LUNAR 2.0 | PEM February School Vacation Week

A model of the Moon at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts

Peabody Essex Museum invites kids and families for days of fun and engaging moon-related events and activities during February vacation week!  With Lunar Landing 2.0, you can investigate the science, technology and innovation driving lunar exploration. Immerse yourself in a portable planetarium, design a spacecraft, plan a lunar colony and much more!

Monday, February 20, 2017

  • DROP-IN-ART ACTIVITY
    Lunar Module Engineering
    10:30 am-4 pm | Atrium
    Design a lunar module model for transporting astronauts between the Moon's surface and their orbiting spacecraft.

  • COLLABORATIVE ART MAKING
    Lunar Mission: Make a Moon Colony
    10:30 am-4 pm | Create Space
    Design a portion of a Moon colony with artist/educator Kimberly Aaronson as museum guests join together to create a 3-D lunar outpost fit for humans.

  • DROP-IN ART MAKING
    Moon Collages
    10:30 am-4 pm | Create Space
    Create a Moon-themed collage inspired by Lunar Attraction artist Beth Hoeckel's compositions.

  • PERFORMANCE
    Moon Crazy
    11-11:45 am and 1:30-2:15 pm | Morse Auditorium
    Recommended for all ages

    Put on your imagination cap and blast off to the Moon with master storyteller Jackson Gillman! His songs and lively stories, including Frank Asch's Happy Birthday Moon, launch you into space and pilot you happily home.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • DROP-IN-ART ACTIVITY
    Lunar Module Engineering
    10:30 am-4 pm | Atrium
    Design a lunar module model for transporting astronauts between the Moon's surface and their orbiting spacecraft.

  • COLLABORATIVE ART MAKING
    Lunar Mission: Make a Moon Colony
    10:30 am-4 pm | Create Space
    Design a portion of a Moon colony with artist/educator Kimberly Aaronson as museum guests join together to create a 3-D lunar outpost fit for humans.

  • DROP-IN ART MAKING
    Moon Collages
    10:30 am-4 pm | Create Space
    Create a Moon-themed collage inspired by Lunar Attraction artist Beth Hoeckel's compositions.

  • IMMERSIVE PRESENTATION
    Night Sky: Portable Planetarium
    11 am-1:45 pm | East India Marine Hall
    Tickets available day of program
    Recommended for ages 5 to adult

    Join a space expert from the Museum of Science, Boston, on an exploration of the Moon, stars, planets and other celestial objects in the cosmos. 30-minute presentations at 11 and 11:45 am, 1 and 1:45 pm.

  • SPECIAL GUEST
    Meet Astronaut Cady Coleman!
    2-2:45 pm | Morse Auditorium
    Tickets available day of program
    Recommended for ages 5 to adult

    NASA astronaut Catherine Grace "Cady" Coleman shares images and personal stories from her two Space Shuttle Columbia missions, a six-month stint on the International Space Station and as an adviser to the sci-fi film Gravity.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • DROP-IN-ART ACTIVITY
    Lunar Module Engineering
    10:30 am-4 pm | Atrium
    Design a lunar module model for transporting astronauts between the Moon's surface and their orbiting spacecraft.

  • COLLABORATIVE ART MAKING
    Lunar Mission: Make a Moon Colony
    10:30 am-4 pm | Create Space
    Design a portion of a Moon colony with artist/educator Kimberly Aaronson as museum guests join together to create a 3-D lunar outpost fit for humans.

  • DROP-IN ART MAKING
    Moon Collages
    10:30 am-4 pm | Create Space
    Create a Moon-themed collage inspired by Lunar Attraction artist Beth Hoeckel's compositions.

  • WORKSHOP
    Rockets: There and Back Again
    11 am-2:30 pm
    PEM Connect building, next to main entrance
    Tickets available day of program
    Recommended for ages 5 to adult

    Join an educator from the Museum of Science, Boston, to create an air rocket that will launch across the room to reach the Moon and other space targets, and then design a craft to safely return back to Earth. Four 50-minute programs offered at 11 am, noon, 1:30 and 2:30 pm.

  • FILM
    Despicable Me
    1-2:36 pm | Morse Auditorium
    Supervillain Gru hatches a plan to steal the Moon with the help of an army of Minions, a dash of super technology and three adorable orphans in this computer-animated comedy by Illuminated Entertainment. 2010, Rated PG.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • DROP-IN-ART ACTIVITY
    Lunar Module Engineering
    10:30 am-4 pm | Atrium
    Design a lunar module model for transporting astronauts between the Moon's surface and their orbiting spacecraft.

  • DROP-IN ART MAKING
    Moon Collages
    10:30 am-4 pm | Create Space
    Create a Moon-themed collage inspired by Lunar Attraction artist Beth Hoeckel's compositions.

  • IMMERSIVE PRESENTATION
    Night Sky: Portable Planetarium
    11 am-1:45 pm | East India Marine Hall
    Tickets available day of program
    Recommended for ages 5 to adult

    Join a space expert from the Museum of Science, Boston, on an exploration of the Moon, stars, planets and other celestial objects in the cosmos. 30-minute presentations at 11 and 11:45 am, 1 and 1:45 pm.

  • DROP-IN ART MAKING
    Lunar Orrery
    10:30 am-4 pm | Maker Lounge
    Create a paper model to better understand the orbits of the Sun, Earth and Moon.

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • DROP-IN ART MAKING
    Lunar Module Engineering
    10:30 am-4 pm | Atrium
    Design a lunar module model for transporting astronauts between the Moon's surface and their orbiting spacecraft.

  • DROP-IN ART MAKING
    Moon Collages
    10:30 am-4 pm | Create Space
    Create a Moon-themed collage inspired by Lunar Attraction artist Beth Hoeckel's compositions.

  • DROP-IN ART MAKING
    Lunar Orrery
    10:30 am-4 pm | Maker Lounge
    Create a paper model to better understand the orbits of the Sun, Earth and Moon.

  • FILM
    Despicable Me
    1-2:36 pm | Morse Auditorium
    Supervillain Gru hatches a plan to steal the Moon with the help of an army of Minions, a dash of super technology and three adorable orphans in this computer-animated comedy by Illuminated Entertainment. 2010, Rated PG.

When: 
Monday, February 15 to Friday, February 19, 2015 from 10am - 5pm
Prices: 
Included with Museum Admission
Phone: 
978.745.9500