From April – October in 2016, visitors will discover the glamour, luxury and artistry of cinematic couture. Five centuries of fashion and style as interpreted by award-winning costume designers and worn by our favorite stars will be on display along with props, movie clips and
June 4 – October 10, 2016 Heritage Museums & Gardens is hosting ten artists this year for Natural Threads, this year’s seasonal outdoor art installation in the gardens. Their imaginative works interpret the theme of connected natural and synthetic fibers by bending, shaping,
Driven to Collect is located in the Automobile Gallery, which is a reproduction of the Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village. Learn more about the cars in Heritage’s antique automobile collection. Driven to Collect showcases Heritage’s permanent collection of antique and cl
The Heritage Collection (April 16-October 10) The Heritage Collection highlights art and artifacts from Heritage’s collection of 12,000+ items in a fresh new display. Beautiful paintings, rare objects, and the famed military miniatures offer examples of American ingenuity and ex
Old East Windmill The Old East Windmill, built in 1800 in Orleans, Massachusetts, served that community for 93 years grinding wheat, rye, barley and salt from the local salt works. During the Civil War, the windmill also ground corn meal to be used as field rations for Union soldiers.
Come Swing Into Fun! We are pleased to announce that The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens is now open! See you in the trees! What is the Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens? Tickets, pricing and hours Save money! Purchase a combo ticket to Heritage and T
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.
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.
Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage that features special activities themed around some of your favorite movies showcased in CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Performances, activities, games, and family challenges make this a great start to the weekend. Free with museum admission. July 8: Cinderella Day Inspired by the film Ever After, families jump into the story of Cinderella and participate in activities that will take them through the plot—from creating a vehicle to attending the ball to finding their lost slipper hidden somewhere in the gardens. 11 am Performance: Upcycled Cinderella, by the Bright Star Touring Theatre, is an imaginative telling of Cinderella using household items, recycled objects, and plenty of hilarious characters. Special activities at The Adventure Park include a photo booth, a prize wheel spin, movie trivia, and a special tiara/crown for each youth climber (admission is required). We are grateful to our Family Fun Friday Sponsor