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Free Family Thursdays: The Story of Nesting Dolls

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Free. No registration required.

Guided Activity – 1:00 pm
Drop-in Activity – all-day

The Icon Museum and Study Center is excited to offer free admission and family-friendly programs on Thursdays during school vacation. Get ready to explore the Museum’s collections, spark creativity, and discover a welcoming learning environment for all ages! Join us for activities in the galleries, auditorium, or outside on the terrace (if the weather is nice).

Each Thursday will feature a new theme inspired by the Museum’s collection or special exhibitions. The Museum will offer free admission all day, with drop-in self-guided tours and crafts available. Docent and Staff-led activities will be scheduled starting at 1:00 pm.

Guided Activity: The program will feature the famous matryoshka and its different types of decoration. Coloring sheets and a mini-Russian language lesson will be provided.

Drop-in Activity: Get inspired with intricately painted doll sets from our collection, then use markers to decorate your own set of wood nesting dolls.


This program is supported by grants from the Mass Cultural Council and the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area.