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 3, 2014, 1 - 11pm
October 4-13, 2014, 10am - 11pm
Topsfield Fairgrounds

Fairy Shrimp, Salamanders & Frogs, Oh My!

Ramona Latham - Directory of the Discovery Center at Ravenswood park in Gloucest

The Trustees of Reservations invite you to bring the whole family to Ravenswood Park for an introduction to Vernal Pools.Vernal pools are crucial to the survival of fairy shrimp, salamanders, and wood frogs. We’ll have fun exploring the pools at Ravenswood Park. Participants will learn how to certify and protect vernal pools. When vernal pools become certified, we can prevent development on and around them. This program is instructive for participants, so you, too, can take home the techniques, forms, and methods to certify pools.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 1-3PM
Ravenswood Park

Science on Saturday at MIT

Kids will learn about engineering at the next Science on Saturday!

Brought to you by MIT alumnus Todd Rider, Science on Saturday is a free 60-minute presentation with lots of fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer. It is free and open to all elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as their parents and teachers. Hands-on activity booths are available to students after the show. No pre-registration is required, but seating is limited - first come, first seated. Parental/adult escort is required for all children under 12.

Saturday March 28, 2015 10am
MIT Kresge Auditorium

LEGO Club at Danvers Library

Peabody Institute Library - Danvers invites kids to an afternoon of building and fun! Activities will include free build, themes and instructional design. All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room till the following weeks's session

Most Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm Through April 23, 2015

Go Wild! Connecting Kids with Nature

John Scott Sampson at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Join Scott Sampson, Vice President of Research and Collections and Chief Curator, Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a presentation and discussion about connecting with nature. Connecting people, especially children, with nature is crucial to their health and the health of places they call home. In the age of Google and iPhones, however, finding a balance between technology and the natural world is increasingly difficult.

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2:00pm

Early Spring Stargazing

Stars are born, live for eons, and explode in a colorful display of gas & light.

Celebrate the first full day of spring under the stars. The winter constellations are slowly making their way off the celestial stage, with Orion dipping toward the western horizon ever so gently, framed above by Gemini and Taurus. To the east, Leo and Virgo, home to the Realm of Galaxies, are leading the way for the springtime constellations, climbing higher into the night sky. Looking north, characteristically at this time of year, the Big Dipper stands on its handle.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Music, Dance & Puppets at Ipswich Library

Come see Marcus Gale and his puppets at Ipswich Public Library

A Musical Program for the Wee Ones (and a sampling of Irish Dance!) Join us Saturday, March 14th at 1pm when Marcus Gale and his Puppet Friends present a musical program that is most suitable for toddlers through first grade, but families with children of all ages will enjoy this show. His music is specifically crafted for young children, easy to learn, and great to sing along with!

Saturday, March 14, 2015 1pm

Comic Workshop at Danvers Library

A comic illustration by Veronica Fish

Peabody Institute Library - Danvers invites early released middle and high school kids to a comic & cartooning workshop with artists/graphic novelists Andy and Veronica Fish. “Jazz, Rock n’ Roll & Comic Books are uniquely American art forms.  Born out of comic strips in the 1930s comic books became increasingly popular with GI’s during WWII and have grown and developed in the 80+ years since they first appeared.”  This session includes lessons on creating characters using shape, art styles, cover a brief history of the art form and then feature a hands on demo.This is a hands-on demonstration that’s not just for artists! Supplies will be provided, but you could bring an extra pencil (just in case).

Wednesday, March 4, 2014 1:15-2 pm

Let it Snow! Snowshoe Rentals

Rent Snowshoes for the whole family and hit the trails of Ravenswood Park in Glo

The Trustees of Reservations offer snowshoe rentals at the Cape Ann Discovery Center at Ravenswood Park (when there is enough snow) on Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday Holidays through the Winter months. Grab the family and get outdoors! Enjoy the wide open carriage paths during the winter wonderland. Warm up afterwards near our woodstove while enjoying hot chocolate. Adult and children’s sizes available. Snowshoes available on first come, first served basis.

Saturdays, Sundays & Monday Holidays 10am-3pm
Ravenswood Park

Wingmasters -- OWLS! at Ipswich Library

Learn about owls that live in Massachusetts at the Ipswich Public Library

Come enjoy Learn about owls that live in Massachusetts and see them with your very own eyes during this popular Wingmasters' program. Children must be 8 or older to attend independently. Don't miss this fabulous event!

Thursday, February 19, 2015 11am-Noon
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