Workshops, For Kids & Families

Animal Defenses: Camouflage and Beyond

February School Vacation Week

Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 10am - 4pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum


Kaleidoscopes | 10–11 am and 11:30 am–12:30 pm | Art Studios
Recommended for children ages 5 and up with adult
Reservations by February 22

Play with symmetry and color as you assemble your own kaleidoscope.

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Drop-In Art Activity

Spot the Spots | 11 am–3 pm | Atrium

How good are you at spotting the hidden animals? Create camouflaged creatures and test your friends!

Artist Presentations

Animal Defenses: Camouflage and Beyond | 11 am–noon and 2–3 pm
Morse Auditorium
Book signing noon–12:30 pm
Reservations by February 22

Meet Darlyne Murawski, nature photographer, biologist and author. Hear about her travels for National Geographic magazine, the amazing world of animal camouflage and taking photographs of everything from rainforest canopies to microscopic diatoms!

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Family Gallery Tour

Motion, Mirrors and More: Perspective Tricks in Art
1–1:30 pm | Meet at information desk
Recommended for children ages 5 and up with adult
Tickets available at admissions desk on day of tour

Artists use many tools to make their viewers feel "part of the action." Discover how, on this trip through the Maritime Art galleries.

Drop-in Art Activity

Nature's Pattern Play | 2–4 pm | Art Studios

Makeyour own kaleidoscopic photo art with photographer Henry Olds. Learn about reflection and symmetry while working with nature's rich array of patterns.

Part of February School Vacation Week

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