The Boston Children’s Museum celebrates its Centennial this weekend with three days of events to celebrate the 100th birthday of the museum.
The museum is the second oldest of its kind and one of the largest children’s museums in the world. It was founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers’ Bureau, a group of visionary educators dedicated to providing new resources for both teachers and students. One hundred years later, it continues to be a center for the exchange of materials and ideas to advance the teaching of science.
To celebrate, the museum invites everyone to take part in it’s 100th celebration.
Here’s what’s on tap this weekend:
Friday, Oct. 4, 5-9 p.m.
The celebration starts Friday with music and a dance party for all ages to enjoy.
Powered by the ICA DJ Collective, Urbanity Dance, Lil’ Phunk, and Boston Children’s Chorus, activities will include a DJ battle, generation themed dance lessons and dance battles, and the 500 member Boston Children’s Chorus singing “I Am” written and composed specifically for the 100th Birthday of the Museum.
Saturday Oct. 5,, 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday’s events start early for the little ones and go until the wee hours of the morning for adults.
Daytime programs for children and adults include live animal presentations, KidStage plays, visiting artists, an outdoor National Grid Tinker Tent filled with science and hands-on making and fixing activities, and performers including Revels, Urbanity Dance, an Afro-Brazilian Ensemble, and Iskwelahang Pilipino Rondalla.
The day culminates with “Up Too Late,” a party for adults with music, dancing, improv, food and drink.
Sunday October 6, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.visit the museum’s website.