Head to our Woodland Trail and put your skills for observation and exploration to the test. Inspired by the popular activity of letterboxing, we’ll provide all the clues you need to explore the trail…and uncover a few surprises along the way. Trail is not handicap accessible. This program is weather dependent. Free with admission. >>
In celebration of Earth Day, see a hilarious family comedy about trash and recycling. This interactive performance gives a lighthearted look at the three R's of protecting the environment – reducing, reusing and recycling. Four 20-minute shows at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:15 & 1:15 PM; recommended for ages 5 and up. Also try a variety of activities exploring conservation. Play a >>
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 >>
The sheep get their yearly "haircuts" this weekend. Farmers shear the sheep, and costumed historians demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, and then knitting the hand-spun wool yarn. Visitors can even try their skill at hand-carding the wool.
See sheep herding demonstrations. Join us in knitting (or crocheting) scarves for deployed soldiers. >>
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 >>
Parents of babies who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss often feel reluctant to explore community resources since they themselves are only just learning how to communicate with their young child, manage technology such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, and deal with children’s exuberance, particularly in novel and stimulating environments.
Pre-registration is required and may be done >>
Kids never need an excuse to get dirty, but during this day, you’ll actually want to encourage it. We will explore the sensory delight of dirt: from painting to digging to squishing and everything in between! Dress for a mess as we get down and dirty with the natural world. Participate in a special edition of Nature Crew with Carla and enjoy a special presentation of Going Green in Your >>
This was a great article written by Dr. Anne Paris. I love the ideas and tools she gives to use. I have all three of the Empathy Way books and can't wait to read them to my Grandkids so that they can become Caring Empathetic Children and later teens, which is so important, especially in this world we live in. I can't wait to see what Dr. Paris has for us next!
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.