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Things to do During Boston School Vacation Week

It's School Vacation week in the Boston area! Local Museums and organizations have set up some fantastic programming kids and families. In addition, you'll find entertainment that includes live music performances, puppet & marionette shows, super science & art workshops, sports camps, and more. Spring is here - Enjoy!


JCC April & Passover School Vacation CampNewton, $$
Mon, April 13, 2020  -  Fri, April 24, 2020   
Worrying about what to do during school vacation? JCC School Vacation Camp runs during the weeklong breaks for April and Passover vacation. Register at bostonjcc.org/schoolvacations.
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CANCELLED: Cambridge Science Festival 2020Cambridge, Free
Fri, April 17, 2020  -  Sun, April 26, 2020   
Be Curious! Join scientists, engineers and more at the Cambridge Science Festival, a 10 day celebration showcasing fun and interactive science, technology, engineering and math for everyone!
Earth Day & Vacation Week at Roger Williams Park ZooRhode Island, $$
Fri, April 17, 2020  -  Wed, April 22, 2020   
This spring vacation week, come visit Roger Williams Park Zoo and celebrate Earth Day, because it's time to Party-- Party for the Planet, that is!
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CANCELLED: Battle of Lexington: Boston Patriots Day Reenactment 2020 (Video, & SLexington, Free
Mon, April 20, 2020   
Watch as history unfolds the story of our nation's fight for freedom in Lexington! Be part of the story through the reenactment of Paul Revere's ride, followed by day-long events.
Farmer for a Day: April VacationSouthborough, $$
Mon, April 20, 2020  -  Thu, April 23, 2020   
Kids can be junior farmers by caring for our animals, hiking our trails, creating nature crafts, exploring the farm, and learning to plant farm-fresh food.
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Acton Patriot's Day Celebration 2020Acton, $
Mon, April 20, 2020   
Patriots’ Day marks the first day of the Revolutionary War and the first bloodshed of the Civil War. At the Faulkner Homestead visitors can glimpse both eras. Step back into our local history and see women preparing...
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ACA's April Vacation Arts CampArlington, $$
Mon, April 20, 2020  -  Fri, April 24, 2020   
Join ACA for a fun, creative camp week of art, music, and drama for kids and teens - all centered around an engaging weekly theme!
April Vacation Camp at The Painting Place 4 FunNeedham, $$
Mon, April 20, 2020  -  Fri, April 24, 2020   
Join us for a morning of fun!! Painting, dancing, games, crafts and more!! No school? so cool! Come join other kids to paint, play games and craft! Ages 3-12 Stay until 12:30 or until 2pm.
April Vacation Art Camp - AustraliaLexington
Mon, April 20, 2020  -  Fri, April 24, 2020   
Campers will work both independently and as a group to create art that is inspired by Australia’s culture. We will look at the many styles of art that have developed there over the centuries.
April Vacation Week at Mary Baker Eddy LibraryBoston, Free
Tue, April 21, 2020  -  Fri, April 24, 2020   
Learn how you can make a meaningful difference in someone else’s life—and have fun, too! During April school vacation week, The Mary Baker Eddy Library will open its doors with a free program and free admission to the exhibits for visitors under 17.
April Vacation Cooking Classes at Verrill FarmConcord, $
Tue, April 21, 2020  -  Thu, April 23, 2020   
Vacation week kids classes take place in the Verrill Farm stand kitchen and include demonstrations & hands on participation. The junior chefs leave with new skills and the food they have prepared to share at home.
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Rick Adams: Red's Recycle 'o RamaBoston, Free
Tue, April 21, 2020   
Assisted by Rusty, the recycled and recycling dog, Red uses storytelling, magic, juggling, hand shadows, original songs and fun-loving tips on how and why to recycle, reuse, and reduce. Join in and explore creative and...
Green Week April Vacation WeekConcord, $$$
Tue, April 21, 2020  -  Fri, April 24, 2020   
Students have the opportunity to work in the mediums of Drawing & Painting, 2D and 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Performing Arts, Art & Nature, Woodworking/Workshop, and More!
PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration April Vacation CampNewton, $
Tue, April 21, 2020  -  Fri, April 24, 2020   
Join PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration during April vacation! Foster your child's love of nature and get them out and exploring with PUDDLESTOMPERS! it's just so good to be outside!
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POSTPONED: Independent Film Festival of Boston 2020Boston, $
Wed, April 22, 2020  -  Wed, April 29, 2020   
The annual Independent Film Festival of Boston is set to be the biggest and best festival yet.
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POSTPONED: Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival 2020Waltham, $$
Sat, April 25, 2020  -  Mon, April 20, 2020   
Sheep-shearing, herding dogs, spinning, weaving, and more. Large crafts fair, live entertainment, wagon rides, historic demonstrators, games and farm animals. Food vendors, no dogs allowed, children must be accompanied...
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POSTPONED: The Boston Marathon 2020Boston, Free
Mon, September 14, 2020  -  Mon, September 14, 2020   
The Boston Marathon is one of the city's biggest events of the year - featuring 25,000 elite runners from around the world competing in a route made difficult by rolling terrain and features such as 'Heartbreak Hill.'


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