Programs and Activities

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Activities 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 

LEGO Train - 200x200The 8th Annual LEGO® Train

Saturday and Sunday, February 18 – 19, 2017
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.

 

 

 

character_disneyprincess_belle_17034676Stories and Songs with Belle

SOLD OUT!
Monday, February 20, 2017
Program begins at 10:30 a.m.
Program Fee: $10 Adults | $8 Children & Seniors
For Members: $5 Adults | $4 Children & Seniors
Includes Museum Admission
Pre-registration Required >>

 

Belle will read stories and sing songs with visitors. Fairytale or magical dress-up attire encouraged for this one hour program!

 

 

 

owl-200-x-200Wingmasters Presents:  OWLS   

SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Program Fee: $8 for Museum Members and $10 for Nonmembers
Pre-registration Required >>

 

Come see live owls up close in this indoor presentation that will introduce you to different owls that live in our region.

We’ll discuss the special features these birds have and we’ll talk about how they hunt, what they eat, and their amazing vision, hearing, and feathers.  This program is presented by Wingmasters.

At the conclusion of the program, visit Surviving the Winter:  Adapt, Migrate, or Hibernate  in the Family Discovery Gallery and learn more about how the animals in our region survive the winter.

 

 

legopalooze-200-x-200The 10th Annual Legopalooza Pop-up Lego Studio       

Wednesday, February 22 – Thursday, February 23, 2017
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.

 

 

 

 

Wings on the Wind - 200 x 200 px-2Wings in the Wind

Friday, February 24, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Included in Admission
Free for Members

See the world of nature through the eyes of Julie as she watches an orphaned duckling learn about perseverance, all while she learns lessons of love.

Join local author Julia Walsh for a reading and book signing of Wings in the Wind, a new children’s book based upon a true story.  Ms. Walsh will also lead us in an art making activity.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

 

 

March is Membership Month 

Mom with Girls - 200 x 200 pxJOIN OR RENEW IN MARCH AND RECEIVE AN EXTRA MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP–FREE!

In addition to the regular benefits of museum membership, if you join or renew this March, you will receive an additional month of membership–free!–in addition to a one-time-use 25% off coupon for the award-winning Museum Shop. Join or renew today!

 

 

 

March 1, 2017

Flynntastic Faces 200 x 200 pxFace Painting with Flynntastic Faces

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free for Members

Magically transform into anything you can imagine through the artistry of Flynntastic Faces.

 

 

 

March 10, 2017

Cinderella 200 x200Stories and Songs with Cinderella

Friday, March 10, 2017
Program begins at 1 p.m.
Program Fee: $10 Adults | $8 Children & Seniors
For Members: $5 Adults | $4 Children & Seniors
Includes Museum Admission
Pre-registration Required >>

Cinderella will read stories and sing songs with visitors. Fairytale or magical dress-up attire encouraged for this one hour program!

 

 

March 17, 2017

Shamrock Coffee - 200 x 200 pxMembers’ St. Patrick’s Day Coffee

MUSEUM OPEN EARLY FOR MEMBERS
Friday, March 17, 2017
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Free for Members

As a thank you to our members, join your friends at the Wenham Museum for a special treat on St. Patrick’s Day. The museum will open early for members only, with coffee, refreshments and drop-in craft making in appreciation of you!

 

 

March 23, 2017

Lego Pizza Minifig - 200x 200 pxLEGO Pizza Party

Thursday, March 23, 2017
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
$2.00 Per Person in addition to Museum Admission ($10 Adults, $8 Children & Seniors)
Museum Admission is Free for Members

Join us for a free-form family LEGO® build and pizza party! Join us for a free-form family LEGO® build and pizza party!

 

 

April 2017

Untitled design (3)Peeps Diorama Contest

Burnham Hall
April 15 – 23, 2017

Create a Peeps Diorama with your friends and family and bring it to the museum to join the diorama display! Humor, creativity, and originality will be rewarded. Creations should be approximately 18″ x 18″.  Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries.  Need some inspiration?  Browse washingtonpost.com/lifestylemagazine/peeps for ideas.

Questions?  Contact Mary McDonald at mary.mcdonald [at] wenhammuseum.org

 

About Peeps Dioramas
In 2004, a staff writer at the St. Paul Pioneer Press was asked to come up with something for an Easter Sunday feature section.  “I knew a lot of people had tongue-in-cheek fun with Peeps–but I never heard of a diorama contest, so I thought, why not?” he said.  In 2007, the Washington Post followed Chin’s lead and created the best-known Peeps contest in the United States.  Scenes have included the tomb of Tutankhamen and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks.  The impulse that seems to be most frequently rewarded is the attempt to juxtapose highbrow subject matter with marshmallow-based sculptural matter.  – Sarah Archer, The New Yorker

 

June 10, 2017

SAVE THE DATE:  Wee Woodland Fairy Festival

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m.
Rain Date: Sunday, June 11

Call all fairies, elves and magical creatures!  Wear your finest fairy frocks, or borrow one of ours and enjoy a day of fairy fun.  Details regarding program offerings and refreshments to follow.

 

Other Programs 

“M is for Museum”

The Wenham Museum offers a recurring program called “M is for Museum” designed for a preschool audience. Learn more about introducing the museum to your preschooler.