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MIT Museum's Idea Hub

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. Kinetic Sculptures will be the focus of this idea hub session where attendees will create a unique moving art piece with gears, cams, linkages and pulleys.

 

When: 
Sunday, February 1, 2015 11am-3pm
Location: 
MIT Museum

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 1B: Do Animals Take Naps?

Preschoolers find aout abour the sleep habits of seals and other mammals at Jopp

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. This 90-minute session will focus on the sleep habits of animals that live around the North Shore.  A structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, will be concluded with 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: 
Friday, January 16, 2015 1-2:30 pm
When: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 10-11:30 am

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 1A: Do Animals Take Naps?

Preschoolers find aout abour the sleep habits of seals and other mammals at Jopp

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. This 90-minute session will focus on the sleep habits of animals that live around the North Shore.  A structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, will be concluded with 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, January 15, 2015 10-11:30 am
When: 
Friday, January 16, 2015 1-2:30 pm

What’s the Big Idea: Math and Science Story Time

Beverly Public Library invites kids ages 4-6 to their math and science club designed just for younger kids!

Based on the 'What’s the Bid Idea?' program created by Mother Goose Programs (Vermont Center for the Book) this story time incorporates math and science into a story time and activity to nurture curiosity and an interest in science and math!

Please register for this program.

When: 
Wednesdays at 3 p.m. when school is in session.

Second Fridays at MIT Museum: Small Instruments

Come to MIT Museum and learn about small instrument making.

Meet Pawel Romanczuk, composer, instrument builder and founder of Male Instrumenty (Small Instruments), and the MIT students he worked with to create new instruments and musical compositions. MIT Sounding is curated by Evan Ziporyn, faculty director of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST). Small Instruments is co-sponsored by the CAST and Culture.pl (as part of their Campus Project).

Included with Museum admission.

When: 
Friday, January 9, 2015 5-8pm
Location: 
MIT Museum

Vacation Week Flyby: Winter Backyard Birds

Learn about the birds that stay in New England for Winter, and what they do to s

Beat the blahs and keep minds active and hands busy during school break. Drop in for an hour or stay all day for a vacation destination that suits your family's schedule. Each session offers a different theme, with scheduled family presentations and something to engage hearts and minds for all ages and interests. For ages 7 and up, there are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activity stations featuring experiments, challenges, data sheets, maps, and charts. For ages 2 to 6, there are stories, crafts, table top games, coloring pages, and science activities. Family presentations will be offered at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Come once or make it a triple; fly by for an hour or stay all day for a vacation activity that suits your family schedule.

When: 
Monday, December 29, 2014 10am - 3pm

Imagine, Sing & Learn 12B: Snow & Ice is Nice!

Kids can explore the wonders of Ice at this Imagine, Sing & Learn at Joppa Flats

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! In these sessions we'll explore the wonders of snow and ice!

When: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 1 - 2:30 pm

Imagine, Sing & Learn 12A: Let it Snow/Ice is Nice!

Kids can explore the wonders of snow & ice at this Imagine, Sing & Learn

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 via email.  In these sessions we'll explore the wonders of ice!

When: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 10-11:30 am

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Marsh Trail, Dune Trail & Observation Tower

Explore the transitional zones of the Parker River Wildlife Sanctuary with Joppa

Come to Joppa Flats Education Center where adults and children can learn about the transitional habitats of the Parker River Wildflife Refuge and spend quality family time in the great outdoors finding, observing, and admiring local wildlife. Excursions include a group game to burn off some steam, an on-the-water scavenger hunt, or a guided tour. We'll observe, investigate, and compare coastal environments and their inhabitants, both on- and offshore.

When: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014 9:30am-12:00 pm

MIT's FAT Chain Reaction

MIT's chain reaction competition is the Friday following Thanksgiving!

Whether it's the reaction induced between one creative contraption and another equally crafty contrivance, or the joyful reactions sparked on the faces of the spectators, the MIT Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction is a one-of-a-kind, must-be-seen-to-be-believed engineering feat. 

When: 
Friday, November 28, 2014 1-4pm
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