December School vacation week is fast approaching. If you’re looking for something to occupy the kids after the craziness of Christmas holiday settles down, check out these Cape cod events and activities. We will update as we hear about new events! Join us on our Facebook page as well for updates.
Cape cod Museum of Natural History Brewster MA
From Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30 the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will present its school vacation program Animal Antics. Special events daily from 1-2 pm.
Come join the animal fun! Meet live animals! Clap, sing, dance, listen, and create. The project room will be open daily from noon-2 pm. Create your own animal to take home.
Monday, December 26
Talk to the Turtles
Learn about life and behavior of turtles and terrapins. Visit with our turtle residents. Make your own turtle to take home.
Tuesday, December 27
One Earth So Green & Round
Sing, dance, clap with Lydia and Kathy. These fun-filled, energetic ladies have songs of nature and animal antics to raise your spirits and inspire imaginations.
Wednesday, December 28
Meet some of the residents of our Aquarium. Learn about their lives, ask questions.
See them up close.
Thursday, December 29
Come paint and draw animals with local artists Leslie Kramer and Liz Perry.
Take your amazing art home!
Friday, December 30
Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers
The Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers is a smaller chorus comprised of about 30 singers selected from the larger Chatham Chorale. The Chamber Singers will perform a selection of songs with themes connected to the natural world, including “animal antics.”
Cape Cod Children’s Museum Mashpee MA
Monday-Friday, December 26-30 – 10:30am to 2:00pm
There will be winter wonderland crafts such as soap snowballs,clay snowmen stations and more.
Also tinkering tots will have fun with our annual Lego and K’NEX engineering room.
Barnes and Noble in Hyannis MA
Tuesday December 27th 4:30-5:30
American Girl Club is all about learning values and building friendships. Join us as we read ‘American Girl’ stories, make crafts, laugh and have fun. No fees, no costs, no sign ups. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
Cape cod museum of Art in Dennis
Cape Cod Museum of Art’s 30th Anniversary Arts for All Sponsored by Bank of America
Bank of America is sponsoring the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s 30th Anniversary Arts for All allowing the museum and its galleries to be open to the public free of charge between Christmas and New Year’s, December 27 – 31. Museum hours during this week are Tuesday and Wednesday, December 27 & 28, 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday, December 29 10 am – 8 pm; Friday, December 30, 10 am – 5 pm; and Saturday, December 31, 10 am – 1:30 pm.
Falmouth Public Library
Block Party: Legos in the Library!
Tuesday, December 27 from 2pm to 4pm.
Drop-in anytime during this Lego Block Party and let the creativity flow. Legos will be provided to use here, please leave your own Legos at home. For ages 6-10.
Green Briar nature Center East Sandwich MA
Friday, December 23 9:00am – Noon AGES 6-12
A NATURAL CHRISTMAS – Create special treats for backyard feathered friends, awesome decorations from nature, and some delicious Berry Holiday Jam – all while your parents take some time to catch up on their Christmas preparations.
Members: $25 Non-members: $30 Sibling Discount 20%
Saturday, December 24 10:30am – Noon FAMILY
A BRIAR PATCH CHRISTMAS STORY TIME AND HIKE – Enjoy a special story followed by a visit with our animals. Then enjoy a naturalist-led hike along the Briar Patch Trail.
Members: $1 Non-members: $3 Children 3 and under FREE
Tuesday December 27 9:00am-11:00am FAMILY
BIRDS OF THE BRIAR PATCH – Learn some winter bird calls and identification tricks. Then pull on the boots, gloves and hat and strap on the “bird-noculars” as you trek along the Briar Patch Trail with a naturalist-guide in search of winter birds. Binoculars available for loan with advance notice.
Members: $10 Family Non-Member: $15 Family
Wednesday December 28 10:30am-11:00am FAMILY
LIVE ANIMAL STORY TIME – Enjoy a naturalist-storyteller-led exploration of a Burgess Wintertime story and meet animals and artifacts related to the story.
Members: FREE Non-Members: $2 (drop in program)
Wednesday December 28 6:00pm-8:00pm ADULTS/ FAMILIES
CAPE COD OWLS NIGHT PROGRAM AND WALK – Explore local owls through artifacts and sound recordings. Then hike out into the Briar Patch listening for Screech and Great Horned Owls. Return to the Nature Center for a cup of hot chocolate before heading home.
Members: $5 Adult, $10 Family
Non-Members: $7 Adult, $15 Family
Thursday December 29 9:00am-Noon AGES 6-12
WINTER EXPLORER TREATS & TRACKS – Be a winter explorer looking for animal signs and tracks. Work together to create some yummy fruit leather to enjoy. Design your own “Winter Count Skin” and Hubbub Game following patterns from Native Peoples.
Members: $25 Non-Members: $30
Thursday, December 29 1pm-3pm ADULTS/ FAMILIES (child ages 6 & up)
WINTER TREES & TEAS – Discover the exquisite bark of Tupelo and Hickory. Look for Christmas Fern still vibrant along the wooded path. Explore how evergreens survive the cold weather. Enjoy a sampling of local wild plant teas.
Members: $5 Adult, $10 Family
Non-Members: $7 Adult, $15 Family
Friday December 30 10:30am-11:00pm FAMILY
CRITTER CAPERS – This is a drop-in program led by a naturalist, where you meet our resident animals up close and personal. Registration is not required.
Members: FREE Non-Members $2
Friday December 30 3:30pm-4:30pm FAMILY
FAMILY CANDY MAKING CLASS – Work as a family to create 2 quick and easy recipes to take home and enjoy. Make old-fashioned Butterscotch Pennies and Creamy White Marshmallow Fudge. Children must be at least 6 years of age to participate in any kitchen classes.
Member Family: $20 Non-Member Family: $25
Saturday, December 31 10:30am-11:00am FAMILY
NEW YEAR’S IN THE BRIAR PATCH STORY TIME – Enjoy a naturalist-storyteller-led exploration of a Burgess Wintertime story and meet animals and artifacts related to the story.
Members: FREE Non-members: $2
Harwich Junior Theater presents “Madeline’s Christmas” – A Musical
Books and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby, Music by Shirley Mier. Based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans. Directed with musical direction by Robert Wilder. Choreography by Suzette Hutchinson
SPECIAL VACATION WEEK MATINEES DECEMBER 27- 29 AT 2PM