Celebrate local author, illustrator and artist Virginia Lee Burton with story time, playing and art making in the Children's Activity Center. Burton authored and illustrated some of the most memorable books ever written for children, and won the 1942 Caldecott Medal for .
Peabody Essex Museum is host to one of the finest examples of Gothic tapestry in existence now through the end of 2012! Come see this set of four massive, 36 foot-long tapestries that depict the North African military campaigns of Portugal's King Alphonse V during the crusades in the 15th Century. Experience medieval life through this tapestry with depictions of knights, ships, fortresses, weaponry, armour, attire and other details of the period. The four tapestries were recently restored to their finest condition in centuries, and are presented at PEM as an immersive, two-gallery experience before returning to Spain.
Get a jump start on your weekend with the Second Friday Program at the MIT Museum! Second Friday Programs are FREE and are oriented for open exploration with opportunities to attend performances, demonstrations, and lectures through out the museum galleries.
Drop-in for our yearly holiday wrapping paper workshop. This year we will be joined by Regina from the Boston Paper Collective as we learn Suminagashi, the ancient Japanese art of paper marbling. Make your own Suminagshi paper and see some examples of Ebru (Turkish paper marbling) as show above.
In celebration of the opening of the new Arts of Korea Gallery and Korean Buddhist Paintings exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), the Museum is hosting Korea Foundation Day on Friday, November 16, from 3 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Activities include tours of the Arts of Korea Gallery in Korean and English, a talk by artist Kang Ik-Joong, and musical performances by the percussion group Gong Myoung. These programs are free with Museum admission and children 17 and younger are free.
Free tours of the Whipple House on this first 17th Century Saturday of the season! The authentic reproduction 1657 Knight House nears completion. Plimoth Plantation will assist during the summer to install the thatch roof. Heard House tours are $7 for non-members, free for members.
Enjoy an amazing model toy train extravaganza where bridges explode and toy-size Cars® race around a track as the Geo-Trax® train chugs by in this room-size model train layout.
The Lorax, star of the Dr. Seuss book by the same name, will be visiting the Children’s Museum to greet young fans and help promote the love of reading.At the Books Alive event, museum staff will be reading “The Lorax” by beloved author Dr. Seuss throughout the day. The friendly costumed character Lorax will be popping in and out to greet children, exchange a hug or high-five, and pose for photos. There will also be a variety of Seuss-inspired literacy, math and creative activities for children in the museum’s large classroom.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History invites you to join Harvard students, faculty, and museum educators to learn how scientists collect and study mushrooms, examine an array of fungi specimens from the field and lab, and participate in fun hands-on kids’ activities. Regular admission rates apply.
Saturday, September 21
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