Reuse everyday materials to create art, make musical instruments, build imaginary animals, play games and have fun.
For over 35 years the Recycle Shop was a popular space at the Museum where children could create original artwork from recycled and surplus material. For a few days this summer we are reviving the recycle shop. Children and adults can collect their materials and bring their idea >>
Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank with additional support from Emerson Hospital. >>
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 >>
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 >>
Join us for free movie screenings out on the beautiful Fort Point Channel waterfront. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs – popcorn will be available!
August 7th – Big Hero 6
August 21st – Back to the Future
September 18th – The LEGO Movie
Movies will be shown between 8-10pm on the dates listed above. >>
Spend an evening appreciating the art of film with an international pop-up film festival, screenings of animated shorts and 1930s classics and more. Try your hand at some gourmet popcorn recipes while you’re at it! $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Help celebrate the arrival of Theo Jansen’s kinetic Strandbeest sculptures. Learn all about the engineering behind the beests, watch them in action and help construct a brand new one. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Celebrate all things great and small from the world of Alice in Wonderland to alternate universes and Tiny Houses. Take a photo in our larger-than-life photo booth or add your own unique illustration to the story of Alice in Wonderland. Inspired by PEM’s newest Art & Nature Center exhibition, Nature of Scale. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
In partnership with Dribble, the international graphic design community, delve into the creative world of type, fonts and lettering. Form human letters, learn chalkboard and hand-lettering techniques, experiment with creating your own font and get an inside scoop on graphic design with PEM’s Creative Services team. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
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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.