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Explore life with a beest or two during our opening schedule of Strandbeest-related events in September.


Opening Weekend Festival: Creative Adaptations
Saturday, September 19
10 am–4 pm
Included with museum admission

Build a beest of your own to live in one of three habitats designed at PEM. Find inspiration in live critters and work with guest artists, scientists and engineering advisors from Einstein's Workshop to make your beest thrive and adapt to different environments.


Opening Weekend Festival: Creative Adaptations
Saturday, September 19–Sunday, September 20
1 pm–1 pm

Join us for this high-energy, collaborative event that brings together a diverse group of tech-savvy folks to solve a Strandbeest challenge created by Strandbeest artist/mastermind Theo Jansen. We have room for eight teams total, four to six people per team. The first eight teams to register and submit payment ($50 per team) will participate in the Hackathon. Registration ends Monday, September 14. For information, contact

Programs are subject to change.