April Vacation at PEM 2013

PEM has a great lineup for kids and families during April Vacation 2013!

Looking for stuff to do during April Vacation on the North Shore? Peabody Essex Museum has a fabulous line-up of fun activities, performances and tours for kids and families. Explore movement and sound through the Nick Cave exhibit, art and textile activities, story times, gallery tours and live performances! Come to PEM to create memorable family experiences that will keep minds engaged and hands busy during school break!

Daily Activities

  • Drop-in-Art Activities 10am - 4pm | Atrium
    • Channeling Nick Cave [Video: Interview with Nick Cave]
      • Create a sound suit using Nick Cave pieces as inspiration
    • Kaleidoscope Wallpaper
      • Check out the colorful patterned wallpaper created by Nick Cave. Then use paper cutouts to make your own kaleidoscopic wallpaper to take home.
  • Makey Makey [video below] 10am - 2:30pm | Atrium
    • Try out this a cool technology that turns everyday objects like bananas and Play-doh into musical instruments
  • Family Gallery Tours 11:30am - Noon

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

  • Studio Discovery -  Crafty Costumes
    • 10:30 am-12:30 pm and 1:30-3:30 pm | Bartlett Gallery
    • Create Nick Cave-inspired costumes with our unique selection of materials and help from Monkey House Dance Company.

  • Performance and Workshop

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  • Studio Discovery -  Crafty Costumes
    • 10:30 am-12:30 pm and 1:30-3:30 pm | Bartlett Gallery
    • Create Nick Cave-inspired costumes with our unique selection of materials and help from Monkey House Dance Company.

  • PEM Pals
    • 10:30am | Bartlett Gallery
    • Come hear Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields, then stick around for a fun craft activity.
      • Appropriate for children ages 5 and under.
  • Studio Discovery -  One Man Band
    • Noon - 3pm | East India Mall
    • Meet Ramblin' Dan and his unique "sound" suit, then stick around to make your own music machine with an array of colorful materials.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

  • Performance and Workshop - Activating Objects with Dance
  • Drop-In Activity - Essex Street Clowning Parade
    • 3 pm | meet outside PEM's front entrance
    • Everyone is welcome to take part in our big parade. Wear the costume you created earlier in the week or bring something from home.

  • PEM/PM Evening Party
    • 6:30-9:30 pm | Members and Salem residents (with ID) free, nonmembers $10
    • Artist Nick Cave joins us in a celebration of category-bending artwork, dance and performance art. Indulge in culinary samples, libations and art-making activities. Cash bar. Refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium Café.

Nick Cave - Art in Motion


Urbanity Dance - I AM... FAST


Ramblin' Dan


Makey Makey

When: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 10am - 4pm
Prices: 
Included with Museum Admission
Phone: 
978-745-9500
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