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Animal Encounter: Paint with the Seals

The New England Aquarium's Paint with the Seals experience takes place behind the scenes in the seal exhibit. While you are there, participants in each painting session will be invited into the Atlantic harbor seal exhibit to learn about this intelligent local species while working side-by-side with a trainer. As part of the day's exercises, your seal will paint a masterpiece using a specially adapted brush and three colors of your choosing. The seals at the Aquarium create colorful paintings with a couple flicks of their head or flipper.

Boston Pops Mothers Day 2016

Mother's Day events

Take Mom and the entire family to the Pops. Package includes a premium floor seat to the Boston Pops "Dancing with a Twist" performance on May 8 at 3pm with a pre-concert brunch at the Symphony Café! Must be purchased 72 hours prior to performance date.

This Mother's Day package is also available by calling SymphonyCharge (888-266-1200).

When: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3pm

World Figure Skating Championships

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships will be held at the TD Garden, March 28-April 3, 2016. The World Figure Skating Championships will bring close to 200 skaters from over 30 countries to Boston’s TD Garden to compete for four international titles in four disciplines: Ladies' singles, men's singles, pairs and ice dancing. The Exhibition of Champions will also feature a performance by the world-famous Haydenettes synchronized skating team, based in Lexington.

When: 
March 28-April 3, 2016
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BYSO: Rossini's Cinderella

The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will collaborate to present a special family version of Rossini's Cinderella on April 10th! This performance is suitable for children six years of age and older. This production is newly conceived specifically for Symphony Hall and will be sung in English.

When: 
Sunday, April 10, 2016. At noon and 3pm
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MFA: Spring 2016 Studio Art Classes

Museum of Fine Art 2016 Studio Art Classes

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, offers year-round studio art classes and workshops taught by experienced educators and professional artists in a unique setting. Access to a world-class collection of art provides inspiration for studio exploration. Studio art classes and workshops include day, evening, and weekend classes and workshops for all ages. You can also register for classes offered through our partner schools: Diablo Glass School, Eliot School, and Stonybrook Fine Arts.

MOS: It's Not Easy Being Green

Museum of Science, Boston Frogs Exhibit

If you've never thought of frogs as beautiful, MOS new temporary exhibition will change your mind. Enjoy an eye-popping adventure and get to know some of the most colorful-and vocal-organisms on the planet. With more than a dozen species from around the world and engagng hands-on activities, you may even want to make repeat visits.

When: 
Exhibit Opens Sunday, April 17, 2016 * Limited Engagement

Meet the Author: Peter H. Reynolds Rose's Garden

EMK Institue celebrates spring with Rose's Garden!
Author and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds, will join us for a reading and signing of his book, Rose’s Garden on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the EMK Institute in Boston.
The signing will be followed by paper flower making, where participants can write how they want to "make a difference" on their flower petals which will be planted in Rose's Garden at the EMK Institute.

When: 
Saturday, april 23, 2016 from 11am to 2pm

What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other.

Boston Children's Museum Lunch and Learn Series

Boston Children's Museum Lunch & Learn Lecture Series will be held Tuesday, May 17th from 11:30 am-1:15 pm. Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot will speak on the importance of the parent-teacher relationship and its impact on the lives of children.

Please invite your friends and colleagues to this wonderful event. Below you will find a flyer with more information. If you cannot attend yourself, but would like to support our efforts, consider purchasing a ticket(s) to sponsor a teacher/child care provider’s attendance. Simply register for yourself and then send an email to Debbie Amato at Amato@BostonChildrensMuseum.org letting her know that this is your intent.

 

To register, please visit our website: http://community.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/lunchandlearnmay2016

When: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 11:30 am-1:15 pm

Animals: Machines in Motion

Museum of Science, Boston

Discover the marvels of natural engineering in Animals: Machines in Motion! Explore how a variety of living and extinct species — from microbes and trees to fish and mammals — have evolved to live on Earth. See how humans draw upon the adaptations of living and extinct species for modern innovations such as prosthetic limbs.

When: 
On Exhibit, Sunday, February 14 through Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Final Week! Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour

Big Apple Circus in Boston 2016

Big Apple Circus' new production "The Grand Tour," according to press notes, "transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel ear, when the most adventuresome began to tour the world in ships, planes, trains and automobiles. The troupe sets off on their own whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band."

When: 
March 24 - May 8, 2016
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Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School

Visit the Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School in Hamilton MA.  Photo: Sculpture installation by Troffkin
The tenth annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit will feature more than by established and emerging New England artists, all displayed on the 100-acre campus of Pingree School. This is the largest display of its kind in New England, featuring more than 50 works by artists from as nearby as...

Sculpture at Maudslay

Artists will install their sculptures at Maudslay State Park for public viewing!
Maudslay State Park has a strong connection to the arts, and one of the highlights of the year is Sculpture at Maudslay! The annual show will be themed '20/20' - an apprpropriate theme for our 20th year. This unique exhibition brings together artists from many walks of life to create site-specific...

Crescent Farm Corn Maze

Crescent Farm corn maze in Haverhill Massachusetts
Imagine the biggest puzzle you’ve ever seen. Now imagine a day in the sunshine with your friends or family. Now add an adventure that takes teamwork and memory skills. All these things and more can be found at Crescent Farms Corn Maze. Crescent Farm Corn Maze trails cut into 9 acres of corn. Inside...

Marini Farm Corn Maze

The 2019 Marini Farm Corn Maze in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Come to Marini Farm for a fun journey through our corn maze! This is not your typical corn maze; it is both educational and interactive. There are over 18 stations strategically placed throughout the maze with answers to a game sheet that you will be given before entering. We don't give you clues...

Spirit of Place Outdoor Exhibit

Red Owl sculpture by Andreas von Huene part of the Spirit in Place Exhibit at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts
The Trustees and New England Sculptors Association are partnering to present a 6-month outdoor sculpture exhibition at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate located at 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich. The “Spirit of Place" exhibition includes 32 pieces created by New England's finest sculptors and placed in...

Corn MAiZE and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers

Corn MAiZE, Maze and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers, Danvers MassachusettsDanvers Massachusetts
Come to Connors Farm to find your way through this year's maze, a tribute to freind and local race car legend Bentley Warren! Enjoy many family fun activities! After completing the maze, stay and have some fun around the farm. Children enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, and most of all,...

Parent & Child Bachelor's Buttons Classes

Parent & Child Classes at Waldorf at Moraine Farm - Beverly MA
Bachelor’s Button is a full year pre-nursery program for caregiver and child 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 years of age. We have two Bachelor’s Buttons classes that meet weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays, September through June, from 9:00 to 11:30 am. Classes follow the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm schedule. 30...
9:00 am to 11:30 am

Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

AJH: Mother & Baby Support Class - Newburyport

Mother & Baby Support Groups at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport MA
Mother & Baby Groups Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and answer questions that arise after going home. Mother & Baby Groups are facilitated by a Lactation Consultant/Registered...
10:00 am to 11:45 am

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Parent & Child Rosebud Classes at Waldorf at Moraine Farm

Parent & Child Classes at Waldorf at Moraine Farm - Beverly MA
A class for parents with newborns up to age 6 months. Topics covered in class include: developmental stages in babies, warmth and how to dress your baby, sleep, rhythm, foundational senses (sense of touch, well being/life, movement, balance), observation, babywearing, new identity as a parent,...
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 19

After Work Adventure: Bonfire on the Beach

Come to a twilight bonfire at Crane Beach in Ipswich Massachusetts
Come to the white sands of CRANE BEACH to collectively welcome Springs revitalization with a BLAST of COLOR! Beach Bonfire & Om Drum 1-3pm, Color Blast precisely at 2pm! Bring a drum and join the circle if you like. We will have some number of percussion instruments available to share. Event is...
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Friday, September 20

Marini Farm Corn Maze

The 2019 Marini Farm Corn Maze in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Come to Marini Farm for a fun journey through our corn maze! This is not your typical corn maze; it is both educational and interactive. There are over 18 stations strategically placed throughout the maze with answers to a game sheet that you will be given before entering. We don't give you clues...

Corn MAiZE and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers

Corn MAiZE, Maze and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers, Danvers MassachusettsDanvers Massachusetts
Come to Connors Farm to find your way through this year's maze, a tribute to freind and local race car legend Bentley Warren! Enjoy many family fun activities! After completing the maze, stay and have some fun around the farm. Children enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, and most of all,...

Trails & Sails 2019

Explore the North Shore with over 150 Free Events in Essex National Heritage Area's Trails & Sails celebration.
Essex National Heritage Area sites will offer over 150 free family fun events from September 20-29, 2019 for the annual celebration of TRAILS & SAILS. Participants can hike, bike, paddle, stroll or sail through the region and Essex National Heritage Area will provide a passport to fun and...

Lynn Museum Trails & Sails Tours

The Lynn Museum Will offer free guided tours Fridays duirng Trails and Sails!
Come to the Lynn Museum and Historical Society for free tours on during Trails & Sails 2019!  Located in the heart of of the Downtown Lynn Cultural District, join us for a guided tour of our permanent collection and our newest rotating exhibits!

Sculpture at Maudslay

Artists will install their sculptures at Maudslay State Park for public viewing!
Maudslay State Park has a strong connection to the arts, and one of the highlights of the year is Sculpture at Maudslay! The annual show will be themed '20/20' - an apprpropriate theme for our 20th year. This unique exhibition brings together artists from many walks of life to create site-specific...

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School

Visit the Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School in Hamilton MA.  Photo: Sculpture installation by Troffkin
The tenth annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit will feature more than by established and emerging New England artists, all displayed on the 100-acre campus of Pingree School. This is the largest display of its kind in New England, featuring more than 50 works by artists from as nearby as...

Crescent Farm Corn Maze

Crescent Farm corn maze in Haverhill Massachusetts
Imagine the biggest puzzle you’ve ever seen. Now imagine a day in the sunshine with your friends or family. Now add an adventure that takes teamwork and memory skills. All these things and more can be found at Crescent Farms Corn Maze. Crescent Farm Corn Maze trails cut into 9 acres of corn. Inside...

Saugus Iron Works Tours

Free Ranger guided tours at Saugus Iron Works!
U. S. National Park Rangers host free tours at the Saugus Iron Works. Learn about the production of iron on this site in the mid-1600s, an endeavor that was integral to the growth of the early colony. Hear about the archeological dig and reconstruction of the site in the 1940s to 1950s. Upon...

Spirit of Place Outdoor Exhibit

Red Owl sculpture by Andreas von Huene part of the Spirit in Place Exhibit at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts
The Trustees and New England Sculptors Association are partnering to present a 6-month outdoor sculpture exhibition at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate located at 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich. The “Spirit of Place" exhibition includes 32 pieces created by New England's finest sculptors and placed in...
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