The Museum's newest temporary exhibition, Spiders Alive!, invites you to explore the rich diversity of spiders and examine their anatomy, evolutionary history, and signature traits through live creatures, intriguing videos, and larger-than-life models! Encounter an array of species — from the goliath bird eater to the desert hairy scorpion — and learn how scientists aim to protect global >>
Even within our own solar system, new discoveries are constantly changing our view of space. Join Matthew Holman, PhD, of Harvard University as he explores how faint outer solar system objects are found, flies along with the New Horizons mission, and discusses the future of solar system surveys.
Advance registration begins at 9:00 am, Thursday, May 12 (Tuesday, May 10 for Museum members).
Humans have been engineering living systems for decades in a variety of ways, using agricultural breeding and genetic engineering. Synthetic biology is an emerging science that builds on these developments and is focused on understanding, redesigning, and constructing new biological systems in even more controlled and precise ways. Synthetic biology provides potential biology-based solutions to >>
The work of Robert McCloskey, the writer and illustrator whose classic children’s books captivated generations, will be featured in Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey this summer at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of McCloskey’s most famous and enduring tale, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle’s retrospective will include >>
Follow the footsteps of writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau! Join a guided walk from Emerson's house to Fairyland Pond in the Walden Woods. Enjoy the landscape and learn about the friendship of two notable observers of nature. Meet at the Concord Museum.
Free and open to the public. Reserve a space online or call 978-369-9763, ext. 216. Cosponsored with the Mass. Department of >>
Pack your backpack for an overnight adventure at Fruitlands Museum! Join us at the Fruitlands Farmhouse where we will set up camp for a unique family gathering. You and your family will enjoy a night under the stars in traditional camping tents, plus all of the delights of a “wilderness” getaway. We’ll start the evening off with a lantern making workshop, and then set off on the Fruitlands >>
We're celebrating the newly restored Italian Garden with a Carnevale! Make a mask, march in festive parade through the garden, and other Italian-inspired activities. Stay cool with refreshing Italian Ice and other yummy treats.
Member Child: $15;
Nonmember Child: $25. Parents: Free. >>
Providence Children’s Museum will hold Play On!, a playful evening event just for adults, on Saturday, June 11 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
Play On! invites guests ages 21 and up to gather their friends for a fun-filled night out at Providence Children’s Museum – no kids allowed! Attendees will explore the Museum’s vibrant hands-on exhibits, try creative games and activities, show off their >>
Boston Children’s Museum announced that as part of its summer Power of Play Series it will feature three screenings of the short film “The Land” created by Vermont filmmaker Erin Davis. The Land (2015), is a documentary film that shares its name with an adventure playground in Wales, U.K., and explores the nature of play, risk and the possibilities of child-directed play. At The Land, with >>
Experience the Separatists’ unique funeral rituals as the widow Julianna Morton and her children prepare for the burial of husband and father, George Morton. Those who wish may visit with family as burial preparations continue throughout the morning. In the early afternoon, the family will escort the deceased to the burial site where George Morton will be interred.
Modern museum staff will be >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!