Heritage Museums & Gardens celebrates American culture and inspires people of all ages to explore, discover and learn together. We do this through excellence in horticulture, garden design, outdoor discovery and the exhibition of great collections.
Go behind the scenes with Manager of Interpretive Programs Alexandra Mulrow for an exclusive tour of The Heritage Collection. The gallery will be closed to the general public during this private tour, giving participants the opportunity to engage deeply with objects like silver made by Paul Revere, a Native American dress made of money, and works by Elmer Crowell, America’s most famous decorative bird carver as Alexandra shares information that goes beyond exhibit labels. Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited. Program Cancellations • A program may be cancelled if the program minimum is not met. • Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Make-up dates are generally not possible. • If a participant cannot attend a program, he/she cannot send a substitute in his/her place.
Meet Jack Rosen, an auto collector whose 1934 Derby Bentley, “Digby,” is a featured auto in the Collector’s Corner of Driven to Collect this year. He will share his personal collecting journey and, through a series of slides, discuss his complete construction of his 2002 Ultima Can Am racecar, including its engine, which will be on display exclusively for this program. This car has won its division and an Award of Excellence two years running at the World of Wheels Annual Auto Show in Boston. Jack will also discuss how the Bentley, a luxury car, compares to the Ultima, a speedy racecar, and what drove him to collect two such different vehicles. Program Cancellations • A program may be cancelled if the program minimum is not met. • Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Make-up dates are generally not possible. • If a participant cannot attend a program, he/she cannot send a substitute in his/her place.
Heritage Museums & Gardens is participating in the 8th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, July 1, 2016, Heritage Museums & Gardens will open its doors at no cost to visitors all day long. Free Fun Fridays is a program that includes 80 museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts. Each Friday this summer, there will be eight venues open for free. For the full program schedule and to learn more about Free Fun Fridays, please visit: www.highlandstreet.org. Due to parking lot construction, parking availability is limited. Heritage is offering free parking and free trolley service from the Wing School at 33 Water Street, Sandwich, to Heritage’s front gate. Visitors can easily use the ample parking at the Wing School and take this fun, free 5 minute trolley ride to enjoy Free Fun Friday. Signs on Rt. 130 will direct you to the parking area. The trolley will be running in a continuous loop all day, picking up at each end approximately every 10 minutes. Please note, the trolley is not handicap accessible. Handicap accessible parking will be available at Heritage Museums & Gardens. Free Fun Friday is not valid for The Adventure Park at Heritage. However, The Adventure Park will celebrate with a Family Fun Friday on July 1 with discounted climbing rates with use of a special promo code. Please note that reservations are required this year for visits to The Adventure Park. For more information and to reserve a climb time on Friday, July 1 with the special promo code, click here.
Celebrate Independence Day at The Adventure Park, where every climber receives a $3 discount off their climbing ticket! Experience America’s past by participating in our historical trivia contest, listen to DJ music, and spin our prize wheel. Visit The Adventure Park at Heritage’s website for more information.
Tuesday, July 5-Friday August 26 Full Day 9 am-3:30 pm Half Day 9 am-1 pm Extended day available: Mornings 8-9 am, Afternoons 3:30-5:30 pm Summer fun with a purpose: preparing for the school year ahead. Fees: Full Days 9 am-3:30 pm: $390 per week (July 5 week $310) Half Days 9 am-1 pm: $260 per week (July 5 week $210) Extended Day Mornings 8-9 am: Add $25 per week or $10 single day to the fee Extended Day Afternoons 3:30-5:30 pm: Add $50 per week or $20 single day to the fee The weeks of July 5* and July 11, activities will focus on the investigation “Conducting Science Experiments” Hypothesis question: How does the scientific method help me prove my discoveries? The weeks of July 18 and July 25, activities will focus on the investigation “Becoming Pattern Makers” Hypothesis question: What patterns can we discover and create in our environment? The weeks of August 1 and August 8, activities will focus on the investigation “Nature Explorers” Hypothesis question: What plants, animals, insects, arachnids and other amazing non-living things can you discover in our environment? The weeks of August 15 and 22, activities will focus on the investigation “Conducting Science Experiments” Hypothesis question: How does the scientific method help me prove my discoveries? A typical daily schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make predictions or share what you know) 10-11:45 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 1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2 Investigation Stations in the classroom with afternoon featured activity 2-3 Second Investigation Adventure 3-3:15 Second Think Time 3:15-4 Free Play Outside 3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon Daily schedules will be enhanced by the grounds and museums of Heritage Museums & Gardens and these extra activities: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow at about 9:15. Please arrive on time to the program. Wednesday: Water Fun & Sprinkler Day: Please pack a bathing suit and towel or just a change of clothes. Our outdoor time will incorporate a lot of water play. Thursday: Bike & Scooter Day: Students are welcome to bring a bike or scooter AND helmet to our program. We will block off the parking lot and have some riding time. Friday: Heritage Museums & Gardens Family Fun Friday. Students will attend the concert on the main stage at 11am.