Explore Art \\ Learn & Play

Kids & Families

"Come experience PEM — together! We have plenty of ways for you to discover new adventures in art with your family and friends."

On the weekends

  1. Drop-in Art Making
    Drop-in Art Making

    Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired by the natural world. Each month we explore a different scientific phenomenon and art-making process. Drop-in Art Making is free with admission and designed for budding artists of all ages.

  2. Gallery Experiences
    Gallery Experiences

    Select Saturdays and Sundays, explore exhibits in depth through activities like storytelling, object handling, art-making, and game playing. Gallery Experiences are designed for all ages and are free with admission.

During the week

  1. PEM Pals
    PEM Pals

    Enjoy books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities in this interactive program that premieres once a month on a Friday at 10:30 am. Designed for children under the age of 5 and their caregivers, PEM Pals engages and excites all the senses.

  2. School Vacation Week
    School Vacation Week

    During Massachusetts public school vacation weeks in February and April, artists of all ages are invited to make and explore! Activities are free with admission.

Events \\ In-Person

PEM Pals April

Friday, April 7, 2023 at 10:30 am

Events \\ Drop-in Art Activity

Zentangle Drawings on Bark

Friday, March 31, 2023 from 3-4:30 pm

Events \\ Drop-in Art Activity

Pipe Cleaner Flowers and Insect Friends

Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 1 pm

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