For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn't the aroma of spring flowers - it's the smell of wood smoke and maple syrup, a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way. Join us for four weekends of our Maple Days event throughout March, where you can see maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in OSV's working sugar camp.
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Celebrate the Spring Equinox by visiting the sanctuary at night! Use your senses to search for signs of nocturnal animals and enjoy the night sky on a sanctuary hike. Warm-up with a cup of hot chocolate back inside and learn about the animals that are active during the night. Recommended for families with children between the ages of 6 and 10 years old.
$7 M/$9 NM >>
Join us for performances and activities as we celebrate the Year of the Goat. Design your own lanterns, watch lion dance and ribbon dance performances, hear Chinese music and drumming, watch a film about young Shaolin monks and more. Free with admission. >>
This concert engages young and old music-lovers alike. Come early to experience the popular hands-on instrument demonstrations. It’s the easiest way for your child to test-drive many musical instruments in under an hour! Instrument Demonstrations at 2PM / Concert at 3PM. $8-20. >>
t's a sure sign of spring—time to shear the sheep! Festival highlights include: Drumlin Farm's new spring babies, Sheep shearing and sheepherding demonstrations, A "Sheep-to-Sweater Interpretive Trail" to learn how fleece on sheep becomes the warm woolen sweater you wear, Hands-on activities for all ages, Lunch made fresh from Drumlin Farm vegetables and meat (for purchase), Local fiber >>
Kids are the doctors today! Assemble a doctor's bag with real hospital supplies like bandages and stethoscopes, give a teddy bear a check-up, and have a cast made on your finger, presented by Hasbro Children's Hospital Child Life Services. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Free with admission. >>
Wellfleet Bay is home to many types of interesting fish, from slippery eels to hardy mummichog minnows. Pull a fish trap from the pond and visit our eel ladder, a special contraption to help eels migrate upstream, over dams. Recommended for children age 4 and older with a caregiver.
$7 M/$9 NM >>
Head to PEM for April Vacation fun. Spread your branches to celebrate the return of spring and join our Earth Day festivities! Story times, art making, artist demonstrations and more. Free with museum admission. >>
Bring used items such as small boxes, glass jars, cans, plates and other objects to be recycled by decorating them with real postage stamps. Also arts and crafts activities with stamps, stamp scavenger hunts for prizes, create stamp mosaics and learn how to make envelopes and stationery by using recycling wrapping paper, old calendars and maps. Send Earth Day greetings to friends- free postage. >>
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.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!
Big Joe had visited our kids' preschool day care center (KinderCare) from time to time. We had such fond memories of his performances that we hired him for our daughter's 6th birthday party. Kids just love him--lots and lots of giggles and smiles!