Make the day a special outing by sipping cocoa or tea in the Concord Museum’s elegant Brooke Hall while enjoying sweet treats. Sweets are provided by a variety of area bakers and tea is served with jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea Forté of Concord. The afternoon experience is always a memorable one. Take part in a simple craft. Bring a favorite teddy or stuffed toy along. >>
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 >>
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.
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!