Check out the redesigned and expanded Art & Nature Center and the featured exhibition Beyond Human, Artist–Animal Collaborations.
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. Pick up a family-friendly Gallery Discovery Kit and search for animals or explore life at sea. 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.
November and December:
Saturdays, 11 am-1 pm.
Head to the Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery to check out an elaborate outfit from Jun Takahashi's UNDERCOVER label in Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion. Chat with a museum educator and get hands on with some of the fabrics used in this garment. Subject to change.
Drop-in Art Making
Saturdays and Sundays, 1-3 pm.
Included with museum admission
Come create! Explore art, nature and more. Monthly schedule available.
Saturdays and Sundays, 1-3 pm, ask for cart's location at the information desk.
Get hands-on in the galleries! Each month, look for our interactive Art Cart and explore more. Touch objects, experiment with art-making techniques and discover the stories about the art around you.
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.
Ships Ahoy!: Gallery Discovery Kit
Download this family-friendly Gallery Discovery Kit and explore life at sea. PDF Format.
Support for Family Programs provided in part by the Lowell Institute, American Dental Partners and Target.