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. >>
Imagine, discover, and explore a world that's too small to see. NanoDays is a nationwide celebration of nanoscale science, and you're invited! Come celebrate with us and enjoy nano-related activities throughout the Exhibit Halls. Free with admission. >>
The Discovery Museums are partners in NanoDays™, a nationwide festival of hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Experiment with Kinetic Sand, use a pencil to create electricity, test out some Nano pants, discover colorful thin films, and more. Find the nano in your everyday life and discover the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale. NanoDays >>
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 >>
In honor of April Fool's Day, the Children’s Museum hosts a silly scavenger hunt that sends visitors searching high and low to solve riddles and uncover humorous objects hidden in unexpected spots. Free with museum 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 >>
Enjoy a unique opportunity to see native animals up close with a trained naturalist from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Learn about wild birds, reptiles, and mammals that live in your neighborhood and handle natural history artifacts. For more information about The Blue Hills Trailside Museum, visit www.massaudubon.org. Drop in. Free with admission. >>
Meet-Play-Learn is a chance for parents, caregivers and young children to get together with old friends and meet new friends. Each month we explore new spaces and discover Museum programs with a twist. Free with admission. >>
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!