June Community Calendar

June Community Calendar Events:

CUBA

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Saturday, June 15, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mos.org/imax/cuba

Cuba tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change. The nation’s vibrant culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture, and pristine ecosystems provide a vivid window into the island’s history and spirit. Cuba will transport you across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs, and into streets pulsating with music and dance in the heart of Havana.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/calendar/drop-breastfeeding-and-caregiver-support-group

Their group offers weekly support to breastfeeding families. It’s led by trained peer counselors who have lived experience breastfeeding their own children. They are located on the second floor of the Boston Children’s Museum in Play Space. It’s a perfect location for baby to explore while breastfeeding families are able to connect with the volunteers.

Velocity Engineering Lab at the Discovery Museum

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/visit/changing-exhibits

Balls, ramps, jumps, loops–and physics fun!

Race golf balls along winding, sloping, and looping tracks and explore how gravity, friction, speed, and acceleration affect the velocity and trajectory of moving objects.

Coolidge Corner Kids Shows

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: http://www.coolidge.org/programs/kids-shows

All shows start at 10:30 am. All presentations take place in 217-seat second floor theatre unless otherwise indicated; stroller parking is available in the downstairs lobby and the theater is fully accessible. Booster seats are also available for the tiny ones.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Location: 2 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://mgol.net/

An interactive story time that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Followed by free play.

Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 9, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Davis Museum, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

For More Information: https://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/160581

The exhibition features some 160 works of art by 105 artists (about a third of them women) from twelve countries, including 24 born in the United States. Among them are Ansel Adams, Olga Albizu, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Francis Alÿs, Gunther Gerzso, José Clemente Orozco, Roberto Matta, Ana Mendieta, Liliana Porter, Alice Rahon, and Grete Stern. Refuting chronological or geo-specific formats, the exhibition is organized into thematic sections and embraces diversity—aesthetic, of course, but also in terms of the artists’ backgrounds, experiences, residences, and points of view—thereby pushing the concept of “Latin American art” almost to its conceptual limits.

Music, Magic, and the Natural World

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library, 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA

For More Information: http://www.chameleonarts.org/community/family-education.html

The Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston will present a Free Family Concert titled Music, Magic, and the Natural World on Saturday, June 1st at 2pm in Weld Hall at the Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library. The program is interactive and intended for children of all ages and their families.

An “Instrument Petting Zoo” and demonstration will follow the performance in the Library’s outdoor Children’s Garden. Children will be able to handle and play orchestral instruments as guided by Chameleon’s musicians, and will be encouraged to touch, blow, pluck, bow, and strike.

Commencement Concert

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: 2 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA

For More Information: https://www.andover.edu/events/commencement-concert-1

Included in the concert will be the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488, with soloist Eden Cui, piano and  Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Op. 85, with soloist Christina Cho. They will also play Gaubert’s Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando with Angelreana Choi, flute, as soloist. Shyan Koul, viola, will be the soloist for Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra by Tibor Serly.

Gesher – For Friends in the South Area

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Location: Temple Sinai, 25 Canton Street, Sharon, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2280/gesher

Gesher is a social and informal educational program for adults ages 18 and older with disabilities. The event will include fun activities, Jewish holiday celebrations, and craft cooking community outings. Cost of the event is $36 for the year.

STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West End

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.downtownboston.org/explore-downtown-boston/downtown-boston-events-calendar/steam-crafternoon-playgroup/

Each STEAM Crafternoon, children have access to an abundance of art supplies, simple science manipulatives, and toys galore! Drop by the library to try out materials and meet friends. Ideal for children of all ages. Groups and individuals welcome. This event takes place every Thursday afternoon at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Healthy Kids Running Series – Andover/Tewksbury

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: 365 East Street, Tewkesbury, MA

For More Information: https://healthykidsrunningseries.org/race-locations/tewksbury-ma/

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade.

Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, 75 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the 1 mile run.

Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy.

It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you run because all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements courtesy of their sponsors!

Providence Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Congregation Beth Shalom, 275 Camp Street, Providence, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2295/providence-pizza-and-parsha

Join them for an inspiring discussion of the Parsha along with delicious freshly made pizza. This event is free, and open to ages 16 and older. Gluten free and dairy free pizza will also be available.

Self-Advocacy Group

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: New England Yachad, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2259/self-advocacy-group

Adults with disabilities ages 18+ are invited to join a fun and supportive group focused on learning and practicing self-advocacy skills. Dinner is included. Drop-ins welcome.

YAYA

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Yachad Community Center, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2301/yaya-2019

Join the monthly Yachad Young Adult Social Group! Each month they will have exciting activities in a fun, inclusive environment. Hang out with your friends and make new friends while enjoying activities like game shows, scavenger hunts, art projects and more.  Healthy dinner will be served. The free event welcomes ages 16-25.

North Shore Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Chelsea Jewish Life Care, 240 Lynnfield Street, Peabody, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2279/north-shore-pizza-and-parsha

Pizza and dessert will be served! Cost of the event is $2 per person, ages 16 and older.

South Area Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Monday, June 17, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Young Israel of Sharon, 100 Ames Street, Sharon, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2281/south-area-pizza-and-parsha

Join the New England Yachad and enjoy pizza with some learning and fun activities. The event invites ages 20 and older. This is a free event!

Boston Pops presents: Once Upon a Time…

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/100916

Music can tell all kinds of stories: true or fantastic, adventure, romance or comedy…the only limits are the boundaries of your imagination! Come along with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they take you on musicals journeys including Jim Beckel’s new multimedia work From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond, and some selections by musical storytellers John Williams and Aaron Copland. The concert concludes with The Composer is Dead by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket, a madcap whodunnit where someone has killed the Composer. An Inspector must sift through an entire orchestra of extremely guilty-looking suspects. This concert promises to be fun for the whole family!

MFA Playdates

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Saturday, June 15, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/programs/gallery-activities-and-tours/mfa-playdates

Even though they don’t know the artists, toddlers who visit the MFA are just as enamored by the art as adults. There is so much to see and observe, so start them young! Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Tours leave on a rolling basis starting at 10:15 am. Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with adults. No registration required.

Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 16, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/frida-kahlo-and-arte-popular?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs73ZrNzh4AIVgUSGCh3o8woWEAAYASAAEgL9sfD_BwE

Following the recent acquisition of Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) (1928), this is the MFA’s first exhibition on Frida Kahlo. It tightly focuses on Kahlo’s lasting engagements with arte popular, exploring how her passion for objects such as decorated ceramics, embroidered textiles, children’s toys, and devotional retablo paintings shaped her own artistic practice. A selection of Kahlo’s paintings—including important loans from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin—is brought together with representative examples of arte popular. Bringing fresh attention to Kahlo as an ambitious, ever-evolving painter, this exhibition also opens broader discussions about the influences of anonymous folk artists on famed modern painters.

Winning Posters! Celebrating 25 Years at International Poster Gallery

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Friday, June 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 460C Harrison Avenue, Suite C20, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://calendar.artsboston.org/event/winning-posters-celebrating-25-years-at-international-poster-gallery/

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of International Poster Gallery, Founder and President, Jim Lapides has curated Winning Posters, a selection of fifty posters that represent the gallery’s diverse specialties.

Highlights include Bernard Minne’s kaleidoscopic Monaco XV Grand Prix of 1957, a product advertisement for Modiano cigarette rolling papers, and a gracefully elegant advertisement for a Swiss silk merchant by Charles Loupot.

International Poster Gallery is located in SoWa, Boston’s art and design district at 460C Harrison Avenue, Suite C20.

Storytime at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 425 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA

For More Information: https://www.bpzoo.org/whats-new/event/story-time/

Join them for Story Time in the Bear’s Den Cafe with the New Bedford Public Library every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Enjoy zoo-themed stories & a puppet show.

Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sunday, June 30, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/simun/

The Sacred in the Profane, curated by Fitchburg Art Museum Curator Lisa Crossman, offers a survey of Simun’s unique capacity to find iconographic forms in molded plastic and other consumer objects. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and exhibition Curator, Lisa Crossman will give remarks.

Jacques’ Menagerie: Hnizdovsky Prints from the Christina and George Gamota Collection

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sunday, July 7, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: The Museum of Russian Icons, 230 Union Street, Clinton, MA

For More Information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

The Museum of Russian Icons will be presenting: Jacques’ Menagerie: Hnizdovsky Prints from the Christina and George Gamota Collection, featuring works by acclaimed Ukrainian-American painter and print maker Jacques Hnizdovsky. The exhibition includes 40 of the artist’s iconic prints depicting animals, plants, cityscapes, and narrative scenes, alongside an early oil painting and several rarely seen early works.

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sunday, August 4, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/toulouse-lautrec-and-the-stars-of-paris

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris explores the artist’s enthusiastic participation in the celebrity culture of his day and how, to a remarkable degree, he defined it for generations to follow.

In addition to his famous lithographic prints and posters, which distilled the defining gestures, costumes and expressions of “les stars” of the day into instantly recognizable images, the exhibition features never-before-displayed early drawings and a selection of paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec.

Wild Designs at Peabody Essex Museum

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sunday, August 4, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

For More Information: https://www.pem.org/exhibitions/wild-designs

Wild Designs features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems. Explore bio inspired innovations in design, technology, and art that either model or engage nature to generate more sustainable solutions. The exhibition includes mixed media sculptures, artist installations and drawings, as well as design projects ranging from preliminary concepts to realized products and buildings.

All the World Is Here: The Invention of American Anthropology

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Saturday, August 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/all-the-world

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology celebrated its 150th anniversary year by opening All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. Unveiled within a beautifully restored 4th floor gallery, this new exhibition will feature an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, many on display for the very first time.

Wicked Big BUGS! At Franklin Park Zoo

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Monday, September 2, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/wickedbigbugs

Visitors to Wicked BIG Bugs will encounter an array of fascinating giant animatronic insects all nestled within the trees, bushes and undergrowth for a truly realistic, albeit larger-than-life, experience.

Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Monday, September 2, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA

For More Information: https://sampan.org/2019/05/birds-of-prey-take-flight-at-stone-zoo-during-masters-of-flight-from-may-4-sept-2/

Visitors who attend the Stone Zoo will watch in awe when the wildly popular seasonal bird show returns on June 1.

Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey features bird species from around the world in an engaging, memorable and educational experience for visitors of all ages.

These birds will fly in from overhead and demonstrate natural behaviors including unique survival techniques and food foraging, as well as specialized physical adaptations.

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to watch these acrobats of the sky!

Aussie Aviary at Franklin Park Zoo

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Monday, September 30, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo/exhibits/aussie-aviary-(seasonal)

You won’t believe your eyes in the Aussie Aviary, where hundreds of brightly colored budgerigars, affectionately called budgies, flit and flutter through this free-flight, warm-weather exhibit.

In the Aussie Aviary feeding the animals is encouraged! Guests can purchase seed sticks and feed the budgies, a variety of small slender parrots with long tapering tails.

If you’re lucky the birds will land on your seed stick and let you keep them company while they enjoy a little nibble.

Garden in the Woods

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA

For More Information: http://massbotanicgardens.org/new-england-wild-flower-society-garden-in-the-woods/

This ever-changing living museum – New England’s premier wildflower garden – has more than 1600 kinds of plants, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens, as well as the unique New England Garden of Rare and Endangered Plants.

King’s Chapel Art & Architecture tours

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 58 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: http://www.kings-chapel.org/guided-tours.html

Explore the sanctuary from new perspectives, focusing on themes of continuity and change throughout King’s Chapel’s 332 year history! On this tour, guests explore both floors of the sanctuary to experience the stories the building itself can tell us about the church’s history. From what they know about the first wooden chapel to why the church is no longer painted pink like it was 200 years ago, there is so much to learn about the architecture and material culture that construct how people experience the space today.

Birds of the World Gallery

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/birds-world-gallery

In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the Harvard Museum of Natural History has opened the new Birds of the World gallery. This exhibition is the culmination of months of cleaning and restoring mounted bird specimens from the ornithology collection of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, completely refurbishing antique cases, and redesigning the exhibit displays.

All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Monday, November 25, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Navy Yards, Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/exhibits/all-hands-on-deck/

All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812′ is a hands-on, minds-on exhibition where families can step into the shoes of a sailor by furling a sail, firing a canon, scrubbing a deck, and snoozing in a hammock. Sailors from the past, represented in full-scale photographic cut outs, convey the emotional highs and lows of life at sea through first person narrative. The exhibition is designed to encourage families to make personal connections and to promote conversation among family members about what each might have felt or done if he or she was a Constitution sailor in 1812.

Forbes House Museum Tours

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sunday, December 1, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 215 Adams Street, Milton, MA

For More Information: http://www.forbeshousemuseum.org/visit/

Tours cover the 1870’s kitchen and the first and second floors of the house, and they last about 1 hour. With its interior restored to a circa 19th-century appearance, the house and the rooms are furnished with original objects owned and used by four generations of Forbes Family members dating back to the 1830’s.

Public Telescope Stargazing Nights at New England Sci-Tech

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 16 Tech Circle, Natick, MA

For More Information: https://www.nescitech.org/public-telescope-nights/

The public is invited to join the New England Sci-Tech community for an evening of astronomy at 16 Tech Circle, Natick.

Public Telescope Hours – Tuesday and Friday evenings 8:00–9:00 pm in the spring, summer, and fall, weather permitting. See website for occasional variations for astronomical events or special children’s programs.

Depending on conditions and season, they will point their larger telescopes toward a variety of planets, the Moon, and stars.

Visitors also can borrow smaller “Starblast” telescopes to hunt sky objects on your own.

Ecotarium Budding Scientists Program

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 22 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA

For More Information: https://www.ecotarium.org/events-activities/kids-programs

Curious little explorers (ages 4-6 years) conduct simple, safe, science and nature experiments in the EcoTarium’s Budding Scientists program. Held on the first Thursday of every month, you and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with hands-on activities.

Guided History Tours on the Esplanade

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 376 Boylston Street #503, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://esplanade.org/guidedtours/

There are countless stories behind Boston’s most iconic park and they want to share them with you! The Esplanade Association’s free guided history tours will walk participants through the fascinating history of the Esplanade. The guided tours last about an hour-and-a-half and cover about a mile of the Esplanade and over 150 years of history!

Drop-in Art Making at PEM

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sunday, December 29, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: East India Square, Salem, MA

For More Information: https://www.pem.org/

Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired by the natural world. Each month they explore a different scientific phenomenon and art-making process.

Sea Squirts – Ocean Babies: Programs for Children 2-4 yrs.

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Central Wharf, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.neaq.org/learn/for-families-teens/programs-by-age/sea-squirts/

Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration. Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories and activities, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits.

Daily Tours & Talks at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/

Join their lively public tours and talks, which are a great way to enhance your Gardner experience. Whether you’re a first-time visitor who wants an introduction to the Museum or a returning visitor who is looking for a deeper understanding of the collection, one of their lively talks or tours will fill the bill.

Mapparium Tours

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/project/mapparium/

The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.

Behind the Scenes Tours at New England Aquarium

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Central Wharf, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.neaq.org/exhibits/animal-encounters/behind-scenes-tour/

Learn exactly what it takes to run the New England Aquarium day to day. From making sure the animals are healthy to inspecting the tanks and introducing new animals into the exhibits, Aquarium biologists work hard every day to make sure the Aquarium runs smoothly. (After all, the animals still need to eat on weekends and holidays!)

Now it’s your chance to get a peek at the life behind the glass. Join an educator for a personalized behind-the-scenes tour of one of our many galleries. You will learn what the animals eat, how their tanks are maintained, how sick animals are nursed back to health, and other insider tidbits.

Arnold Arboretum Tours & Discovery Packs

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

For More Information: https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/

Families can take the self-guided tour with a plant treasure map in celebration of Ernest Henry Wilson’s first Arnold Arboretum expedition to Asia.

Nautical Overnights at Battleship Cove

Event Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: Varies

Location: 5 Water Street, Fall River, MA

For More Information: https://battleshipcove.org/nautical-nights/

If your family is seeking a different kind of experience to enjoy together, the Nautical Nights Program is just what you’re looking for!

Duxbury Historic Houses Public Tours

Event Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 – Saturday, August 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 931 Tremont Street & 120 King Caesar Road, Duxbury, MA

For More Information: http://duxburyhistory.org/events/june-2019-historic-houses-open-to-the-public/

The re-imagined Bradford House: The Bradford House features the exhibition, Four Bradford Daughters: Lives Well Lived. Contemplate the tumultuous changes of the 19th century, as experienced by the Bradford women. The Bradford House is a 2018 recipient of the Award of Merit (Leadership in History Award) for the project to “Re-imagine Bradford,” from the American Association of State & Local History.

King Caesar House: A guide-led experience through the home of Ezra Weston II (“King Caesar”), Duxbury’s largest shipbuilder, furnished with antiques and maritime treasures exemplifying Duxbury’s shipbuilding era. Stroll the grounds, including the remnants of King Caesar’s wharf, now called Bumpus Park.

SoWa First Fridays

Event Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.sowaboston.com/sowa-first-fridays/

On the first Friday of every month, 200+ artists, galleries, shops and showrooms of the SoWa Art + Design District open their doors to the public for an evening of art, culture, and inspiration. Meet the artists in their element, view the latest gallery exhibitions, shop small, and dine at one of SoWa’s world-class restaurants.

Friday Night Stargazing: Museum Of Science

Event Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 – Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Science Park, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.mos.org/drop-in-activities/astronomy-after-hours

Tucked away on the roof of the Museum’s parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public.

Join them on the roof every Friday night from mid-April thru mid-October for a stellar presentation equipped with a computer-controlled, Celestron CGE 1100 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope and staffed by knowledgeable Museum employees.

On clear nights, visit the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum’s parking garage, where you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena.

During inclement weather or less ideal stargazing conditions, join them indoors to discuss astronomy and perform hands-on activities near the entrance to the parking garage on Level 2. Look for the clear glass doors and their friendly Observatory staff members.

Bottle Can Drive at Stone Zoo

Event Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA

For More Information: https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/bottle-can-recycling-drive/

Join the Stone Zoo in their recycle drive! Attend the event with empty bottles and cans to help the environment and support the Zoo. All of the proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England, the non-profit organization that manages Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo.

EurekaFest 2019

Event Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://lemelson.mit.edu/events/eurekafest-2019

Join them for EurekaFest 2019 to see the working prototypes developed by high school and college students who are solving real-world problems through invention. High school students from across the country who participated in InvenTeams will discuss how they moved through challenges and built an invention during their school year. The top collegiate inventors who won the coveted 2019 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize will be showcasing their inventions alongside the high school InvenTeams