lot to the field site.
Artists in the Shipyard at Essex Shipbuilding Museum presents, Dora Tevan, who will be presenting her Participatory Puppet Show on this notable local lore: the Sea Serpent of Gloucester! $5 Donation requested
Come learn about about ducks, geese and swans on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge with Joppa Flats Education Center! What’s the difference between a diving and a dabbling duck? Come find out as we bird the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in search of ducks, geese, swans, and early spring migrants. We’ll keep minds and bodies active with group games that compare humans to birds for flight speed, flapping rates, and senses. Donuts and cider will be provided. No dabbling required.
This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler who loves animals. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag! Let's learn all about animals and their life cycles and what they will grow up to become!
A representative from the Pentucket chapter of Thom Child and Family Services will visit the library to talk about Early Intervention services for children ages birth to three with developmental difficulties or those who are at risk for them. Early Intervention is a State and Federally mandated service: there are no out-of-pocket costs to families for early intervention services.
While Spring is the time of new growth, it may still be too cold for fresh flowers or green grass. Bring some green life inside with an easy and adorable mason jar terrarium. We’ll use glass mason jars, gravel, soil, mosses and plants to create a miniature natural world that can stay on your desk or windowsill. You’ll leave with a mini terrarium of your own, plus the skills to make bigger ones at home. All materials provided. Recommended for ages 7-12