What makes certain colors glow, even in daylight? Find out about the young artists/experimenters who invented fluorescent colors in , a story by Chris Barton. Then investigate what will glow under a black light and make your day-glo art!
The Haunted City Junior Triathlon has and will continue to attract hundreds of young athletes to put their athleticism to the test in a swim, bike, and run triathlon. Kids ages 5-12 who don't want to swim in the ocean or the open water, but still want to race have a Duathlon option this year! Kids participating in either race will walk away with some great serious bragging rights, making this event a great summer goal. Each athlete is treated like a professional at this inspiring event. It gets bigger and better each year!
Mud Puddle Toys is giving parents of the North Shore a great opportunity to create a keepsake that is bound to last a lifetime. Come to their Salem location with your children, where they will have professional artisans from the North Shore Clay Studio cast their footprints and hand prints in clay. Names, dates, or any other text can be painted on the casts when they are glazed. These tiles make great gifts for Father's Day or any occasion! Tiles made at this session will be ready for Father's Day!
Mother's Day is a special day for children to take the time to say thank you to Mom. Families get together and celebrate, laugh, have fun and enjoy each others company. The Hawthorne Hotel makes it an especially nice get together with the sumptuous brunch service they offer for Mother's Day. The brunch, menu is abundant with a larger variety of offerings and caters to all types of guests.
Shapeshifting is a common theme in today's fiction and science fiction, but did you know this theme has been present in Native American art, dance, music and story telling for millennia? Transformation lies at the root of the shapeshifting concept, and Peabody Essex Museum invites you to explore transformation through Native American paintings, ceramics, textiles, photographs, videos and monumental installations drawn from collections in the United States, Canada and Europe!
Slow Art Day is a worldwide celebration of art that encourages people to look at art SLOWLY. At PEM the goal is to get "inspired not tired." We'll give families fun suggestions and sketching activities to make looking at art slowly a great sharing experience.
Enjoy an American Girl Trunk show and fashion walk. Shop the latest handmade doll clothing, accessories and furniture for your 18 inch doll. Get her dressed and walk the runway showing off her new outfit. Take home a picture of the two of you and enjoy free refreshments and snacks.
The first 25 guests will receive a swag bag containing coupons and free items from local businesses.
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) celebrates the closing week of Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art with extended evening hours on Thursday, April 26, and Friday April 27. Join us from 5 to 9 pm for your last chance to experience the exhibition that critics are calling “one of the most thrilling shows you are likely to see this year.” Shapeshifting closes to the public on Sunday, April 29, after an exceptional run.
Junior Ranger Day is part of National Park Week and is geared toward engaging kids to learn history, teach them stewardship and have fun while exploring their nearby National Parks. On the North Shore, families can visit Salem Maritime National Historic Site or Salem Sound Coastwatch for free fun activities throughout the day!
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