Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa, and take part in a simple craft. Seatings are Friday Feb. 24 and Sat. Feb. 25, from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. each day. Non-members are $20/person, Members $15/person; includes Museum admission. Space is limited; Reservations required. >>
Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Tours leave on a rolling basis starting at 10:15 am. Each month focuses on a specific theme, join us in December for “Snow Day.” Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with adults. No registration required.
New in 2017: Saturday Playdates! Starting in January, Playdates will now take >>
From horned dragons to hairy cats, discover and explore the many real and mythical animals that can be found on the walls and in the galleries of the MFA. Create animal- inspired art, go on a “wild” family tour, listen to stories about cool creatures and watch a zooey performance! Enjoy free drop-in activities all week.
All ages and abilities welcome; children must be accompanied by an >>
The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History at Regis College in Weston will honor all our presidents and first ladies with a Happy Birthday Presidents Family Day on Friday, Feb. 24 from 11:00 to 3:00.
Children can make a free collection of presidents on stamps, do scavenger hunts about presidents on stamps and play stamp games and puzzles for prizes. Also arts and crafts with stamps. >>
Visit the teddy bear clinic and learn what happens in the hospital. Experience medical tools in non-threatening ways. Play and learn about healthy habits with volunteers from local hospitals and health care organizations. Free with admission. >>
What makes a house a home? Come explore some materials, techniques, and designs used in three centuries of construction in Boston. Facilitated by a staff member, families will have a chance to see historic building materials up close and learn about the architecture found in and around the Paul Revere House. Free with admission to the Revere House. >>
Get creative during vacation week with crafts available daily in Brooke Hall. Come imagine what you would do if you were president, design a presidential portrait, and vote on your favorite object in the museum! Included free with Museum admission; Members free. >>
Boston Children’s Museum is pleased to announce Joanna Tam as the 2016-2017 CURRENT Artist-in-Residence. Tam’s project, “Let’s Story”, uses conversation, questions, animation, audio, and objects from the Museum’s collection, to draw out and present stories from children and their families. Tam has been inspired by the potential teachability of objects as well as exploring methods for >>
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!