Things To Do


Activities AND PROGRAMS Bring Exhibits and Collections to Life

Museum exhibits and collections are brought to life through a full schedule of activities and programs. All ages are engaged, entertained, and enlightened by special family programs, such as craft making, art, colonial life activities, musical performances, and more.



February Vacation Week

The 9th Annual LEGO® Train

Saturday and Sunday, February 17 – 18, 2018
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Included in Admission | Free for Members

Come see a rainbow colored L-gauge model train speeding along a Brick-track as it races by soaring skyscrapers, country cottages, mountainside ski slopes, and a crazy carnival, all designed with the highest degree of precision by the New England Lego Users Group. All ages.




The 11th Annual Legopalooza Pop-up Lego Studio

February 19 & 20, 2018
Drop-In: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Included in Admission | Free for Members

Join us for a free-form family LEGO® build. All ages.





Wonder Woman Wednesday

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Both Programs are SOLD OUT
Members: $4 per person and Nonmembers: $5 per person plus Museum Admission


Wonder Woman will visit the Wenham Museum during School Vacation Week!  Meet this famous superhero, who will read from Rebel Girls 2 and hold brief photo ops with visitors.  Superhero attire encouraged!

All cancellations made within three days of the program, including no-shows, are nonrefundable.  Capacity for this program is limited.

THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Watch our website for future programs.




Thursday, February 22, 2018
2 – 4 p.m.
Included with Admission | Free for Members

Inspired by our main exhibit, DiG THiS.. and BUiLD THaT!, join us for an afternoon of building activities.  We’ll make a huge fort out of cardboard boxes together and learn how gears and cam shafts make things go.




March 9, 2018


Friday, March 9, 2018
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join us for the sixth installment of our new lecture series.  Join Julie Bishop, former Vice President of Philanthropy at the Essex County Community Foundation, and Becky Hallowell, former Chair of The Women’s Fund of Essex County, for a discussion about women in philanthropy on the North Shore.  This program is inspired by Elizabeth Richards Horton, a former resident of the museum’s historic house, who cared deeply about philanthropy for children.

Our Brown Bag Lunch Series 2017 – 2108 meets the 2nd Friday of the month.  Lunch and learn at the Wenham Museum!  Experts from a variety of fields will give a brief presentation on a number of historical topics as you enjoy a lunch that you bring from home.  Beverages and cookies will be provided by the museum.



 Acting Classes


Six Wednesdays: Jan. 17, 24, 31 & Feb. 7, 14, 28
No Class during School Vacation Week on Feb. 21
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$95 for Nonmembers | $85 for Members
Registration Now Closed

This program is a great place for children to learn important life skills in an on-stage setting. These skills include speaking, introductions, confidence, team building, rehearsing and performance. For Kids in grades K-5.
Students will learn lines and cues and how to take direction through a series of theatre and improv games, scenes and songs. Have fun in a structured environment!



Preschool Programs 

Poppets Playdates and M is for Museum

The Wenham Museum offers recurring programs called “Poppets Playdates” and “M is for Museum” the second Friday of every month, designed for our preschool audience. Learn more about introducing the museum to your preschooler.





Please note: All Cancellations for paid programs made within three days of the program are nonrefundable.