Special Sundays at Ipswich Museum

Ipswich Museum hosts a day of fun family events and activities on Sundays!

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!

Sundays through March 25, 2012 2-4 pm

Family Festival: Paleo Planet: A Look at Life in the Past

Kronosaurus is the biggest fossil at HMNH, but there are many others!

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.

Saturday, March 3, 2011 9am-5pm

Digging for Mastodons

Digging for Mastodons: Discovering an Ice Age World in the Colorado Rockies

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.

Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 2pm

Opening Day - Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art

Explore the concept of shape shifting through Native American art at PEM!

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! 

January 14, 2012 10am - 5pm

Daughter of Winter Celebration

The Daughter of Winter is based in Essex Massachusets during the mid 1800s

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.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 11am-4:30pm

Surreal and Absurd Weekend Festival

Explore the surreal and absurd at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

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. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011 10am -5pm


Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:15 am to 11:15 am
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