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April Vacation Week, Celebration of Children’s Literacy

Things for families to do in Massachusetts

April Vacation Week, Celebration of Children’s Literacy

Everyone tells stories. Stories express ideas and emotions. There are lots of ways to tell a story, books, oral storytelling, puppets, music, dance, pictures, and poetry. Everyday enjoy: Read alouds, Kamishibai Japanese picture stories, book nooks throughout the Museum, live plays, arts and science activities such as making flip books, bookmarks, and zoetropes, and literacy resources shared by community organizations including Boston Public Library, READ Boston and Raising a Reader.

Monday April 17 – Saturday April 22

Spend April Vacation with Blue Man Group

April Vacation in Boston for NorthShore Families and Kids

Spend April School Vacation with Blue Man Group. Blue Man Group knows that long school breaks can be a challenge to any parent’s sanity. Seemingly endless days to fill with fun outings and activities...what to do? ‭Don’t panic! Blue Man has a full schedule of FREE Face Painting and neighborhood restaurant deals that will make your ‭planning 100% easier, and make you look like the ROCK STAR parent you are. 

April 15 to 23, 2017

MOS: May the Fourth Be With You: Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens

Boston Museum of Science

May the Fourth Be With You: Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens

Join us for this ArtWeek screening of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens on a very special date and be one of the first to experience our new nightlife series, Summer Thursdays. This screening is a preview of what's to come in the summer when the first Thursday of each month will feature one of your favorite science fiction films in the immersive setting of the Charles Hayden Planetarium.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm

New England Boat Show

The New England Boat Show in Boston Massachusetts

The 2017 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show invites the winter weary to get a taste of summer as the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is transformed into a boater’s paradise, February 11-19, 2017. Attracting tens of thousands of boating and sailing enthusiasts, Northeast’s largest boating event docks for nine-days, featuring hundreds of the newest boats and on-the-water accessories.

February 11-19, 2017

Things To Do - Northshore Kid

Things To Do - Northshore Kid. Events: Concerts, Arts, Outings on Boston's North Shore

Ring in Lunar New Year with free MFA admission all day on February 4. Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese art and traditions while enjoying art-making activities, tours and talks, and special events for families and adults throughout the day.

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), offers free admission for its Lunar New Year Celebration (10 am–5 pm).

Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am -5pm

MFA Boston Celebrates "Make Way for Ducklings" Author and Illustrator Robert McCloskey

MFA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of his landmark publication Make Way for Ducklings (1941), a retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), tracks the career of Robert McCloskey (1914–2003), award-winning author and illustrator behind some of 20th-century America’s most beloved picture books for children.

Now through–June 18, 2017

MOS: Chocolate - The Exhibition

Boston Museum of Science Chocolate The Exhibition

The Museum of Science, Boston unveils its newest exhibition, Chocolate, exploring every aspect of “the world’s perfect food," so described by nutrition researcher Michael Levin. The 5,000-square-foot exhibit examines chocolate’s unique place in history, ecology and popular culture. It reveals where chocolate is grown and how it’s made, from the most luxurious confections to the mass-produced treats doled out on Halloween.

Exhibiting now through May 7, 2017 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Museum of Science Presents Da Vinci —The Genius

Museum of Science brings to Boston Da Vinci –The Genius—a vibrant, interactive exhibition that explores every aspect of Leonard da Vinci’s world-changing innovations in the arts, science, medicine, engineering and design.
Through life-size interpretations of the great thinker’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art, the exhibit, will immerse visitors in the richness of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable work as a maker, painter, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. The exhibit features more than 200 exhibit pieces including full-scale recreations of inventions, entertaining animations of da Vinci’s most notable Renaissance works and an eye-opening, in-depth analysis of his most famous painting, “Mona Lisa.” Museum-goers will be able to interact with many of these displays to gain an up-close, hands-on understanding of the scientific principles behind them.

On Exhibit Through February 26, 2017

Make Way for Ducklings - The Art of Robert McCloskey

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved children’s book set in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), this exhibition tracks the career of the book’s author and illustrator Robert McCloskey (1914–2003). The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a major force in 20th-century picture book art, and “Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey” provides an opportunity for visitors of all ages to enter the author’s delightful world.

November 25, 2016 – June 18, 2017


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