Peabody Essex Museum: February School Vacation Week

PEM has a wonderful lineup of family fun for February Vacation!

Peabody Essex Museum has a fun lineup of activities, performances and demonstrations for February vacation! Come visit the museum and enjoy our regular exhibits and catch a live animal presentation, enjoy a family film, or take part in a fun art activity.  There's something new every day so don't miss out!

Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Drop-in-Art Activity - Make a Bird Call

10:30 am–2 pm | Create Space - For families

  • Film - Tarzan

11 am–12:30 pm |Bartlett Gallery
Gorillas rescue and raise an orphaned human baby. Tarzan learns the ways of the jungle until it's his turn to rescue his adopted family. 1999, 88 minutes. Rated G. Buy it on Amazon: Tarzan ()

  • Performance - Talkative Animals

1-1:45pm |Atrium
Join Curious Creatures for a live animal presentation that explores the the wild world of animal communication, from flicking tails to squawking parrots.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • Drop-in-Art Activity - Sonar Shakers

10:30 am–2 pm | Create Space - For families

11 am–11:30 pm |Atrium
Do animals sound the same all over the world, or do human languages change what we hear?  Find out as we read this multilingual adventure.

  • Performance - Talkative Animals

1-1:45pm |Atrium
Join Curious Creatures for a live animal presentation that explores the the wild world of animal communication, from flicking tails to squawking parrots.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

  • Drop-in-Art Activity - Bullroarers

10:30 am–2 pm | Create Space - For families

  • Performance - The Loon Lady

11-11:45 am & 1-1:45 pm |Atrium
Hear the true story of a young loon, learn to move and sound like one of these elusive birds and much more, with Loon Lady Sue Rockwood.

 

2:15-3:45 pm | Bartlett Gallery

Plunge into this imaginary adventure and a world of singing emperor penguins, and the young penguin who cannot sing a note - but he can tap dance! 2006, 108 minutes. Rated PG

Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • Drop-in-Art Activity - Bullroarers

10:30 am–2 pm | Create Space - For families

  • Story Time - The Jazz Fly

10:30 - 11 | Bartlett Gallery
This insect percussionist is having a bad case of musical block, but he gets inspiration from the other animals he hears on the way to the jazz club. Get it Amazon: The Jazz Fly (book w/ audio CD) .

  • Presentation - Meet the Vet

10:30 - 11 am | Atrium
For families with children ages 5 and up

Who watches over the 70 zebra finches in from here to ear?  Meet veterinarian Dr. Elizabeth Bradt to find out how she became a vet and how she helps to care for all those birds!

  • Performance - On a Wing and a Song

11-11:45 am & 1-1:45 pm |Atrium
What do the changes of the seasons look like from the point of view of a bird?  Find out in this interactive performance with musician and master storyteller Jackson Gillman.

Friday, February 21, 2014

  • Drop-in-Art Activity - Make a Bird Call

10:30 am–2 pm | Create Space - For families

10:30 - 11 am | Bartlett Gallery
Find out how to translate "moo" and speak it yourself as we read this comic story by Deborah Fajerman.

  • Performance - Sound All Around

1-1:45 pm |Atrium
Stephen Lechner returns to PEM to investigate the physics of sound and introduce us all to "the greatest musical instrument in the world!"

Made possible by the Lowell Institute

When: 
Monday, February 17 to Friday, February 21, 2014 from 10am - 5pm
Prices: 
Included with Museum Admission
Phone: 
978-745-9500
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