Events by Date

October 2014


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Use your face or hand as a canvas for a colorful painting! 
10 AM
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
 Join us for hands-on educational activities about nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Watch water defy gravity and make the invisible become visible. Explore the nano in your everyday life and discover the special and...
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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 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 Emerson...
4:30-8:30 PM
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 Add a drop of this to a dash of that, mix in a little color, and stand back! See how chemical reactions can transform everyday kitchen chemicals into mixtures that bubble, ooze and pop – all with a colorful twist!
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Come see dozens of native caterpillars! Naturalist/Photographer and caterpillar expert Sam Jaffe will be here to show off and tell us about some of the largest, spiniest, wacky, weird, and deceptive species you never knew were hiding in...
Drop-in 1:00 - 4:00 PM
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 We are working on designing and constructing a new exhibit space in the Children’s Discovery Museum. Come see some of our ideas and prototypes, and help shape our future exhibit with your expert opinions and advice!
10 AM
 During ASD (autism spectrum disorder) Friendly Hours, we will not host school groups or birthday parties, avoiding overcrowding and supporting accessibility of exhibits. Participate in special sensory based activities open to...
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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 Using magnifying glasses, let’s take a walk around our campus as we take a closer look at some natural materials. What kinds of details will we notice when we observe them in a different way?  Sponsored by Emerson Hospital...
10 AM
Try out a variety of hands-on activities that explore the technology of personal electronic devices. With real electronics and interactive models of “software” and “hardware” functions, discover how pocket-sized...
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!  
11 AM
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 Water and oil don’t mix. But watch what happens when you factor in the fizz. Double, double, toil and trouble! © 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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 You bring your imagination and we will supply the LEGOs. Try your hand at one of our LEGO challenges or build your own unique vision. Add your creation to our community display to inspire your fellow visitors! 
All Day
 Join in all the fun during this special free evening for families with deaf or hard of hearing children in conjunction with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Children's Hospital Boston. ASL Interpreters will be available. Pre-...
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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 You bring your imagination and we will supply the LEGOs. Try your hand at one of our LEGO challenges or build your own unique vision. Add your creation to our community display to inspire your fellow visitors! 
All Day
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 Explore dinosaur fossils and pretend to be a paleontologist digging for dinosaur bones.
10 AM
 You bring your imagination and we will supply the LEGOs. Try your hand at one of our LEGO challenges or build your own unique vision. Add your creation to our community display to inspire your fellow visitors!  
All Day
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 Get ready to drip and splatter paint! Notice how the paint looks and reacts depending how you add it to the paper. From a little dribble to a great big splatter, let’s explore interesting patterns and effects!   The Make a...
10 AM
 What’s it going to be??? Provide your expert opinion and help us prototype a new idea, program, or exhibit component.  Participate in shaping our future programs and spaces!
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
 Join us for a special “Throwback Thursday” edition of our popular Take Aparts program. Curious about what’s inside that old typewriter or record player? Grab a screwdriver and discover the inner workings of everyday...
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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 Join us for hands-on educational activities about nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Watch water defy gravity and make the invisible become visible. Explore the nano in your everyday life and discover the special and...
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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 Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us as we kick-off this year’s celebration with members of the Central Massachusetts division of the American Chemical Society. Scientists from...
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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 We are working on designing and constructing a new exhibit space in the Children’s Discovery Museum. Come see some of our ideas and prototypes, and help shape our future exhibit with your expert opinions and advice!
10 AM
 Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for some fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy! Explore the chemistry in candy as we whip up...
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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 There are countless toys and games that can be created from everyday materials! Can you make a toy that moves? Or how about create your very own puzzle? What fun toy will you design and build?   The Make a MESS (Math,...
10 AM
 Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for some fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy! Explore the chemistry in candy as we whip up...
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
 October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month! Suanna Crowley, PhD, RPA of AnthroScience Advisors will lead future archaeologists on a tour of the science of archaeology. Learn how archaeologists uncover the mysteries of ancient sites...
2:00 PM
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 Explore sound through singing and playing. Move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout! Music improves your child’s memory, cognitive development, learning skills, and ability to express emotion. Plus, it...
9:30 AM
 Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for some fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy! Explore the chemistry in candy as we whip up...
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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 Visit the museum today and discover the science of ramps. Using different objects and plenty of curiosity we'll find ways to test what makes things go faster and slower. Sponsored by Emerson Hospital.  © 2014 WGBH...
10 AM
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 Join us as we use a little spooky science to create some strange substances. Whip up a batch of ooey, gooey slime or sink your hands into some odd oobleck. Is it a liquid or a solid…or both?
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
 Water and oil don’t mix. But watch what happens when you factor in the fizz. Double, double, toil and trouble! © 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation.
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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 How did Halloween sneak up of us again??? Come create a fun hat, mask, or other accessory to add to your costume.
10 AM