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Moms Can-Do’s: Stargazing + More

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

 

Check out all the fall sky has to offer this Friday at Frosty Drew. Photo: Jorg Weingrill

Moms of little ones—from toddlers to elementary schoolers—looking for fun things to do during the week? Creative spots for last-minute outings? Fun events especially for little ones? We'll bring you our 5 favorites in the region every Tuesday, and they're all within an hour's drive of home. Checkout this week's fall fun.

Observe!

Head to Frosty Drew Observatory & Sky Theater this Friday, November 1 to do some stargazing! Beginning at 6:30 pm, the Observatory will be opening up the dome for a spectacular view of the night sky. Lucky for the little ones who have early bedtimes, this event begins at dusk and will provide views of planets, stars, galaxies, and more! Telescopes will be available to all! Best of all, this event is FREE! (Donations are appreciated.) Frosty Drew Observatory & Sky Theater, 61 Park Ln, Charlestown, RI. (401) 364-9508. 

Fun at Fruitlands!

Fruitlands Museum in Harvard is dedicated to being the go to hub for culture, history, nature, and learning. The museum campus is filled with exhibits, nature trails, and more to spark interest in people of all ages. For the smallest visitors, however, Fruitlands hosts early education classes that serve as a fun and age appropriate way to get kids thinking and learning! Classes are presented in 6- or 7-week formats designed for children ages 18 months-5 years. The next session will include all kinds of seasonal fun, from the “Native Americans” class to “Pine Trees” and more! Parents are encouraged to get in on the fun as well! Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA. (978) 456-3924. Click here for more information!

Fly!

Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum is playtime like it's never been done before! Photo: tienvijftien

Paper airplanes, model airplanes, remote airplanes...kids love them all! Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum in Fitchburg is dedicated to this childhood favorite! The first and only museum of its kind, there are over 2,000 toy airplanes on display from all over the world to look at. While you’re there, you—ahem—the kids, will be able to make and test your own paper airplane! Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum, 21 Pritchard Street, Fitchburg, MA. (978) 342-2809.

Art!

The Warwick Museum of Art is the place to go for cool cultural and creative exhibits. Kids love meandering through works of art big and small to their hearts content. But did you know that the museum also hosts family friendly shows every Sunday evening as an “extension” of the weekend? Every Sunday beginning at 6 pm, pack up the little ones and go to “Bring Your Own Improv” to grab a lighthearted laugh to help you power through the week! Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island. (401) 737-0010.

Candles!

Go to visit Mole Hollow Candles in Sturbridge for a unique experience with the kiddos! All the candles at Mole Hollow are made completely by hand. There are factory tours on sight every day that will show all the ins and outs of candle creation! Mole Hollow Candles, 208 Charlton Road, Sturbridge, MA. 1(800) 455-6653. 

 

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