Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

Meet Children's Author Julia Walsh

Meet Children's Author Julia Walsh

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.

Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

M is for Museum

M is for Museum: Fall Celebration Wenham Museum

M is for Museum programs have been designed to introduce young visitors to museum concepts in a fun interactive setting. On the second Friday of the month at 9:30 and 10:30.

In the Wenham Museum Makery, children will explore their creativity and engineering skills.  

Second Friday of Every Month at 9:30 and 10:30
Friday, October 14, 2016

Storybook Quilts

Wenham Museum for Children and Families of the NorthShore

At the turn of the 21st century the Common Threads Quilt Guild began a project called The Storybook Quilts under the leadership of Pat Gandt. The quilts were sewn with love by members of the guild with the goal of supporting literacy and fostering interest in the needle arts. The guild drew inspiration from children’s books that used quilts or coverlets as an integral part of their stories.

Now through March 19, 2017


Drop in at  LEGOs at Large at Wenham Museum in Wenham Massachusetts

LEGOs At Large exhibit at Wenham Museum features extra-large LEGO installations – one of them has 20,000 LEGO bricks in it!

In this exhibit, you’ll be inspired to make your own at LEGO sculptures at LEGO and DUPLO building stations in the gallery, and feel what it’s like to be a LEGO mini-fig and GO INSIDE a LEGO building made from extra-large LEGO bricks.

Now Open through October 23, 2016

Jedi LEGO Workshop

Jedi LEGO Workshop at Wenham Museum for kids

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi!  Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imaginations and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

The Academy at Penguin Hall Open House

Girls Private High School The Acacemy at Penguin Hall Wenham MA Girls Private High School

The Academy at Penguin Hall welcomes you to discover the only all girls college preparatory high school in Essex County.

The Academy’s student centered curriculum focuses on the needs and interests of the individual student, rather than the traditional or conventional ideas of how students should learn. The program focuses on six areas of development: Academics, Arts, Health and Wellness, Community, Spirituality and Service.

Sunday, May 7, 2017, from 2 to 4 pm

Wenham Museum Fiesta on Main Street

Wenham Museum Fundraiser

Wenham Museum welcomes the community for its Fiesta on Main Street!

This event will bring the community together for a fun, entertaining, and affordable night out that raises much-needed revenue for the museum’s exhibits, programs, activities, and collections. With 70% of the museum’s budget funded through donors and fundraising events, your support is needed now more than ever!

Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Wenham Museum 20% Off Visits

Wenham Museum discounts and promo code

Families always enjoy one of the many programs and activities available at the Wenham Museum.

  • Programs and Activities Bring Exhibits and Collections to Life
    Museum exhibits and collections are brought to life through a full schedule of activities and programs. All ages are engaged, entertained, and enlightened by special family programs, such as craft making, art, colonial life activities, musical performances, and more.
  • A special interactive space for young museum visitors with changing hands-on activities for creative learning. A period playhouse, general store, variety of blocks, doll house, musical instruments and more help history come to life for children of all ages. Hands on exploration is a fundamental concept at Wenham Museum. This gallery has been designed to introduce our youngest visitors to museum concepts in a fun interactive setting. See what’s on exhibit in the gallery now.
Tuesday - Sunday


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