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Science and Theatre for Kids: Mr. Twister and the Tale of Tornado Alley

June 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Science and Theatre for Kids |  Mr. Twister and the Tale of Tornado Alley

Performance at noon (45 min duration)

Pre-show puppet-making workshop at 11:00am

Performance and workshop are located in the Arnold Arboretum’s Bradley Rose Collection, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130

Bring the family to the Arnold Arboretum on Saturday, June 10 for a free operatic adventure about science and climate performed in the Bradley Rose Garden by the ponds. “Mr. Twister and the Tale of Tornado Alley” follows Mr. Twister and his grandson Bobby on a journey around the globe—from the chilly arctic to the sizzlingly warm Gulf of Mexico. Through the power of his magic telescope, Mr. Twister can see just about everything—except the family reunion of the North and South winds that is about to create a cyclone in Tornado Alley! Join us for this fun and engaging musical escapade (with puppets!).

The performance begins promptly at noon, so please allow adequate time to find your way to the garden and get settled in for the show. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets or low chairs for the performance. Seating will be arranged according to height. The event is wheelchair accessible.

Come to the garden early for a pre-show puppet-making workshop from 11:00am to noon where your child can make a puppet to use during the performance of “Mr. Twister.” Please register in advance for the puppet-making workshop. Both the performance and the workshop are free of charge.

In the event of inclement weather, both the puppet-making and the performance will move to the Hunnewell Visitor Center, with first-come admission due to space limitations.

This production is funded by The Boston Foundation and produced in partnership by the Arnold Arboretum, Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, MA and Mothers Out Front Boston. 


June 10, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States + Google Map

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