PEM is proud to announce our partnership with Georgia’s Gold Coin Hunt in Salem, Massachusetts, returning for its third year. Search for shiny gold coins embossed with Georgia's original design hidden outdoors throughout the month of October. Clues will be released for each coin, so make sure to follow @GeorgiaMadeThis and @PeabodyEssex on social media to keep up. Good luck, and make sure to check out the PEM's Salem Stories and The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning & Reclaiming exhibitions!
This summer, stretch, jump, and move your body on the lawn of the Cape Ann Museum Green with instructors from MAGMA. After the workshop, grab some free art supplies from CAM’s Art Cart or try your hand at a self-portrait for Community Portrait Project. Make a day out of it by bringing your lunch and picnicking on the Green while you make art!
Peabody Essex Museum celebrates an unparalleled 200-year legacy of cultural exchange with India through the 'Sensational India!' Festival! Explore and experience the creativity and dynamism of contemporary Indian culture during this annual weekend-long festival. Inspired by the modern, contemporary and traditional Indian art, families can discover today's India through dance, food, musical performances, visual art and storytelling.
Peabody Essex Museum is excited to have families come see their new space at the museum designed just for innovation! The Maker Lounge is dedicated to creativity and innovation through hands-on exploration with technology, materials and ideas. It builds on PEM's tradition of bringing together new and inspiring objects from around the world and celebrating creative expression through human ingenuity. Tackle a design challenge or tinker with all kinds of materials from circuits to cardboard saws. Both energizing and relaxing, the space has music, iPads and universal phone chargers.
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire hosts the Make or Break it Club every Friday from 3:00-4:45 pm. Kids ages 6-12 are invited to drop in to try their hand at a variety of hands-on "making" experiences, using real tools and materials. No reservations are required and different experiences are offered each week. The cost is $8 per session for museum members and $10 for non-members. Multi-session punch cards are also available for kids who want to come each week.
The American Textile History Museum in Lowell is having a free, educational and fun experience for adults and kids, celebrating the intersection of invention and creativity! In collaboration with our two new special exhibits, “Inventing Lowell” and “Flowers in the Factory,” on view through June 22.
Grab your pajamas and join us for a Night at the Lynn Museum! Enjoy a live animal demonstration, dinosaur crafts, and a showing of the movie. A Night at the Museum” with complimentary snacks for the kids. Be on the lookout for some of our surprise guests! Conveniently scheduled during February vacation week, this is one dino-riffic event you do not want to miss!
The historic White-Ellery House will serve as the backdrop for the Cape Ann Museum’s fall festival. Historic demonstrations include decoy carving with Bob Brophy; needlepoint design with Carol Karlson; traditional rug making with Rose Ann Hunter; hand woven design with Sara Wright; and wool spinning with Leslie Wind. Children will have a chance to try their hand at making spoon dolls and other traditional toys and games.
Kids will have a great time at the Hats Off to You! session at Wenham Museum! Take a tour of the 'Crowning Glory' exhibit then make a paper hat, listen to hat stories, play games and march in a kid's parade with your own creation!
See, learn, find, create! Young artists are invited to enjoy drawing, painting, print making, and sculpture using the Museum's shipyard and artifacts for inspiration. All materials are provided for projects. All ages are welcome. Those seven and younger must be accompanied by an adult. A public exhibit of the art work produced will take place at the museum. This program is supported in part by the Essex Cultural Council, a local agency, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.