Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
(c) Samuel Jaffe
Caterpillars: Life on the Leaf Edge
Wednesday, September 11 through Sunday, October 6; live caterpillar exhibit open Wednesdays through Sundays only
There are strange, beautiful, and sometimes grotesque caterpillars living right in our own back yards! Come explore the incredible hidden world of New England caterpillars through hands-on, interactive activities that explore topics such as caterpillar anatomy, defensive adaptations, and shelter building. And, experience a huge variety of local caterpillars in all phases of their life cycles, curated and explained by naturalist Sam Jaffe and other educators from The Caterpillar Lab.
Please note that the live caterpillar lab portion of the exhibit will be open to visitors Wednesdays through Sundays only, from 10am to 4pm.
This new exhibit was created by museum staff in collaboration with naturalist Sam Jaffe, creator of The Caterpillar Lab.
Bricks, Sticks, & Arches
Through Labor Day | Returns Tuesday, October 8
Put your architectural, engineering, planning, design, and construction skills to work! From mirror blocks to KEVA planks, from a large keystone arch to giant interlocking EverBlocks, builders of all ages and abilities can work collaboratively, solve problems, and think critically while stacking, building and creating.
Click here for more detailed information about this exhibit.