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Coggeshall Farm Museum, a living history museum in Bristol, RI, invites the public to participate in its annual maple sugaring demonstrations, Tuesday, February 20 through Sunday, February 25, and weekends in March.
The museum will be open 10 am to 4 pm on maple sugaring days.
During your visit you can stroll through an 18th-century sugar camp and learn how Federalist-era people made maple sugar over a campfire (weather permitting). Then warm up around the hearth in Coggeshall’s historic farm house and enjoy some mulled cider and johnny cakes. Visit the farm’s heritage breed livestock including our Gulf Coast Native sheep.
Maple sugaring is included with museum admission and free to Coggeshall members. Weekend admission is $5/children, seniors and active-duty military; $7/adults. Weekday admission from Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, February 23 is $3/children, seniors and active-duty military; $5/adults. Children under 3 are free. Memberships can be purchased online atwww.coggeshallfarm.org or at the museum.
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Invent your own ways to play as you stack and build with huge blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes. Using blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts, construct castles and forts, create interesting sculptures and more!
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.
Experience mineral treasures normally locked away in the museum’s vaults with the museum’s curator. Assembled over the span of over a 120 years, this collection is a record of vanished mines and long-gone geological wonders. From brilliant barites to glistening geodes and opulent opals you will have a personal view of Earth’s great crystal jewels. Bring a rock from your own collection and have our geologist ID it, or try to stump him!
When is the museum open?
The museum is open every day from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with last admission at 3:30pm. Please note: No food or drink are permitted in the museum and planetarium, this includes the museum’s lobby and entryway.
When is the planetarium open?
Located in the Museum of Natural History, the planetarium is a dome theatre, which is only open during showtimes. Public planetarium shows are offered at 2pm every Saturday and Sunday, during RI February and April school vacation weeks and daily in July and August. Please check our calendar of events for other public planetarium show offerings. Early arrival is suggested as tickets are sold first-come, first-served. People are not permitted to enter the planetarium once the show has begun.
Parade Route: West Broadway to East Broadway, Right onto P Street, Right onto East Fourth Street, Left onto K Street, Right onto East Sixth Street, Right onto G Street, Left onto the northerly arm of Thomas Park, Right onto Telegraph Street, Left onto Dorchester Street, Ending at Old Colony Avenue.
*please check back at SouthBostonParade.org before the parade for any updates due to weather. Otherwise this route will stay in effect.
Series runs on Sundays, March 11, 18 & 25
It’s time get your mind working to create your own, custom-designed headdress using multi-media! For ages 7-12. Limited space. Registration required – no walk-ins. Registrants must sign up for and attend all sessions.
Location: 5th Floor Classroom