Looking for something to do during April vacation week? Why not go and see dinosaurs in Boston, make a flower crown in Nantucket, or plant some trees for Earth Day in Springfield? See below for a list of family-friendly events throughout the state.

 

Statewide

The Highland Street Foundation is pleased to partner with organizations to provide free opportunities during April school vacation week. Please note that some of these activities require advance registration on a first-come, first-served basis and have limited capacity. Please visit individual websites to view COVID protocols.

See a list of events at participating organizations here.

 

Boston

At Home Activities & Virtual journey of Boston National Park, Virtual

Play Week! Daily, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston

Pirate Hunt for Golden Treasure, Daily, $16.95+, LegoLand Discovery Center, Somerville

Dino Safari, a Walk-through Adventure, Daily, $18+ per person, Boston

Mythical Creature Hunt, Daily, Free with Museum Admission, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

 

North of Boston

April Vacation Week at the Peabody Essex Museum, Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Salem

School Vacation Week at the House of Seven Gables, Daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., tickets starting at $12, Salem

Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, Various times April 20 – 24, Salem State University

The Bubble Man, April 23, 10 a.m., $10, Newburyport

 

Central MA

April Baseball Clinic, April 18, 2022 – April 22, 2022, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Worcester

April Vacation Week Discovery Adventures, April 18, 2022 – April 22, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Sturbridge Village

Earth Day Celebration, April 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., EcoTarium, Worcester

 

Cape & Islands

Spring Into Nature, April 18-22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, Members: $270; Nonmembers: $320, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Play at the Park, April 18 & 22, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Oak Bluffs & Edgartown

Alpaca Walk & Talk, April 18-22, 11 – 11:30 a.m., $20-$30 per person, Oak Bluffs

Learning Lab for Ages 12 and Up, April 18-21, 2:30 – 5:45 p.m., West Tisbury

Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America, April 19-22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Vineyard Haven

Drop-in Paint Group, April 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Edgartown

Discovery Days at the Library, April 20, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Edgartown

Story Time at Oak Bluffs Library, April 20, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Oak Bluffs

Traditional Storytime, April 20, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., West Tisbury

After School Lego Club, April 20, 3 – 4 p.m., Chilmark

Drop-in Lego Club, April 20, 3 – 5 p.m., Edgartown

Move and Learn, April 20, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Vineyard Haven

Movie Screening: The Goonies, April 20, 3:30 p.m., West Tisbury

Slime Making, April 21, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Oak Bluffs

Fun Friday for Teens, April 22, 3 – 4 p.m., Oak Bluffs

Daffodil Flower Crown Party, April 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Nantucket

Lego Time, April 21, 3 – 4 p.m., Nantucket

 

South of Boston

There’s a Mouse in the House! Workshop & Book Signing, April 19, 10 – 11:30 a.m., $30 per person, Duxbury

Curiosity Kids STEM Club, April 20, 4 – 5 p.m., Free, Plymouth

April Vacation with Professor Gizmo, April 21, 2 – 4 p.m., Free, Brockton

Spring Seed Starters, April 22, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Plymouth

 

Western MA

Spring 2022 Poetry Walk: Spring, Hope, and Community: April 18, 2022, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Greenfield, Free

NAMI Western Massachusetts 11th Annual Art & Poetry Show: April 18-22, 2022, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Chicopee, Free

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange: April 18, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Greenfield, Free

KidsBestFest 2022, April 18, 2022, 11 a.m., Northampton, Free

BookKids, April 18, 2022, 3:30 – 3:50 p.m., Orange, Free

Wildlife Photography Exhibit,  April, 2022, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Hadley, Free

April Vacation Wilderness Skills Program, April 19-22, 2022, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Conway, $320-$360

Story Time with Julie, April 19, 2022, 10 – 11 a.m., Northfield

Preschool Read and Craft, April 19, 2022, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., Orange, Free

Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup, April 19, 2022, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Springfield

Make Your Own Video Game with the Rhode Island Computer Museum, April 19, 2022, 3 – 4 p.m., Southampton, Free

Teen Choice Day, April 19-21, 2022, 4 – 5 p.m., Springfield

Earth Day Plants, April 19-22, 2022, Springfield

Nature Mosaics, April 19-22, 2022, Springfield

Afterschool Family Storytime, April 20, 2022, Springfield

Story Time on Facebook Live, April 20, 10 – 10:30 a.m., Virtual (Turner Falls, MA)

Home City Families: Gross Motor Playgroup, April 20, 2022, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Springfield

Spring Break Music Storytime with Moomaw!, April 20, 2022, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Southampton

Bilingual Playgroup, April 20, 2022, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Springfield

Northampton Youth Film Fest, April 21, 2022, 11 a.m., Northampton

Lego Club, April 21, 2022, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Orange, Free

Northfield Mountain, StoryWalks And Scavenger Hunts, April 18 – 22, Northfield

Yiddish Book Center, Celebrating Passover, April 15 – 22, Amherst

Six Flags, Open During Vacation Week, April 15 – 24, Agawam

The Springfield Armory, National Park Week, April 17 – 19, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Springfield

Old Sturbridge Village, Earth Week, April 19 – 24,

Lupa Zoo, April 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ludlow

Norman Rockwell Museum, School Vacation Week, April 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Stockbridge

The Zoo In Forest Park, Open During Vacation Week, April 18 – 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Springfield

Titanic Museum, School Vacation Week, April 18 – 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Indian Orchard

Springfield Museums, AstroQuest, April 19, 7 – 9 p.m., Springfield

Amelia Park Arena, 1st Annual Spring Classic, April 22 – 24, Westfield

Historic Deerfield, Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations, April 22, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Deerfield

Hancock Shaker Village: 20th Anniversary of Baby Animal Celebration, April 18-24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

KidsAct! Spring Break 2022, April 18-22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pittsfield, $250

TeensAct! Spring Break 2022, April 18-22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pittsfield, $250