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. >>
Join us for the 39th annual festival of art and floral design!
Once again, garden clubs and professional designers from across New England create floral arrangements inspired by the MFA’s works of art.
Art in Bloom is open during regular Museum hours (10 am–4:45 pm) and is free with Museum admission; no reservations are required to see the floral arrangements and participate in many of the >>
Join the Children’s Museum in Easton for a family-friendly celebration of invention, creativity and resourcefulness during Mini Maker week! Meet Makers who will be sharing their knowledge and talents through demonstrations and interactive activities. We’ll meet different Makers each day and explore a variety of projects from robots to textiles, circuits to jewelry making. Mini Maker Week >>
Meet an awesome assortment of live animals! Children have close encounters with furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn fascinating facts about them from animal expert Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences. Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up. Free with admission >>
During ASD (autism spectrum disorder) Friendly Hours, we will not host school groups or birthday parties, avoiding overcrowding and supporting accessibility of exhibits. Participate in special sensory based activities open to everyone. A dedicated room will be available to welcome families with a child with an ASD to orient them to the campus and programs, and provide a quiet space for children >>
David Connor brings Boston’s favorite patriot vividly to life. Ask him about the details of his midnight ride, inquire about his 16 children, or engage him in conversation about his activities as a member of the Sons of Liberty. Free with museum admission. >>
Fill your day with art and play. Each biweekly play-based session features a unique opportunity to engage with art, materials, the environment, and new friends. For children 5 and under accompanied by a caregiver.
Fill your weekend with art and family! Engage with materials and processes inspired by the featured artist of the day. For families with children of all ages. For children ages 2–12, but all are welcome. Drop-in anytime.
Explore the Sculpture Park after the long winter by looking for signs of spring, discovering more about familiar sights and sounds of the Park, and creating from/about nature. Join us for any or all of our Thoreau-inspired vacation programs, including nature journaling, a sock walk, and birch bark painting.
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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.