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.

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

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.

Monday, July 21, 2014 12:30-2 pm
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.

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

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

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.

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

An Evening with the Herons

The largest heronry in Massachusetts is just off of Coolidge Point in Manchester

The evening flight of herons, egrets, and ibises as they return to their night roost is an amazing spectacle to watch, especially when they are returning into the largest heronry in Massachusetts, just off the coast of Coolidge Point. Bring your dinner and enjoy the aerial drama of the life-and-death struggle in the colony.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 6-8pm

Strawberry Festival at Russell Orchards

The Strawberry Festival at Russel Orchards features lots of fun and live music!

Join Russell Orchards for their annual strawberry fest as they celebrate the "first fruit". Favorite outdoor activities include: strawberry picking, hayrides, face painting, and balloon entertainment, music and more.

Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23, 2013 11am-4pm
Russell Orchards

Butterflies in Massachusetts

Join Doug Savich, local butterfly expert to learn about the butterflies of Massa

Butterflies can be a fun hobby! Join Doug Savich, local butterfly expert. There are about 100 species of butterflies in MA and about 75 can be seen on Cape Ann. Come explore the park with Doug and look for butterflies. Bring a close focus binocular if you have one.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 10-11:30am

Lynn Spring Carnival

Lynn Spring Carnival & Fundraiser for North Shore Children and Families

The Lynn Spring Carnival is in full swing this weekend at the Keaney Park off Memorial Ave. behind English High School, Lynn, MA

The carnival will feature rides, exciting games, food and a petting zoo.

Friday, June 6th, opens at 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 7th, opens at 1 p.m.
Sunday, June 8th, opens at 1 p.m.

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.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 9-10am
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