Join us for bedtime stories in the morning! Wear your pajamas, have a seat in the special exhibition Good Night, Sleep Tight: Art from Children's Literature and listen to stories about going to sleep...and about not wanting to go to sleep. See original illustrations from classic and contemporary children's books and enjoy a morning of reading. Free with admission. >>
Each year from 1772 to 1775, massive gatherings of men, women and children were held at Old South Meeting House to commemorate the anniversary of the Boston Massacre, with rousing speeches by patriots John Hancock, Benjamin Church and Dr. Joseph Warren. Join us to hear selected excerpts of these speeches, performed by an inter-generational group in the grand hall where the orations took place 240 >>
Make your own comic book! Professional comic book artists and writers will introduce kids to the world of comic book creation and mentor them as they create their own history-themed comics. Working with editor and writer Jason Rodriguez, along with artists behind Colonial Comics: New England, 1620-1750 and the upcoming Colonial Comics: New England, 1750-1776, participants will get a hands-on look >>
Celebrate The Caterpillar’s special day with us! Join us for special story times, art activities and a visit from The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Plus Museum Book Shop sale – 15% off all caterpillar-related books and toys! Free with museum admission. >>
On Sunday, March 8 and again on March 22 at 3:00 p.m., visitors will sip tea, eat cake, and listen to live music performed by some of the regions finest musicians. Tickets are $15, $10 members and children age 12 and under. Tickets are available at www.tea-and-tunes.bpt.me. >>
On Friday, March 6 and 20 at 7:30 p.m, visitors join a tour of the mansion and find the things which don't belong in an early 1800s mansion. The tour is a fun way to think about how much has changed since 1816. You'll learn why many call the Gore mansion "the Monticello of the North." Admission is $15 for adults, $10 members and ages 5 to 12. Tickets are available at www.wwwtp.bpt.me. >>
Families encounter a soft sheep, a lively llama and other farm animals in the Museum’s Children’s Garden. Kids get a close look at these creatures and meet experts from Rhode Island farms, who demonstrate washing, carding, dying and spinning animals’ fleece into yarn. Free with admission >>
Come craft a kite in honor of National Kite Month! Experiment with a variety of materials, shapes and sizes, as you create a one of a kind kite. How high in the sky will your kite fly? Free with admission. >>
Explore the creative world of children’s literature in a display of original book illustrations in Wenham Museum’s annual children’s book illustrator exhibit, Draw Me a Story: Tomie and Friends, on display March 6 – April 27, 2015. Celebrate the art of the award-winning author/illustrator Tomie dePaola and five fellow guest children’s book illustrators Jesse Watson, Lisa Cinelli, Katia >>
2015 is the International Year of Light! Today we will be exploring light, color and reflections as we create dazzling kaleidoscopes and other artistic tools for capturing the light and color all around us. To learn more about the International Year of Light visit: http://www.light2015.org/Home.html 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!