April Vacation

Keep us in mind for April Vacation Week 2014!

  • Apr21
    Brilliant Bubbles

    Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:30 am

    Registration : $10 for Non-Members, $7 for Members

    Audience: PreK – 1st Grade, parent/guardian required

    Is it possible to make a square bubble?  What about a giant bubble, large enough to stand in?  Throughout this fun and interactive program, children will create a variety of bubbles in different shapes and colors.  They’ll make their own bubble paintings to take home, and we’ll learn about how certain aquatic creatures use bubbles to help them survive.

    10:30-11:30 

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  • Apr21
    Sandcastle Sculptures

    Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $15 for Non-Members, $10 for Members

    Audience: 2nd – 5th Grade drop-off program

    Sandcastles are always fun to build, but they disappear with the change of the tide.  During this fun activity, you can make a permanent sandcastle without even going to the beach!  Using a unique sand mixture, we'll build permanent sandcastles and other permanent sand sculptures.  Children will add shells and other decorations, and can even take their sandcastles home!

    1:00-3:00

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  • Apr23
    Stick Puppet Aquariums

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 am

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $7 FOR MEMBERS

    Audience: PREK – 1ST GRADE, PARENT/GUARDIAN REQUIRED

    Create your own felt aquarium!  Children will learn about marine environments as they make an ocean backdrop full of sand and seaweed.  Afterwards, we'll add our own sea creature stick puppets as we learn about the amazing marine animals from Massachusetts and beyond.                           

    10:30-11:30

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  • Apr23
    Frozen Crystals

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $15 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $10 FOR MEMBERS

    Audience: 2ND – 5TH GRADE DROP-OFF PROGRAM

    Do you want to build a snowflake?  With salt and ice, we'll create a variety of ice sculptures using colorful frozen shapes!  Through various experiments, we'll also explore how crystal structures form.  We'll also make a special salt crystal mixture so children can grow their own crystal snowflakes at home. 

    1:00-3:00

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  • Apr25
    Seahorses and Seadragons

    Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 am

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $7 FOR MEMBERS

    Audience: PREK – 1ST GRADE, PARENT/GUARDIAN REQUIRED

    Is a seahorse is a fish?  How does a seadragon hide?  What seahorse-like creature lives in Gloucester Harbor?  We'll learn all about seahorses and their relatives as we create our own colorful seahorses and leafy seadragons.  Through the story Mister Seahorse, we'll learn all about camouflaged creatures.

    10:30-11:30

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  • Apr25
    Build It and Break It

    Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $15 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $10 FOR MEMBERS

    Audience: 2ND – 5TH GRADE DROP-OFF PROGRAM

    What's the biggest structure you can build using toothpicks and styrofoam?  Can you construct a sturdy fort from newspaper?  What's the heaviest thing a bendy straw structure can support?  Using a variety of materials, we'll build and test (and inevitably break!) several types of structures during this fun engineering program! 

    1:00-3:00

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