In every kind of weather, we love to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats, so join us for one, two, or more of these nature explorations! Each one will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy.
Kids ages 3-10 are invited to Jungle Jim's Ghostbuster Academy at ipswich Public Library! Wear costumes to this Halloween program held in the gym at Ipswich Town Hall. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library. It is free of charge and no registration is required. Jim Manning (previously offered Super Hero Training) will train young ghost hunters in the rigors of being an official ghostbusters - silly, not scary!
Duckling Storytime is a 50-minute program for children ages 3-5 that helps preschool children to begin to develop pre-literacy skills through a specially formatted curriculum of stories, and hands-on activities.
Mother Goose Storytime is a 40-minute program for infants through 2-year-olds that helps babies and toddlers to begin to develop pre-literacy skills through a specially formatted curriculum of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, early science exploration and large-motor activities.
Ice Queen Cosplay Princess Parties & Breanna's Princess Parties are co-hosting a fundraiser, because we want to help Boston Children’s continue its amazing work for kids. Stop by and visit Disney Princesses for a Meet & Greet, story times, sing-a-longs, and more! There are expected to be about 20 characters in attendance including Iron Man, Wonder Woamn and Spider Man! 100% of the profit from this event will be donated to Boston Children's Hospital! Tickets will be $10 at the door. There will also be a silent auction.
Gloucester Stage Company invites kids ages 2 and up to Playtime Stories. Playtime Stories offers young children the unique opportunity to experience the fun and magic of live theatre as they watch their favorite books come to life onstage. Following the performance audience members will be invited to join the Playtime Stories Company in fun and interactive workshops relating to the story.
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.
Bring your young naturalist to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary to enjoy an afternoon on the Ipswich River! As the summer starts to heat up, cool down with us on a leisurely canoe paddle to Perkins Island. We'll look for sunbathing turtles and other river creatures on the banks and in the backwaters of the beautiful Ipswich River. Once we get to the island, we'll stretch our legs and enjoy some popsicles.
Bring your young naturalist to the Ravenswood Park in Gloucester and learn all about bugs! Bugs, bugs, everywhere there are bugs! We'll investigate some and venture outdoors on a bug-bingo hunt!