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May 2013


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Bob Ross, host of the popular Joy of Painting television show for over 11 years, brought the delight of painting to millions of people. Inspired by this great artist we will grab our painter’s palette, practice mixing colors, and won...
10 AM
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Come meet Buddy Love and her handler Christine Macdonald from the Pets & People Foundation. They will read us a story and Buddy Love will bark along! Learn about people therapy through pets and all about Buddy Love’s role in the...
11 AM
Now that the birds are back for summer, discover what it really means to “eat like a bird”! Learn how beak type relates to what a bird eats and where it lives. It's feeding time! © 2013 WGBH Educational Foundation....
Drop-in 1:30 - 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 donations for the Acton Food Pantry. Sponsored in part by Emerson Hospital with additional support from...
4:30- 8:30 PM
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Join us for hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science, engineering and technology. What is memory metal? What does sand have to do with nano? Find out as you explore the nano in your everyday life and discover the special and...
Drop-in 1:00 - 4:00 PM
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Join in all the fun during this special free morning for families with infants and toddlers with hearing loss - in conjunction with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Children's Hospital Boston. Pre-registration is required. Contact...
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Bring along your favorite stuffed pet today as read Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett and afterwards we’ll design some fun clothes for your furry friend! Sponsored by MEFA’s U.Fund and Fidelity...
10 AM
Imagine yourself a chemist and use real laboratory tools to do experiments. Try your hand at doing wet chemistry in a model glove box and learn why some chemists use glove boxes and hoods. Reaction Station is generously funded by the...
Drop-in 1:30 - 4:30 PM
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Create a thaumatrope - an optical illusion toy that makes two pictures look like one. Learn about the persistence of vision as you make a fun toy that you can take home with you! © 2013 WGBH Educational Foundation. Sponsored by...
Drop-in 1:30 - 4:30 PM
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Explore the science of papermaking as you design and create your own Mother’s Day card to share with Mom, Grandmom, or someone special this weekend. Sponsored by Hologic, Inc.
Drop-in 1:30 - 4:30 PM
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Come learn about and experience many of the different and important ways we are able to keep our bodies healthy and safe. Listen & learn, move & groove, and stay & play through a happy and healthy day! This day-long fair...
10 AM - 4 PM
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-...
5:30 - 8:30 PM
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Join us as local young magician Rupayan Neogy shares his talents with us! Showcasing a variety of tricks, he will confound and amaze in an interactive performance geared toward family audiences. For more information about Rupayan’s...
1:00 PM
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Peep is yellow, Quack is blue and Chirp is red. What happens when you use these color paints and mix them? Maybe you will create your own color in this messy activity! © 2013 WGBH Educational Foundation.Sponsored by Hologic and...
10 AM
Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination! Sponsored by MEFA’s U.Fund and Fidelity Investments.    
11 AM
Are you curious about what’s inside telephones and computers? Discover resistors and capacitors as you uncover the inner workings of everyday objects. Sponsored by Analog Devices, Inc. and Genzyme.
Drop-in 1:30 - 4:30 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’s...
10 AM
Use your face or hand as a canvas for a colorful spring painting. Sponsored by MEFA’s U.Fund and Fidelity Investments.    
10 AM
Now that the birds are back for summer, discover what it really means to “eat like a bird”! Learn how beak type relates to what a bird eats and where it lives. It's feeding time! © 2013 WGBH Educational Foundation.
Drop-in 1:30 - 4:30 PM
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Have you ever seen a live owl up close? Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson in sharing their passion for owls! Learn about field marks, signs and naturalist’s skills that you can use to find wild owls without...
11:00 & 1:00
Come join in all the fun and explore both museums during this special free evening for families with children on the autism spectrum. Visitors may also drop-in for a workshop with Romy Wilhelm, a practicing music therapist from Indian Hill...
5:30 - 8:30 PM
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Let your inner artist shine as we use watercolors in fun and exciting ways. Can you paint without a paintbrush? Sponsored by MEFA’s U.Fund and Fidelity Investments.    
10 AM
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Join us for hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science, engineering and technology. What is memory metal? What does sand have to do with nano? Find out as you explore the nano in your everyday life and discover the special and...
Drop-in 1:30 - 4:30 PM
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Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination! Sponsored by MEFA’s U.Fund and Fidelity Investments.    
11 AM
Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination! Sponsored by MEFA’s U.Fund and Fidelity Investments.    
Drop-in 10 AM
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I spy with my little eyes…Strange things have been popping up on the Woodland Trail at The Discovery Museums. Head to the path to see if you can spot what is out of place. Are some things harder to find than others? Put your skills...
All Day
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Bring your inner artist to the Science Discovery Museum today. Use a variety of recycled materials and common household objects to create beautiful prints full of unique patterns and colors. Sponsored by Genzyme.
Drop-in 11:00 - 2:00
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Spring is in the air and so are beautiful butterflies!  Create your own special butterfly to take home. Sponsored by MEFA’s U.Fund and Fidelity Investments.    
10 AM
Create a thaumatrope - an optical illusion toy that makes two pictures look like one. Learn about the persistence of vision as you make a fun toy that you can take home with you! © 2013 WGBH Educational Foundation. Sponsored by...
Drop-in 1:30 - 4:30 PM
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Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination! Sponsored by MEFA’s U.Fund and Fidelity Investments.    
11 AM
April showers bring May flowers…Join us as we explore the inner workings of flowers. Dissect a flower and create a mini flower journal to take home and use as you observe the flowers in your backyard.  Sponsored by Genzyme.
Drop-in 1:30 - 4:30 PM
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