What makes a mineral a mineral? Find out in this hands-on and interactive program. Be a geologist for the day and learn how to identify minerals. Discover the secret properties that make some minerals truly unique. Participate in gallery explorations of our mesmerizing mineral collections. Investigate the different uses of minerals and even create your own mineral pigment artwork to take home! >>
Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. At the Freeman Farm, families will learn about 19th century agriculture practices and tools, as well as learn how >>
Every second Saturday of the month, join Lowell National Historical park staff and other families for an afternoon of free, creative drop-in activities in our historic Boarding House!
12PM-2PM: Families can drop by for crafts and hands-on activities in the exhibit -- pack a traveling trunk, "cook" a boarding house dinner, explore how kids in Lowell (past and present) spend their time, and lots >>
Slide into spring on a sock-skating rink, dress in costume as you role-play the magic of Kristoff, Elsa, and Anna in their frozen world. Discover what an ice harvester does as you move “ice” blocks in and out of an ice house while learning about the cool history of ice harvesting in New England. Through August 23, 2015. Family Reception – Sunday, May 17, 1-3pm.
Hours are Tuesday through >>
Spend the evening with folks from the Salem Arts Festival and Creative Salem and celebrate our region’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Learn how to incorporate art into the every day, from drawing and poetry, to theater and dance. The possibilities are endless! $10; Salem residents, free. >>
In partnership with Go Out Loud we travel back to the 1980s! Help us celebrate the decade that produced some of the most iconic artists, questionable fashion trends and best dance crazes. Vogue, anyone? $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Get outside and enjoy an evening of fun and street play. Channel your inner child for a game of foursquare or kickball, build your own fort or join Salem’s Wicked Running Club for its weekly No Rest for the Wicked 5K. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Take a tour around the world, no passport needed. Learn salsa or Bollywood-inspired dance, sample the flavors of international cuisine, listen to the sounds of reggae and soca and explore today’s cultures and identities. Co-sponsored by the Point Neighborhood Association and the North Shore Community Development Coalition. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Discover wild new ways to banish boredom this summer. Make ice cream with nitrogen, join in a game of quidditch or disc golf, borrow a book from our pop-up library, make some tie-dye inspired art and help us break a Guinness World Record. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
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!