Things To Do & Events Calendar for North Shore Kids and Families

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School in Hamilton MA
The seventh annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit will feature more than 50 works by established and emerging New England artists, all displayed on the 100-acre campus of Pingree School from September 3 to October 30, 2016.  Beverly artists/art educators J. David and Barbara Broudo are this...
(All day)

Sculpture at Maudslay

Artists will install their sculptures at Maudslay State Park for public viewing!
Maudslay State Park has a strong connection to the arts, and one of the highlights of the year is Sculpture at Maudslay! The annual show will be themed 'BLUE'. This unique exhibition brings together artists from many walks of life to create site-specific sculptures in the park. 
(All day)

Corn MAiZE and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers

Corn MAiZE, Maze and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers, Danvers MassachusettsDanvers Massachusetts
Come to Connors Farm to find your way through The Great Maze Charlie Brown! themed corn maze, and enjoy many family fun activities! After completing the maze, stay and have some fun around the farm. Children enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, and most of all, visiting the barnyard animals.
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Smolak Farms Family Fun

There's all kinds of fun going on at Smolak Farm Weekend  Festival!
Take your first bite into a crisp and delicious New England apple this weekend at Smolak Farms located in North Andover, Massachusetts. Hay wagon rides, playground, animals, duck races, wee wagons, pick your own fruit….it all happens at Smolak Farms! Apple picking, pumpkins, hayrides, festival,...
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ernest Hemingway – Between Two Wars

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new landmark exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars. Showcasing the JFK Library’s Hemingway Collection, this is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Marini Farm Dragon Quest Corn Maze

The 2016 Marini Farm Corn Maze in Ipswich Massachusetts is dragon themed!
The 2016 Marini Farm Corn Maze is dragon themed this year! This is not your typical corn maze; it is both educational and interactive. There are over 18 stations strategically placed throughout the maze with answers to a game sheet that you will be given before entering. With over 10 miles of...
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

LEGOS AT LARGE

Drop in at LEGOpalooza 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...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

PEM Captures island allure through the eyes of America's leading impressionist painter. American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals. On view July 16 through November 6, 2016. The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals, the...
10:00 am to 11:26 am

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...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton Visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician, Brian...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

AJH: Mother & Baby: Haverhill

Mother & Baby Support Groups at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport MA
Mother & Baby Groups Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and answer questions that arise after going home. Mother & Baby Groups are facilitated by a Lactation Consultant/Registered...
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Harvard College Information Sessions & Tours

Harvard College Information Sessions & Tours
Visiting is a great way to get the feel of everyday life at Harvard College. Take the opportunity to meet our current students and explore the Cambridge/ Boston area. Admissions officers, often with undergraduates, present information and answer questions about admission to the college, financial...
11:00 am to 8:16 pm

Plum Island Lighthouse Tour

Be prepared to climb a steep ladder to get a view from this iconic Light House. Photo: Plum Island Light House ©2015 Bill O'Connor
Enjoy a panoramic view of Salisbury, Newburyport, and the Isles of Shoals and much of Cape Ann  while learning about the history of the Plum Island Lighthouse. This FREE tour is offered as part of Yankee Homecoming.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Salem Farmers' Market

The Salem Farmer's Market bring the goodness of local farm to downtown Salem!
The Salem Farmers' Market brings fresh local produce and other foods from North Shore farms and other local resources to downtown Salem every Thursday at Derby Square on Front Street ! It's a great place to come find healthy choices for your family's dietary needs, as well as meet local crafts...
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Story Hour in the Garden

Story Hour in the garden at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge House in North Andover
Join us among the flowers to hear a story, make a craft, and explore the gardens with your pre-schoolers and early elementary students. Each week, a new theme will tie together stories with accompanying activities that will enliven imaginations and deepen connections to the natural world.
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Cape Ann Farmers' Market

The Cape Ann Farmers Market is one of many North Shore Farmers' Markets
At the Cape Ann Farmers' Market you'll find plenty of farm-fresh produce, meat & local seafood, as well as lots of fun stuff for the entire family. There are activities like finger painting for the kids and cooking demonstrations for “Top Chef” wanna-bes, and melt-in-your-mouth local gelato. 
3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Sawyer Free Library Science Club

Sawyer Free Library programs for kids of Cape Ann - Science Club with Miss Lisa
Science Club with at Sawyer Free Library where kids will investigate, explore and discovery through science! For kids in grades 2 - 5. Register in the Children's Library.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Minecraft Club at Newbury Library

Kids can learn Minecraft skill from others at the Newbury Town Library!
“Can you teleport me?” “How do I fly?” “I need a sword!” “What are you building?” These exclamations are the sounds of a room full of kids playing Minecraftedu. Welcome to Minecraft Club! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:30-5pm, children ages 7-11 get together on our library’s laptops to play one of...
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Friday, September 30

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School in Hamilton MA
The seventh annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit will feature more than 50 works by established and emerging New England artists, all displayed on the 100-acre campus of Pingree School from September 3 to October 30, 2016.  Beverly artists/art educators J. David and Barbara Broudo are this...
(All day)

Sculpture at Maudslay

Artists will install their sculptures at Maudslay State Park for public viewing!
Maudslay State Park has a strong connection to the arts, and one of the highlights of the year is Sculpture at Maudslay! The annual show will be themed 'BLUE'. This unique exhibition brings together artists from many walks of life to create site-specific sculptures in the park. 
(All day)

Corn MAiZE and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers

Corn MAiZE, Maze and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers, Danvers MassachusettsDanvers Massachusetts
Come to Connors Farm to find your way through The Great Maze Charlie Brown! themed corn maze, and enjoy many family fun activities! After completing the maze, stay and have some fun around the farm. Children enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, and most of all, visiting the barnyard animals.
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Smolak Farms Family Fun

There's all kinds of fun going on at Smolak Farm Weekend  Festival!
Take your first bite into a crisp and delicious New England apple this weekend at Smolak Farms located in North Andover, Massachusetts. Hay wagon rides, playground, animals, duck races, wee wagons, pick your own fruit….it all happens at Smolak Farms! Apple picking, pumpkins, hayrides, festival,...
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ernest Hemingway – Between Two Wars

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new landmark exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars. Showcasing the JFK Library’s Hemingway Collection, this is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Open Bounce at Boston Bounce - Peabody

Boston Bounce in Peabody MA
"Come Bounce Off Our Walls" Inflatable fun for everyone at Boston Bounce Peabody!
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Marini Farm Dragon Quest Corn Maze

The 2016 Marini Farm Corn Maze in Ipswich Massachusetts is dragon themed!
The 2016 Marini Farm Corn Maze is dragon themed this year! This is not your typical corn maze; it is both educational and interactive. There are over 18 stations strategically placed throughout the maze with answers to a game sheet that you will be given before entering. With over 10 miles of...
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

PEM Captures island allure through the eyes of America's leading impressionist painter. American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals. On view July 16 through November 6, 2016. The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals, the...
10:00 am to 11:26 am