Salem, Massachusetts 01970

Story Trails at PEM: The Moon Rocks!

Peabody Essex Museum programs for children and families

Peabody Essex Museum invites kids to take a journey into space as we read Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks by Anna Browning. View a real moon rock collected by NASA in our exhibition Lunar Attraction. Join others to make a moon rock through clay marbling and design a rock sample box to take home. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 2pm - 3pm

Teddy Bear Tea

Toys for Tots Teddy Bear Tea at Hawthorne Hotel Salem MA. Visit Salem Massachuse

Both Frank and Frannie will be on hand to greet the children (and adults) who will be attending our Teddy Bear Tea, a favorite tradition at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. Buffet luncheon with finger sandwiches, this tea is dedicated to "Toys for Tots". All children will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the Hawthorne Bear.

Prices $21/Adults and $13.50/Children. (Children are free when they bring a "Toys for Tots" donation--new and unwrapped, please--only two per table).

Call early as reservations are strongly recommended and the event fills quickly.

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 12 p.m.

Salem Holiday Tree Lighting

Come to the Holiday Tree Lighting in Salem to kick off the holiday season!

Join Salem Main Streets and the City of Salem as we combine two of our most beloved annual traditions – Greet Santa at the Hawthorne Hotel and the lighting of Salem’s Holiday Tree – into one evening. Santa Claus will arrive at the top of the Hawthorne Hotel (18 Washington Square W) promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, with assistance from the Salem Fire Department, of course. Bring the whole family out for carols, festivities, and fun!

Friday, November 27, 2015 6:30pm

Astronomy Observation Night at Salem State

Join the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club at Salem State University

Ever wonder what you are actually seeing when you look into the night sky? Head to the Collins Observatory on the roof of Meier Hall at Salem State University for a free night of star-and-planet gazing with the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club to find out. Collins Observatory is normally open on CLEAR, or MOSTLY CLEAR Monday nights from 7-10 PM.

Mondays through February 24, 2014 at 7pm
No sessions when shool is on vacation!

Baby & Me Movies

Come enjoy a movie with your baby at Cinema Salem on Monday mornings!

Should you take your baby to the movies?  The answer is a resounding YES! Cinema Salem steps outside of their normal operating procedures each Monday morning to create a baby friendly environment for the “Baby and Me Show”.  These showings are especially designed for moms, dads, grandparents, & nannies, and give attendees the chance to see first run movies and enjoy a film with other infant caregivers! 

Mondays at 10am

PEM Pals

Peabody Essex Museum programs for children and families.

PEM PALS: Charlie Needs a Clock

We'll be reading Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePola to get ready for both winter and the opening of the exhibition, Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion on the 16th. Design a cloak after the book!

Wednesday, November, 13th, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Iron Man 3 at SPL

Iron Man is back in the third installment of the Marvel Saga! Salem Library Movi

Come to the Salem Public Library for a showing of the latest in Marvel Comics' Iron Man saga! Teens are invited to meet with friends and see the latest tech available to Tony Stark as he attempts to defeat the Mandarin, a nefarious terrorist bent on destroying Iron Man and seizing the leadership of the United States.

Saturday, November 30, 2013 2-4pm


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