The Museum will close at 2:00 p.m. on December 5 and will be closed all day on December 6, December 24 and December 31.

Programs for Children and Families

Eastern Point Day School students at the White-Ellery House.

Saturday Showcase

With Saturday Showcase we turn the spotlight on performing art, history, and culture. The day begins with a thematic presentation in the galleries, auditorium, outdoor sculpture park, or even our historic White-Ellery House.  The program is supplemented with drop-in art and history activities in the Activity Center. No reservations required. This popular program is made possible by the Goldhirsh Foundation. Offered on select Saturdays.

Family Fun Free Day

The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in art, history, and cultural activities, and explore the museum using a Seek and Find. Each month has a different theme, from exhibitions to special celebrations.

Meet Me at the Museum

Drop off your 6–12 year olds for a special class where art, history, and culture come together through gallery tours and art activities. This is perfect for families who homeschool.

Morning at the Museum

In this summer program for children ages 6-12, students learn about the art, history and culture of Cape Ann through gallery explorations and projects based on a theme. Subjects include artists, artistic mediums, colors and hometown heroes.

Young at Art

Young at Art brings the Cape Ann Museum alive for pre-school aged students. During the program students will be read a book, explore art and artifacts while participating in a Seek and Find Scavenger Hunt, take part in a movement activity, and create their own masterpiece based on a central theme.

A full list of current programs for children and families is available here.

Please call ahead for updated information about these programs: (978)283-0455, x16.