This Columbus Day, join us at the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a day of free outdoor family fun! Play lawn games including ring toss, corn hole, tic tac toe, checkers, bocce, and badminton. Visit our craft table and take home a treasure from the day. Go on a Fall nature-based scavenger hunt and explore the beautiful grounds and gardens.
Step back into the 1920s during this season’s monthly Open Houses at The Stevens-Coolidge Place. Curious to see the full house? Join the Trustees for full house tours being offered every half hour from 10am to 2pm on a first come, first serve basis. The last house tour will begin around 1:30. The tours will bring you through the whole house and will lead you in the story of Helen and John Coolidge.
Get outside and celebrate Earth Day with MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative! Learn about the environment and how we impact our planet through hands-on, interactive activities for all ages.
Living on the coast is a constant reminder of the beauty and power of the Atlantic Ocean. Isn't it interesting that our mighty seas are also fragile and need protection? Come to Joppa Flats for a full day of indoor activities and exhibits that focus on our ocean giants, such as whales, sharks, and sea turtles. Find out where our seafood comes from, examine sand and sea shells from around the world, and participate in art activities and ocean-themed games. Learn how we can all take responsibility for sustaining the natural beauty and resources of our oceans and coastline.
Visit Lowell’s Boat Shop during their Annual Holiday Open House is a two day family event during the first weekend in December. On the main shop level, guests can enjoy a silent auction as well as a retail display featuring the shop's traditional hand crafted items as well as our seasonal merchandise.
Join the Trustees on the top of Holt Hill to kick off the Fall foliage season with phenomenal views of Boston framed by gorgeous autumn color. Enjoy guided hikes to the unexplored areas of Ward Reservation. Take part in family activities including kite making and lawn games. Enjoy some of your favorite fall treats, like apple cider donuts, and roast marshmallows for s’mores.
MIT's Open House is a chance to see some of the amazing things going on at MIT Museum in Cambridge Massachusetts!
On the public tour of MIT, tourists and locals will learn about the recent tech boom in the area as well as MIT’s history and culture while visiting the main MIT campus, tour inside several buildings and experience the surrounding Kendall Square area in the 70-minute walking tour.
We've all heard of touch a truck events, and Merrohawke Nature School is taking it to the water with their 'Touch a Boat' Open House. Come meet the skippers and crews that man the boats used by Merrohawke to create unique and engaging experiences that kids will remember for a lifetime! Check out the school and act quickly to register for one of their You do not have access to view this node before they run out of space!
Come to Spencer Peirce Little Farm for a program for homeschool families. Whether attending the morning or afternoon session, families are invited to have lunch at the property. Students become archaeologists as they excavate a mock pit with actual tools of the trade and process (put together) reproduction artifacts in a field lab. Inside the museum, they explore building archaeology via trap doors. They analyze objects to learn about daily life at the farm over the last three hundred years.
Calling all animal lovers! Our new farm camp is coming this July! Join us Saturday April 16th & 23rd for a FREE drop-in camp sampler. Come see what to expect at Appleton Farm Camp this summer! Meet with our camp director, see our camp headquarters, and find out what Appleton Farm Camp will offer for activities, learning, and summer fun. Our camp area will be open from 10AM – 2PM for you to explore. We’ll have special activities and tours between 11AM and 1PM. Register for camp on site or take home information to share with friends.