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

Cleanup at Parker River NWR Beaches

Come help with coastal debris and other trash at the beaches of Parker River wildlife refuge
Come help clean the beach at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Plum Island! This is a community effort to help clean up the Refuge beach and raise awareness about beach litter.
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

AJH: Sibling Preparation Class

Anna Jaques Hospital Sibling Preparation Class
Sibling Preparation Class is offered to big brothers and sisters. The class includes a tour of the Birth Center and age-appropriate activities to let children have fun while learning about new babies and changes in the family. Classes are on Saturdays from 9:00am-10:00am in the Higgins Conference...
9:00 am to 10:00 am

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

Culinary Skills Series at Appleton Farms

Hone you culinary skills at this Appleton Cooks workshop series in Ipswich Massachusetts!
This ‘back-to-basics’ series provides a comprehensive approach to the fundamentals of cooking as we explore traditional culinary methods & techniques to enhance your knowledge, skill, and understanding in the kitchen.  Each workshop will focus in-depth on a particular skill set, with guided...
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Make Way for Ducklings - The Art of Robert McCloskey

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved children’s book set in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), this exhibition tracks the career of the book’s author and illustrator Robert McCloskey (1914–2003). The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

PEM: Lunar Attraction

Peabody Essex Museum Lunar Attraction
As Earth's closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ropes Course for Kids

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

Kids Healthy Smoothie Class at Whole Foods Market Lynnfield

Whole Foods Market Lynnfield MA
This 50-minute free hands-on Healthy Smoothie Class provides children 8+ years old the opportunity to make a delicious and nutritious smoothies using local fruits, yogurt and 100% juices.
10:00 am

Spring into Science Saturday

Spring into Science Saturday at MIT Museum
Spring into Science Saturdays with MIT students as they "show and tell" the amazing work they are creating on campus. Topics for additional sessions will be announced, so check back here to see the latest schedule and plan your visit.
Where: MIT Museum
11:00 am to 1:00 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

Sunday, March 26

PEM: Lunar Attraction

Peabody Essex Museum Lunar Attraction
As Earth's closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Celebrate the Sea Free-For-All!

Stop by as part of Joppa Flats to learn how we can all take responsibility for sustaining the natural beauty and resources of our oceans and coastline.
Living on the coast is a constant reminder of the beauty and power of the Atlantic Ocean. Isn't it interesting that our mighty seas are also fragile and need protection? Come to Joppa Flats for a full day of indoor activities and exhibits that focus on our ocean giants, such as whales, sharks, and...
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Make Way for Ducklings - The Art of Robert McCloskey

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved children’s book set in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), this exhibition tracks the career of the book’s author and illustrator Robert McCloskey (1914–2003). The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a...
10:00 am to 5:00 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

Gloucester Education Foundation's Power of Play Festival

Gloucester Education Foundation is proud to host Power of Play Festival, a day of play for Gloucester families and kids of all ages. Gloucester Education Foundation's Power of Play Festival
Gloucester Education Foundation proudly hosts is proud to host the second Power of Play Festival, a day of play for Gloucester families and kids of all ages. Play is an important learning tool that promotes creative and innovative thinking. Play also helps kids develop skills that are a foundation...
11:00 am 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

Snowy Owl Prowl

Join the Trustees of Reservations at  the Crane Wildlife Refuge in Ipswich Massachusetts in search of the Snowy Owl!
Join The Trustees of Reservations at Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate in search of the Snowy Owl! Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; common perches are dunes and salt hay staddles. In winters past, the owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane...
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Monday, March 27

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

Ropes Course for Kids

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

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