MONDAY, APRIL 16 - THURSDAY, APRIL 19SALEM, MA –– Join the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) for school vacation week Monday, April 16, to Thursday, April 19, and explore our environmental impact on water. Learn about the surprising role water has had in art throughout history and celebrate its continued importance today. "Our Watery World" culminates with the annual celebration of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, and is packed with family fun.
In conjunction with PEM’s Interactive Art and Nature Center exhibition Ripple Effect, The Art of H2O, children and families will get a chance to print with bubbles, create and illustrate their own river journal, and see award-winning storyteller Mary Jo Maichack perform an interactive puppet show. Local experts will also be on hand to help visitors gain a better understanding of how much water we use and what we can do to reduce waste.
For families with children ages 8 and up | Reservations by April 17Learn how artist Joe Higgins creates his unique prints using fish, inspired by the Japanese art Gyotaku. Then make your own.
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.