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July 2016

What will YOU discover in Discovery Woods? Come on a nature adventure with your kids! Your fresh look at the world starts in the coolest, biggest treehouse you’ve ever seen (by DIY Network's The...

Cost: $12.50, kids 12 and under are free

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
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Wootown wakefest is a wakeboard, wake skate, wakesurf competition amateur to pro level.   July 15 fri 25$ learn to wakeboard July 16 sat competition amateur to pro riders, music,...

Cost: varies

Where:
Regatta State Park
10 North Lake ave
Worcester, MA  01605
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Sponsor: Wootown Wakefest
Website »

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In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting much of the original art from this beloved book....

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 west bay road
Amherst, MA  01002

More information

The Carle will mark Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday with the exhibition, Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary. Darling’s iconic images brought Cleary’s beloved...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
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Come enjoy a morning of playtime, munchkins to snack on, a Paw Patrol craft, and a visit from Marshall! Doors open at 9:30am. No reservations needed, just show up! FREE with normal playground...

Cost: $10 playground admission, $5 members

Where:
Jam Time Natick
251 West Central St
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Jam Time
Telephone: 508-651-2917
Contact Name: Mandy
Website »

More information

Robert McCloskey’s Blueberries for Sal is the quintessential summertime story.  Explore the magic of cool summertime colors like blue, purple and green with this surprise...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

"Groovy!" Pete the Cat and his groovy buttons are visiting Edaville USA! Pete the Cat will be available throughout the day for meet and greets where you and your family can get the...

Cost: Online Only (Save $3): Ages 4 & over $34.00, Ages 2, 3 & Seniors (60+) $29.00, C

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
View map »


Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 1-508-866-8190
Website »

More information

Enjoy a treetop adventure at the EcoTarium on a series of platforms and rope bridges suspended high in the trees where kids (ages 5+) and adults explore life in the canopy just as scientists do in...

Cost: $10 (plus museum admission), $8 EcoTarium members

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508.929.2700
Website »

More information

Cats-in-Residence Program Interact with live cats in this unorthodox human/cat contemporary art installation, previously presented in Los Angeles, Hartford, and New York City. Guest curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA  01609
View map »


Sponsor: Worcester Art Museum
Telephone: 508-799-4406
Contact Name: Cynthia Allegrezza
Website »

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Kids experiment with ways to blow bubbles big and small and use an array of wacky tools as bubble wands and blowers in the Museum’s Children’s Garden. Underwritten by National Grid.

Cost: Free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; free for members.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: 401-273-5437
Website »

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Sponsored by Capital One, Outside The Box, Boston’s premier performing arts festival is the vision of philanthropist and arts enthusiast Ted Cutler, who believes in the power of arts to educate...

Cost: Free

Where:
Boston Common
Park Street
Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02116
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Website »

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Sundays at 2pm Join Docents to explore special exhibitions and our permanent collection. On view this fall: Beautiful Decay, Edward Hagedorn: Volcanoes, Riots, Wrecks, and Nudes, and Lita Judge:...

Cost: Museum admission $11 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students, under age 17 free

Where:
Danfort Art
123 Union Avenue
framingham, MA  01702
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July 1 – 30 at all MSPCA locations The MSPCA is promoting the adoption of cats in their golden years! We currently have many cats 9 years and older available for adoption, looking for a...

Cost: Free

Where:
MSPCA at Nevins Farm
400 Broadway
Methuen, MA  01844
View map »


Sponsor: MSPCA
Telephone: 978-687-7453 x6161
Contact Name: Julia Pesek
Website »

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The Nashua River Watershed Association is offering Summer Eco-Adventures for children ages 6 to 14, four day outdoor programs, each a small group experience.  Based at the NRWA River Resource...

Cost: $190 for NRWA members; $220 for non-members

Where:
NRWA River Resource Center
592 Main Street
Groton, MA  01450
View map »


Sponsor: Nashua River Watershed Association
Telephone: 978-448-0299
Contact Name: Stacey Chilcoat, NRWA River Classroom Director
Website »

More information

Robert McCloskey’s Blueberries for Sal is the quintessential summertime story.  Explore the magic of cool summertime colors like blue, purple and green with this surprise...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

The Carle will mark Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday with the exhibition, Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary. Darling’s iconic images brought Cleary’s beloved...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting much of the original art from this beloved book....

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 west bay road
Amherst, MA  01002

More information

It’s more than just the coolest treehouse you’ve ever seen! All week we'll be highlighting all the wonderful new exhibits and learning opportunities found in Discovery Woods. Drop-in from 11:00...

Cost: Event included in regular price of admission, $12.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Website »

More information

July 1 – 30 at all MSPCA locations The MSPCA is promoting the adoption of cats in their golden years! We currently have many cats 9 years and older available for adoption, looking for a...

Cost: Free

Where:
MSPCA at Nevins Farm
400 Broadway
Methuen, MA  01844
View map »


Sponsor: MSPCA
Telephone: 978-687-7453 x6161
Contact Name: Julia Pesek
Website »

More information

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The Nashua River Watershed Association is offering Summer Eco-Adventures for children ages 6 to 14, four day outdoor programs, each a small group experience.  Based at the NRWA River Resource...

Cost: $190 for NRWA members; $220 for non-members

Where:
NRWA River Resource Center
592 Main Street
Groton, MA  01450
View map »


Sponsor: Nashua River Watershed Association
Telephone: 978-448-0299
Contact Name: Stacey Chilcoat, NRWA River Classroom Director
Website »

More information

Robert McCloskey’s Blueberries for Sal is the quintessential summertime story.  Explore the magic of cool summertime colors like blue, purple and green with this surprise...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

The Carle will mark Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday with the exhibition, Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary. Darling’s iconic images brought Cleary’s beloved...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

"Play on the Plaza," a place for active, creative play, returns to the Sundial Plaza each summer. The plaza, located at the museum's main entrance, offers some of our visitors...

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508.929.2700
Website »

More information

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting much of the original art from this beloved book....

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 west bay road
Amherst, MA  01002

More information

Enjoy a treetop adventure at the EcoTarium on a series of platforms and rope bridges suspended high in the trees where kids (ages 5+) and adults explore life in the canopy just as scientists do in...

Cost: $10 (plus museum admission), $8 EcoTarium members

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508.929.2700
Website »

More information

It’s more than just the coolest treehouse you’ve ever seen! All week we'll be highlighting all the wonderful new exhibits and learning opportunities found in Discovery Woods. Drop-in from 11:00...

Cost: Event included in regular price of admission, $12.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Website »

More information

Get out and play in the Museum’s Children's Garden each Tuesday afternoon in July and August!  This week, children explore the art of weaving with natural and recycled materials.

Cost: Free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; free for members.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
View map »


Telephone: 401-273-5437
Website »

More information

July 1 – 30 at all MSPCA locations The MSPCA is promoting the adoption of cats in their golden years! We currently have many cats 9 years and older available for adoption, looking for a...

Cost: Free

Where:
MSPCA at Nevins Farm
400 Broadway
Methuen, MA  01844
View map »


Sponsor: MSPCA
Telephone: 978-687-7453 x6161
Contact Name: Julia Pesek
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The Nashua River Watershed Association is offering Summer Eco-Adventures for children ages 6 to 14, four day outdoor programs, each a small group experience.  Based at the NRWA River Resource...

Cost: $190 for NRWA members; $220 for non-members

Where:
NRWA River Resource Center
592 Main Street
Groton, MA  01450
View map »


Sponsor: Nashua River Watershed Association
Telephone: 978-448-0299
Contact Name: Stacey Chilcoat, NRWA River Classroom Director
Website »

More information

"Play on the Plaza," a place for active, creative play, returns to the Sundial Plaza each summer. The plaza, located at the museum's main entrance, offers some of our visitors...

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508.929.2700
Website »

More information

Climb aboard a Bobcat utility vehicle from Providence Public Works and learn how it moves earth.  Explore a different vehicle each Wednesday morning in July and August!

Cost: Free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; free for members.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
View map »


Telephone: 401-273-5437
Website »

More information

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting much of the original art from this beloved book....

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 west bay road
Amherst, MA  01002

More information

The Carle will mark Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday with the exhibition, Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary. Darling’s iconic images brought Cleary’s beloved...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

Wednesday, July 20 from 10am-3pm we’ll be making puppets and Mimicking the Masters with a variety of art activities.  Don’t miss as special performance from Rosalita’s Puppets at 1:30pm.

Cost: $9 per person, free for members and children under 1

Where:
Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: 508-230-3789
Website »

More information

8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must rush to save a monkey who is about to land on Earth from outer space. Their friendship helps them overcome obstacles and self-doubts as they travel...

Cost: $12(8 for members)

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
View map »

More information

Enjoy a treetop adventure at the EcoTarium on a series of platforms and rope bridges suspended high in the trees where kids (ages 5+) and adults explore life in the canopy just as scientists do in...

Cost: $10 (plus museum admission), $8 EcoTarium members

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508.929.2700
Website »

More information

Cats-in-Residence Program Interact with live cats in this unorthodox human/cat contemporary art installation, previously presented in Los Angeles, Hartford, and New York City. Guest curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA  01609
View map »


Sponsor: Worcester Art Museum
Telephone: 508-799-4406
Contact Name: Cynthia Allegrezza
Website »

More information

It’s more than just the coolest treehouse you’ve ever seen! All week we'll be highlighting all the wonderful new exhibits and learning opportunities found in Discovery Woods. Drop-in from 11:00...

Cost: Event included in regular price of admission, $12.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Website »

More information

July 1 – 30 at all MSPCA locations The MSPCA is promoting the adoption of cats in their golden years! We currently have many cats 9 years and older available for adoption, looking for a...

Cost: Free

Where:
MSPCA at Nevins Farm
400 Broadway
Methuen, MA  01844
View map »


Sponsor: MSPCA
Telephone: 978-687-7453 x6161
Contact Name: Julia Pesek
Website »

More information

Get your hula hoop on! Kat Suwalski will demonstrate and get you hooping with laughter and fun. Families of all ages are welcome. No registration necessary, free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
S. Hamilton, MA  01982
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Sponsor: Friends of the HW Library
Telephone: 978-468-5577
Contact Name: Lorraine Der
Website »

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The Nashua River Watershed Association is offering Summer Eco-Adventures for children ages 6 to 14, four day outdoor programs, each a small group experience.  Based at the NRWA River Resource...

Cost: $190 for NRWA members; $220 for non-members

Where:
NRWA River Resource Center
592 Main Street
Groton, MA  01450
View map »


Sponsor: Nashua River Watershed Association
Telephone: 978-448-0299
Contact Name: Stacey Chilcoat, NRWA River Classroom Director
Website »

More information

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting much of the original art from this beloved book....

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 west bay road
Amherst, MA  01002

More information

Thursday, July 21 from 10am-3pm is Engineering Day.  We’ll build with a variety of materials including Rigamajig, Legos, Duplos, and more!  Also, children will receive a FREE Identification...

Cost: $9 per person, free for members and children under 1

Where:
Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
Easton, MA  02356
View map »


Sponsor: Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: 508-230-3789
Website »

More information

"Play on the Plaza," a place for active, creative play, returns to the Sundial Plaza each summer. The plaza, located at the museum's main entrance, offers some of our visitors...

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508.929.2700
Website »

More information

The Carle will mark Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday with the exhibition, Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary. Darling’s iconic images brought Cleary’s beloved...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

Today we’re talking tails! As you visit with Abby, you can observe and touch her tail. We’ll read tail tales, and you can even try on a tail yourself and see how it feels. Abby is a certified...

Cost: Event included in regular price of admission, $12.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Website »

More information

8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must rush to save a monkey who is about to land on Earth from outer space. Their friendship helps them overcome obstacles and self-doubts as they travel...

Cost: $12(8 for members)

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
View map »

More information

Enjoy a treetop adventure at the EcoTarium on a series of platforms and rope bridges suspended high in the trees where kids (ages 5+) and adults explore life in the canopy just as scientists do in...

Cost: $10 (plus museum admission), $8 EcoTarium members

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508.929.2700
Website »

More information

It’s more than just the coolest treehouse you’ve ever seen! All week we'll be highlighting all the wonderful new exhibits and learning opportunities found in Discovery Woods. Drop-in from 11:00...

Cost: Event included in regular price of admission, $12.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Website »

More information

Cats-in-Residence Program Interact with live cats in this unorthodox human/cat contemporary art installation, previously presented in Los Angeles, Hartford, and New York City. Guest curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA  01609
View map »


Sponsor: Worcester Art Museum
Telephone: 508-799-4406
Contact Name: Cynthia Allegrezza
Website »

More information

July 1 – 30 at all MSPCA locations The MSPCA is promoting the adoption of cats in their golden years! We currently have many cats 9 years and older available for adoption, looking for a...

Cost: Free

Where:
MSPCA at Nevins Farm
400 Broadway
Methuen, MA  01844
View map »


Sponsor: MSPCA
Telephone: 978-687-7453 x6161
Contact Name: Julia Pesek
Website »

More information

This summer, escape the heat with an unforgettable night at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on July 21. The “Abroad” themed-evening will open your eyes to a new part of the world.  Within...

Cost: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors age 65 and up, $5 for students.

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA  02115
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For the last four years, Ruth Leeney, PhD has been traveling to eight countries to collect research on sawfish and their diminishing populations, the first study of its kind conducted in Eastern...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02210
View map »


Sponsor: New England Aquarium
Telephone: 617-877-68871
Contact Name: Tony LaCasse

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In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting much of the original art from this beloved book....

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 west bay road
Amherst, MA  01002

More information

Come celebrate picture books with art activities, special storytimes with authors/illustrators Lita Judge and Brian Lies, films, music by the Harmaniacs, and more!Sponsored by the Highland Street...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

“Every family needs a pinch of chaos!” Paddington Bear is on yet another adventure, this time at Edaville USA! Paddington Bear will be available for meet and greets near the train station. For...

Cost: Online Only (Save $3): Ages 4 & over $34.00, Ages 2, 3 & Seniors (60+) $29.00, C

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
View map »


Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 1-508-866-8190
Website »

More information

"Play on the Plaza," a place for active, creative play, returns to the Sundial Plaza each summer. The plaza, located at the museum's main entrance, offers some of our visitors...

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508.929.2700
Website »

More information

Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts.  Construct castles and forts, create interesting...

Cost: Free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; free for members.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02904
View map »


Telephone: 401-273-5437
Website »

More information

The Carle will mark Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday with the exhibition, Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary. Darling’s iconic images brought Cleary’s beloved...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must rush to save a monkey who is about to land on Earth from outer space. Their friendship helps them overcome obstacles and self-doubts as they travel...

Cost: $12(8 for members)

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
View map »

More information

Enjoy a treetop adventure at the EcoTarium on a series of platforms and rope bridges suspended high in the trees where kids (ages 5+) and adults explore life in the canopy just as scientists do in...

Cost: $10 (plus museum admission), $8 EcoTarium members

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508.929.2700
Website »

More information

Cats-in-Residence Program Interact with live cats in this unorthodox human/cat contemporary art installation, previously presented in Los Angeles, Hartford, and New York City. Guest curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA  01609
View map »


Sponsor: Worcester Art Museum
Telephone: 508-799-4406
Contact Name: Cynthia Allegrezza
Website »

More information

It’s more than just the coolest treehouse you’ve ever seen! All week we'll be highlighting all the wonderful new exhibits and learning opportunities found in Discovery Woods. Drop-in from 11:00...

Cost: Event included in regular price of admission, $12.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Website »

More information

July 1 – 30 at all MSPCA locations The MSPCA is promoting the adoption of cats in their golden years! We currently have many cats 9 years and older available for adoption, looking for a...

Cost: Free

Where:
MSPCA at Nevins Farm
400 Broadway
Methuen, MA  01844
View map »


Sponsor: MSPCA
Telephone: 978-687-7453 x6161
Contact Name: Julia Pesek
Website »

More information

What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids and...

Cost: Adult $12m/ $14nm, Child $7m/ $9nm

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
Website »

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The Walk 'n Mass Volkssport Club invites participants to walk at their own pace on either a 5 km or 10 km (3.1 or 6.2 mile) route in Hubbardston, MA on Saturday, July 23rd. The start point is the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barre Falls Dam Recreation Area Pavillion
Coldbrook Road
Hubbardston, MA  01452
View map »


Sponsor: Walk 'n Mass Volkssport Club
Telephone: 978-868-4382
Contact Name: David Gundersen
Website »

More information

The Carle will mark Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday with the exhibition, Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary. Darling’s iconic images brought Cleary’s beloved...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

“Every family needs a pinch of chaos!” Paddington Bear is on yet another adventure, this time at Edaville USA! Paddington Bear will be available for meet and greets near the train station. For...

Cost: Online Only (Save $3): Ages 4 & over $34.00, Ages 2, 3 & Seniors (60+) $29.00, C

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
View map »


Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 1-508-866-8190
Website »

More information

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting much of the original art from this beloved book....

Cost: free with admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 west bay road
Amherst, MA  01002

More information

"Play on the Plaza," a place for active, creative play, returns to the Sundial Plaza each summer. The plaza, located at the museum's main entrance, offers some of our visitors...

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508.929.2700
Website »

More information

The animals at Stone Zoo will be getting into the Olympic spirit on July 23! In celebration of the upcoming Olympic Games, many of the animals will receive sports-inspired enrichment. From leaping...

Cost: $0-$19.95

Where:
Stone Zoo
149 Pond Street
Stoneham, MA  02180
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8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must rush to save a monkey who is about to land on Earth from outer space. Their friendship helps them overcome obstacles and self-doubts as they travel...

Cost: $12(8 for members)

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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Enjoy a treetop adventure at the EcoTarium on a series of platforms and rope bridges suspended high in the trees where kids (ages 5+) and adults explore life in the canopy just as scientists do in...

Cost: $10 (plus museum admission), $8 EcoTarium members

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
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Telephone: 508.929.2700
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Today we are blowing bubbles with an artistic twist! Add a little paint to the classic sunny, summer day activity to make unique bubble prints. Experiment with different methods of bursting your...

Cost: Event included in regular price of admission, $12.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
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Come enjoy a blueberry shortcake while listening to music on a beautiful day in the country. The Blueberry Festival will host games, pony rides, a bouncy house, and a bake-off with prizes! To see...

Cost: Free

Where:
Charlton Arts and Activities Center
4 Dresser Hill Rd
Charlton, MA  01507
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Cats-in-Residence Program Interact with live cats in this unorthodox human/cat contemporary art installation, previously presented in Los Angeles, Hartford, and New York City. Guest curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA  01609
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Sponsor: Worcester Art Museum
Telephone: 508-799-4406
Contact Name: Cynthia Allegrezza
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July 1 – 30 at all MSPCA locations The MSPCA is promoting the adoption of cats in their golden years! We currently have many cats 9 years and older available for adoption, looking for a...

Cost: Free

Where:
MSPCA at Nevins Farm
400 Broadway
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: MSPCA
Telephone: 978-687-7453 x6161
Contact Name: Julia Pesek
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