Boston Moms Getting-Out Guide :: April 2022

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 1-7

Play Testing with MIT’s Toy Design Students

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!

Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young

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.

Easter Egg Hunt and Festival

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! 

Easter Egg Hunt at Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary

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! 

Roger Williams Zoo 150th Birthday

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 8-14

The Wizard of Oz at Wheelock Family Theatre

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.”

Musical Enrichment at the Zoo with Berklee School of Music

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! 

The Uncle Devin Show

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.” 

STEAM Family Workshop: Papermaking

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.

L.O.L. Surprise!™ Live

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 15-21

Lexington Patriots Day Parade

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.

247th Patriots Day Parade

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 Vacation Parkour Camp

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! 

PAX East

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 22-30

Nantucket Annual Daffodil Festival

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!

The Addams Family

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! 

City Nature Challenge at Gore Place

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!

I Spy Butterfly by Cozy Arts

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!  

New England Gem & Mineral Show 2022

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!

Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at https://eighteenmoreyearsofburpsandfarts.wordpress.com