Newbury, Massachusetts 01951

Parent/Child Walkabouts: Tide Pool Treasure Hunt

This parent/child walkabout focuses on tidal pool creatures and habitat.

We will be exploring the tide-pools of Sandy Point to learn about the relationships between the water, plants, and animals that live in this habitat. We will learn how to search and handle a wide variety of intertidal animals including  snails, mussels, crabs, and other small invertebrates. We plan to play a game that shows what life in a tide-pool is like, sing some songs and get a little wet too!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2-3:30pm

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Butterflying in the Backyard

Learn about butterflies at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport!

This week we learn about butterflies, how to catch them and what they eat! Adults and children can spend quality family time in the great outdoors finding, observing, and admiring local wildlife. Excursions might include a group game to burn off some steam, an on-the-water scavenger hunt, or a guided tour. We'll observe, investigate, and compare coastal environments and their inhabitants, both on- and offshore. Each adventure will leave your family excited to come back for more!

Sunday, June 29, 2014 1-3:30 pm

Tide Pool Explorers at Sandy Point

Low tide is the perfect time for tide pooling at Sandy Point Reservation!

Join the Interpreter too explore the tide pools at SSandy Point! We will be looking at ddifferent organisms that inhhabit the pools such as crabs, sand dollars, starfish, periwwinkles, and many more! Meet at the first parking lot near thee beach entrance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking at Sandy Pooint is limited. All prograams are free and open to the public, and are being run as drop-in programs. Coantact Taylor Beaton for more information at 617.372.6730.

June 21-24, 2016 8-11am

Vintage Base Ball Opening Day Quadruple Header

Come see how baseball used to be played at Spencer Pierce Little Farm. Photo: Matthew Muise Photography

Take a step back in time and enjoy a springtime day on the farm. Enjoy traditional New England music, sheep-shearing, and wagon rides and cheer on your favorite team as the Newburyport Clamdiggers and Portsmouth Rockinghams take the field. The teams of the Essex Base Ball Association play baseball using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 10am - 3pm

Mudeye Puppets in Newbury

Mudeye Puppets are fun and made with recycled materials!

The Newbury Town Library is having a puppet extravaganza for April vacation! The Mudeye Puppet Company is an educational puppetry arts organization dedicated to providing esteem-building arts workshops, reducing waste, and encouraging creativity through use of reused materials.  Come to the Library for a free show followed by a puppet making workshop!

Friday, April 25, 2014, 1pm

Medieval Mania!

Newbury Town Library hosts a Saturday session on knights, chivalry and life in t

The Newbury Town Library invites kids to perform some acts of chivalry! Come to the library to learn about the Middle Ages -- knights, swords, chivalry, and so much more! After the interactive presentation we will be making our own shields! Please register in advance at and please bring a large cardboard circle for your shield (like the circle from a pizza box).

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 11am

Old Newbury Day Open House & Bonfire

Come to Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm for an open house and winter bonfire!

Come to  Spencer Peirce Little Farm for a mid-winter open house and bonfire to celebrate the official purchase of the town of Newbury on January 13, 1701. As part of this community-wide event, tour the Spencer-Pierce-Little House, enjoy hot cider and donuts for sale in the visitor center, and then walk to the nearby town-sponsored bonfire fueled by Christmas trees in the growing fields of Tendercrop Farm!

Saturday, January 14, 2017 3 - 9pm
Tree Drop-off by Jan 13 at the Newbury Fire Department


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