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 Festival 2019Cambridge, Free
Fri, April 12, 2019  -  Sun, April 21, 2019   
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!
Communicating through Art at the ICABoston, $
Tue, April 16, 2019  -  Thu, April 18, 2019   
Explore the ICA, take in the harbor views, and discover unforgettable art. Have fun with your family using artist’s tools and materials to shape and share your ideas by creating original art works.
Communicating through Art: April School Vacation Week at the ICABoston
Tue, April 16, 2019  -  Fri, April 19, 2019   
Explore the ICA, take in the harbor views, and discover unforgettable art. Have fun with your family using artist’s tools and materials to shape and share your ideas by creating original art works. A number of fun,...
Calling All Isabellas! Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumBoston, Free
Fri, April 19, 2019   
Each April, the Gardner Museum opens its doors to Isabellas of all ages, along with friends and families, for a free day of fun and festivities in celebration of our founder!
Independent Film Festival of Boston 2019Boston, $
Wed, April 24, 2019  -  Wed, May 1, 2019   
The annual Independent Film Festival of Boston is set to be the biggest and best festival yet.
Boston By Little Feet ToursBoston, $
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Wed, October 30, 2019   
This child's-eye view of the Freedom Trail's architecture and history is especially designed for young walkers from ages 6-12 years of age run by Boston By Foot.
Celebrate The LEGO Movie 2 at LEGOLAND DiscoverySomerville, $$
Fri, February 15, 2019  -  Sun, April 28, 2019   
Everything is (still) awesome in the world of LEGO©! Fans of The LEGO© Movie 2: The Second Part can continue their theatre experience at LEGOLAND© Discovery Center Boston (the ultimate indoor playground) from February...
Comics: Heroes, Myths, and TalesBoston, $$
Fri, February 15, 2019  -  Sat, May 4, 2019   
Comics: Heroes, Myths, and Tales is a new exhibit at Boston Children's Museum featuring work from artists Jerel Dye, Raúl the Third, and the Boston Comics Roundtable.
My Gym Boston April Vacation CampAllston, $$
Mon, April 15, 2019  -  Fri, April 19, 2019   
Need something for your kiddos to do this April vacation? Look no further! Your little ones can stay and play at My Gym while you have time to get things done!
Come Get Creative with Blue Man Group Boston During April Vacation WeekBoston, $
Mon, April 15, 2019  -  Sun, April 21, 2019   
Enjoy the expanded schedule during April Vacation Week. Apr 15-21, Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse will host 18 shows, including added matinees and FREE Face Painting, Crafts, and neighborhood restaurant deals.
Finding Wild at the Arnold Arboretum April Vacation ProgramJamaica Plain, $
Tue, April 16, 2019  -  Thu, April 18, 2019   
Spend time outdoors searching for signs of wild life in different ecosystems and learning to record discoveries in field journals. Indoor time allows for use of different magnification devices and create take-home projects.
Tell Me A Story: April Vacation Week at Boston Children’s MuseumBoston, $$
Thu, April 18, 2019  -  Mon, April 22, 2019   
Stories come alive in celebration of children’s literacy during April School Vacation Week! Each day activities pop up throughout the Museum.
Brookline Smart Summers Enrichment ProgramBrookline, $$
Mon, July 1, 2019  -  Fri, August 23, 2019   
Brookline SmartSummers is an enrichment program for children offered by Brookline Adult & Community Education. Open to Brookline residents and non-residents alike, offers a wide variety of summer enrichment programs to satisfy all curious minds!

West Suburbs

Snow Tubing at Nashoba ValleyWestford, $$
Sat, January 5, 2019  -  Mon, March 25, 2019   
Cruise the slopes of Nashoba Valley's Snow Tubing Park seven days and seven nights. Bring the family and enjoy one of the fastest-growing winter recreational activities.
Battle of Lexington: Patriot's Day Reenactment 2019 (with Video)Lexington, Free
Mon, April 15, 2019   
Watch as history unfolds the story of our nation's fight for freedom in Lexington! Be part of the story through the reenactment of Paul Revere's ride, followed by day-long events.
Concord Patriot's Day Parade 2019Concord, Free
Mon, April 15, 2019  -  Mon, April 15, 2019   
Listen to fife and drum corps from all over the nation as they march down Main Street. Following the parade discover more history by taking a tour of the Old Manse, or by visiting the Concord Museum.
Acton Patriot's Day Celebration 2019Acton, $
Mon, April 15, 2019   
Patriots’ Day marks the first day of the Revolutionary War and the first bloodshed of the Civil War. At the Faulkner Homestead visitors can glimpse both eras. Step back into our local history and see women preparing meals to send to the Concord Fight in April 1775.
Concord Patriot's Day Battle Reenactments 2019Concord
Mon, April 15, 2019   
The peace of the Concord countryside will once more be shattered by the sounds of marching feet and musketry as British and Colonial Re-enactors bring the fateful morning of April 19, 1775 to life in this commemoration...
Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival 2019Waltham, $$
Sat, April 27, 2019  -  Sat, April 27, 2019   
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, $
Mon, April 15, 2019  -  Sat, April 20, 2019   
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.
JCC April School VacationNewton, $$
Mon, April 15, 2019  -  Fri, April 19, 2019   
When school’s on break, kids choose their own adventures and make new friends at the JCC. Our School Vacation Camps are open to members and non-members in grades K-9.
Meet Lego Batman at Jam TimNatick, Free
Tue, April 16, 2019  -  Tue, April 16, 2019   
Stop by Jam Time in Natick for a SUPER fun morning with your favorite HERO - Lego Batman! Playtime, superhero masks to create and decorate and high-fives, hugs, and pictures with Lego Batman.
Dinosaur Day and Visit at Jam TimeMaynard, Free
Wed, April 17, 2019  -  Wed, April 17, 2019   
Stop on in to meet a 'real' Dinosaur at Jam Time in Maynard with lots of dinosaur crafts in the party room plus of course playtime!
Elmo Visits Jam Time NorwoodNorwood, Free
Wed, April 17, 2019  -  Wed, April 17, 2019   
Come get high-fives and hugs from Elmo at Jam Time in Norwood this Spring Break! There will be crafts to create and decorate in the party room plus of course Jam Time play!
Marshall from Paw Patrol visits Jam TimeNatick, Free
Thu, April 18, 2019  -  Thu, April 18, 2019   
Come enjoy a morning of playtime, crafts in the party room, and a visit from Marshall from Paw Patrol! No reservations needed, just show up!

North Suburbs

Lowell Kids Week - April Vacation 2018Lowell, Free
Mon, April 15, 2019  -  Sun, April 21, 2019   
Lowell Kids Week is a partnership between many community organizations in Lowell, providing free, unique activities for kids and families during school vacations.

South Suburbs

HUB Parkour Summer Vacation CampMansfield, $$
Mon, June 17, 2019  -  Sat, August 31, 2019   
Each week will follow a basic structure for rounding out each athlete to experience all facets of parkour, ninja warrior and trampoline skills!