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MIT Museum's Idea Hub: Weekdays

MIT Museum's Idea Hub is a focuses on hands-on design and engineering!

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission. 

When: 
Weekdays, July 1 - August 18, 2015 10am-Noon
When: 
Weekends Noon - 4pm
Location: 
MIT Museum

Butterflies & Bugs Free-for-All

Joppa Flats will have Free indoor and outdoor activities for kids and families!

Come to Joppa Flats for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about butterflies, moths, and caterpillars.  Staff members and volunteers will provide helpful information, hands-on learning, and several family-friendly activities, including lessons in backyard science, craft projects, and critter collecting demonstrations.

When: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015 10am - 3pm

Plankton Safari

Join the team at Maritime Gloucester for a Plankton Safari every Tuesday and Thu

Come to Maritime Gloucester and discover what lives near the bottom of the oceanic food chain using digital microscopes! Does the term plankton define a certain species? No! It is a term used to describe the enormous biomass of microscopic sea creatures ranging from nascent shrimp, fish and jelly fish to the tiny frye of lobster and squid. Explore the depths as we take samples directly from Gloucester Harbor to the lab where attendees will have hands-on experiences with the lifeforms that serve as a major source of food in the sea! For kids ages 5 and up (with an adult).

When: 
Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays through August 2015 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Eco-Art: Owls

Become a natural biologist and explore the world of owls at IRWS

Become a wildlife biologist as we hike the trails to see where owls live. We'll learn about their habitats, view owl mounts, and dissect a real owl pellet to discover what they eat. On our return, we will create an owl collage from natural materials.

When: 
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 9 am - 11:00 am

MIT Museum's Idea Hub

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Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission.

When: 
Weekends Noon - 4pm
When: 
Weekdays, July 1 - August 18, 2015 10am-Noon
Location: 
MIT Museum

Imagine, Sing & Learn 7A: Frogs, Turtles, & Water Bugs

Learn about frogs turtles and water bugs at Joppa Flats Education Center!

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag!

When: 
Thursday, July 9, 2015 1-2:30pm

Bio Blitz Free-for-All

come learn about biodiversity of Plum Island and the North Shore at Joppa Flats

Joppa Flats Education Center invites families to join them for a full day of free outdoor and indoor fun! Connecting with nature starts with developing a good sense of place, and a great place to start is right here at Joppa Flats. This full-day family event will feature an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor activities that encourage children and adults to learn more about the biodiversity of all the animals, plants, and insects that frequent our butterfly garden, salt marsh, and backyard.

When: 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Astronomy After Hours at the MOS Observatory

Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related

Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of the Observatory, and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff. Astronomy After Hours is the perfect place to kick off your weekend with your family.

When: 
Fridays, 8:30 -10pm (Weather Permitting)
Location: 
Museum of Science

Ecosystem Fun at IRWS

Become a field scientist and explore the ecosystems of the sanctuary.

Become a field scientist and explore the ecosystems of the sanctuary. A science inquiry approach will be used to explore a woodland, a wetland, and a field. Participants will become familiar with the common plants and animals in these natural neighborhoods. For kids 6 and up.

When: 
Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:30-3pm

Second Fridays at MIT: Busy as a Beaver

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works - An Engineering collabrative in the heart o

When the world needs help, MIT students step up! Learn about recent projects developed at Beaver Works a project-based learning and innovation center run jointly by MIT's School of Engineering and Lincoln Laboratory. New 3D-printed structures, autonomous underwater vehicles, assistive devices for the disabled, and small radars are just some of the exciting work you'll see here.

When: 
Friday, May 8, 2015 5-8pm
Location: 
MIT Museum
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