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

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

Eco-Art: Salamanders

Discover, explore and learn through art at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Salamanders are often found in dark, wet places such as under a rock or log in the soil, while their eggs can be found in vernal pools. We will go for a walk, looking under rocks and logs for salamanders, and visit a vernal pool to discover where they lay their eggs each spring. Each participant...
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

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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

Kids and Teens Cooking Workshop

Cooking Classes for Kids
Summers are a blast at Eurostoves! Our summer kids classes run Monday through Friday (with the exception of July 4th) from 10AM-1PM. You can sign up for one or two classes, the whole week, or several weeks. Each week is a different theme and feature completely new menus for 2016. Classes are...
Where: EuroStoves
10:00 am to 1:00 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

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

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

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

A Magical Journey Through Fairytales

A Magical Journey Through Fairytales at the Wenham Museum
Unlock Children’s Imagination with Amazing Fairytale Art, Activities and Lessons!
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Danvers

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Trampoline Park Danvers MA
Sky Zone Danvers invites children age 4 and under to Toddler Time. Toddler Time at Sky Zone is a special time just for the little ones, where they can explore exciting new ways to be active, all while staying safe.
10:00 am to 11:30 am

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

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

Skippy Finds Adventure Story Hour

Come to Schooner Adventure for 'Skippy Finds Adventure' Story Hour
Come hear the story 'Skippy Finds Adventure' aboard Schooner Adventure!
11:30 am to 12:30 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

Carrot Club

Come see whats happening at the farm! Appleton Farms, Ipswich Massachusetts!
What better way to spend a summer afternoon then at Appleton Farms! Carrot Club us is our drop in, pop-up program outside the Appleton Farm Store every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4pm. Drop in anytime between 2 and 3:45 for a fun farm craft, story or game. Activities will change every session so...
2:00 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

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

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

Music in the Square at MarketStreet Lynnfield

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Bring your dancing shoes and come out and enjoy the company of family, friends and neighbors every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Crane Estate Picnic Concert - Soul Rebel Project

Soul Rebel Project brings reggae jams to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Part of the Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, this is a great way to get together and have fun with the whole family in an exclusive setting. You can pack a picnic dinner, bring the kids, and get ready to dance the night away under the stars on the Grand...
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Friday, July 29

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

Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays

Free family events all summer north of Boston, Northshore, Cape Ann
The Highland Street Foundation invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission. You do not need to register or obtain a ticket. Just show up and enjoy!
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

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 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

Kids and Teens Cooking Workshop

Cooking Classes for Kids
Summers are a blast at Eurostoves! Our summer kids classes run Monday through Friday (with the exception of July 4th) from 10AM-1PM. You can sign up for one or two classes, the whole week, or several weeks. Each week is a different theme and feature completely new menus for 2016. Classes are...
Where: EuroStoves
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Olde Ipswich Days

Old Ipswich Days Craft Fair for families and children on Cape Ann
The Old Ipswich Days fair runs Friday-Sunday, July 29-31, 2016 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the South Village Green on Route 1A. Olde Ipswich Days is a favorite for all to meet and greet old friends and new, browse the booths and do some early holiday shopping, or make some timely indulgences.
10:00 am to 5:00 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

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