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

Feb Fest at MIT Museum

Kids will have a blast at the MIT Museum during February Vacation Feb Fest!
Join MIT Museum for Feb Fest, an annual celebration during February school vacation week, with daily hands-on activities, workshops, and more.  Inspired by our exhibition Big Bang Data, this year’s theme is big data. Come for a fun filled week us for a fun-filled week.
Where: MIT Museum

February School Break Outdoor Ice Skating and More

February Vacation Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Since ice skating is the perfect winter activity, The MarketStreet Rink, presented by Lahey Health, expands its hours for President’s Day and February break. One of the best skating rinks in the region, The MarketStreet Rink is a classic 58 x 105 foot skating rink accented by a beautiful array of...

MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating

Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Lace up your skates and enjoy the beauty of the New England outdoors this winter season! From mid-November 2017 through February 2018, one of the most popular ice skating experiences in New England can be found at MarketStreet Lynnfield. The MarketStreet Rink offers public skating 7 days a week...

Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Minsky Arm, created by Marvin Minsky on display at the MIT Museum!
Robots and Beyond shares the results of decades of Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation at MIT. Explore the ideas that shaped AI and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.
Where: MIT Museum

Women of Essex - Stories to Share

Come learn come great stories about the women of Essex Massachusetts at this FREE exhibit open through Winter 2018
Discover the interesting lives of women who lived in Essex! This exhibit – the first of its kind in Essex – expands our understanding of the women of Essex and the ways they have influenced our town and reflected the larger story of women’s history.
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Vacation Break Camps at Glen Urquhart School

February Vacation Week Camps and Programs
Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA is hosting a February Vacation Break Camp. Sign up to have your child join us at GUS for our Vacation Break Camps, Tuesday through Friday, February 20-23. FUN at GUS Preschool Program, age 3.5-5, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  This program is designed especially for...
8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Adventure Days: Maple Sugaring

Learn how to harvest Maple Sap and convert it to Maple Syrup at IRWS!
Today we'll learn about one of nature's tastiest treats: maple syrup. We'll discover how to distinguish a sugar maple from all the other trees in the forest and tap one to collect the sap. After a visit to the sugarhouse, we'll know how sap is converted into syrup and try some on our very own...
8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Farmer for a Week: Kids in the Kitchen

Appleton Farm's Winter Explorers program is geared to children aged 7-11
In the winter, many people hunker down to stay warm, but at Appleton Farms, we make the most of the cold, quiet season. There is no better place to spend winter farm days than in the kitchen! This camp is for kids who love to cook, explore, and be adventurous in the kitchen, and out on the trails...
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Farmer for a Week: Kids in the Kitchen

Appleton Farm's Kids in the Kitchen  program is geared to children aged 7-10
In the winter, many people hunker down to stay warm, but at Appleton Farms, we make the most of the cold, quiet season. There is no better place to spend winter farm days than in the kitchen! This camp is for kids who love to cook, explore, and be adventurous in the kitchen, and out on the trails...
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Goddard School Touring Tuesday

Childcare, child care at Goddard School Middleton MA, Danvers MA, North Andover MA. infant, preschool, Pr
Touring Tuesday: Make a date to see Goddard School, Middleton, meet teachers and visit your child's next classroom! Infant, Toddler, Preschool,and Pre-Kindergarten programs. Please visit on Tuesday's to see why The Goddard School is "more than just a daycare".
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Old School Yard Games

Kids can run and play in the wide open spaces of the Stevens-Coolidge Estate in North Andover
Start off your February vacation with a little competitive play. In this morning program, the Stevens-Coolidge Place will host three timeless outdoor games: capture the flag, scavenger hunt and red light/green light. So, get out your detective hats, lace up those winter boots and stretch those...
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Public Skate and Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
10:00 am to 11:45 am

XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions at PEM - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA. Family friendly arts and culture North of Boston
Journey through nature and activate the senses as you explore mathematical paradoxes, typographical illusions and metaphors in motion in our new digital exhibition, XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions, opening Saturday, October 14, 2017.
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

MFA: Mark Rothko: Reflection

Museum of Fine Art Mark Rothko Exhibit
An immersive display of 11 masterpieces by Mark Rothko (1903–70), on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., invites visitors to contemplate the power of art to shape human experience. Opening on September 24, don’t miss “Mark Rothko: Reflection,” an immersive display of 11...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Sawyer Free LEGO Club

Come build using LEGOs at the Sawyer Free Library
Attend an afternoon of LEGOs in the Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library! Snacks and LEGOs are provided. Register online!
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Olympic Craft Session

Kids will learn to make an Olympic themed craft at the TOHP Burnham Public Library!
TOHP Burnham Public Library invites agse 5 and up for an Olympic Craft. Registration is not necessary, but if you plan to attend, we'd love to know in advance.
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, February 21

Feb Fest at MIT Museum

Kids will have a blast at the MIT Museum during February Vacation Feb Fest!
Join MIT Museum for Feb Fest, an annual celebration during February school vacation week, with daily hands-on activities, workshops, and more.  Inspired by our exhibition Big Bang Data, this year’s theme is big data. Come for a fun filled week us for a fun-filled week.
Where: MIT Museum

MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating

Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Lace up your skates and enjoy the beauty of the New England outdoors this winter season! From mid-November 2017 through February 2018, one of the most popular ice skating experiences in New England can be found at MarketStreet Lynnfield. The MarketStreet Rink offers public skating 7 days a week...

February School Break Outdoor Ice Skating and More

February Vacation Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Since ice skating is the perfect winter activity, The MarketStreet Rink, presented by Lahey Health, expands its hours for President’s Day and February break. One of the best skating rinks in the region, The MarketStreet Rink is a classic 58 x 105 foot skating rink accented by a beautiful array of...

Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Minsky Arm, created by Marvin Minsky on display at the MIT Museum!
Robots and Beyond shares the results of decades of Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation at MIT. Explore the ideas that shaped AI and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.
Where: MIT Museum

Women of Essex - Stories to Share

Come learn come great stories about the women of Essex Massachusetts at this FREE exhibit open through Winter 2018
Discover the interesting lives of women who lived in Essex! This exhibit – the first of its kind in Essex – expands our understanding of the women of Essex and the ways they have influenced our town and reflected the larger story of women’s history.
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Adventure Days: Winter Homes

Build igloos and learn how to find winter ohme for animals at IRWS's workshop
Can you imagine living outside through the entire winter? We'll explore the woodlands, wetlands, and field edges for nests, cavities, burrows, dens, and lodges to discover how birds, mammals, and insects find homes in this challenging season. We'll build an igloo or shelter and see how warm it can...
8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Vacation Break Camps at Glen Urquhart School

February Vacation Week Camps and Programs
Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA is hosting a February Vacation Break Camp. Sign up to have your child join us at GUS for our Vacation Break Camps, Tuesday through Friday, February 20-23. FUN at GUS Preschool Program, age 3.5-5, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  This program is designed especially for...
8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Farmer for a Week: Kids in the Kitchen

Appleton Farm's Winter Explorers program is geared to children aged 7-11
In the winter, many people hunker down to stay warm, but at Appleton Farms, we make the most of the cold, quiet season. There is no better place to spend winter farm days than in the kitchen! This camp is for kids who love to cook, explore, and be adventurous in the kitchen, and out on the trails...
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Farmer for a Week: Kids in the Kitchen

Appleton Farm's Kids in the Kitchen  program is geared to children aged 7-10
In the winter, many people hunker down to stay warm, but at Appleton Farms, we make the most of the cold, quiet season. There is no better place to spend winter farm days than in the kitchen! This camp is for kids who love to cook, explore, and be adventurous in the kitchen, and out on the trails...
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cedar Point Trail | Winter Wander

The Cedar Point Trail at the Crane Estate winds through varied terrain to the be
An outdoor adventure for the whole family!  An easy rambling walk that will take us along the Cedar Point Trail to Steep Hill Beach with naturalists from The Trustees of Reservations. We’ll take note of how winter has changed the landscape, and how plants and animals adapt to survive this “dormant...
10:00 am to 12:00 pm