Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931

Nature Designs Class for Preschoolers

Preschoolers learn while exploring their senses and surroundings at Kestrel Education!

Children ages 4-6 (and three year olds who are comfortable with the setup) are invited to come and play and learn with us for the next 6 Friday mornings. This class is playful, silly, and all about being a child, or a child pretending to be an animal. Each day, focus on a different one of our senses, and learn about local wild creatures that are really good at using that sense. Play games for using each sense, and imagine what it would be like to have super sense powers. Each day, create something original related to our sense exploration, and take it home.

CAM Kids: Mini Musicians

 Cape Ann Museum hosts a family friendly session where attendees can try their hand at making their own musical instruments

With February vacation coming to a close, families looking for an enriching activity to get them out of the house are invited to the Cape Ann Museum’s Activity Center to try their hand at instrument making using recycled items, followed by an intimate musical experience with Kathleen and Jeremy Adams. The midday mini-concert & instrument demonstration portion of the program will be performed on the Adams harpsichord and chamber organ in the special exhibition, Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker, on view at the Cape Ann Museum from October 22, 2016 through February 26, 2017. Families are invited to join in with their newly fashioned musical creations.

Saturday, February 23, 2017 11am

CAM Kids: Cape Ann Improv

 Cape Ann Museum hosts a family friendly performance by Cape Ann Improv!

What happens when history and fine art meet improv and silliness? Bring the kids and find out for yourself when Cape Ann Improv performs at the Cape Ann Museum. The arts and objects on display in the galleries will provide the inspiration for scenes and characters for interactive improvisational games throughout the Museum. Discover the art, history and culture of Cape Ann and have a good laugh with the talented and witty Cape Ann Improv performers.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 11am

Saturday Showcase: Composer Robert Bradshaw presents Aesop’s Fables

Cape Ann Museum and Composer Robert Bradshaw presents Aesop’s Fables.  Artwork is Public Domain - Arthur Rackham, "The Hare and the Tortoise", illustration line block printed from drawing, from Aesop's Fables. Published by Ballantyne & Co., London, 1912.

Composer and musician Robert Bradshaw conducts a string trio in this series of compositions inspired by Aesop’s Fables.  The Saturday Showcase series spotlights the performing arts with content related to the art, history and culture of Cape Ann. Thematic presentations are often supplemented with drop-in art and history activities in the CAM Activity Center. Free and open to the public. This program is made possible by the Goldhirsh Foundation.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 1-2pm

Veteran's Day at Cape Ann Museum

 Cape Ann Museum hosts a family friendly concert based on Katy and the Big Snow!

The Museum will have an ongoing video program in the auditorium featuring images from the Civil War to Vietnam with a voice-over of letters written home by soldiers. Also offered on Veteran’s Day is will be a special military-themed tour at 2:00 pm looking at items from the museum collection like a cannon ball that was fired into the facade of the First Parish Unitarian Church of Gloucester in 1775.

Friday, November 11, 2016 10am-5pm

Cape Ann Halloween Market

The Cape Ann Farmers Market hosts a Halloween market at the UU Church on Middle Street in Gloucester, Massachusetts!

At the Cape Ann Farmers' Market Halloween Market, you'll find vendors and farms represented from all over the North Shore. Vendors will be selling fresh produce - squash, greens, brussel sprouts, onions, potatoes, apples, pears, garlic, kale, carrots, cabbage, parsnips, radishes, & turnips. All fresh, all local.

Saturday, October 29, 2019 10am-1pm

Kestrel Fundraiser: Flight of the Butterflies

Flight of the Butterflies fundraiser showing at Cape Ann Community Cinema for Kestrel Education Adventures

This one time screening in 3D at Cape Ann Community Cinema that will raise funds to benefit Kestrel Educational Adventures. It's a natural history epic. It's a compelling detective story. It's a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 5:30pm-7pm


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