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Family Science Days

Family Science Days in Boston MA

Visit Family Science Days during the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Browse interactive tabletop exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by experts convened by AAAS! This FREE event is open to all, but organized especially for students in grade levels 6 to 12.

When: 
February 16 & 17, 2013

The Boston Pops on Christmas Eve!

BSO's Holiday Pops makes a great Christmas Tradition.

What could be better on Christmas Eve than a concert of classic Christmas and holiday music, topped by a visit with Santa! Join the Boston Pops (and Santa) as they perform one of their last Holiday Pops shows of the season. Historic Symphony Hall is transformed into a magical place for all ages as the Boston Pops perform the most beloved holiday music. Join together with the millions of other New Englanders and Bostonians to continue your family’s tradition or start a new one.

When: 
Friday, December 22, 2012 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 23, 2012 11 a.m.
Sunday, December 24, 2012 11 a.m.

Blue Discoveries Family Day: Aqua Vets

Learn with the Family at New England Aquarium!

Come learn all about the veterinarians that care for marine creatures at the next New England Aquarium Blue Discoveries Family Day! Learn more about the blue planet through art, science and storytelling at the in the Blue Discoveries Program. Programs highlight Aquarium favorites as well as Aquarium hidden treasures. All activities are included with Aquarium admission. This is a drop in program for select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year.

When: 
Saturday, December 16, 2012 11am - 3pm

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic in Boston. Winter fun live performance.

100 Years of Magic is a celebration of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice. Kids will be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many of the Disney Princesses. Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you'll remember forever as Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

When: 
Thursday, December 27 - Sunday, December 30, 2012 various times
Location: 

MFA: Korea Foundation Day, Arts of Korea Gallery & Buddhist Paintings Exhibition

Visit Massachusetts with Families. Fun events at the MFA Museum of Fine Art

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.

When: 
Friday, November 16, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Pediatric Diabetes Workshop

Innovations in Care and Discovery for Pediatric Adolescent and Young Adult Type

“Innovations in Care and Discovery for Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Type 1 Patients”
Parents and Families of Children with Type 1: You’re Invited!
The President and CEO of Joslin Diabetes Center, John L. Brooks III, cordially invites you to attend Joslin’s first symposium tailored to families and their children – pediatric and young adolescents – living with type 1 diabetes.

  • Hear about the latest advances in science from members of Joslin’s renowned research team.
  • Learn more about Joslin’s patient and parent-centered models of care now used around the world.
  • Be uplifted by stories of hope about Medalists living with diabetes free of any complications for 50 or more years.
When: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Granparent's Day at BCM

Celebrate Grandparent's Day at the Boston Children's Museum!

Celebrate your grandparent-ness by taking your grandkids to the Museum. We will feature special story times, musical performances, as well as art activities. This will also be your first chance to join our new Grandparents Circle – a membership group that is designed to give grandparents special opportunities to spend time with their grandchildren at a place that inspires while it teaches – Boston Children’s Museum.

When: 
Sunday, September 09, 2012

MFA + Highland Street = Free Fun Friday

Museum of Fine Arts Boston - Family Fun in Massachusetts

The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program will offer free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), on Friday, August 3, 2012. Visitors can explore the MFA’s exhibitions and galleries, watch short films, tour Museum collections, and participate in family activities.

Some of the activities for the day include:

When: 
Friday, August 3, 2012 10 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.

Ghosts of Jupiter Opens at MOS

Visitors will experience a rock-and-roll journey at Museum of Science

On Friday, June 22, 2012, visitors to the Museum of Science, Boston will experience a rock-and-roll journey through space and time, with the premiere of Ghosts of Jupiter: Music Experience. Celebrating the release of their self-titled album, Ghosts of Jupiter, the Boston-bred rock quintet has partnered with the Museum to create a new eye-popping music entertainment show in the Charles Hayden Planetarium that will take museumgoers on a fantastic ride into the outer reaches of the mind.

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Annual Danvers Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Annual Danvers Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will raise funds for local kids
Come join the Danvers Kiwanis Club for their 49th annual Pancake Breakfast. This is one of the clubs biggest fundraisers. Thanks to those that come and support us we have been able to donate over $600,00 to the Danvers Community. Price includes Pancakes, Juice, Milk, Coffee, Sausages and Ham!
8:00 am to 10:00 am

Flapjack Fling & Sugaring Tours

The February Flapjack Fling isn't about pancakes, it's about the syrup!
The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary wraps up the maple sugaring season this year with our the annual Flapjack Fling. Bring your family and friends for this special breakfast at the sanctuary and enjoy the fruit (OK, sap!) of our labor and our maple trees on some delicious pancakes.
8:15 am to 1:00 pm

North Shore Gamers Game Day

All are invited to Sawyer Free Public Library in Gloucester Massachusetts for a fun day of boards games!
Looking to get into the fun of modern board gaming? Come and learn from the best! North Shore Gamers will be hosting a game day open to all levels and types of board gamers. Bring your favorite game or play from our communal library.
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Beauty and the Beast at Larcom Theatre in Beverly

Live performances for the whole family at Larcom Theater in Beverly MA
Don’t miss this year’s spellbinding family show Beauty and the Beast starring Dame Dotty Potty, Loopy Louie, Gaston, Belle and of course The Beast! Dreaming of a happier life, the beautiful Belle finds herself transported to a spell-bound castle held captive by a hideous beast. Can she see beyond...
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

AJH: Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth Education Classes at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Haverhill  MA
Congratulations: you are pregnant! This class is for mothers and partners during the last trimester of pregnancy to learn skills needed for the childbirth experience such as breathing methods, relaxation techniques, and comfort measures. Topics covered include: Anatomy Labor & delivery...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma

Junior Chefs will make Peter Rabbit themed cookies at Williams-Sonoma Lynnfield!
Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location!
10:00 am

AJH: Birthing with Hypnosis

Anna Jaques Hospital Birthing with Hypnosis
Relax, clear your mind, and experience the positive effects of self-hypnosis during pregnancy and birthing. Class focuses on easy and natural relaxation techniques. If your birth plan does not embrace a firm decision for an epidural, this is a great option for you and your partner. Recommended to...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Book Nook at MPL

Book Nook with Miss Melanie at Manchester Public Library
Book Nook is a weekly story time program for all children and families, ages infant through school age. Come and listen to stories, play games, sing songs, play with toys and build relationships with other families! Enjoying time in the Book Nook is a great way to startyour Saturday.
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Girls Day at MIT Museum

Girls are encouraged to follow their interests in the sciences at MIT Museum's Girls Day in Cambridge!
Join MIT Museum for Girls Day, a bi-annual event celebrating women in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Explore, build, create and investigate with MIT faculty, students, and volunteers throughout the day. All hands-on activities, informal talks and demonstrations are...
Where: MIT Museum
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

MIT Museum's Idea Hub

Families can learn through hands-on science at MIT Museum's Idea Hub in Cambridge Massachusetts
Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission for kids ages 12 and up.
Where: MIT Museum
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

LEGO Freeplay for Families!

The Amesbury Public Library invites families to build with LEGO!
APL invites kids and families to create with LEGOs! Use our blocks, big and small, to create from your imagination or try one of our challenges. We encourage the whole family to come and build!
Where: APL
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

ACTING OUT! Theater Company, is proud to present Willy Wonka, The Musical

Come with us and you’ll be in a world of Pure Imagination! Join us for the beloved family musical adventure, Willy Wonka at the Performing Arts Center at North Andover High School. 10 years ago Willy Wonka was Acting Out!’s very first full scale production.  Close to 100 people joined us on the...
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday, April 4

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

AJH: Mother & Baby Support Classes: Haverhill

Mother & Baby Support Groups at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport MA
Mother & Baby Groups Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. Formerly named Lactation Support Groups, the Mother & Baby Group is facilitated by a...
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Girls Inc. of Lynn 31st Annual Celebration Luncheon

Girls Inc. of Lynn 31st Annual Celebration Luncheon at the Hilton Doubletree in Danvers
When the doors open at the Hilton Doubletree in Danvers on Thursday, April 4th at 11:30 a.m., hundreds of community leaders, elected officials, business men and women, girls and supporters of girls will unite to celebrate Girls Inc. 31st Annual Celebration luncheon. “We are thrilled to celebrate...
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Marblehead Rec Gym Play Time & Activities

Gym Play Time & Activities at Marblehead Recreation Department
DJ, Dancing & Cookie Decorating! Join the Marblehead Recreation Department for the 8th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. This is a social event for girls of all ages with their fathers, grandfathers, uncles or other guardians/caregivers.
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

LEGO Club at Danvers Library

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
3:30 pm

Minecraft Club at Newbury Library

Kids can learn Minecraft skill from others at the Newbury Town Library!
“Can you teleport me?” “How do I fly?” “I need a sword!” “What are you building?” These exclamations are the sounds of a room full of kids playing Minecraftedu. Welcome to Minecraft Club!
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Friday, April 5

Sparhawk School First Friday's Open House Events

Sparhawk School in Amersbury MA
Are you considering different educational options for your child? Join us for a First Friday Event at Sparhawk! This is your opportunity to explore our two beautiful campuses (Elementary & Middle / High School), engage with our students and faculty and see our school in action.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Farm Friends

Farm Friends a program for preschoolers at Spencer Peirce Little Farm Newbury Massachusetts!
Children three to six and a favorite adult of their choosing are invited to share in some fun-filled farm adventures which will connect them to daily life at Spencer Peirce Little Farm.
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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