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Kids Bowl Free Pass North Shore bowling centers still feature candlepin bowling.
Registered kids participating in the Kids Bowl Free summer program receive 2 FREE games of bowling daily all summer long. Check with your local center for program days. Bowling is a fun and active way to spend an evening or rainy afternoon, with friends and/or family. No matter what your skill level, bowling will get you together with a group of people who all have the common goal of enjoying the time they are spending together.
Things to do in Ipswich MA
The Railroad In Ipswich Kids can spend time during April school vacation at Ipswich Museum for the science of the railroad! During February school vacation we explored the art and history of the railroad. This month we'll explore STEM concepts like magnetism, bridge building, and more. Participants will also get the opportunity to drive the model railroad in the Railroad in Ipswich exhibit before it closes at the end of the month. Suitable for ages 8 through 14. Cost: $10/child
Location: Ipswich Museum
Sawyer Free Library programs for kids
Attend an afternoon of crafts in the Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library. Particpants will learn about recycling and upcycling. Kids will crate and take home their own project made from plastic bags and wrappers. For children aged 8 and up Please register for this event online
Location: Sawyer Free Library
What kind of Salamanders will we find at Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary?
Spring is the season when frogs, toads, and salamanders return to the wetlands to lay their eggs. After a short introduction in the Nature Center, where we will learn about the life cycles of these amazing creatures, we will search the sanctuary's wetlands and woodlands for salamanders and other amphibians on the move. If we're lucky, we might be able to catch a few to observe up close and then release. We'll also swing by our vernal pool, where we often find wood frog and spotted salamander eggs.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Learn about the stars in the Spring Sky at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
The early days of spring experience a transition in the evening sky. Winter constellations such as Orion and Taurus gently bow down towards the western horizon, while such springtime constellations as Leo and Cancer rise in the east. This evening's program will take you on a tour of these constellations and others in between. Some of the celestial treasures hidden amongst these stars will be revealed, including galaxies, star clusters, and more.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Come explore the vernal pools of Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary with Mass Audubon!
Each year on the first warm rainy night of spring, wood frogs and mole salamanders begin a mass migration to vernal pools where they breed. If you happen to be out on one of these evenings, the experience can be spectacular. Tonight, a part of the sanctuary will be transformed into a Big Night scene. Participants will take a one-hour guided walk along the Vernal Pool Trail, where they will meet some interesting characters who will share some facts and stories about themselves, vernal pools, and this special time of year.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Boston Museum of Science
May the Fourth Be With You: Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Join us for this ArtWeek screening of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens on a very special date and be one of the first to experience our new nightlife series, Summer Thursdays. This screening is a preview of what's to come in the summer when the first Thursday of each month will feature one of your favorite science fiction films in the immersive setting of the Charles Hayden Planetarium.
Location: Museum of Science
Community Giving Tree for North Shore Families in need
Community Giving Tree, a Tri-Town nonprofit helping children throughout northeastern Massachusetts, will host its annual Garden of Giving Fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday May 7, 2017 at Smolak Farm, North Andover
Location: Smolak Farms
Green Meadows Farm invites families to Meet the Chicks Day - a day of fun activi
Green Meadows Farm invites families to their annual 'Meet the Chicks' Day! Join your farm friends for this grand opening day at Green Meadows. Learn about the life of a chicken on our farm and welcome our newest additions to the farm menagerie, the chicks! There will be free crafts and an out door scavenger hunt if the weather allows. This event is free and open to the public.
Location: Green Meadows Farm
Kids Summer Programs and Camps
The Music Asylum is so excited to be hosting its Summer Songwriting Sessions for the third year in a row! We'll be looking at song form, rhythm, melody, harmony, lyric writing and prosody. Students will leave having written at least one song for themselves, will collaborate with other students on song production, and will leave with a great sense of the complexities and joys of creating music. July 10-14, 2017 from 9am-12pm Ages 10-18