Spring has sprung! The warm weather is finally upon us, and April is a fantastic month to get OUT in Boston!
Need some ideas to get out and explore? Boston Moms has compiled a few of our favorite events happening around Greater Boston this April!
April 1 :: Acton
Who doesn’t love toys? Students from MIT’s toy product design class are visiting the Discovery Museum, and they want your help in designing new toys! Students will have interactive posters to show off their ideas, and families are invited to give their feedback and be part of the engineering design process!
April 1-3 :: Weston
This three-day event is meant to bring together young performers, composers, and audiences and includes classes, workshops, and concerts from world-renowned musicians.
April 2 :: Watertown
All are invited to Grace Church to take part in the free eggstravaganza! The festival has something for everyone, including face painting, bounce houses, music, crafts, tasty treats, outdoor games, and more than 5,000 Easter eggs to find!
April 2-16 :: Norton
Come walk through the beautiful Winslow Nature Trail to find colorful eggs hidden along the trail! Kids can even search in a special, usually restricted area for eggs! Please bring your own basket, and make sure to stop and take a picture with the Easter Bunny!
April 3 :: Rhode Island
Enjoy $1.50 admission, special animal enrichment and keeper talks, costumed characters, live entertainment and more fun surprises! Guests must sign up for timed entry on the website prior to entry, as capacity is limited.
April 8-May 1 :: Boston
Come revel in the talents of the Wheelock Family Theater as they present the Wizard of Oz. Based on the beloved movie, the Wizard of Oz follows the story of Dorothy as she travels to Oz and finds the true meaning of “home.”
April 9 :: Boston
Humans love music, and animals do too! Come see how the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo react to the beautiful melodies played by students from Berklee College of Music!
April 9 :: Beverly
Come on a magical journey through the Land of Percussion with Uncle Devin, the award-winning drummer and percussionist known as “The Children’s Drumcussionist.”
April 9 :: Boston
Head on over to the STEAM Lab at Boston Children’s Museum for some papermaking fun! Turn old paper into new by making your own recycled paper! This one-hour workshop is recommended for visitors ages 6+ and their grown-ups. Space is limited — please sign up in front of the STEAM Lab.
April 10 :: Boston
Come see your favorite L.O.L Surprise characters live on stage! The characters sing, dance, and come to life with groundbreaking hologram technology!
April 18 :: Lexington
Join the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts and many reenactment groups as they commemorate the “shot heard ’round the world” and the battle of Lexington and Concord, in the exact place that they actually happened.
April 18 :: Boston
We have all heard about the ride of Paul Revere — come see a reenactment where it occurred! The parade begins in City Hall Plaza at 9 a.m. with the reenactment of Paul Revere’s ride following at 9:30 a.m. in Paul Revere Plaza.
April 18-22 :: Norton
Come to the popular CAMP HUB, learn about the sport of parkour, as well as the games, philosophy, and culture surrounding it. Then you will get a chance to learn and practice your skills!
April 21-24 :: Boston
Calling all gamers! Get your hands on yet-to-be released games, take pictures with amazing game-themed cosplayers, enjoy musical performances, compete in gaming tournaments, and attend informative panels by personalities and creators in the gaming industry at this not-to-be-missed event!
April 22-24 :: Nantucket
View antique cars and motorcycles as they parade along Main Street, have a tasty lunch at the Tailgate Picnic, and enjoy family-friendly events at Children’s Beach! You won’t want to miss the Daffodil Hat Parade, Daffodil Children’s Parade, and the NiSHA Dog Parade!
April 29-May 1 :: Foxboro
Come see Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Lurch, and all of your creepy favorites live on stage at the Un-Common Theatre Company’s production of The Addams Family!
April 30 :: Waltham
The City Nature Challenge is a worldwide event to see how many observations of the natural world we can collectively make. Participants are invited to explore over 50 acres of Gore Place, and their observations for the challenge will be recorded on the iNaturalist platform. No experience? No problem! Educators will be on hand to teach you what to do!
April 30-May 1 :: Brookline
Come to the Puppet Showcase Theater to find out how a nature-loving kid and a bug become best friends! Colorful critters provide live music and make this a fun family experience!
April 30-May 1 :: Topsfield
Kids will enjoy spin-a-gem, gold panning, mineral sifting, and geode cracking at this fun event! Come check out minerals, fossils, gems, and more!