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      Learn & Play

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      Looking for museum-inspired activities that you can do at home? You came to the right place!

      Virtual Art Activities

      Discover how to make all kinds of curious creatures with video tutorials and activity sheets created by PEM's Education team.

      PEM Pals

      Designed for children (ages 5 and under) and their caregivers, PEM Pals engages and excites through books, movement and music. New sessions are currently in the works. Catch up on past ones here.

      Spot the Difference

      Hone your observational skills with these altered works from PEM's collection. See if you can spot all ten changes as they increase in difficulty!

      Color our Collection

      Bring PEM's collection to life with downloadable coloring pages for all ages.

      Explore outside

      Embark on a neighborhood tree trek, hone your birdwatching skills or set out on a scavenger hunt. Disponibles en español.

      Get crafting

      Get inspired by PEM’s children’s book Piece by Piece and color some joyful illustrations or make a dishcloth apron.

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      There's always something new to explore at PEM. Stop in and see what you'll discover. Free admission for ages 16 and under.

      Emerging Arts Leaders High School Internship

      PEM is looking for motivated, energetic high school students to work with the Education and Civic Engagement team as Emerging Arts Leaders.

      Drop-in Art at the Museum

      Recommended for ages 10 and above, our in-person art-making sessions are held every Friday in our Create Space Studios.

      Color our Collection

      Bring PEM's collection to life with downloadable coloring pages for all ages.

      Art Making at Home

      Watch, learn and create magic together — right from home! Enjoy a playlist of craft project tutorials on our YouTube channel.

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      PEM welcomes adult groups to explore our vast collection! Plan your visit today.

      Drop-in Art at the Museum

      Held in person on Fridays in our Create Space studios. Friday art making is recommended for ages 10 to adult.

      English as a Second Language (ESL) & Citizenship Classes

      In partnership with the House of Seven Gables, PEM hosts evening classes for adults eager to learn English as well as those aspiring to become American citizens.


      Join us to share ideas about the books we read and how they shape our views and invite us to explore other worlds.

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      A trip to PEM fosters critical and creative thinking and promotes discovery and wonder. Our educator programs support classroom instruction and motivate student learning by providing opportunities to discover and explore works of art and culture from around the world. New England educators always receive free admission — just show your valid ID!

      Classroom Resources for Teachers

      Extend museum learning into your classroom with materials that are designed for use with your students before and after their visit.

      Student Group Tours

      Student tours are designed to foster critical and creative thinking and promote discovery and wonder.