Check below for some fun ideas for the whole family this April vacation.


April Vacation Week: Wind Powered Fun

Come visit the USS Constitution Museum during April Vacation week as we explore the power of the wind and its importance to powering a ship like USS Constitution.

April 15, 2023 – April 23, 2023
USS Constitution Museum
, Charlestown


Throw Tea Into The Boston Harbor!

Experience life at sea aboard an 18th-century sailing vessel as you join a Son of Liberty and take part in the “Destruction of the Tea”! Throw tea into the very same body of water where the Boston Tea Party took place over 240 years ago.

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Congress Street Bridge, Boston


You, Me, We! At Boston Children’s Museum

This engaging exhibition space encourages families to connect with each other around questions of fairness in the world, and express themselves through guided identity exploration.

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Boston Children’s Museum
, Boston


Kids Music Class: The Tooting Horn Who Farts Too Loud

Join us in the Nook at the Boston Public Market for a kids music performance brought to you by NEMPAC! A charming story about the band of little instruments, specifically the Tooting French Horn!

April 20, 2023, 3:30 to 4 p.m.

Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street


Kids Stem Workshop

A STEM Education Workshop for students to explore fabric science and apparel design through hands-on experimentation!

April 21, 2023

GRADES K-5: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

GRADES 6-12: 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Boston Public Market

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Cape Cod & the Islands

April School Vacation Week Programs At Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History offers a special April school vacation week line-up of events, including guided family field walks, a “Reptiles Rock!” program, nature printing, their interactive science lab and an inflatable 44-foot Humpback Whale.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster

April 15-21, 2023


Celebrate Earth Day All Week Long! During April School Vacation

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents Family Fun activities during Massachusetts April School Vacation Week, Saturday, April 15–Friday, April 21, 2023 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster

April 15-21, 2023

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Central Massachusetts

Community Science Vacation Week

Want to meet an important scientist who can protect our planet? Just look in the mirror; science needs you! Harness your powers of observation to help solve real-world problems in your town and across the globe. Hunt for stars, peek at plants, and track animal trends, then share your discoveries at the EcoTarium!

EcoTarium, Worcester

April 17-21, 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Kids All-Day Riding Workshop: April Vacation

Kids All-Day Riding Workshops are an ideal way to introduce children with limited riding experience to the pleasures of horseback riding, and for children who are already experienced riders to practice what they know and enjoy the pleasure of learning new skills. Students can look forward to a full day of learning the basics of how to better their riding, learn about equipment, and care for a horse.

Cornerstone Ranch, Princeton

April 18, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


April Vacation Week Discovery Adventures

Discovery Adventures are immersive day programs that give kids a chance to step back in time and experience life in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village. Every session offers kids the opportunity to explore an aspect of 19th-century history and daily life. All programs include an afternoon snack, hands-on crafts, and the chance to learn something new while making lasting friends and memories. Pre-registration is required.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

April 17 – 21, 2023, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Reptiles Rock

Join Rainforest Reptiles and enjoy a fun and informative presentation, observe both small and large reptiles, and have the chance to touch both a snake and an alligator! Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

Worcester Public Library

April 19, 2023, 2:30 p.m.


Worcester Children’s Chorus 2023-2024 Season Auditions

The WCC is auditioning youth throughout central Massachusetts fort placement in one of its four ensembles.  Singers in grades 3 – 12 are eligible to audition.

Worcester Children’s Chorus, Worcester

April 19, 2023, 5 – 6:30 p.m.


Toe Jam Puppet Band

Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children’s entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. The performances are interactive, encouraging audience members to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling, and plenty of humor and fun! Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

Worcester Public Library

April 20, 2023, 2 p.m.


Free Community Day

Enjoy free admission on Friday, April 21.

Museum of Russian Icons

April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Introduction To Needle Felting – Saturday Workshop

In this short workshop you will learn the basics of needle felting two dimensional art. Creative Connections artisan Lyn Slade has 20+ years of needle felting teaching experience and is considered one of the area’s leading experts. People ages 10-15 are welcome with an accompanying adult. Class unsuitable for those under 10. (People 16 and over can come on their own.) Class will be limited to 12 students.

Creative Connections, Ashburnham

April 22, 1 to 5 p.m.

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North of Boston

Patriots’ Day Free Family Activities At The Concord Museum

Celebrate the start of the American Revolution by exploring artifacts in the Museum and then visiting our drop-in activities to learn about life and craft in the colonies.

Concord Museum 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Elephants & Sweet Treats: A Storytime of Salem Firsts

Did you know Salem had the first elephant ever to set foot in America? It’s true! Join us for a silly story time of fun Salem firsts – we’ll be reading books, playing games, making a craft, and enjoying a sweet treat at the end. Geared towards children ages 3 and up, but open to all! Registration is encouraged.

Salem Visitor Center

April 20, 2023 2 to 4 p.m.


Marching to a Million with The Music Man!

Voices of Hope’s “March to a Million” campaign is nearing the finish line…they are $21,000 short of having donated one million dollars to local cancer research! With their upcoming two-day run of The Music Man at North Shore Music Theatre this April, they fully expect to achieve this significant goal, but still need YOUR support to help them continue marching forward toward a cure!

North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly

April 22, 8 to 10:30 p.m.

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South of Boston

Homeschool Day – History All Around Us: Ponds & Streams

Celebrate Earth Day with Plimoth Patuxet Museums! Join our Museum Educators for a hands-on blend of science and history. Explore some of the ponds and streams that sustained daily life in Patuxet and Plymouth Colony and discover how these landscapes and waterways help us understand our communities today. Best for ages 8-10.

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

April 21, 2023, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Kids Camp (Plymouth)

Are you struggling to find something to do with your little ones during April vacation? Or are you in need of a three-hour break to catch your breath? No need to freak out! We have just the treasure you’ve been searching for, our first-ever KIDS CAMP!

Plymouth Cruises Aboard Lobster Tales

April 18 & 20, 1 to 4 p.m.


Submarine Day at Battleship Cove

Join us April 18, 2023 as we honor National Submarine Day. Meet submariners, learn more about how submarines operate, and make your very own periscope.

Battleship Cove, Fall River

April 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Chess Club (Plymouth)

On Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 PM, we welcome chess players of all levels who would like to join the Plymouth Public Library Chess Club to join us at the Main Library. The program is open to adults and students.

Plymouth Public Library

April 18, 6 to 8 p.m.


Tots and Tales (Plymouth)

Tots and Tales is a half-hour storytime for toddlers, babies, and their caregivers. This program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities that reinforce important early literacy skills. For children 3 and under.

Plymouth Public Library

April 19, 11:00 am – 11:30 am



Homeschool Day – History All Around Us: Ponds and Streams

Celebrate Earth Day with Plimoth Patuxet Museums! Join our Museum Educators for a hands-on blend of science and history. Explore some of the ponds and streams that sustained daily life in Patxuet and Plymouth Colony and discover how these landscapes and waterways help us understand our communities today. Best for ages 8-10.

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

April 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Western Massachusetts

Six Flags New England, SCREAM Break

Event ticket sold separately, limited capacity.  Free for Passholders. Passholder tickets are limited. Secure your dose of Vitamin SCREAM by making a reservation! There will also be a very limited amount of free tickets available at the park on a First Come, First Served Basis.

Six Flags New England, Agawam

April 14 – 23


Baby and Toddler Playgroup

Best for children 0 to 3 years old. Join Jason for songs, bounces, scarves, and a group board book reading. Includes 45 minutes of informal playtime.

Wheeler Memorial Library, Orange

April 17, 2023, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Art of Nature!

Fun-filled family art-making activities inspired by springtime.

Free for kids & teens, and Members, or included with admission.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge

April 17, 2023, 11 a.m.


April Vacation Wilderness Skills Program

Get ’em outdoors during Vacation! ages 7+ Your children can experience the awakening of spring while spending lots of time outdoors.

Greenhill Center for Outdoor Activities, Conway

April 18-21 2023, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Lego Building

Granby Free Public Library, Granby

April 18, 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.


Monday Munchies

Are you an adventurous eater? Do you like to try out new foods? Join us on the third Monday of every month when we will try out unique snacks and different foods from the around the world.

Springfield Public Library, Springfield

April 18, 2023, 3-4 p.m.


Mix it up Evening Storytime

Come in your pajamas! Bring the whole family!  20-30 minutes of movement, songs, and stories perfect for bedtime.  Includes a craft to make or take home. Registration is encouraged.

April 18, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

Southwick Public Library, Southwick


Storytime in the Galleries

Enjoy readings from favorite illustrated storybooks.

Times: 10:45 am, 11:45 am, 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm

April 17, 20, 21, 2023

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge


Nintendo Game Night

Finding yourself with nothing to do during April vacation? Come into the Brightwood Branch Library for a Nintendo Switch game night! Hang out with all of your friends and play one of many different games on the library Switch…or bring your own!

Apr 18, 2023

Springfield Public Library, Springfield


Story Time

Join Makayla for stories, songs and a craft at the Montague Center Library.

April 19, 2023, 10-11 a.m.

Montague Center Library, Montague



Wed, Apr 19, 2023, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Granby Free Public Library, Granby


Stuffed Animal Sleepover in the Library

This spring break, give your stuffed animal a vacation too, at the library! See what crazy adventures your Stuffie has at the library.

April 19, 2023, 1-8 p.m.

Sunderland Pulic Library, Sunderland


Budding Scientists

Curious little explorers conduct simple, safe, science and nature experiments in the EcoTarium’s Budding Scientists program. You and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with hands-on activities.

April 20, 2023, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

EcoTarium, Worcester


The Eric Carle Museum, Free Admission

The Carle is pleased to be participating in The Highland Street Foundation’s Spring Week. Admission to The Carle is free on this day. The Carle is open Tuesday through Sunday during April School Vacation Week! Come for art-making, storytimes, and special guests!

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst

April 20


Titanic Museum, School Vacation Week

RMS Titanic sank in the early morning of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship’s maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Discover Titanic Where It All Began. Home of the World Famous Titanic Historical Society Collection.

Titanic Museum, Indian Orchard

April 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Firefighters Assoc. Spring Pancake Breakfast

Pancakes are back! Come and join your favorite Colrain Firefighters for our Spring Pancake Breakfast! We will be serving all you can eat pancakes, eggs and sausage!

Colrain Central School

April 22, 2023, 7 – 11 a.m.

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