April Vacation in Massachusetts is April 15-19.Greater Boston | North of Boston | South of Boston | Cape Cod & The Islands | Central Mass | Western Mass
In an effort to lessen demand on Logan Airport parking during the upcoming April school vacation, the Massachusetts Port Authority is offering Logan Express discounts that could save as much as $140 for the week.
117th Boston Marathon
The oldest marathon in America and the largest single-day event in New England. Cheer the runners along the 26.2 mile course from Hopkinton to Boston’s Back Bay.
The Sports Museum at TD Garden
The Sports Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution that has served Boston and New England for more than 30 years. Located on Levels 5 and 6 of the TD Garden, The Sports Museum preserves and showcases the distinctly rich sports heritage of New England through an unparalleled collection of artifacts, multi-media, works of art, and interactive exhibits – and uses all of that to help build character and teach the values of leadership, respect, and cooperation to our youth.
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Children (10-18) and Seniors (60+): $5<
Children under 10: Free
Library Members: Free
Visitors may purchase admission tickets at the TD Garden Box Office, located on the west side of the North Station platform, next to the Boston Bruins Pro-shop. If the Garden Box Office is closed, you can purchase tickets in the Pro-shop. The Museum's entrance is located at The Premium Club's private entrance also located on the west side.
Any students, accompanied by an adult, who are wearing a shirt with their school name or logo, can enter for free. PLEASE BE ADVISED, the Sports Museum's schedule can change due to special events. Please check the website before you come.
Visit the park where the Babe pitched, The Kid hit, Yaz dazzled and today's stars still thrill Red Sox Nation. Fenway Park Tours provide a 50 minute historic walking tour of the ballpark, guided by an official Fenway Park Tour Guide. Fenway Park Tour tickets are sold at the Red Sox Ticket Office on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability. Fenway Park Tour tickets are sold at the Team Store on Yawkey Way when the Ticket Office is closed. Please allow adequate time to purchase tour tickets as sales conclude 15 minutes prior to tour time. All tours and areas are subject to availability and tours are handicap accessible.
NON-GAME DAYS: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily; tours run every hour on the hour until 4 p.m. GAME DAYS: 9 a.m. - three and a half hours prior to game time; tours run every hour on the hour until three and a half hours prior to game time Batting Practice Tour: Begins three and a half hours prior to game time; an extended tour
Children (3-15): $10
Group tours are available (minimum of 40 people). Please contact the tour office at 617-226-6666 for more information.
The Hall at Patriot Place
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is an exciting, innovative and interactive, modern museum experience for all ages. The Kraft family long considered the best way to honor the greatest Patriots of all time while simultaneously preserving Patriots history. They scored a touchdown when they opened The Hall in September of 2008. From a 45-foot wide panoramic projection screen that plays a signature film produced to emotionally connect the fans and the region to the Patriots, to a geodesic dome housing a Snow Bowl exhibit, to massive ceiling projection screens in the Patriots United Grand Hall presented by Waters Corp., to touch screens that take you into the most memorable moments in team history, The Hall experience is one you don’t want to miss. Your Hall experience is sure to be one you’ll tell your friends about. The Hall also offers a relevant education program for school groups at an amazingly low admission fee and there are reduced rates for non-school groups of 15 or more that book in advance. So make your trip to Patriot Place complete by being our guest at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon. Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Seniors/Active Military: $7.00
Children (5-12): $5.00
Under 5: FREE!
Spend April Vacation at the Franklin Park Zoo
Spend April Vacation at Stone Zoo
School Vacation Cooking Classes with Chef Kevin
Tuesday, April 16: Baking for Grades 1 - 3
Thursday, April 18: Cooking with Kevin for Grades 4 - 6
Chef Kevin Carey dons his teacher's toque for classes which include instruction and participation. Novices and aspiring chefs leave with skills and tips for preparing meals at home. Food prepared in class is packaged 'to go' at the end of class. $25 per child. Registration and prepayment are required. To sign up, call 978.369.4494.
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Plumfield Fun Week
399 Lexington Road
April 16-18, 9:00 am daily
Join us for a week of fun during April school vacation! Try your hand at activities popular with Louisa May Alcott and her sisters. Our trained staff will help you act, write, make a craft, and draw just like the Alcott girls -- the real-life models for “Meg,” “Jo,” “Beth,” and “Amy”! Cost: $100 for the week or $30 per day. Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested.
Phone: 978.369.4118 x106
Patriot's Day Activities
Offering kids activities every day during school vacation week. See website for full schedule. Free with museum admission.
The Butterfly Place
The Butterfly Place will be open for the season beginning in March. The Butterfly Place is a living walk-in indoor butterfly environment where you can walk amongst hundreds of butterflies from all over the world. Gift Shop featuring butterfly hatching kits.
Specially scheduled hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy!
Liberty Week at Battleship Cove
Monday-Friday, April 15-19
Enjoy fun-filled educational workshops for the entire family and special guest appearances and entertainment. Also, the Fall River Carousel will be open to the public from 11am-3pm, Monday-Friday. All activities and workshops are free with paid, discounted admission. $12 adults, $7 children 6-12, & free to children under six.
Five Water Street, Fall River, 508-678-1100
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Monday-Friday, April 15-19
Spring Vacation Art Camp
For artists ages 6-18 years. Call or check website for class information.
Registration closes Friday, April 5.
11 North Street, Plymouth
Carousel Family Fun Center
April Vacation schedule
Destination New Bedford
Fun family events for April Vacation in New Bedford.
Fuller Craft Museum Craft & Music Festival
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us for a free family day full of craft and music. Craft your own instruments and music in workshops by educator Judith Spitzberg then play with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. The day also features a performance by the Wolff Sisters!
Family Fun Getaway Deal
Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, Edgartown
This spring break package has something for everyone! Bring the whole family to The Vineyard and enjoy two nights in a suite or double room, a $50 gift certificate to the Family Fun Center arcade and two large two-topping pizzas to enjoy together in the accommodations. PLUS - both parents will receive a relaxing massage from our onsite spa, Sea Spa Salon.
Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame
The Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame has recently opened and expanded their display of game worn major league uniforms of current MLB managers! Each of the 7 jerseys on display are from former Cape Cod Baseball League players including the very first Red Sox jersey worn by new Manager Bobby Valentine, (Hyannis, 1967) Joe Girardi Yankees jersey (Cotuit, 1978 ) and John Farrell Toronto Blue Jays jersey (Hyannis, 1981). Also, the 2012 Cape Cod Baseball League All Star game played at Fenway Park is on constant video loop at the Hall.
Sea Spa Salon
Kid friendly spa night for ages 6 and up Wednesday April 17 from 4-7pm. Kids will enjoy a facial, paraffin dip, manicure and pedicure. $30 entry fee-snacks and services included. Located inside the Vineyard Square Hotel and Suites(look for hotel specials also vacation week)at 38 North Water Street Edgartown, MA on Martha's Vineyard. Call (508)627-8953
Spring Fling (available through May 16; call to book)
High Pointe Inn
Spring is the perfect season to visit Cape Cod! It's a time of renewal after the long winter sleep. The birds are singing, the flowers blooming, and the peepers peeping. Join us this spring for a special 2-night getaway that includes a day trip to Nantucket via high-speed ferry. The perfect spring fling package includes:
• Two nights in a spacious ocean-view room or fireplace suite.
• A 3-course gourmet dinner for two one night.
• Round trip high-speed ferry tickets to Nantucket
• A bouquet of spring flowers in your room on arrival.
• Full farm-to-table hot breakfast each morning.
• Afternoon home-baked treats.
• 24-hour hot coffee and tea.
• Complimentary after-dinner drinks at the Inn.
• Add a side-by-side in-room couples massage for an additional $235.00.
From $625-$750 per room complete, depending the category of room choice.
April Get-a-way Special
Colonial House Cape Cod
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 ~ Tue, Apr 30, 2013
$115.00 Monday thru Thursday and $140.00 Friday thru Sunday, for two people per day including Breakfast and Dinner (full menu excellent food romantic dining). Call for special Holiday Packages. All rooms have private baths, A/C, cable TV's, VCR's, free wireless DSL, phones, Canopy beds, and lovely antiques. The Inn also has a heated indoor pool & Jacuzzi, Garden sitting area, sun deck, Free Business Computer Room, Full public Restaurant & Lounge. The Inn is located in a quiet village, in the Center of Cape Cod, in YarmouthPort, so everything is with in a 30 minute Drive. Hyannis and the ferries to the Islands are only 10 Minutes away. Beaches (Bay-side & Sea-side) are all around us (10 minute drive) with Gray's beach within a five minute walk or drive (free parking). Walk to nature trails, golf, tennis ,beaches,antique shops. discount shopping. whale watching Museums, lighthouses. To confirm this reservation please call 1-800-999-3416.
New England's Best Kids Vacation Package
Corsair Crossrip Hotel
School Vacation Week
(package for family of four)
Join us for school vacation week 4/14-20 for all the fun. Our recreation building is where the action is with an 86 degree heated pool, game room with a 65'TV and free movies, game tables like air hockey and hot popcorn running all day! All week we're adding to the fun with a complimentary afternoon pizza for the kids including drinks and sweets for lunch. And yes, all this and you're on the beach!
Two Night Package - $89/n
• Two nights accommodations with Kitchenette for a family of up to four
• Cold Breakfast Buffet each morning and local paper
• Complimentary pizza each afternoon for the kids
• Tickets to one of two challenging 18 hole mini golf at Pirates Cove.
Three Nights or more $79/n
• All of the above, and
• Movie tickets for the kids to the local theater
• A Twenty-Five dollar gift certificate for dinner to one of four Ardeo's Mediterranean Taverna family restaurants
Cape Cod Duck Mobile
Opening April 13
Dolphin Fleet Whalewatch
Open and operating a morning and afternoon whale watch trip beginning April 6, 2013. Vacationers can call 800-826-9300 to make a reservation.
The Old Harbor Inn
Celebrating Spring with a buy two nights and receive the third night free. All rooms all the time. This was a sell out last year. Book early while you can book your choice of rooms.
Discover the Sprouting Grass Moon
Polly Hill Arboretum
Thursday, April 18
7:30 – 9pm
Description: We welcome back Polly Hill volunteer and amateur astronomer Barbara Caseau for another evening of astronomy. Come learn about the object in the sky that most of us take for granted – the moon. Discover April’s “Sprouting Grass Moon” through the telescope and hear Barbara’s moon stories and legends. If you have your own binoculars or telescopes you are invited to bring them along to class. A flashlight is also suggested. Thursday April 18 10, 7:30-8:30. No Fee, “Cloud date”, April 19.
Island Alpaca: April Open House
Sunday, April 21, 2013
10 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.
Island Alpaca invites you to bring the family and your out-of-town holiday guests for a unique experience, including a gift shop filled with locally grown garments, and down-on-the-farm furry, fun. Take their self-guided, walking tour from to arrive at the 2,400 square foot antique Post & Beam Barn. Get up close with the friendly fluffy alpaca just before shearing... (77 of them!) in our very special viewing area. Enjoy some tasty treats and complimentary beverage, while watching our alpaca or take in their alpaca video presentation. Bring a sample of their fleece harvest home to your family and friends! (Alpaca's are also for sale!) See you at the farm!
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
APRIL VACATION EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Reserve your April School Vacation before 3/31/13 and receive $30 OFF per night! Create family memories.....make a splash in the Indoor Wave Pool with 2’ waves, 80’ water slides, oversized Jacuzzi, saunas & more, splash in the Rainbow Falls Heated Outdoor Pool, pamper yourself (kids too) in the full-service Beach Plum Spa, roast marshmallows by our bonfire, savor breakfast, lunch or dinner in our Hearth ‘n Kettle Restaurant and Tavern, enjoy bistro-fare, award-winning wines and live jazz in our Grand Cru Wine Bar and Grill, enjoy the nightly family movie, have fun with the school vacation Kids' Activity Schedule and SO much more! Relax in one of our 257 guest rooms or luxury fireplace suites with oversized whirlpools. Reserve online.
Family Fun Getaway Deal
Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, Edgartown
This spring break package has something for everyone! Bring the whole family to The Vineyard and enjoy two nights in a suite or double room, a $50 gift certificate to the Family Fun Center arcade and two large two-topping pizzas to enjoy together in the accommodations. PLUS - both parents will receive a relaxing massage from our onsite spa, Sea Spa Salon. All for just:
• One bedroom luxury suite (w/ sleeper sofa): $540, plus tax - Available March 18-April 30.
• Two bedroom luxury suite (w/ sleeper sofa): $640, plus tax - Available March 18-April 30.
• One bedroom suite (w/sleeper sofa): $445, plus tax - Available April 12-April 30.
• Double double room: $390, plus tax - Available April 12-April 30.
Nantucket Lodging Specials
April Vacation lodging specials for Winnetu Oceanside Resort & The Nantucket Hotel & Resort.
Nantucket Historical Association
Spring Vacation Days
Spring Vacation Days feature afternoon activities that explore the history of Nantucket in fun and creative ways. Join the fun as the Discovery Room catches spring fever, with a different theme and corresponding take-home crafts daily, such as daffodils, bicycles, piping plovers, striper bass and osprey. This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Nantucket Golf Club Foundation and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Free admission for kids under 18 and a week's worth of classes and activities.
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
Kid's Week Family Vacation Fun Package
Package available Sunday April 14-Friday April 19
• Overnight Accommodations for one night
• Breakfast - two adult tickets per package
• Kid's Eat Free - two kids per adult on a package from our customized Kid Friendly menu
• Nightly Movie & Popcorn
• Kid Activities or Crafts
• Indoor Heaed Pool
Discount tickets also available to Old Sturbridge Village, Basketball Hall of Fame and more - additional charge does apply
Blast Off!: April School Vacation Activities at the EcoTarium
April 16-19, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Take a trip to space this April vacation week! Learn how humans explore the universe -- from rocket ships to satellites. Enjoy lots of "out-of-this-world" activities, including launching model rockets, sizing up the solar system, playing "space jeopardy," exploring the science of firing space probes, and making your own model Earth orbiter. Most activities are free with museum admission.
Earth Day Celebration April 19, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM The EcoTarium's Earth Day Celebration is one of Worcester's most popular Earth Day traditions. Everyone enjoys half price admission, with lots of indoor and outdoor Earth-friendly activities, including green vendors, food vendors, animal programs, and musical entertainment. Explore the EcoTarium's beautiful trails, ponds, and woods that are bursting with new life. Since admission is half price, coupons and discounts do not apply on Earth Day. The annual Earth Day Celebration is presented by the EcoTarium and the Regional Environmental Council.
Wachusett Village Inn + Museum of Russian Icons
Through April 30
Art and Travel
$49 per person (based on double occupancy Tuesday – Thursday
Opportunities to tour New England are virtually boundless but only the Art & Travel Package offers the chance to visit one of the newest and most fascinating museums in Massachusetts. Combine this visit with an overnight stay in a charming, idyllic New England inn, and you'll gladly appreciate why this enticing offer is a discount not to be missed! We're looking forward to hosting your tour group at the Museum and assisting in planning your visit to historic Central Massachusetts and the Museum's hometown of Clinton. Clinton's slogan, "Discover Clinton, Discover the World," describes the array of dining, galleries, and abundant shopping offered in town. Add the Wachusett Village Inn's incomparable allure and winning hospitality and you have an excellent itinerary for any season!
Mass Audubon: Brook Meadow Sanctuary
Spring Vacation Week Program - Exploring the Sanctuary
April 15-19: Monday –Friday (9-3pm) Explore the Sanctuary with Instructor for children ages 6-11 years
Old Sturbridge Village
School Vacation Week Activities at OSV:
Enjoy expanded hands-on and interactive activities throughout the Village, along with family-friendly performances and entertainment. Meet the new arrivals at the farm (every day) and on Monday (Patriots Day), take part in martial activities.
Open for the Season – April 13th (10-5pm)
Home to hundreds of animals including Earth Discovery Center, animal rides, deer forest, and the Purple Peacock Gift Shop and new Giraffe habitat for 2011.
April 13-21, 2013
Celebrate Spring during April school vacation week - Bring your family to Yankee Candle Village for special performances, magic shows, crafts with Santa and more! • Monday through Friday, April 15-19: Join us for fun, interactive performances by Trevor "The Games Man" at 12:00 and 4:00
• Saturdays and Sundays, April 13, 14, 20 and 21: Magic shows at 12:00 and 3:00
• Monday through Friday, April 15-19: Magical memories balloon-making from 12:00-3:00
• Thursday, April 18: The Basketball Hall of Fame Traveling exhibit! 12:00-3:00
Daily activities include:
• Craft workshops with Santa (small fee)
• Caricature Artist (small fee)
• Enter to win a gift basket of Yankee Candle products
• The first 50 people at Yankee Candle Village each day will receive a free Make-Your-Own jar candle!
Springfield Museums present April School Vacation Week
04/15/2013 - 04/19/2013
10am - 5pm
Puppets Around the World - Performances by some of the region's fineest puppet ensembles, plus hands-on art and science activities, and planetarium shows. Performances in D'Amour Museum of Fine Art - 1pm daily
April 15: The Firebird by the Puppet People
April 16: Shadows Around the World by Nappy's Puppets
April 17: Professor Pennywhistle by Robert Rogers Puppet Company
April 18: Anansi: Spiderman of Africa! by Crabgrass puppet Theatre
April 19: The Dragon King by Tanglewood Marionettes
April 21: Earth Day Festival
CityStage presents Earth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo
CityStage (10 am, 2 pm, & 6 pm)
Box Office Phone: (413) 788-7033 Box Office Email: email@example.com Performance Day Box Office Hours: On weekdays when there is a performance the box office will remain open until curtain. On Saturday and Sunday when there is a performance the box office will be open from 12 – curtain. CityStage & Symphony Hall Box Office is located at: One Columbus Center, Springfield, MA 01103 (between Bridge Street & Worthington Street, behind The Federal Building)
MassMutual Center presents Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Rev up for non-stop fun and come see four of your favorite Disney stories come to life at Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy with dazzling skating, special effects, and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.
Eastern States Exposition
April 17-20: UPHA-14 Spring Premier Horse Show
April 19-21: Spring Classic Cluster Dog Show
Eric Carle Museum
Through April 21: Some Book! Some Art! Drawing from Charlotte's Web
March 26-June 9: Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares Art by Latino Artists
April 17-20: Cactus Head Puppets presents: The Tale of Juan Bobo
April 20: Five-College Musicians at The Carle
April 10-May 21: Latin Landscapes
Storrowton Village presents A Day Away in the Past
04/17/2013 - 04/18/2013
10am - 3pm
Children ages 7 - 12 have an opportunity to step back into the 19th century and discover how children lived and had fun without TV and video games! They will dress in period costumes and spend the day participating in a variety of old-fashioned activities, games and craft projects in this unique Early American experience
- One day program - Pre-registration and payment required by April 13th
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is home to nearly three hundred inductees and more than 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Located on the picturesque banks of the Connecticut River, the new museum is a fitting shrine to the game Dr. Naismith invented more than a century ago. The landmark structure is one of the world’s most distinctive monuments punctuating the Springfield skyline and stirring the spirits of basketball fans everywhere. Hundreds of interactive exhibits share the spotlight with skills challenges, live clinics, and shooting contests. And of course there is enough basketball history to impress the world’s most avid sports fans! After decades of growth, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009. It has evolved from its humble origins to become Hoops Heaven...the earthly home of the game’s immortals.
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Adults - $16.99
Seniors (Ages 65 & Above) - $13.99
Youth (Ages 5 to 15) - $11.99
Children (4 & Under) – Free
Show your AAA Card or your Big Y Express Savings Club Card and save on Admission. (Discounts cannot be combined. For more information, please call 413-781-6500).
Hall of Fame Three Day Passes
Pay For Two Days, Get the third day FREE
Adult 3-Day Pass - $31.98 (save $15.99)
Youth 3-Day Pass - $21.98 (save $10.99)
Call 1-877-4HOOPLA for more details
The Volleyball Hall of Fame
In 1971, the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce established an ad hoc committee for the purpose of promoting Holyoke, Massachusetts, birthplace of volleyball, as the future home of the Volleyball Hall of Fame (VBHF). In 1978, the committee incorporated as Holyoke Volleyball Hall of Fame, Inc., a nonprofit corporation established for the purpose of planning, promoting, establishing and maintaining a living memorial to the sport of volleyball. William G. Morgan, inventor of volleyball at the Holyoke YMCA in 1895, was honored posthumously as first inductee of Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1985. Douglas Beal, coach of 1984 U.S. Men’s Gold Medal Olympic Volleyball Team, served as keynote speaker for induction ceremony. The Volleyball Hall of Fame, opened to the public on June 6, 1987. A two-day volleyball tournament was hosted by the Volleyball Hall of Fame to celebrate the grand opening.
Hours: Open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. or by special pre-arranged appointments.
Animagic - Museum of Animation Special Effects/Art
View technologies from the movies like The Matrix, X-Men, Predator & Chicken Run. See a real Academy Award. Make your animation movie. Call for appointment.
Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My!
Through September 8, 2013
In its first Kidspace exhibition, the Clark explores the concept of curiosity and the many ways in which it connects to art and museums. A single object can inspire curiosity on many different levels and raise questions from vastly different points of view. Who created this? Why? How? What story is being told? Did this really happen? Inspired by Peter Paul Rubens’s monumental painting Lion and Tiger Hunting, this interactive exhibition addresses these questions and raises others, considering how these queries could be answered from the differing perspectives of art, living history, science, and natural history museums. Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My! utilizes video, hands-on activities, taxidermy, and innovative displays to create a fun and exciting learning environment for kids of all ages
Spring snowmelt creates exciting rafting options just in time for vacation. The Millers River rafting trips run for the first two weeks of April, taking advantage of high spring waters and winding through a beautiful wooded valley. At $59 the Millers is also our best deal in springtime rafting. The Concord River, near Boston, runs starting in April and continuing into May, and offers a one-of-a-kind urban rafting experience. It also offers warmer waters than other rivers in the early spring, since it flows from the south towards the north, and gets its high waters from groundwater. The third option for April rafting, the Deerfield River's Zoar Gap trip, begins on April 17th and continues through the season. Our spring rate on Zoar Gap is only $68 per person ($57 for youth). Looking for another great vacation adventure? How does flying through the trees sound? Zoar Outdoor's Zip Line Canopy Tours start on April 1st and offer views through the forest as the trees begin to bud. Zipping in April or weekdays in May is a bargain at only $74 per person when you book using promotional code SZIP! Want to do it all? Take advantage of savings by booking one of Zoar Outdoor's zip and raft packages which allow you to go rafting on the first day, stay overnight in one of our cabin tents, and go zipping through the trees the next day!
Bisque, Beads & Beyond!
141 North Street, Pittsfield
The ultimate bead experience. Come make your own jewelry. Exquisite bead selection. Friendly full service bead store. Bead classes & parties.
Visitors to Kidspace at MASS MoCA will find themselves surrounded by artistic renderings of sea creatures, plant-life, and other natural elements when Under the Sea features six internationally-acclaimed artists who explore the ocean as habitat, myth, and a necessary element of life on earth. Through various themes and innovative materials, the artists examine the mystery and power of the ocean as well as the catastrophic consequences of our abuse of this natural resource. 11am – 5pm daily.
The Face of Climate Change Tours at The Beneski Museum of Natural History
Take the opportunity to visit the Beneski Museum of Natural History during the School Vacation week leading up to Earth Day 2013 (April 22nd). Explore the many faces of climate change over geologic time as you walk through history with Mammoths, Mastodons, Saber-Toothed Cats and Dinosaurs. Daily guided visits at 11 am during the vacation week.
Free Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art
4-6 pm Hands on! Art-marking for ages 4+ with adults; 6-6:30 Open Eyes: An informal guided gallery conversation about an object; museum shop open; light refreshments.
Emily Dickinson Museum Tours
Wednesday, 11 am - 4 pm
Thursday, 11 am - 4 pm
Friday, 11 am - 4 pm;
Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm;
Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm;
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Alive with Dance 1
New works by senior dance majors at UMass Amherst.
April Farm Vacation Program
Spring means new life on the farm! Join us for a week of animal care (including lambs and baby chicks), planting in the garden and greenhouse, seed sprouting, cooking with eggs and early spring crops, outdoor games, farm hikes, sheep shearing, fiber crafts, and much more. Come spend a week with us and help us celebrate spring!
Sportstacular Vacation Camp
Everyone knows how to play baseball and basketball but do you know how to play ultimate or golf ? We’ll play all of them and many more at April vacation camp! Don’t like sports don’t worry! We’re sure to find one you’ll love, you just haven’t tried it yet! A trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame is in store for campers as well. In addition to sports and games related programming, campers will participate in a wide variety of other fun activities including arts-n-crafts, cooking, and spring nature walks.
Young Naturalists Spring Vacation Camp
The Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Young Naturalists: ages 6-7 (grades K-1) Nature Explorers: ages 8-10 (grades 2-4) Robins, skunk cabbage and peepers oh my! Nature is waking up from winter and there is so much to discover. Come investigate your favorite signs of spring at the Hitchcock Center during your days off from school. Every day we’ll explore the outdoors, play games, make crafts and visit with live animals. Dress for the weather and sign up for as many days as you wish.
Franklin County's the little e
A showcase of Franklin County's businesses, service and fun! This year we have added the local brewers sampling tent, 27+ farm to fiber vendors, a series of home and garden workshops and a locavore waffle breakfast. It will be held at Franklin County Fairgrounds on April 20 + 21 from 10-4 both days.Lots of activities for the kids too! Entrance to the event is free.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
School Vacation Week--Spring Stampede
Spring comes late to the Berkshires, and we'll be out in the great outdoors looking for new plant growth, bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. We'll play outdoors as much as possible.
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