April School Vacation Week: Reading through the Museum

Wednesday, April 19

10:00 a.m.

Community Programs, Youth and Family Programs

Downtown Campus, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 
Free for school-age children, 18 and under, and their guardians 

Celebrate the return of spring with a visit to the Cape Ann Museum during April School Vacation Week! The Museum will be free for school-age children, 18 and under, and their guardians from Tuesday, April 18 – Friday, April 21. Explore the galleries with a scavenger hunt and family-friendly activities then head to the CAM Studio for an art project. 


April Vacation Week Activites
Check back each day of the week for new activities!

Read through the Galleries 
Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Explore the galleries! Turn your visit into a scavenger hunt for the whole family with the new Spring Cassie the Friendly Sea Serpent Scavenger Hunt Guide. See who can find all the artworks first, use the prompts to learn about the works of art, and find children’s books along the way to sit and read.  

CAM Studio Morning Activity: Cassie Accordion Books 
Wednesday, April 19 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Free for school-age children, 18 and under, and their guardians   

Have you ever spotted a Sea Serpent? Over 100 people from Cape Ann claimed to witness a slithery sea serpent off the waters of Cape Ann -- the mystery continues to intrigue people today! 

Join us for a reading of The Serpent Came to Gloucester, by M.T. Anderson, and then paint, draw and collage it your very own Sea Serpent accordion book that opens up, down, out and across. Invent your own notes, theories and pictures!  

Purchase the book in our Museum Store or in our online store at: Book Purchase The Serpent Came to Gloucester 

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