Join the Ipswich Museum on Sundays for a day of family oriented activities and events. Each Special Sunday includes a guest photographer, guest senior, storytelling, treasure hunt and more. First floor rooms open for viewing. First Sunday of month free to Ipswich residents. FREE to members and children!
Get a jump start on your weekend with the Second Friday Program at the MIT Museum! Second Friday Programs are FREE and are oriented for open exploration with opportunities to attend perfromances, demonstrations, and lectures through out the museum galleries.
Travel back in time at the Harvard Museum of Natural History and explore the amazing world of dinosaurs, Ice Age mammals, trilobites, and other fossils. Consider how the planet itself has changed over time. Investigate human ancestors through fossils. Meet Harvard scientists and hear about their research. Examine rare specimens, search for clues about the past in common fossils, and make your own models.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History presents a weekend afternoon program for middle-school children and their families. Renowned authors, Harvard faculty, and other scientists offer educational and entertaining presentations on their latest work. In this session we'll hear from Paleontologist Dr. Kirk Johnson of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Come to the opening day celebration of this wonderfully unique exhibit of Native American Art! 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? Peabody Essex Museum invites you to explore this concept of transformation through paintings, ceramics, textiles, photographs, videos and monumental installations drawn from collections in the United States, Canada and Europe!
Pat Lowery Collins’ novel [amazon 978-0763645007 inline] is based in mid-19th century Essex. This story of a twelve year old girl’s experience living on Hog Island during the winter brings together tales of the Essex landscape, the California gold rush and the Eastern Woodland Native Americans. This family program is fun for all ages and is free to the public.
Kids are invited to tthe Cape Ann Museum for two-hour "hands-on" class, where students will use a variety of artistic media to explore a central theme. During this open studio, kids will focus on the art of sculpture. This program is free and open to the public.
Celebrate hanami, the Japanese custom of enjoying flowers and explore Japanese art and culture. Taiko drumming and lion dances. There are different ongoing activities each day during vacation week, including collaborative art, demonstrations, performances, and a family gallery tour.
PEM hosts a weekend-long festival focused on surrealism and absurdity.Step into the surreal and experiment with Surrealist techniques, experience dreamlike films and make friends with odd creatures from Big Nazo. Through art activities, demonstrations, story times, guided exhibit tours, film and interactive demonstrations, participants will walk away with a better understanding of the surrealism and its effect onb our our society.