Girl with Parents


Where else can you fold an origami penguin, meet a live wolf and make your own finger puppets? At PEM, we’ve got plenty of ways for you to discover new adventures in art with your family and friends. Get swept up in the excitement of an Atrium Alive weekend festival and make new friends in our PEM Pals and Story Trails programs. Come experience PEM — together.

Gallery Experiences

Select Saturdays and Sundays
Explore ideas and art up close with a PEM Guide.

Drop-in Art Making

Select Saturdays and Sundays, 12-2 pm
Included with museum admission
Come create! Explore art, nature and more. Monthly schedule available.

Story Trails

Join staff members from the Art & Nature Center to explore PEM's galleries through specific artworks and stories, then participate in a related art-making activity or meet an author or illustrator. For children ages 5-8 with accompanying adult.

PEM Pals

Wednesdays, 10:30am
Ask for location at the information desk
included with museum admission
This fun, interactive program with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Support for Family Programs provided in part by the Lowell Institute, American Dental Partners and Target.

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A Cat on the Titanic?
Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2pm - 3pm

Tickets available day of program

Dive into the true story of the feline mascot aboard one of the most famous ocean liners of all time. Join us for Titanicat by Marty Crisp in the Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style exhibition. Then creative an original ocean liner fuse-bead artwork inspired by dazzle camouflage.