Moms Can-Do’s: Crescent Park Carousel + More
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The Crescent Park Carousel is a National Historic Landmark and the 1895 creation of Charles I. D. Looff, the builder of the first American carousel. Called "the State Jewel of American Folk Art," the carousel is Looff's largest and most elaborate work, comprising 62 hand-carved figures and four beautiful chariots. Along with the carousel, your child can enjoy storytellers, the Blount Clam Shack, and on weekends, well-known face-painters Marc Kohler and Fran Slade. Wednesday-Sunday, 12-8pm. 700 Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside, RI.
Feeling adventurous? The EcoTarium's Tree Canopy Walkway, is the only place in New England where you can explore the treetops 40 feet in the air, harnessed and clipped to a series of swinging bridges spanning 150 feet. Find out what's living in the treetops and learn about the kinds of trees in the forest. And of course, you need a way to get down, right? You'll end your trip by zipping safely down to the forest floor in a special chair harness. Find hours and more info here. 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA.
Kites & Parachutes!
Nothing to do today? Your little one can learn the ways of the wind at the Discovery Museums' AirPlay Tuesday, where they can design their own parachute or kite! They'll get to explore air resistance and figure out how to improve the design for higher and longer flight–and a soft landing! Tuesday, July 23, 11am-12pm. 177 Main St. (Route 27), Acton, MA.
Ready to make a new friend? A naturalist from the Rhode Island Audubon Society will visit the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library to introduce the owls of New England–and will be bringing a feathery friend along! This fun presentation is made possible with support from the Andrew Greene Memorial Fund. Thursday, July 25, 6:30pm. One Memorial Ave., Johnston, RI.
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