Scavenger Hunt

The Cat's Meow

Kids will have a blast explore the Great House at the Cran Estate

How do you like to spend your summer vacation? If you were one of the Crane children, you'd have a giant house to explore on rainy days and a backyard that seems to go on forever. But where did the cat go? On this interactive tour for younger visitors and their families, join a member of the Crane's household staff to explore what made this a relaxing summer home for the Crane family. Peak into some of their private rooms and discover the family cat's favorite hiding places!

When: 
Friday, July 3, 2015 10:30-11:30am

Vacation Week Flyby: Celebrate the Earth!

This Flyby at Joppa Flats Center is all about the planet Earth.

Joppa Flats Education Center school vacation programs offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities while we keep minds active and hands busy during school break with free-flow learning for the whole family. 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: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10am-3pm

Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats: Appreciate the Ocean!

The vacation week fly by will celebrate the Ocean!

Joppa Flats Education Center school vacation programs offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities while we keep minds active and hands busy during school break with free-flow learning for the whole family. Each session offers a different theme, with scheduled family presentations and something to engage hearts and minds for all ages and interests.

When: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10am-3pm

Rockport Community Egg Hunt

The Rockport Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Community Egg Hunt

The Rockport Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Community Egg Hunt for the children of the Town at the Rockport Community House !  In years past the Millbrook Meadow was the perfect spot for the hunt, but this winter's snow has made the meadow very muddy.

When: 
Saturday, April 4, 2015 2pm

Scavenger Hunt at NPL

Come to Newburyport Public Library children's desk any time on March 11th for a fun activity! Pick up a sheet of questions about the children's room, complete the sheet, and take home a free prize! Kids of all ages are welcome to participate in this drop-in activity.

When: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 open to close

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

Sweetbay Swamp Quest Fest!

Kids and families will learn all about questing on an exploration in Ravenswood!

At this Quest Fest, learn all about Questing! Make your own stamp and passport and participate in the fastest growing family recreational adventure this side of the Atlantic. The Sweetbay Swamp Quest is a clue-based treasure hunt through the swamp trails, discovering stories about our nearly "loved to death" Sweetbay Magnolia and to a Quest Treasure Box. Pre-registration required.

When: 
Sunday, November 8, 2014 1-3PM
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Family Flyby: Butterflies and Bugs

Come learn about butterflies and other insects at Joppa Flats Center Newburyport

All kinds of bugs live in our backyards, including butterflies! At this family fly-by kids will learn about butterflies' and bugs' lives, their births, their diets and their survival skills.  Join us at Joppa Flats Education Center for a magnified look into their bug sized world!

When: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014 10-3 pm

Parent/Child Walkabout: Salt Marsh Hide & Seek

Explore the marsh with your child at Joppa Flats Education Center!

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy.

When: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 2-3:30 pm

Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats: Follow the Flock!

Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats will focus on flocking.

Joppa Flats Education Center helps families 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. Participate in scheduled family presentations at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. Let our volunteers provide guided instruction on how to blend science and art based on the day's theme. It's free-flow learning for the whole family. Come once, or make it a multiple-day adventure. Indoors and out, weather permitting.

When: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10am-3pm
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