Families are invited to the Activity Center at the Cape Ann Museum to participate in hands-on activities that delve into the art, history and culture of the region. Each Second Saturday focuses on a specific theme based on the Museum’s collection and/or special exhibitions.
Join us in a galaxy not so far away as we celebrate the art, science, and design of Star Wars! All weekend long you can dress up as your favorite Star Wars character, put your Jedi skills to the test on our training course, build an X-Wing or Death Star with KEVA blocks, and meet some of your favorite characters! Each day will have fun and engaging activities for the whole family!
During this teen, youth workshop, PEM instuctures will guide participants through defining a message, designing a visually impactful sign, and leading teens through the block-printing process with the PEM printmaking press.
Join the Ipswich Museum for a chance to explore the Railroad in Ipswich exhibit. This month we'll explore history and STEM concepts (like bridge building). 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 6 though 12. Cost: $5/child
Pre-registration is required. To save your spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Designed for ages 8 and beyond, the CAM Off the Wall Tour challenges its participants to problem solve, act out, use their imaginations and photograph works in the Museum. A trained guide will lead participants to particular works of art and artifacts, but unlike the standard tour, participants will be assigned an activity at each stop. This is not so much a guided tour as a personal adventure through the Museum. Remember to bring a smart phone or digital camera, and of course, a sense of humor!
Discover the peaceable kingdom that lives within the Museum’s collection on this adventurous tour through the galleries.
This event is free for families. Space is limited; reservations required. Reservations can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x16 or emailing email@example.com
Spring into Science Saturdays with MIT students as they "show and tell" the amazing work they are creating on campus. Topics for additional sessions will be announced, so check back here to see the latest schedule and plan your visit.
Spring into Scinece Saturday will be held on the following dates (11am-1pm):
Discover how movement and music can create and tell stories at Peabody Essex Museum. Interact and engage with performers from New Repertory Theatre's Classic Repertory Company. Get to know the string instrument family in a workshop and informal concert. Followed by a string instrument "petting zoo" for budding virtuosos. Create your own star projector to transform any wall into the night sky. Get active and explore sequences of movements to create and tell a story inspired by the moon.
See the world of nature through the eyes of Julie as she watches an orphaned duckling learn about perseverance, all while she learns lessons of love.
Join local author Julia Walsh for a reading and book signing of Wings on the Wind, a new children’s book based upon a true story. Ms. Walsh will also lead us in an art making activity. Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the Wenham Museum Shop.