What’s Happening at the 2018 Festival of Museums

29 Mar What’s Happening at the 2018 Festival of Museums

Join us on Saturday, April 28 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center from 10 am to 4 pm. It’s all FREE.


Last year’s inaugural festival attracted 60 museum exhibitors and 1,000 visitors. We expect an even  bigger turnout. It’s a great way to learn about museums from Falmouth to Provincetown all at one time in one place.

In addition to the exhibits, here’s just some of what’s planned for the day.




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. 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!



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