Join us during April Vacation Week for a family-friendly celebration of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Meet Makers who will be sharing their knowledge and talents through demonstrations and hands-on activities. We’ll meet different Makers each day and explore a variety of projects from robots to textiles, clay and more. We’ll learn how science, technology and art work together to make some amazing creations. It will be a week of sharing ideas, learning new skills and, of course, hands-on fun.
*the lunch room is closed during vacation week. Picnic tables are available in the Wild Place.
Different activities will take place throughout the week featuring a variety of special guest Makers.
Saturday, April 21: Open Noon-5PM
1pm-3pm: Air Power
Sunday, April 22: Open Noon-5PM
1pm-3pm: Earth Day
Saturday, April 14
Light up LEDs using play dough and batteries!
A Capella performance from Curry College’s Pure Vocals
Sunday, April 15 1-3pm
Become part of a circuit! You will conduct electricity to complete a circuit to play music and make lights light up.
Create with Clay
Monday, April 16 10am & 11am (*$5 materials fee, space is limited)
Join Judith Murray Smith in learning about the tools and techniques for sculpting with clay as you create your own masterpiece. Mr. Smith will be teaching two thirty minute sessions of Create with Clay, beginning at 10am and 11am, but space will be limited so come early if you are interested in this program. Recommended for kids 5 and up.
The little ones are welcome to explore playdough in the MakerSpace during this time.
Get movin’ and groovin’ with cool music and make your own fun props!
Beauty & the Beast
Tuesday, April 17 11am & 1pm
Be our guest, be our guest! Join Belle for an enchanting performance reading her story, singing, dancing and games. free with Museum admission
Explore hydrogen power through hands-on activities. Power a model car with water, make a water molecule and more! The world of energy is changing and hydrogen is one of the energies that constitute a solution to meet the challenges of clean transportation: reduction of greenhouse gases, of pollution in cities, and of dependency on fossil fuels. For more than 40 years, Air Liquide has been developing unique expertise in the mastery of the entire hydrogen chain (production, storage, and distribution).
Lego Challenge presented by North Easton Machine
Thursday, April 1910am-noon
North Easton Machine challenges you to build a variety of objects using Lego bricks!
Also, learn about how North Easton Machine manufactures precision parts for the bio-
medical, microwave, high-tech, musical and electronic industries.
Thursday, April 19 10am-11:30am
Build big with Rigamajig, a creativity enhancing building kit with wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and more!
Explore the World of Robots
Thursday, April 19 12:30pm-2:30pm
Meet the robots from Norris Labs and learn how Steve makes his robot friends. Steve returns with some old favorites like Huey the Color Chasing Robot as well as some new creations.
Steve has worked in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, transportation, chemical, telecommunications and retail software products. He has enjoyed his experience ranging from the design and construction of artificial intelligence systems, process knowledge management, web and graphical user interfaces to digital electronics and robotics.
New York Life Child ID event
Thursday, April 19
Get a free Child ID card courtesy of New York Life. To receive a free ID children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
STEM fun with Columbia Gas
Friday, April 20
Join Representatives from Columbia Gas to explore the equipment and tools they and learn how natural gas flows underground and how to Dig Safe through hands-on activities.
Friday, April 20 3pm
Enjoy a special musical performance from Bridgewater State University’s a Capella group Noteworthy!
Saturday, April 21 1-3pm
Launch air powered rockets and use the power of air to knock things over!
Sunday, April 22
Celebrate Earth Day by up cycling a variety of interesting materials in the MakerSpace.