Join us for a special day with Boston Ballet at Boston Children's Museum! Come see highlights of The Nutcracker with students from Boston Ballet School and try a creative movement class with members fo the faculty! Experience Tchaikovsky's beloved music with Jonathan McPhee, Boston Ballet's Music Director and Principal Conductor, joined by a brass quintet from the Boston Ballet Orchestra. Plus a chance to win Nutcracker goodies, meet the characters and more!
Open Dance Rehearsals - Come and watch Boston Ballet School students prepare for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker. Learn how a ballet is put together in this interactive demonstration. Demonstrations are at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM with free tickets available first come first serve one hour before the demonstration.
Creative Movement Classes with Boston Ballet School Faculty - Participate in a creative movement class led by Boston Ballet School faculty. Spaces are available first come first serve at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM.
Music from the Nutcracker - Meet Jonathan McPhee, Boston Ballet's Music Director and Principal Conductor and hear Boston Ballet Musicians play music from The Nutcracker. Performances at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM.
Throughout the day
Meet Nutcracker Characters and pose for photos in front of a replica backdrop on the 2nd floor Bridge.
Hear The Nutcracker story in Countdown to Kindergarten. (10:30 AM and 11:00 AM)
Design a Costume for our Dress a Dancer activity in the Art Studio.
Visit our Instrument Petting Zoo in The Common, and try different musical instruments.
Explore the science of friction and what allows dancers to dance in Science Playground.
Make a Tutu in the Common. (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Get a free Nutcracker crown.
See behind-the-scenes videos of the making of the Nutcracker.