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Festival_of_Museums_Stacked_RGBMay 6, 2017 • 10-4PM • FREE Admission!

Hyannis Youth & Community Center •  141 Basset Lane, Hyannis, MA

The Festival of Museums is just that – a FREE one-day celebration of Cape Cod’s museums and galleries with events throughout the day.

Museums and galleries from all around Cape Cod are offering a fun packed day of surprising and exciting events and activities aimed at igniting your imagination.  So, whether you’re a mom or dad looking for something to do with the kids, a group of friends looking for a new experience or an art or history enthusiast, come along and join in the fun!


A BIG welcome, and thank you, to our 2017 exhibitors !

We’re adding new exhibitors each day! Keep checking back to learn more.

Atwood House & Museum

Battleship Cove Museum

Bourne Society for Historic Preservation

Brewster Historical Society/ Cobb House Museum

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History 

Cape Cod Theater Coalition 

Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum

Center for Coastal Studies

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

Coast Guard Heritage Museum

Dennis Historical Society

Falmouth Art Center

Falmouth Museums on the Green

First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union

Highland Lighthouse

Hyannis HyArts Cultural District

JFK Hyannis Museum

Orleans Historical Society

Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Robin’s Toffee by the Sea

Salt Pond Visitor Center

Taylor Bray Farm Preservation 

Violets Floral Events

Whydah Pirate Museum

Wing Fort House

Woods Hole Historical Museum

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Seminars & Activities

We’re excited to announce our Guest Speakers!

anthony amoreGot Art?

Join us for a conversation on theft with Anthony Amoré

10:30-11:30 A.M. – Shepley Room, Hyannis Youth & Community Center

 Anthony is the director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum where he also serves as the chief investigator into the infamous 1990 heist of 13 priceless works of art–the biggest property theft in history.  He previously served as an assistant director with the Transportation Security Administration and as a Special Agent with the Federal Aviation Administration.  He is the author of Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists.  His most recent book, The Art of the Con, is a New York Times Crime Best Seller.

Meet the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author at the festival on May 6th at 10:30AM.


Free Fun Friday Ella, Isaiah, Ronan and Max with Legos 7.15.16Take the LEGO Challenge with Cape Cod Children’s Museum!

11:45-12:45 P.M. – Shepley Room, Hyannis Youth & Community Center

Children and Adults are encouraged to put their S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) skills to the test by creating projects from randomly selected LEGO challenge cards.  Have fun while sharpening your creative and innovative thinking! Plus, fun prizes will be given to challenge winners. Great events for parents and kids!



d20 Years on the Whydah

2:15 -3:15 P.M. – Shepley Room, Hyannis Youth & Community Center

Join Chris Macort for an intriguing and insightful presentation about what it’s been like diving on the wreck of the Whydah Pirate ship along with untold  stories that most people have never heard of. Chris is the senior archaeologist and Director of Exhibits at the new Whydah Pirate Museum in South Yarmouth, as well as the Whydah Museum in Provincetown. He has been working for Barry Clifford on the Whydah Project for over twenty years as an Underwater Field Archaeologist and Artifact Conservator. Chris has worked with the History Channel, National Geographic Television and Magazine, the BBC, NPR, CNN and the Discovery Channel as they documented expeditions to Las Aves Venezuela, Saint Marie Madagascar, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cape Cod.



yoyoguyYo-Yo Guy

2:15 – 3:15 P.M. – Gymnasium, Hyannis Youth & Community Center

John Higby is the Yo-Yo Guy!  He has performed his unique high-energy comedy yo-yo show in 26 countries from New Zealand to Japan, holds the world yo-yo champion title and 4 Guinness World Records.  He has been featured on David Letterman, Discovery Channel’s Time Warp, Comedy Central, The Guinness World Record Show, Fetch with Ruff Ruffman on PBS, and even has his own Topps trading card!  ESPN magazine coined him “Unsung Hero” of 2008.  The Yo-Yo Guy is an interactive performance with yo-yos, unicycle, and a giant yo-yo that John walks on!  Specializing in family shows, this show is great for all ages!




Kids Coloring Contest is Here!

We have partnered with the HYCC to bring to you the Festival of Museums Coloring Contest. Children will have a chance to win a prize and display their art at the Festival! The contest is open from now until April 30th. We will be choosing two winners, one under the age of 5 and one between the ages of 6-10 and announcing the winner the day of the festival. We will be displaying the other pieces of art along the HYCC walls. You can visit the HYCC to pick up a copy or or click here to print now. Please mail or bring in your coloring page to The Hyannis Youth Center at 141 Bassett Lane in Hyannis MA. No purchase necessary. The prize for the under 5 category will be a coloring basket and the 6-10 category will be a $25 gift card to Regal Cinemas. Don’t miss your chance to win! You can find the Coloring Contest Rules here.

There will be activities throughout the day including:



Are you a museum interested in exhibiting at the Festival? Contact Leslie Poulin at

Why Exhibit?

Sponsoring The Festival

Exhibitor Contract

And now a proud participant of ARTWEEK Boston!


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