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Friday, April 12, 2024
It's April Vacation Week!   This issue is simply overflowing with fun things to do.   If you need even more, you can always visit our daily calendar to view the whole enchilada by day; or peruse our April Vacation Week Guide.  You'll find a bit of everything here this week. Have fun!
Boston Metro
All Girls Sports Festival 2024 - Boston
Boston girls ages 7 - 14 are invited to enjoy a variety of fun ways to exercise mind, body, and spirit and try out a variety of sports with expert...
Wednesday, Apr 17 - Friday, Apr 19
WBUR Earth Week: Reptile and amphibians night with Zoo New England
Get ready for reptiles and amphibians to take center stage at WBUR's CitySpace! At this event, you’ll learn how conservationists are working to reintroduce rare marbled salamanders, see a live demonstration of how researchers radio-track turtles in an effort that helps to protect nests and meet some turtles in person!
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm
April Vacation at the Old State House - Boston
Come to the Old State House Museum during April school vacation week to participate in fun and educational activities and demonstrations.
Friday, Apr 15 - Friday, Apr 19
Little Red and the Big Bully Wolf at JFK Museum - Boston
The woods are scary enough without having to worry about a big bully howling in the shadows Follow Little Red and meet her friends the three...
Tuesday, Apr 16
Boston Comics in Color Festival - Roxbury
The Boston Comics in Color Festival [BCICF] is a family-friendly event for all ages focusing on creators of color and comics and stories by and...
Saturday, Apr 20
NEOC: Nature Based Day Camp - Wellesley
NEOC campers are immersed in nature with activities like archery, crafts, canoeing, games, gardening, and hiking. Ages 3-15. Full day camp.
Runs June 10th - Aug 30th from 9am - 4pm.
April Architecture at Waterworks Museum - Chestnut Hill
April Vacation week is just around the corner Join us on Thursday, April 18th from 11am-3pm for some special hands-on activities with an architectural...
Thursday, Apr 18
2024 April Science Vacation Week at MIT - Cambridge
Come on your own, with friends, or bring the whole family to the museum for a special week of programming.Free with admission unless otherwise...
Monday, Apr 15 - Thursday, Apr 18
The Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate - Boston
The Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate, WBUR CitySpace's two-day podcast festival for kids, returns April 20-21 with performances...
Saturday, Apr 20 - Sunday, Apr 21
CRS Summer - Dover
Charles River School (CRS) provides fun and enriching programs for kids aged 4-14 on our beautiful 16-acre campus including performing & visual arts, STEM, sports, nature, & more. A warm, inclusive environment awaits. Bus options available from Boston & Metrowest. Daily lunch included in our dining hall!
2024 Summer Camp Registration is now OPEN
April Vacation Week at USS Constitution Museum - Charlestown
Come visit the USS Constitution Museum during April Vacation week as we explore the power of the wind Family friendly activities and crafts...
Saturday, Apr 13 - Sunday, Apr 21
Dudley Farm Day - Roxbury
Dudley Farm Day is baaaaa-ck for its second year Join us for a day of farm animals, wool weaving, butter making, seed planting, craft-making...
Saturday, Apr 20
Roxbury Patriots' Day Celebration - Roxbury
Celebrate Roxbury History and Patriots' Day with the Roxbury Collaborative with the re-enactment of the historic ride of William Dawes, community...
Monday, Apr 15
Summer 2024 enrollment is open in Massachusetts!
Save your spot for our 6-week summer math program! Students in grades K-12 can choose from a variety of math courses that will reinforce their knowledge and prepare them for the upcoming school year. Enrolling Now!
North Suburbs
April School Vacation Week at PEM: Celebrating Yin Tu Tang - Salem
This spring, just in time for Earth Day, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents two exhibitions and special April School Vacation Week programming...
Monday, Apr 15 - Friday, Apr 19
Aaron Nigel Smith at The Cabot - Beverly
Aaron Nigel Smith is a Grammy Nominated reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and Billboard #1 recording artist. Aaron is founder and Artistic...
Saturday, Apr 13
Gertrude Cawein at Hammond Castle Museum: An exhibit of Artist Eric Pape - Gloucester
Hammond Castle Museum proudly presents a new exhibit featuring nearly 60 works by the Golden Age Illustrator and Artist, Eric Pape, many of which...
Friday, Apr 5 - Sunday, Apr 28
Capitol Debate Summer Camps - Weston
Learn the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation, and develop core presentation and debating skills that boost confidence and self-esteem. Our debate camp teaches students to structure arguments, prepare debate cases, research evidence, write rebuttal briefs, and more.
Enrolling Now for July 7-18, & July 21-August 1, 2024
All About Beekeeping - Wenham
Join our friends from Lupine Lane Apiary as we learn all about bees Where they live, what they eat, and how we collect honey and beeswax from...
Tuesday, Apr 16
Chickens and Eggsploration - Wenham
During this workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet the educated hens from Waltham Fieods Community Farm and learn all about...
Thursday, Apr 18
CraneExplorer: Shipwreck Scholars - Ipswich
Participants will have the chance to make observations and measurements of the shipwreck, to learn how marine archaeologists and the Trustees...
Saturday, Apr 6 - Monday, Apr 15
Youth Debate Academy, Boston, FREE
This August, Youth Debate Academy will host a 2 week in-person Summer Institute at the Winsor School in Boston, MA. Taught by award-winning student instructors, students will learn the basics of public speaking, argument construction, & logical reasoning. Programs are completely FREE of charge and accessible to anyone with a computer, a notepad, and a ready-to-learn attitude...
August 12, 2024 to August 23, 2024
April School Vacation Week at Stone Zoo - Stoneham
Take advantage of warmer weather and learn about the insects and animals that help springtime flowers bloom: pollinators Events takes place...
Monday, Apr 15
April School Vacation Week: Earth Day Activities - Gloucester
Celebrate the return of spring with a visit to the Cape Ann Museum during April School Vacation Week The Museum will be free for school-age...
Tuesday, Apr 16 - Friday, Apr 19
Salem Kids Tour Walking Tour - Salem
Hey, kids, are you sometimes bored when your parents take you to something thats supposed to be educational? We get you No fear of boredom...
Saturday, Apr 13 - Thursday, Apr 18
Revolutionize Your Summer at Minuteman High School: - Lexington
Embarking on a journey of learning and exploration, Minuteman High School's Summer Programs offer an array of enriching opportunities tailored to ignite passions, foster creativity, and develop critical skills in students.
Running from July 8-26, 2024
South Suburbs
April Vacation Week Fun at Patriot Place - Foxboro
Patriot Place is your destination for school vacation. Enjoy variety of family-friendly activities, many of which are free and fun for the whole...
Monday, Apr 15 - Friday, Apr 19
The Remake Festival at LaunchSpace - Franklin
Join us at LaunchSpace for a day packed with learning, creating and celebrating Earth Day This is a free family friendly festival. See you all...
Saturday, Apr 20
Bird Walks at World's End - Hingham
Walk the trails of Worlds End, especially Bird Alley and The Valley, searching for spring bird sounds and activity. Positioned in Hingham...
Saturday, Apr 13 - Saturday, Jun 1
Summer Sage - Foxboro
Summer Sage offers six weeks of enrichment-based, hands-on courses for curious and motivated students 3 or 4 years old through Grade 6. Students explore their passions in person on our Foxboro campus with peers during half- or full-day sessions.
Weekly Sessions from July 24 - Aug 2, 2024
Wee Wear The Crowns: April Vacation Week edition - Holbrook
Join Wee The People for a high-energy, kid-powered, art-making event where ALL families can celebrate Black identity, Black experience, and unapologetic...
Tuesday, Apr 16
Fox Talk at Blue Hills Reservation - Milton
The clever red and elusive gray foxes of the Blue Hills adapt to the changing seasons and make their home here in unexpected ways. Learn about...
Tuesday, Apr 16
Kidleidoscope - Milton
Join us for a nature stories and crafts and nature facts Each week we will feature a different nature theme, story and craft on that theme.
Every Friday, Apr 12 - Apr 26
Creative Writing Workshop for Kids - Wellesley
Creative Writing Workshop is an in-person program for boys & girls, aged 8-12, of all writing abilities. This small-group workshop located at Wellesley College allows for individual attention during the writing process.
Enrolling now for summer
A Murder Most Fowl: Crows Myths and Behavior - Milton
Crows are remarkably social and intelligent animals. See how different cultures have viewed crows throughout history and how many myths are now...
Saturday, Apr 20
Birds of Prey - Easton
Experience the exhilarating world of raptors come to life in our awe-inspiring Bird of Prey program with Mass Audubon Discover what makes these...
Monday, Apr 15
Live Reptiles - Easton
Reptile Shows of New England will bring some live reptiles. They will present and teach us about different reptiles such as snakes and lizards....
Wednesday, Apr 17
STEM Camp at Epstein Hillel School - Marblehead
Experience the ultimate summer adventure at our camp for an unforgettable experience! Our carefully crafted program caters to the diverse interests of modern tech-savvy kids, offering robotics, rocketry, engineering, and more.
Enrolling now for summer
Kids Concert at Borderland State Park - Easton
Join popular kids musician Greg Luzitano and bring the little ones for a set of classic interactive kids songs Best for ages 2-6, but all ages...
Thursday, Apr 18
West Suburbs
Battle of Lexington: Boston Patriots Day Reenactment & Activities 2024 - Lexington
Watch as history unfolds the story of our nation's fight for freedom in Lexington Celebrations are back to being in person this year, and the...
Monday, Apr 15
Concord Patriots Day Battle Reenactments 2024 - Concord
The peace of the Concord countryside will once more be shattered by the sounds of marching feet and musketry as British and Colonial Re-enactors...
Saturday, Apr 6 - Friday, Apr 19
Tanglewood Marionettes present 'Sleeping Beauty' - Newton
A painted story book opens to reveal beautifully painted scenes in this retelling of the classic tale. A wicked witch arrives and puts a curse...
Thursday, Apr 18
LexFUN Annual Consignment Sale - Lexington
Bargain Hunters Paradise - Childrens Clothing, Toys and Baby Equipment at LexFUN's Annual Consignment Sale at our expanded location at the...
Saturday, Apr 20
Painting Place April Vacation Camps - Wellesley
Do your kid's like to paint, play games, do crafts, make slime and so much more? We have some super fun indoor and outdoor activities planned...
Saturday, Apr 13 - Sunday, Apr 21
Chemists Celebrate Earth Week: Batteries - Acton
Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum for families that blends science, nature, and play.Advance reservations are required to visit the museum....
Sunday, Apr 21
Patriots' Day at the Concord Museum - Concord
Enjoy free admission, participate in drop-in activities to learn about colonial life, and witness the Acton Minutemen company in an encampment...
Monday, Apr 15
Kids Graphic Novel Festival - Acton
Summary Author/Illustrator meet & greets, drawing demos, panel talks. Design Your Own Cover Contest for kids with prizes. Free to attend Our...
Saturday, Apr 20
Eyes on Owls - Lincoln
Join us for Eyes on Owls. Discover the fascinating world of owls through captivating up-close encounters. Learn about their unique adaptations,...
Monday, Apr 15
Central Mass
Community Science Vacation Week at the EcoTarium - Worcester
Want to meet an important scientist who's protecting the planet? Just look in the mirror: Science needs you Enjoy educator led science discoveries...
Monday, Apr 15 - Saturday, Apr 20
Spring Wild Adventure at The Southwick Zoo - Mendon
Children will learn through hands-on activities including games, crafts, and even meeting a few of the EARTH Discovery Center's animal ambassadors...
Tuesday, Apr 16 - Thursday, Apr 18
Central Mass
Community Science Vacation Week at the EcoTarium - Worcester
Want to meet an important scientist who's protecting the planet? Just look in the mirror: Science needs you Enjoy educator led science discoveries...
Monday, Apr 15 - Saturday, Apr 20
Spring Wild Adventure at The Southwick Zoo - Mendon
Children will learn through hands-on activities including games, crafts, and even meeting a few of the EARTH Discovery Center's animal ambassadors...
Tuesday, Apr 16 - Thursday, Apr 18
BostonCentral Summer Camps Guide 2024
The Greater Boston area is chock full of amazing summer camps for kids. You can find a summer camp near Boston for almost every interest a kid could have. From traditional day camps, STEAM camps, math & enrichment programs, sports camps, overnight camps, LARP, fantasy, music, language, dance camps and more.
Check out our Handy Guide to discover what's hot in 2024!
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