Live Animals

Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair is one of the longest running annual fairs in the United States

The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us.  We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two.  We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'.  Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.

When: 
October 4, 2013, 1 - 11pm
When: 
October 5-14, 2013, 10am - 11pm
Location: 
Topsfield Fairgrounds

Owl Prowl at Maudslay

Come to the owl Prowl at Ravenswood Park, hoot like an owl & learn to spot them

Owls are fascinating birds that are well adapted to their night existence. Come learn about these creatures of our surrounding woods and learn how to call for an owl!  There will be a short presentation about owls in our area, followed by an owl hooting experience; then a walk in search for them. 

When: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:30-9pm
When: 
Friday, August 15, 2014 7:30-9pm

Stone Zoo: Birds of Prey Show

Stone Zoo New England Bird Show exhibit Summer Program Event northshore children

Birds of prey - masters in free-flight. That's what you'll find daily at the interactive bird show at Stone Zoo. The wildly popular seasonal bird show features more than a dozen different bird species from around the world, including the bald eagle, king vulture, wedge-tailed eagle, black vulture, Abdim’s stork and many others, in this engaging, memorable and educational experience for visitors of all ages.

When: 
May 3 – September 1, 2014
When: 
Daily show times are 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM
Location: 
Stone Zoo

Marblehead Meanderings: Beach Exploration

Go on a low tide exploration at Grace Oliver Beach in Marblehead

Enjoy a summer afternoon at Grace Oliver Beach during low tide and discover the living wonders of the sandy coastline. Walk across the mudflats to Crowninshield Island, where we will search for tiny fish, hermit crabs, periwinkles, and other sea creatures living in this delicate habitat. Explore the five-acre island and its unusual variety of landforms, from granite rocks and tidal pools to sandy beach, salt marsh, and wooded hilltop.

When: 
Monday, August 4, 2014 11am-12:30pm
Location: 
Grace Oliver Beach

Tidepool Explorers at Halibut Point

The Tidepools at Halibut Point State Park are some of the best in New England!

Halibut Point State Park invites families to join them on a tide pool adventure! Halibut Point contains some of the best tide pools in New England. Join the Interpreter for a trip down to the rocky shore for some inter-tidal exploration. Learn about these interesting creatures living in a unique transitional environment. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

When: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 11am-Noon

Olde Fashioned Sunday

Find out what "In the old days..." really means in at Olde Fashioned Sunday!

Olde Fashioned Sunday in Downtown Newburyport is a full day of activities with a taste of by-gone days. Activities range from live musical performances to Antique car viewing to kids games and pony rides!

When: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014 10am-5pm
Location: 
Bartlet Mall

Meet the Cows at Appleton Farms

Meet the Cows at The Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Mass

Got Milk? Appleton Farms does! Come tour the dairy operation and meet the cows that make up the grass-fed dairy herd. Visit with calves, explore the pastures and meet the milkers in the dairy barn (ordinarily closed to the public). Lastly get a behind the scenes peek into cheese-making at our Dairy Processing plant.

When: 
Saturdays 2:30-4PM May through November 2014
Location: 
Appleton Farms

Marblehead Meanderings: Tide-Pooling Trek

Explore the rocks and tide pools of Chandler Hovey Park in Marblehead

Life on the rocky shore presents unique challenges and opportunities for marine species. Explore the rocks and tide pools of Chandler Hovey Park and take a closer look at crabs, sea stars, and other seashore creatures that have adapted to survive their continually changing environment.

When: 
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:30-2 pm
Location: 
Chandler Hovey Park

Stratigraphy at Halibut Point

Halibut Point State Park hosts a program on Stratigraphy, the branch of geology concerned with the order and relative position of strata and their relationship to the geological time scale. In Stratigraphy at Halibut Point visitors explore some of Halibut’s soil/bedrock contact points and explore the story of time that they tell.

When: 
Mondays, July 7-28, 2014 1-2pm

Creature Teachers at Sawyer Free Library

Kids will  learn about all kinds of creatures from the Creature Teachers at SFL

Kids will learn about a variety of different animals from around the world at the Sawyer Free Library. The summer kickoff program with Creature Teachers will feature exotic animals up close and personal for children. Children will learn about the diverse habitats of our planet and the animals that live there. Ages 3 and up. Sign up online at the Children's Room website or call 978-281-9763 x 18

When: 
Monday, July 7, 2014 2p.m.
Location: 
Sawyer Free Library
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