Hands on History: Events for Kids

Welcome to our 2014 Children’s Program Schedule!  As always we attempt to provide our youngest visitors a friendly way to explore history and the world around them.
Parents/Guardians need not purchase a ticket for the events.  

Animal World Experiences   Thursday, June 19th 10: 30 AM

Meet a motley collection from the Animal Kingdom as Animal World Experiences returns to the Winslow House. From the cute and furry to the gross and slimy you never know who will show up. In this popular program Matt will share amazing facts and stories of the animal world. Every child will get an opportunity to interact with the animals. Approximately 45-60 minutes in length, it features 5-6 animals plus 1 no-touch animal. We will be offering 2 sessions, each session accommodating up to 30 children.


Family Archeology Day Friday, June 27th 10:30 AM

For a period of time in History, the Native Peoples and Colonists lived in the area around the Winslow House in Marshfield. Archaeologists learn a lot about these cultures by studying their possessions and tools they left behind.

Through storytelling, games and hands on activities using real artifacts, discover how these cultures lived and learn what it’s like to be a junior archaeologist lead by Judy Macioci and Dave Burbine, members of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society.

Recommended Ages- 7-9 $5/child

StoryTelling with Big Ryan  Friday, July 11th, 10:30 AM

Big Ryan’s original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement and a whole lot of fun! has programs that are appropriate for preschool all the way to 5th grade.


Teddy Bear Picnic   Friday, July 18th 10:30 AM

Come celebrate at our most popular children’s event. Children will make their own teddy bear to take home and keep forever! Games, tasty treats, and a celebration of summer.

$10 per child – reservations required

Rainforest Reptiles present Alligators & Crocodiles Friday, July 25th 10:30 AM
Special Venue: Ventress Memorial Library

Learn about these fascinating ancient creatures as Michael K. Ralbovsky, a professionally trained herpetologist takes you from the birth of crocodilians to adulthood and any facts you can think of in between. Kids and parents will be thrilled by this outstanding program. After the program you will have a chance to get up close and personal with some of the alligator and crocodile friends.

Recommended Donation: $5/child

Superhero Day   Friday, August 1st 10:30 AM


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