Discover wild new ways to banish boredom this summer. Make ice cream with nitrogen, join in a game of quidditch or disc golf, borrow a book from our pop-up library, make some tie-dye inspired art and help us break a Guinness World Record. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Spend an evening appreciating the art of film with an international pop-up film festival, screenings of animated shorts and 1930s classics and more. Try your hand at some gourmet popcorn recipes while you’re at it! $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Help celebrate the arrival of Theo Jansen’s kinetic Strandbeest sculptures. Learn all about the engineering behind the beests, watch them in action and help construct a brand new one. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Celebrate all things great and small from the world of Alice in Wonderland to alternate universes and Tiny Houses. Take a photo in our larger-than-life photo booth or add your own unique illustration to the story of Alice in Wonderland. Inspired by PEM’s newest Art & Nature Center exhibition, Nature of Scale. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
In partnership with Dribble, the international graphic design community, delve into the creative world of type, fonts and lettering. Form human letters, learn chalkboard and hand-lettering techniques, experiment with creating your own font and get an inside scoop on graphic design with PEM’s Creative Services team. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Join a midwinter feast celebrating light in the darkest part of the year. Sample ancient festive beverages, search out art from many cultures featuring light and fire and drive out the darkness with music and dance. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Come dig in the dirt and discover the world of plants! Learn together with hands-on activities that show us why plants are such an important part of our daily lives. Munch on some snacks while learning the different parts of plants. Explore our amazing collection of Glass Flowers with a botanical eye. Do a real flower dissection as a family and compare the diversity of flower configurations. >>
Vernal pools are temporary pools of water that provide a special home for certain types of plants and animals. We’ll search for frogs, salamanders, and insects and play games along the way to learn why vernal pools and other wetlands are important habitats. Be sure to wear shoes that can get muddy. Recommended for children age 4 and older with a caregiver.
$7 M/$9 NM >>
What happens when you take an egg and keep it warm for 21 days? Peck, peck, peck, and you've got a chick. Come to Drumlin farm Wildlife Sanctuary to take care of the Mommas and the Papas, check out the chicks and have a Chicken Dance Party--Boom Chicka Boom Boom. All ages welcome; up to three children per adult. Advance registration is required. $15 >>
Now that spring is here, migratory birds have returned to Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary and are settling in to raise their families. We'll examine nests, listen to songs, and meet some feathered friends. Be a birdwatcher and discover what's happening up in the trees. All ages are welcome; up to three children per adult.
Audience: Family (suitable for children 0 - 8 years)
Members: Adult $12.00, >>
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Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.