2017 Season Opening:
April 15

2017 Special Exhibit:
Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views
April 15-October 9

History on Tap
Feb. 22 at Dolphin Restaurant in Barnstable
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The Hundred Acre School

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Painted Landscapes

Preview 2017's special exhibit of contemporary landscape paintings (image by April Gornik)

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The Honor Society

Take a leadership role preserving and growing the gardens and collections

What Is Heritage?

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It is always a pleasure to speak with visitor services [staff]. We are blessed to have Heritage Museums & Gardens so accessible.

  • Upcoming Events

    Feb
    22
    Wed
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School
    The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School
    Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during school breaks. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for STEM-focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums. February Vacation “STEM Explorers” – February 21-24 During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. Our quest will be to investigate student questions related to winter like: What’s the temperature? What do animals do during winter? What is snow? How much snow is on the ground? Are the trees frozen? Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN! Choose either:   Full Day 9-3:30 or Half Day 9-1:00 Extended Day available at 8am and until 5:30pm For all enrollment options, click here. Our typical daily schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9:00-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Concept of the day to make predictions or share what you know) 10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside 12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2:15 Investigation Stations in the classroom with featured afternoon activity 2:15-3:00 Second Investigation Adventure 3:00-3:15 Second Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:15-4:00 Free Play Outside ————- 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon 4:00 Extended Day Afternoon Snack (Please pack a snack for your child) 4:15-4:30 Transition Group Activity 4:30-5:15 Arts Laboratory and/or Hallway Stations 5:15-5:30 Free Play Outside & Final Pick Up of the Day To enroll or for more information, click here.
    5:00 pm History on Tap @ The Dolphin Restaurant
    History on Tap @ The Dolphin Restaurant
    Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    History on Tap @ The Dolphin Restaurant | Barnstable | Massachusetts | United States
    Grab a drink and enjoy some fascinating and fun conversation with Heritage Museums & Gardens staff, who will bring interesting objects from the Museum’s collection to share. Check out a piece of the past that most Museum visitors don’t have the opportunity to see, and join in the discussion! Participation is free, and there are no reservations required. Food and drink purchases are each guest’s responsibility.
    Feb
    23
    Thu
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School
    The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School
    Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during school breaks. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for STEM-focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums. February Vacation “STEM Explorers” – February 21-24 During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. Our quest will be to investigate student questions related to winter like: What’s the temperature? What do animals do during winter? What is snow? How much snow is on the ground? Are the trees frozen? Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN! Choose either:   Full Day 9-3:30 or Half Day 9-1:00 Extended Day available at 8am and until 5:30pm For all enrollment options, click here. Our typical daily schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9:00-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Concept of the day to make predictions or share what you know) 10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside 12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2:15 Investigation Stations in the classroom with featured afternoon activity 2:15-3:00 Second Investigation Adventure 3:00-3:15 Second Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:15-4:00 Free Play Outside ————- 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon 4:00 Extended Day Afternoon Snack (Please pack a snack for your child) 4:15-4:30 Transition Group Activity 4:30-5:15 Arts Laboratory and/or Hallway Stations 5:15-5:30 Free Play Outside & Final Pick Up of the Day To enroll or for more information, click here.
    Feb
    24
    Fri
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School
    The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School
    Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during school breaks. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for STEM-focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums. February Vacation “STEM Explorers” – February 21-24 During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. Our quest will be to investigate student questions related to winter like: What’s the temperature? What do animals do during winter? What is snow? How much snow is on the ground? Are the trees frozen? Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN! Choose either:   Full Day 9-3:30 or Half Day 9-1:00 Extended Day available at 8am and until 5:30pm For all enrollment options, click here. Our typical daily schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9:00-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Concept of the day to make predictions or share what you know) 10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside 12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2:15 Investigation Stations in the classroom with featured afternoon activity 2:15-3:00 Second Investigation Adventure 3:00-3:15 Second Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:15-4:00 Free Play Outside ————- 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon 4:00 Extended Day Afternoon Snack (Please pack a snack for your child) 4:15-4:30 Transition Group Activity 4:30-5:15 Arts Laboratory and/or Hallway Stations 5:15-5:30 Free Play Outside & Final Pick Up of the Day To enroll or for more information, click here.
  • Exhibitions