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Driven to Collect

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Secret Shelters

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The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Gull Rising

The Wyeth DNA: Drama, Nature, Art

Sunday, August 2 - Register now! Gull Rising, © Jamie Wyeth. Private collection    
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Have Breakfast with the President

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daylily 'strawberry velvet'

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Don't miss Daylilies in bloom and the Hydrangea Festival in July.
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What’s in Bloom

See hydrangeas and daylilies at their peak

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  • Upcoming Events

    Jul
    31
    Fri
    9:00 am ArtWorks Exhibit @ Massachusetts State House
    ArtWorks Exhibit @ Massachusetts State House
    Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Heritage is partnering with The Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board to present the 2015 ArtWorks School to Career Partnership program. ArtWorks was started in 1997 to connect students with working artists across the Cape and Islands. Up to forty high school juniors and seniors participate in an eight-week internship with area artists in disciplines including painting, photography, illustration, pottery, and graphic design. The experience culminates in an exhibit of artwork created by students and their mentors. Visit the exhibit at the following venues: Wellfleet Preservation Hall: June 6-June 21 Cape Cod Museum of Art: June 27-July 12 Massachusetts State House: July 16-August 16 View the 2015 ArtWorks Gallery online.
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School Summer S... @ The Hundred Acre School
    The Hundred Acre School Summer S... @ The Hundred Acre School
    Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 in July and August for an eight week program designed to allow families the ability to sign up in one week sessions or for the entire eight week program. Join us in this new, bright, modern facility for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)-focused summer program that allows children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. We’ll engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens, using a variety of locations and hands-on materials to explore, discover and play. Plus we’ll conduct experiments and collect and share data about our predictions and what we discover. Activities each week will be appropriate for participants who attend one week or all weeks in a theme. Adventures in Horticulture Weeks of July 6-10, 13-17, 20-24 Activities will focus on plants, gardening, and investigating what makes plants similar and different. Children will create their own garden at The Hundred Acre School and determine what they want to grow and how they will need to care for their plants. We will also learn about farming, and how we gather, ship, and grow food around the world. Becoming Pattern Makers Weeks of July 27-31; August 3-7, 10-14 Participants will discover patterns in their environment and have opportunities to learn to create their own. Using human-made and natural materials to explore patterns, shapes, and mathematical concepts, participants will develop number sense and be able to use patterns to understand mathematical algorithms. Discovering ways to count by (multiplication), count time, count order, count objects, and count on (addition), we’ll learn about symmetry and balance and the beauty of patterns found in nature. Conducting Science Experiments Weeks of August 17-21, 24-28 Activities will focus on exploring chemistry concepts. Children will use the scientific method to develop hypotheses and then test them through experiments. Together we will explore how materials transform, such as liquids becoming solids or gasses. We will also learn about chemical reactions and catalysts, discovering the “magic” of science and why the reactions occurred. Children will also learn about scientists and other STEM occupations. Fees Weekly Rates Full Day, 9am-3:30pm – $300 Half Day, 9am-1pm – $200 Early care, 8am-9am – $50/month After care, 3:30pm-5:30pm – $100/month Late registration fee after June 15: $25 Enroll for all 8 weeks and receive a $200 discount! Deposit of $300 due at application ($100 is non-refundable) Full payment for July sessions is due July 1. Full payment for August sessions is due August 1. Learn more and enroll your child now!
    10:00 am Family Fun Friday @ Outdoor Concert Stage; around the gardens
    Family Fun Friday @ Outdoor Concert Stage; around the gardens
    Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage featuring special activities designed to help you rediscover the joy of being outside together. Musical performance at the Outdoor Concert Stage at 11AM, crafts, lawn games, and a chance to see Heritage’s exhibits, explore Secret Shelters, and take a ride on the vintage Looff Carousel. Family Fun Friday is a great way to kick off the weekend! Free with museum admission. July 31st – Zak Morgan GRAMMY nominee Zak Morgan’s unique brand of children’s music delivers songs and poems with wit and charm that inspire and tickle the funny bones of children and adults alike. When he is not writing and recording, Zak performs family concerts throughout the country. His live performances are always filled with laughter and warmth as he encourages children to read, imagine and believe in themselves.
    Aug
    1
    Sat
    9:00 am ArtWorks Exhibit @ Massachusetts State House
    ArtWorks Exhibit @ Massachusetts State House
    Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Heritage is partnering with The Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board to present the 2015 ArtWorks School to Career Partnership program. ArtWorks was started in 1997 to connect students with working artists across the Cape and Islands. Up to forty high school juniors and seniors participate in an eight-week internship with area artists in disciplines including painting, photography, illustration, pottery, and graphic design. The experience culminates in an exhibit of artwork created by students and their mentors. Visit the exhibit at the following venues: Wellfleet Preservation Hall: June 6-June 21 Cape Cod Museum of Art: June 27-July 12 Massachusetts State House: July 16-August 16 View the 2015 ArtWorks Gallery online.

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