Friday, February 05, 2010

School Vacation Week at PEM ~~ February 15 through 20, 2010

Are you wondering what to do with your children during school vacation week? It is coming up soon, you know. Here is the list of events at the PEM for you to consider.

If you plan to come for any of these events, and let us know you read about our anniversary special here on our Hawthorne Hotel Blog, we will give you overnight accommodations for our 85th Anniversary Special rate of only $85 per night, Sunday, February 14 through Thursday, February 18.

Please be sure to ask for the "Twitter" Special! $85 per room.

I hope to see you here.

Juli

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

SALEM, MA –– Join us as PEM celebrates School Vacation Week with an action-packed roster of activities to keep families entertained, engaged, and learning. This year’s theme, ‘Artful Tales!,’ encourages our young visitors to experience books in exciting new ways — to discover how they’re created, see special performances, participate in collaborative art-making projects, hear readings from authors, and more!

Be sure not to miss our tropical mural project with children’s book illustrator Robin Brickman, a ‘Storigami’ session with world-renowned origami artist Michael LaFosse, and tiger woodblock printing with regional artist, Salem Minegar.

All activities are FREE with museum admission.

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK: Artful Tales!

Monday, February 15th
10 am – 5 pm Stories Alive
Sponsored by Barefoot Books

Visit the festive Stories Alive tent and discover a new book, a puppet friend or game to play.

11 am – 3 pm Drop-in Art Activity: Altered Books
Transform an old children’s book into a unique work of art.

11 am – 4 pm Tropical Mural
Help illustrator Robin Brickman transform the Atrium into a tropical habitat for colorful paper birds and other creatures inspired by her recent books Wings and Beaks.

Tuesday, February 16
10 am – 5 pm Stories Alive
(See February 15 Calendar entry)

11 am – 3 pm Drop-in Art Activity: Altered Books
(See February 15 Calendar entry)

11 am – 4 pm Tropical Mural
(See February 15 Calendar entry)

1:30 – 3 pm Tails and Claws!
Live Animal Program: Debi Willoughby of Jungle Encounters introduces some of her wild animal friends that call the tropics home including a Common Marmoset, a Geoffroy’s Cat, an Ornate Horned Frog and more.

10 - 10:30 am Behind-the-Scenes Tour Especially for Kids!
Phillips Library Reservations by February 15
Recommended for children ages 8–12 with accompanying adult

Discover a treasure trove of rare children’s books in the library collection on this 30-minute tour. You might even get to handle a 200-year-old book!

Wednesday, February 17
10 am – 5 pm Stories Alive
(See February 15 Calendar entry)

10:30 am Storytelling Performance
Jeff Hopkins shares an original story inspired by PEM’s collection. After, color in the larger-than-life pictures he created on the wall.

11 am – 3 pm Drop-in Art Activity: Altered Books
(See February 15 Calendar entry)

Noon – 2 pm Drop-in Art Activity: Accordion Books
Create a simple accordion-style book. Then design and draw your own characters with Jeff Hopkins’ help!

Thursday, February 18
10 am – 5 pm Stories Alive
(See February 15 Calendar entry)

10 - 10:30 am Behind-the-Scenes Tour Especially for Kids!
(See February 16 Calendar entry)

10:30 am Storytelling Performance
(See February 17 Calendar entry)

11 am – 3 pm Drop-in Art Activity: Altered Books
(See February 15 Calendar entry)

Noon – 2 pm Drop-in Art Activity: Accordion Books
(See February 17 Calendar entry)

Friday, February 19
10 am – 5 pm Stories Alive
(See February 15 Calendar entry)

10:15 am – 3:30 pm Storigami
Make origami as you listen to stories about Righty and Lefty told by master origami artist and author Michael LaFosse.

10:15 am – 4 pm Drop-in Art Activity: Origami Books
Fold your own origami book (no cutting, no glue) designed by master origami artist Jeannine Mosely.

Saturday, February 20
10 am – 5 pm Stories Alive
(See February 15 Calendar entry)

11 am How a Book Is Made
Reservations highly recommended
For adults and children ages 6 and up
Author and illustrator Grace Lin shows the many steps of publishing, reads one of her books, answers questions and draws one of her characters. A book signing follows. Books will be available for purchase, or bring your own.

Noon – 3 pm Drop-in Art Activity: Woodblock Prints
Use custom-made Year of the Tiger woodblocks by local artist Salem Minegar to print your own Lunar New Year card.

1 pm Lunar New Year
Reservations highly recommended
For adults and children ages 6 and up
Referencing her books Bringing in the New Year and The Year of the Rat, Grace Lin talks about Lunar New Year customs.


About the Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum presents art and culture from New England and around the world. The museum's collections are among the finest of their kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture (including four National Historic Landmark buildings) and outstanding Asian, Asian Export, Native American, African, Oceanic, Maritime and Photography collections. In addition to its vast collections, the museum offers a vibrant schedule of changing exhibitions and a hands-on education center. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens and 22 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States.

HOURS: Open Tuesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays, 10 am-5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

ADMISSION: Adults $15; seniors $13; students $11. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $5. Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang.

INFO: Call 866-745-1876 or visit our Web site at www.pem.org.

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