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A Victorian Holiday: Providence & Fall River Mansions

December 6 @ 8:30 am6:00 pm
Register by November 28! The Fall River Historical Society celebrates the holidays in the grand manner of an elegant Victorian mansion. Tour the Historical Society’s 1843 Greek Revival home with each period room lavishly decorated in the Victorian style followed…

Gingerbread Playgroup

December 7 @ 10:00 am11:15 am
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Weekly on the same day until December 21, 2016

Come explore hands-on play and activity stations, make new friends, and learn about our world. Open to all children 0-5 with their caregivers.


New England Takes Flight: One Hundred Years of Aerospace History

December 8 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm
From early flying machines to supersonic jet engines, from helicopters to space suit life support systems, New England has played an important role in the history of flight, both past and present. By highlighting the stories of pioneering local aviators…

Culture & Cocktails: Gingerbread, Magic, and Merriment

December 8 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm

Shake up your museum experience with an eclectic mix of culinary treats and cultural entertainment! Escape into a sugary and magical world while enjoying festive cocktails, holiday entertainment, planetarium shows and the lights of the Quadrangle Green.


Family Science Adventures

December 10 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm
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Daily until May 28, 2017

Explore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never know what kind of demonstrations and hands-on activities they have in store for you! Free with museum admission!

Magic Saturday

December 10 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 17, 2016

Every child receives a gift, while supplies last! Activities will include: Make Playdoh Gingerbread Creations, Write and send letters to Santa, Decorate a Christmas Tree


Early Enrichment Day: Holiday Cheer

December 12 @ 9:30 am1:30 pm
Participate in hands-on activities, interactive gallery games, crafts, museum exploration and much more. Featuring the special exhibition Holiday Magic. Most appropriate for children ages 3-6 Early Enrichment Days require a two week minimum advanced notice. 413-314-6430 Email Us Resources

The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England

December 15 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

This well-illustrated lecture traces the development of the celebration of Christmas from the time it was outlawed in 17th Century New England through the beginning of the 21st Century when all the trappings of a traditional Christmas were in place.…


Turtle Power Saturday

December 17 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
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Once on December 3, 2016,
and Once on December 17, 2016,
and Once on February 4, 2017,
and Once on March 18, 2017,
and Once on April 1, 2017,
and Once on May 13, 2017

Celebrate the special exhibit with these family activities.

A still life composed of elements of the Jewish Chanukah/Hanukkah festival.

Illuminating Gallery Activities

December 18 @ 11:00 am4:00 pm

Olive Press, 11 am-2 pm
See a real olive press in action, learn about how olive oil is made, and why it is important to the celebration of Hanukkah.
Decorate a Suf Ganiyot, 11 am-2 pm
These round jelly doughnuts are eaten around the world to celebrate Hanukkah!

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