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

Rise and Shine: Little Farmers in the Fields

Kids will learn about life on the farm at Appleton Farms in Ipswich MA!
Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast pigs will run for their morning helping of veggie scraps? This Saturday morning program brings families behind the scenes of our working farm. You’ll meet our cows, goats, pigs & chickens when you help with the morning...
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Marblehead Farmers' Market

Improve your nutritional intake at the Marblehead Farmer's Market!
The Marblehead Farmer's Market boasts 15+ local farms, and booths with an educational spin nutrition, vendors and farms selling homemade prepared goods and craft vendors that are switched up in a rotation basis week to week. Additionally there are entertainers and exhibits by environmentally...
9:00 am to 12:00 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

Essex Farmers Market

Essex Farmers Market every Saturday in Season 9am - Noon. Essex MA, Featuring seas
Visit the Essex Farmer's Market for a great variety of locally grown produce and other foods! Essex, Massachusetts is an amazing part of the world where farming, fishing, clamming, art and antiques come together in a tight knit little town on Cape Ann. The Essex Farmers Market showcases the wonder...
9:00 am to 12:00 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

LEGOLand Space Mission

Adventure at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, Boston
The brand new exhibit, Space Mission, has officially launched, only at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston!
10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wenham Museum 20% Off Visits

Wenham Museum discounts and promo code
Families always enjoy one of the many programs and activities available at the Wenham Museum. Summer Programs for Children ages 5-12. Featured Exhibit: A Magical Journey Through Fairytales now – July 2016 Programs and Activities Bring Exhibits and Collections to Life Museum exhibits and...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

AJH: Birthing with Hypnosis

Anna Jaques Hospital Birthing with Hypnosis
Relax, clear your mind, and experience the positive effects of self-hypnosis during pregnancy and birthing. Class focuses on easy and natural relaxation techniques. If your birth plan does not embrace a firm decision for an epidural, this is a great option for you and your partner. Recommended to...
10:00 am to 5:00 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

Mini Maker Faire at Boston Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

015 Dover Mini Maker Faire a Huge Success!
The Children's Museum of New HAmpshire has the Dover Mini Maker Faire down to a science it seems. The 2015 Dover Mini Maker Faire was a huge success so register early because Dover Mini Maker Faire sure to be a blast.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Stevens-Coolidge Place Cutting Garden

Pick Your Own Bouquet at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge Place
The public is invited to cut your own flowers in the cutting garden (only) on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. In addition to pick-your-own standards like zinnias, dahlias and rudbeckia, visitors will find new varieties to add pop and flair to their bouquets. The garden is fun for all...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wenham Museum: Family Festival and Craft Fair

Join the Wenham Museum for their Annaul craft fair and family day!
Wenham Museum’s 44th Annual Family Festival and Craft Fair will return to the museum’s lawn August 27, 2016. One of the North Shore’s finest craft fairs featuring the region’s best artisans—some new and many returning—offering unique hand crafted items, family activities, and the museum galleries. 
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Halibut Point Quarry Tour

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration.  Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascades from rocky headlands to the...
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Creature of the Week at Maritime Gloucester

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a Creature of the Week Session!
Each week we will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the Sea Pocket Touch Tank Aquarium. Students will participate in hands-on explorations, craft activities, and stories that introduce all the fun features that make the creature unique.
10:15 am to 11:00 am

The Bridges of Maudslay

Learn about the bridges of Maudslay State Park at this FREE Tour in Newburyport.
Maudslay State Park invites you to take a snapshot look at the three stone bridges erected by the Moseleys – and their history. The bridges are architectural wonders, still functional after many years of use. The three stone bridges of Maudslay make a visit to the park a unique experience and tell...
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

97th Annual Saint Anthony's Feast

Annual St. Anthony's Feast in North End Boston MA
Each year the people of the North End of Boston invite you to celebrate with them as they honor their patrons Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy with colorful parades, religious services, strolling singers, live entertainment and of course an abundance of great Italian and American food. Begun in 1919,...
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Plankton Safari

Join the team at Maritime Gloucester for a Plankton Safari every Tuesday and Thu
Come to Maritime Gloucester and discover what lives near the bottom of the oceanic food chain using digital microscopes! Does the term plankton define a certain species? No!
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

MIT Museum's Idea Hub

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission for kids ages 12 and up.
Where: MIT Museum
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Gone Fishin' at Harold Parker

Kids will learn about pond fishing at Harold Parker State Forest
Meet at Frye Pond Beach - Great family fun for everyone interested in learning the basics of pond fishing in New England. All fishing tackle and bait is provided. Recommend bringing insect repellent, water, sun screen and a camera. Appropriate for children over 6 years old.
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

7th Annual Ramble, Free Concert to Raise Money for Families of Fallen Troops

7th annual Ramble, a free festival on Salisbury Beach for northshore children and families
Free concert to raise money for families of fallen troops. Boston rockers the Adam Ezra Group (AEG) will present their 7th annual Ramble, a free festival on Salisbury Beach on Saturday, August 27th starting at 2:00 P.M.  Presented by RallySound, the non-profit founded by Adam Ezra, this year’s...
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Sunday, August 28

Newburyport Farmers' Market

Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, mea, dairy Newburyport
The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and...
9:00 am to 1:00 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

Fun in the Farmyard

Come see whats happening at the farm! Appleton Farms, Ipswich Massachusetts!
Experience Appleton Farms anytime of day with Fun in the Farmyard! Drop by our Carriage Barn anytime between 10am-3pm on Sundays to experience life on the farm and meet some of our friendly farm animals.
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Swampscott Farmer's Market

The Swampscott Farmers Market happens every Sunday through October.
Rain or shine, the Swampscott Farmers’ Market features a wide variety of produce, meats, fish, breads, flowers and crafts from farmers, food producers, and artisans from around Massachusetts and nearby New England states. Anchoring the market, Swampscott will have Clark Farm providing a large...
10:00 am to 1:00 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

LEGOLand Space Mission

Adventure at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, Boston
The brand new exhibit, Space Mission, has officially launched, only at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston!
10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Red Sox Showcase at Faneuil Hall

Red Sox Showcase at Faneuil Hall
A new, interactive, one-of-its-kind celebration is bringing the excitement and experience of Fenway Park to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course - Sunday

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.
11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Public Tour of MIT

MIT's Open House is a chance to see some of the amazing things going on at MIT Museum in Cambridge Massachusetts!
MIT's Open House is a chance to see some of the amazing things going on at MIT Museum in Cambridge Massachusetts!  On the public tour of MIT, tourists and locals will learn about the recent tech boom in the area as well as MIT’s history and culture while visiting the main MIT campus, tour inside...
11:30 am to 1:30 pm