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    My Fair Lady

    Presented by Wellesley Players at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater, Watertown

    April 10 - April 19, 2015

    The story, the songs, the characters -- you know and love them. A Broadway hit when it debuted in 1956, this fan-favorite musical has gone on to win Tony Awards, launch careers, and be adapted...more

    ComedySportz East Coast Tournament

    Presented by New England Fun

    April 17 - April 19, 2015

    Partake in an improv comedy showdown of epic proportions as ComedySportz East Coast cities New York, Philadelphia, Bufffalo and Richmond vie against Boston in an exhibition tournament! ...more

    Family Festival: Earth Day

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    April 19, 2015

    Celebrate Earth Day and discover how we can all help to conserve our shared environment during this campus-wide museum event. Packed with nature crafts, puppet-making, trail walks permaculture...more

    119th Boston Marathon 2015

    Presented by Boston Athletic Association at Copley Square, Boston

    April 20, 2015

    The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has organized...more

    Patriots Day at The Children's Museum in Easton

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    April 20, 2015

    The Children’s Museum in Easton will be open on Monday for April Vacation week! Join us for the start of Mini Maker Week where different Makers will be sharing their knowledge and talents...more

    April Vacation - Poetry and Painting

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 21, 2015

    Explore the poetry and painting of Roger Martin in the special exhibition Bill of Lading, then create a personalized poem and painting inspired by nature.


    April Vacation - Nature Printing

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 22, 2015

    Celebrate Earth Day!

    Explore the landscapes and seascapes in the galleries, then create prints using natural elements including flowers, leaves, and...more

    [SENSE]ation Day • Free Family Afternoon at Fuller Craft

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 23, 2015

    Come to Fuller Craft Museum for an afternoon filled with hands-on activities, craft demos, new exhibitions, and fun! Free admission from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Save the date for an exciting...more

    April School Vacation: Build It! For a Greener Tomorrow

    Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium, Worcester

    April 21 - April 23, 2015

    Join us during April School Vacation and Build It! For a Greener Tomorrow. Bring the whole family to work together on earth-friendly creations and learn how the pros adapt their designs to be...more

    The Legend of Banana Kid

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater and Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 21 - April 23, 2015

    April Vacation Week Show
    By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

    Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are back in Boston with the inspiring story of a young kid...more

    Contemporary Artist's Eye: April Vacation Week

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    April 21 - April 23, 2015

    Kids can explore contemporary art in galleries, then design your own picture-and-word quilt or collage using mixed materials in the Bank of America Art Lab. On April 22, meet Boston artist Ekua...more

    April Vacation Art Making Workshop with Basil el Hawagy

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    April 23, 2015

    In this workshop Basil will show participants how to turn images, either digital or printed, into toner-transfer prints, that have a beautiful hand printed quality...more

    April Vacation - Fish Printing

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 23, 2015

    Learn more about the various types of fish native to Cape Ann and create a fish print using paint and paper.

    Fun in Nature: April Vacation Week at Broadmoor: Grades K-5

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor! Flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals! We'll also enjoy the return of the birds to our fields, forests and wetlands as they hunt...more

    April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades K-8

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Creativity at play! Explore a fun artistic landscape this spring in playful vacation week workshops! Children will learn to look closely at and find creative inspiration in their own...more

    April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades 9-12

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    April 22 - April 24, 2015

    Special one-day drawing or collage workshops just for teens in grades 9-12. See website for course descriptions. Morning and afternoon classes available. Advance registration required.


    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Designed for students entering 4th & 5th grades who will be taking an orchestral or band instrument and need to choose an instrument before the end of the school year. ...more

    School Vacation Week Program – Music Reader Presto

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    A school vacation program for young piano and string players, ages 6-12! Music Reader Presto is a morning program, 9-12 daily, featuring games and activities that help students get over the tough...more

    Mary Baker Eddy Library: April School Vacation Week Programming

    Presented by Mary Baker Eddy Library at Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Learn how you can make a meaningful difference in someone else’s life—and have fun, too! Join the Library staff, along with kids from the Aaron’s Presents organization, for...more

    Boston Ballet School Story Hour

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

    April 24, 2015

    Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School at the Natick American Girl Store for an interactive story hour on April 24.  Listen to the stories, hear the music, and explore the movement of...more

    Spend a WILD April school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Looking to get your family’s spring off to a great start? Throughout April school vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring...more

    Spend a WILD April school vacation week at Stone Zoo!

    Presented by Stone Zoo at Stone Zoo, Stoneham

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Visit Stone Zoo during April school vacation week and learn more about all of the incredible animals that call the zoo home, from snow leopards, jaguars, cougars (including Blue, the cougar...more

    APRIL Vacation Week Art Adventures: GREEN WEEK!

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Welcome SPRING and join us in celebrating and exploring – earth-friendly recycled materials art making. Transform plastic parts, newspaper, cardboard, scrap fabrics, and recycled ceramics...more

    April Vacation Week Activities

    Presented by Old State House

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Spring is a wonderful time to get out of the house and explore the revolutionary history of Boston at the Old State House. Drop-in during school vacation week for our hands-on historical...more

    April Vacation Programs at the Paul Revere House

    Presented by Paul Revere Memorial Association at Paul Revere House, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    This fun week will include varity of activities to learn about what really happened to Paul Revere's ride! There will be storytelling, museum visits, and colonial games! 


    Cogan Family Foundation April School Vacation Week Adventures

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    During April vacation week, join us for art-making activities, performances, tours, storytelling, and more.

    All ages and abilities welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult....more

    Week of the Young Child - April Vacation Activities

    Presented by Boston Children's Museum at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Children experience an imagination playground with games, art, and live interactive performances during the museum's April vacation week activities including the museum marathon on Marathon...more

    Art for April Vacation

    Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln

    April 22 - April 24, 2015

    Spring has sprung! Let’s explore the Sculpture Park after the long winter by looking for signs of spring, discovering more about familiar sights and sounds of the Park, and creating...more

    826 Boston: April Writing Workshops

    Presented by 826 Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    826 Boston is offering free writing workshops over April school break. Workshops include:

    For students ages 6-8:
    Wednesday, 10am to 12pm: Planet Earth, 3015

    For students ages...more

    All Girls Sports Festival

    Presented by Roxbury Community College

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Girls from throughout the city are invited to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival. This festival features a variety of sport clinics and health and wellness...more

    April Vacation - Foam Printing

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 24, 2015

    Explore the Folly Cove Designers Gallery and learn more about Virginia Lee Burton, then head to the Activities Center to create a unique stamp using foam shapes.

    BSO FAMILY CONCERT: Shall We Dance

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 25, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. Celebrating six years of...more

    Merrily We Roll Along

    Presented by Emerson Stage at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    April 23 - April 25, 2015

    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by George Furth
    Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
    Orchestrations by...more

    April Vacation - Brain Building

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 25, 2015

    Build Your Brain with Mike Mulligan & Mary Anne. Join CAM staff for this fun Brain Building event. Listen to a reading of Virginia Lee Burton's classic book Mike Mulligan and His...more

    Princess and Frog Day at Stone Zoo

    Presented by Stone Zoo at Stone Zoo, Stoneham

    April 25, 2015

    Meet your favorite princesses and learn all about the unique adaptations of frogs and the critical role they play in healthy ecosystems at Princess and Frog Day! Throughout the day, enjoy arts and...more

    Coolsville, a concert musical

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Set to the music of two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Rickie Lee Jones, Coolsville is a poetic theatrical vision of life as seen through the eyes of a children's playground. Past...more

    Fiddler on the Roof, presented by Assumption College Theatre Dept.

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Set in the Pale of Imperial Russia in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, as he struggles to maintain his family and Jewish tradition while...more

    Shrek the Musical Jr.

    Presented by The Company Theatre

    April 12 - April 26, 2015

    Shrek the Musical Jr. is a youth version of the Tony Award® winning new musical. Based on the Oscar®-winning film, the fairy tale adventure gathers all the...more

    Everybody Loves Pirates

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    April Vacation Week Show
    By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

    Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure,...more

    9th Annual Cambridge Science Festival

    Presented by City of Cambridge at MIT Museum, Cambridge

    April 17 - April 26, 2015

    We take curiosity to a new level! The Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering...more

    Neverland Theatre's Beauty and the Beast (Non-Musical)

    Presented by Neverland Theatre

    April 22 - April 26, 2015

    Neverland has gathered a talented group of kids, teens and adults to present this delightful, non-musical version of the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast over April Vacation! Fun for the whole...more


    Presented by Wenham Museum

    April 22 - April 26, 2015

    The museum is open all week (even Monday) and in addition to regular exhibits hosts the following special events:

    -Earth Day 45th Anniversary Celebration (Wednesday from 11am to 3pm): Kids...more

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre, Boston

    April 24 - May 3, 2015

    Propelled by a stirring score, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

    ComedySportz Boston

    Presented by New England Fun at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    August 8, 2014 - June 27, 2015

    ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee...more

    Family Experience Sundays at Diablo Glass School

    Presented by Diablo Glass School at Diablo Glass School, Boston


    Participants will learn about the venetian technique of glassblowing and the process to produce amazing and colorful pieces. During this one hour demonstration kids and adults will enjoy learning...more

    Freedom Trail Foundation Costume Guided Tours

    Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation


    The Freedom Trail Foundation offers some of the most popular and acclaimed historical tours in all of New England. Walk Into History along the famous red line with an 18th Century Costumed Guide....more

    Boston Duck Tours

    Presented by Boston Duck Tours


    With Boston Duck Tours you'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. And just when you think you've seen it all, it's time for...more

    Boston Black

    Presented by Boston Children's Museum at Boston Children's Museum, Boston


    Visit a Carnival garage for a traditional Afro Caribbean celebration and help to decorate a float! Go shopping at the Dominican store, learn about different hairstyles and ideas of beauty at John...more

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