See The Great American Eclipse at Heritage

Come to Heritage August 21 for a full day of solar-eclipse activities.
Event features: live music, a limited number of ISO-compliant
eclipse viewing glasses, astronomy expert, eclipse themed food, and more!

WGBH's "Open Studio with Jared Bowen" featured
"Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views"

Watch the full episode here!

Free Fun Friday, Aug 25!

As part of Highland Street Foundation's
annual Free Fun Fridays series, Heritage will provide
free admission to all visitors on Friday, August 25.

Something Is Always Blooming at Heritage!

Hydrangeas, Coneflower, Oxeye and More!

Climb Into Fun at the Adventure Park at Heritage!

Partake in a fun and educational outdoor experience with over
65 unique challenges and ziplines! See you in the trees!

Premium Heritage Experience

Make the most of your visit to Heritage with the Premium Heritage Experience.

Hoppy Fall Festival

Biergarten fun comes to Heritage! With tastings from six local breweries!

Premium Heritage Experience

Make the most of your visit to Heritage with a personalized day!

Be A Member

Members enjoy free general admission for one year and more - sign up now!

Special Exhibition Catalogue

Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views Catalogue is in! Purchase Today!

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

  • Upcoming Events

    Aug
    21
    Mon
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Register for the 2017 Summer Vacation Program The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows 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. 2017 Program Options Full Day 9am-3:30pm Half Day 9am-1pm Morning extended day: 8-9am Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm 2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths Our Typical Weekly Schedule: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 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 11 am. Our 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 12:45-1:00 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 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
    1:30 pm Solar Eclipse Viewing Event
    Solar Eclipse Viewing Event
    Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    Solar Eclipse Viewing Event
    On August 21, America will experience a total solar eclipse. Here on the Cape, we will experience a dramatic partial solar eclipse and Heritage will be hosting a viewing event! Come join us!  Bring a blanket and a picnic, or get moon and sun themed food from the Magnolia Café. The sky show takes place between 1 and 4, with the ultimate expression of the eclipse at about 2:30 PM.  You’ll get a free pair of safe eclipse viewing glasses, and we’ll help you create your own pinhole projector to safely view the eclipse!  An astronomy expert will be on hand to answer your questions and explain what’s going on.  Join us out on the Parade Field because another total solar eclipse will not be visible here until 2024, so you won’t want to miss this exciting event!
    Aug
    22
    Tue
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Register for the 2017 Summer Vacation Program The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows 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. 2017 Program Options Full Day 9am-3:30pm Half Day 9am-1pm Morning extended day: 8-9am Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm 2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths Our Typical Weekly Schedule: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 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 11 am. Our 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 12:45-1:00 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 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
    Aug
    23
    Wed
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Register for the 2017 Summer Vacation Program The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows 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. 2017 Program Options Full Day 9am-3:30pm Half Day 9am-1pm Morning extended day: 8-9am Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm 2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths Our Typical Weekly Schedule: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 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 11 am. Our 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 12:45-1:00 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 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
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