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Earl Center Hours

Monday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 8p.m.
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.


Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway
Boston, Massachusetts

Mare Parker O'Toole
Assistant Director, Earl Center for Learning & Innovation

The Earl Center Presents...

froebel's gift

Fredrich Froebel invented kindergarten. To encourage his young students he developed a set of developmentally appropriate "gifts". Each gift built on the developmental tasks of the previous one. They were beautiful and encouraged individual exploration and play. These sets were used in childhood by people like Albert Einstein, Frank Lloyd Wright, Wassily Kandisky and inspired many other artists and scientists. We have a set of the first 10 gifts at the Earl. Come and check them out.