Slip N' Slide into Family Fun Friday, July 28!

Bring your bathing suit for a Slip N' Slide and sprinkler fun!
Live performance by Wayne Potash & Music Fun Band!

Something Is Always Blooming at Heritage!

Hydrangeas, Daylillies, Scarlet Beebalm 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!

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With your help, we will be able to restore the blades of the Old East Mill, providing the opportunity
for generations of visitors to admire it and learn a little bit about our Cape history.

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  • Upcoming Events

    Jul
    27
    Thu
    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
    Jul 27 @ 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
    Jul
    28
    Fri
    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
    Jul 28 @ 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
    10:00 am Family Fun Friday
    Family Fun Friday
    Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Family Fun Friday
    Enjoy a day at Heritage that features fun for the whole family, including a performance, outdoor games, and family challenges. Free with Museum admission. 11 am performance: Wayne Potash & The Music Fun Band Wayne Potash performs fun, interactive music shows for families with children (ages 1-10). Whether indoors or outdoors, his shows always feature lots of sing-a-longs, dancing, jumping, games, and requests from the audience. Wayne and his five-piece band, which includes guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, fiddle, and banjo, has played hundreds of shows, including Club Passim, Boston Harborfest, and the Cambridge River Festival, in addition to playing at schools, parks, festivals, children’s hospitals, museums, corporate events, and house parties. Wayne has released seven albums for kids, provides music and movement programs for fifteen Boston-area schools, and has also appeared on local radio and cable television.
    Jul
    31
    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
    Jul 31 @ 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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