You get an extra day (sort of) this weekend, what will you do with it?! It’s leap year so we get an extra day of February! Make it count and have some fun at storytime, making slime, dining with Mickey, or visiting with animals at the zoo. Read on for all the fun happenings around the North Shore this weekend.


Science of Slime

Curious City, 205 Washington St., Peabody, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

If you’ve got older slime obsessed kids at home (the workshop is 8 and up), here’s your chance to let them make slime without making a mess out of your house! Hang out before or after to explore the museum.


Storytime and Activities Celebrating Dr. Seuss!

Barnes & Noble, 210 Andover St., Peabody, 11 am

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is next week! Bring the kids to Barnes and Nobles for a very Seussical Storytime with fun activities!

World Wildlife Day

Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Celebrate World Wildlife Day at Zoo New England! In honor of Leap Day, learn about species that have an extra spring in their step, like the Panamanian golden frog, red kangaroo, snow leopard, and ring-tailed lemur!

Crane Beach Birding Safari

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich, 9 am-11 am

Winter on Crane Beach offers a unique opportunity to go where you’ve never gone before on the sand! This fun and educational oversand adventure will explore the winter landscape of Castle Neck and Crane Beach. You will learn all about the natural history of the barrier beach as we keep a look out for winter wildlife including snowy owls!

Parents Night Out Movie Night: Frozen 2

Sugar Plum Parties, 297 Main St., Stoneham, 6 pm-9 pm

Drop-Off Movie Night featuring the movie Frozen 2 with a special guest appearance from Anna! Children will get to meet & greet Anna and take pictures before the movie. They will also be serving pizza, snacks & drinks. Crafts will also be available to enjoy too!


Mickey and Minnie Brunch

Breakaway, 221 Newbury St., Danvers, 10 am& 12 pm

Mickey and Minnie are brunching this weekend! They will work the room meeting the kids and even perform, so bring cameras. The menu features tons of kid-friendly options like waffles, chicken fingers, and mac and cheese, with a full buffet for adults, including a build your own Bloody Mary bar. And kids under 10 eat free! Reservations are strongly recommended.

Sensory Sensitivity Sunday

Chuck E. Cheese, 139 Endicott St., Danvers, 8 am-10 am

The first Sunday of every month they offer a sensory-friendly experience, opening the stores two hours before the normal opening time. The Sensory events include a trained and caring staff that work to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit.

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