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 We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Festival of Museums!

April 28, 2018 • 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!

What happened at the 2017 Festival of Museums?

With over 60 exhibitors and 1,000 attendees, the Festival was a HUGE hit. Children enjoyed a coloring contest, face painting and activities at various museum booths. Adults and families had opportunities to take a LEGO challenge together, walk through the 40ft inflatable whale and watch the amazing Yo-Yo Guy. Chris Macort offered an intriguing presentation on diving the Whydah Pirate Ship while Anthony Amore spoke about his book, The Art of the Con. Needless to say, the day was jam packed with fun, education and activities from start to finish.  So whether you are a museum/ business or potential attendee, don’t miss out on the 2018 Festival of Museums!


A BIG welcome, and thank you, to our 2018 exhibitors !

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

Aptucxet Museum (Bourne Historical Society)

Atwood House & Museum

Battleship Cove

Big Brother, Big Sisters of Cape Cod

Briggs-McDermott House Bourne Historical Society

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Cape Cod Broadcasting

Cape Cod Children’s Museum

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Cape Cod Military Museum

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Cape Cod Museum Trail

Cape Cod Theater Coalition 

CARE for the Cape and Islands

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

Chatham Shark Center

Coast Guard Heritage Museum

Coastal Studies

Dennis Historical Society

Eldred’s Auction Gallery

Falmouth Museums on the Green

First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union

French Cable Station

Girls Scouts of Eastern MA

Harwich-Dennis Rotary

Highland Lighthouse

Hyannis HyArts Cultural District/

Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District

JFK Hyannis Museum

Kinlin Grover

Maps of Antiquity

Nantucket Whaling Museum

National Seashore

Osterville Historical Society & Museums 

Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Sail Cape Cod

Sturgis Library and Museum

Taylor Bray Farm

Wackenhammer Arcade STEAMuseum

Wing Fort House/ Wing Memorial History Center

Woodshole Historical Museum

Zion Union Heritage Museum


And a special thank you to our sponsors!

Seminars & Activities

We’re excited to announce our Guest Speakers!


The Art of Auctions: An Inside View of Buying & Selling

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

For more than 60 years, Eldred’s auction gallery has been a New England tradition. Join them on Saturday for An Inside View of the Auction Market. Plus, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Eldred’s Auctioneers will be at the event appraising one item per person for a $5 fee which will be donated to charity. To register, please click here







Preserving Family History Through Recipes

Join us for a conversation on Portuguese cuisine with Maria Lawton

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

Maria Lawton, known as the “Azorean Green Bean,” is a cookbook Author, PBS Cooking Show Host and podcaster from Southeastern, MA. Her debut cookbook, “Azorean Cooking: From My Family Table to Yours,” is a collection of more than 50 recipes that celebrates the traditions of Azorean cooking, culture, and family. Join her on Saturday at the Festival of Museums as she shares powerful memories of her family and cooking experiences that build a bridge between generations. No matter your heritage, Maria will provide the perfect introduction to the culture, food, and history of this remarkable region.”




Storybook Science!

1:00-2:00 P.M. – Shepley Room, Hyannis Youth & Community Center

Cape Cod Children’s Museum will offer a ‘break-out’ activity for the kids with Storybook Science!  Jennifer Blackburn of “Full STEAM Ahead” brings fun hands-on science explorations through S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).  Have fun while sharpening your creative and innovative thinking!



 Toe Jam Puppet Band 

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

Formed in 2000, the Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children’s entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. The Dynamic group is great with kids, but best when teachers or parents are having fun with the little ones. The performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun. Tom and Mr. Vinny will be sure to bring you and your little ones a fun time!





StarLab Planetarium

10:00 AM-04:00 P.M. – Gymnasium, Hyannis Youth & Community Center

Step inside the StarLab Planetarium and go on a tour of the solar system and beyond, discover which stars, planets, and other astronomical wonders!




Cap’n Rob

11:00 AM-02:00 P.M. – Gymnasium, Hyannis Youth & Community Center

You might find Cap’n Rob to be a familiar face! He is known for Cape Cod Children’s Museum & Cape Cod Maritime Museum’s co-produced annual ‘Pillage the Village” event that takes place in Hyannis the last Sunday in July.

Cap’n Rob will be ashore swaggering about the Festival to meet and greet land-lubbers, spread good tidings, sing a song or two, and maybe even share some of his booty with friendly little swashbucklers!



Are you a museum interested in exhibiting at the Festival? Contact Mary Taylor at

Why Exhibit?

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