Kids and Family Events at Gore Place

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YEAR-ROUND

Monday through Friday 10am-3pm and
Saturdays from 12 to 3pm (must reserve by 2pm on Sat.)

Take a Walk
One-hour backpack rental, $5
Explore the open spaces and hidden places on 48 acres of land. Children and their accompanying adults can rent activity backpacks and take a self-guided tour of the farm and grounds. Each backpack contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, and seasonal activities appropriate for children ages 3-8. Special backpack topics, such as Archaeology, Raised Garden Beds, and Architecture are also available, seasonally, for elementary school-aged children. Call Gore Place to inquire about availability of special backpacks. Currently, the Take A Walk activity is winter related. Free parking. Just ring the bell at the Mansion to get your backpack and begin your adventure!

APRIL
Wednesday, April 16, 10am -SOLDOUT
Wednesday, April 16, 2pm - CANCELLED
Preschool Story Time - “Farm Animals”
Listen to stories about farm animals, sing a song, and do a related craft activity, then take a walk to the farm to see the sheep and chickens.
Ages 3 to 4 with adult. $6 per child. Accompanying adult is free. Gore Place Family Members free. Reservations required by April 8. To reserve, email: susankatz@goreplace.org

April School Vacation Week, April 21 thru 25, 1pm
What's Wrong with this Picture? Tour
$12 adults, $6 ages 5-12

Tuesday, April 15, 12 to 3pm
#BostonBetter Free Admission Day
Enjoy a cup of tea, browse the book sale, and take a free tour of the mansion (at 1pm). The Gore Place offering for #BostonBetter a project of Boston-area museums, libraries, and archives to collect and commemorate the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing: bostonbetter.org.
Free admission.

Saturday, April 26, 10am to 5pm
Sheepshearing Festival
Join us for a fun-filled day of activities including demonstrations of sheepshearing, herding dogs, spinning and weaving, a crafts fair with 88 vendors, live music, performers, historic re-enactors, and more. Food vendors on-site.
Parking is free! Shuttle courtesy of the Watch City Trolley.

$15, free for members and ages 12 and under.

MAY
Wednesday, May 7, 10am
(also: June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, September 10 & 24. Programs vary)
Toddler Time on the Farm
$10 per child/adult pair.  Gore Place Family Members free. For children age 2 with accompanying adult. No older siblings, please. Space is limited. Reservations required. To reserve, email events@goreplace.org or call 781-894-2798.

Wednesday, May 14, 10am
Preschool Story Time - “Tiny Living Things
Bugs are curious creatures and fun to learn about. After stories and a craft activity, we'll look for the tiny living things out in the gardens! Ages 3 to 4 with adult. $6 per child. Accompanying adult is free. Gore Place Family Members free. Reservations required by May 13. To reserve, email: susankatz@goreplace.org .

JUNE
Wednesday, June 4, 10am
Preschool Story Time - “Summer's Coming”
Ages 3 to 4 with adult. $6 per child. Accompanying adult is free. Gore Place Family Members free. Reservations required by June 24. To reserve, email: susankatz@goreplace.org

Sunday, June 29, 3pm
Birds of Prey Show

JULY
Wednesday, July 30, 10am
Preschool Story Time - “Oink! Oink! ”
Ages 3 to 4 with adult. $6 per child. Accompanying adult is free. Gore Place Family Members free. Reservations required by June 24. To reserve, email: susankatz@goreplace.org

SEPTEMBER
Wednesday, September 3, 10am
Preschool Story Time - “Harvest at the Farm ”
Ages 3 to 4 with adult. $6 per child. Accompanying adult is free. Gore Place Family Members free. Reservations required by June 24. To reserve, email: susankatz@goreplace.org

OCTOBER
Wednesday, October 22, 10am
Preschool Story Time - “Halloween”
Ages 3 to 4 with adult. $6 per child. Accompanying adult is free. Gore Place Family Members free. Reservations required by June 24. To reserve, email: susankatz@goreplace.org

NOVEMBER
Wednesday, November 5, 10am
Preschool Story Time - “Autumn”
Ages 3 to 4 with adult. $6 per child. Accompanying adult is free. Gore Place Family Members free. Reservations required by June 24. To reserve, email: susankatz@goreplace.org

DECEMBER
Wednesday, December 17, 10am
Preschool Story Time - “Winter”
Ages 3 to 4 with adult. $6 per child. Accompanying adult is free. Gore Place Family Members free. Reservations required by June 24. To reserve, email: susankatz@goreplace.org

GORE PLACE
52 Gore Street
Waltham Massachusetts 02453-6866
voice: (781) 894-2798 • fax: (781) 894-5745 • E-mail: goreplace@goreplace.org
copyright 1994-2012 Gore Place Society
Gore Place is an historic house of the Federal period.