6:00pm & 6:30 pm
Our monthly concert series of musicians from the radio show From the Top features talented and passionate young musicians who lead demonstrations that engage and inspire young children, as they share their love for their art, their instruments, and the joy of making music. Free with admission. >>
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. >>
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 >>
Stay out late for a screening of popular short films plus activities presented by the Providence Children’s Film Festival. The Museum is open free of charge from 5-8pm for “MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!,” sponsored by MetLife Foundation. >>
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 >>
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 >>
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!