Sustainability concerns are not new. By the early 19th century a scarcity of wood for fireplaces meant fuel shortages, so many New Englanders welcomed the introduction of a new, more efficient heating technology: the wood or coal burning stove. While stoves were appreciated for their efficiency and warmth, the new technology greatly impacted daily life.
On Earth Day, tour the Old Manse to >>
Overlooking the Old North Bridge and the site of the Concord Fight, the historic Old Manse, built in 1769, was home to Concord's patriot minister the Reverend William Emerson and his wife Phebe Bliss Emerson. Reverend Emerson was closely involved with the Concord Minutemen and their activities leading up to the fight at the bridge on April 19, 1775, and later he served as chaplain in the >>
Looking for a fun family activity during April vacation week? Visit the Old Manse to enjoy an educational, relaxed and entertaining look at history and home life in early America.
Request our children's tour with a focus on life in early America and plenty of hands-on, interactive activities. And the children's tour includes a scavenger hunt and craft project.
Or request our standard house tour >>
In celebration of the citywide Unicorns in Residence public art project, children explore a variety of mythical creatures from unicorns to dragons. Decorate unicorn horns and dragon scales, draw with unicorn dust, play a unicorn-shoe toss game, and more. Free with museum admission. >>
Learn more about the blue planet through art, science and storytelling during this fun, family friendly activity day. Programs highlight Aquarium favorites as well as often overlooked inhabitants. Activities are included with Aquarium admission. >>
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art presents The Art of Eric Carle: Bees, Butterflies, and Other Bugs on view April 7 through August 30, 2015. The exhibition highlights the wings, stings, and crawling things that have appeared in Carle’s art throughout his career, from advertisements created in the late 1960s to familiar picture book favorites such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The >>
Celebrate spring with open-ended, butterfly-themed activities for the whole family! We’ll discuss the migration of the Monarch, create and personalize handmade nature observation journals, design insect sculptures with natural materials, and construct paper butterfly gardens to give as gifts or display at home. Workshop does not include Museum admission. (Ages 6 and up with an adult; up to 2 >>
Inspired by The Carle’s exhibition, The Art of Eric Carle: Bees, Butterflies, and Other Bugs, join us for a day celebrating these small creatures! Activities include fun art projects, a workshop with Luminarium Dance Company, a presentation with Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory, story times, book signings, and more. Creative bug costumes welcome! Free with Museum 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!