Witness the rhythms and relics of New England's oldest working farm. Walk along bucolic meadows, planted fields, and grazing cattle before visiting historic buildings, including the newly renovated "Old House," and going behind the scenes in the dairy, which is normally closed to the public.
Please join us for the "Night Sky" as the Museum of Science brings their inflatable planetarium to City Hall. Kids can explore the night sky, learn about the stars nearby and get some useful tips for stargazing in the back yard. This program is for Children ages 6 and over. Please register. Space is limited.
Learn about all kinds of nocturnal animals and then meet a three-banded armadillo, a fruit bat, a chinchilla, a scorpion, an opossum, and a python. Ages 5 and up, 10:00. Sign up in person or by phone at 978-465-4428, ext. 235
The return of summer means warmth, sun, and the return of jewel-like damselflies and dragonflies. Can you tell the difference between the two? These insects have an amazing life history and eat our least favorite flying insects, mosquitoes! We will spend the afternoon in the sanctuary's fields and wetlands catching dragonflies and observing them in their aquatic naiad stage. And by the end of the afternoon, you will know the difference between a dragon and a damsel and may even have the opportunity to hold one in your hand!
Late spring is a great time to experience on-the-water ecology, and kayaking is the perfect way to capture every moment. From wading birds to waterfowl, the salt marshes provide the backdrop to sights and sounds that are uniquely available from the water. Kayaking quietly on the calm waters of the Plum Island Sound, we'll visit secluded areas where we can witness wildlife without disturbing their activities. We may even see horseshoe crabs mating!
Newburyport Public Library will host Jim Parks of Wingmasters for his 'World of Owls' presentation! Jim will be teaching children about magnificent owls and how they use their specialized powers of sight, hearing, and flight to survive in the wild. A variety of live owls will be at the show. Entering grades 1 - 6; for the safety of the owls NO younger siblings will allowed at this event.
Join us as we share a children's nature story before we explore the woods, fields, and wetlands of the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. This month we'll focus on the birds of Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.
Wear your comfy PJ's and slippers to the library for Pajama Movie Night! Kids in Grades 1-6 are invited to the Newburyport Public Library for a FREE showing of the new Muppet Movie. Juice and Popcorn will be served. This program is a drop in and no sign up is required!
Enter the world of geckos — bulging eyes, night vision, sticky toepads, squawking voices, and disposable body parts. Geckos can be found all over the planet in climates ranging form rainforests to mountainsides to desert. Their knack for adaptation has created a specialized species that have uniques tools to ensure their srvival. Come check out more than 60 exotic geckos are coming to the Museum of Science!
Friday, August 13
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