April School Vacation Week Activities & Events

It's April School Vacation week in Boston! Lots of local Museums, venues, and organizations have set up some fantastic programming for you! You'll also find a slew of fun performances, super science & art workshops, sports camps, patriotic events and lots more. Enjoy!

Boston Metro

Cambridge Science FestivalCambridge, Free
Fri, April 13, 2018  -  Fri, April 27, 2018   
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!
Independent Film Festival of Boston 2018Boston, $
Wed, April 25, 2018  -  Wed, May 2, 2018   
The annual Independent Film Festival of Boston is set to be the biggest and best festival yet.
Annual Boston College Arts FestivalChestnut Hill, Free
Thu, April 26, 2018  -  Sat, April 28, 2018   
Come explore exhibitions and demonstrations in photography, ceramics, painting and drawing. Enjoy performances in Shakespeare to contemporary theater as well as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, Irish dance, swing dance and much more.
Mirror Maze: Numbers in NatureCambridge, $$
Sun, February 4, 2018  -  Sat, June 30, 2018   
A Mirror Maze, the Museum's newest temporary exhibition, reveals the mathematical patterns that surround us every day in the natural world — from the nested spirals of a sunflower's seeds to the ridges of a majestic mountain range to the layout of the universe.
Hybrid Digital Home at The ICABoston, $
Sat, April 14, 2018  -  Sat, April 21, 2018   
Create artworks of your own on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the ICA. Visitors of all ages are invited to contribute drawings to be digitally patternized and added to the wall, creating a collaboratively generated portrait of home.
April School Vacation Week at Boston Children’s MuseumBoston, $$
Tue, April 17, 2018  -  Sat, April 21, 2018   
Stories come alive in celebration of children’s literacy during April School Vacation Week! Each day activities pop up throughout the Museum.
The Science of Forensics: Week 2Boston, $$$
Mon, August 6, 2018  -  Fri, August 10, 2018   
A top-secret formula has been stolen, and we need YOUR help to collect clues, analyze evidence, and catch the suspect before it's too late! Join us this summer for our thrilling Science of Forensics program!

West Suburbs

Annual Kite Day at Bose MountainFramingham, Free
Sat, April 28, 2018   
The Annual Kite Day at Bose Mountain presented by the Autism Alliance of MetroWest & the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism at Bose Mountain in Framingham.
31st Annual Sheepshearing Festival at Gore PlaceWaltham, $$
Sat, April 28, 2018  -  Sat, April 28, 2018   
Sheep-shearing, herding dogs, spinning, weaving, and more. Large crafts fair, live entertainment, wagon rides, historic demonstrators, games and farm animals. Food vendors, no dogs allowed, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tinytropolis - April Vacation Week at Discovery MuseumActon, $
Sat, April 14, 2018  -  Sun, April 22, 2018   
Come visit the Mini City with a Big Future! Join us as we design, build, and explore a mini city constructed completely out of cardboard and creativity.
The Science of Forensics: Week 1Wellesley, $$$
Mon, July 30, 2018  -  Fri, August 3, 2018   
A secret formula has been stolen, and we need YOUR help to collect clues, analyze evidence, and catch the suspect before it's too late! Join us this summer for our thrilling Science of Forensics program!

North Suburbs

Melrose Arts FestivalMelrose, Free
Sat, April 28, 2018  -  Sun, April 29, 2018   
The Melrose Arts and Cultural Association (MACA) once again hosts its annual Arts Festival at Memorial Hall. The Festival, a juried exhibition with all work available for sale, will showcase the work of over 40 regional fine artists
April Vacation: Bread & Butter MakingIpswich, $
Today  -  Sat, April 21, 2018   
Cooking together and having fun in the kitchen makes our farm family happy and we want to share that enthusiasm for cooking with you. Come make some bread and butter with us.
Earth Day: Kids Cook & GrowIpswich, $
Sun, April 22, 2018  -  Sun, April 22, 2018   
Celebrate our Earth, farming, and delicious food with this fun hands-on planting and cooking experience! Kids will learn skills in the kitchen and go out to the garden to see what is growing!