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    The Swan

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    August 5 - August 8, 2015

    by Le Théâtre de Deux Mains (Quebec)

    Based on "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen, The Swan tells the story of a lost little bird looking for its parents.
    A fisherman comes across a single egg in a pond. Suddenly, two little feet come popping out of the egg and begin waddling toward the nearest henhouse. A chicken, chicks, ducks, and owls… none of these ...more


    Family Experience Sundays at Diablo Glass School

    Presented by Diablo Glass School at Diablo Glass School, Boston

    Ongoing

    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

    Free WGBH Studio Tours

    Presented by WGBH at WGBH, Boston

    Ongoing

    Go behind the scenes for a free 45-minute tour of WGBH's all-digital studios at One Guest Street in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.


    Nature Storytime: Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    Ongoing

    Children 6 and under are invited to join Harvard Museum of Natural History staff for Nature Storytime every Saturday & Sunday at 11 am & 2pm. Enjoy stories and poems designed to engage the...more

    Guided River & Harbor Tours

    Presented by Charles River Canoe & Kayak

    Ongoing

    Amazing experiences on the Charles River and Boston Harbor, including:

    * Skyline & Sunset Tours - Spectacular Skyline Views from Kendall Square
    * Boston Harbor Tours - Experience...more

    The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank

    Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium, Boston

    Ongoing

    The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a mangrove-themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience a close...more

    Boston Duck Tours

    Presented by Boston Duck Tours

    Ongoing

    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

    Penguin Exhibit

    Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium, Boston

    Ongoing

    Everyone loves the penguins, and so will you. More than 80 birds live in the massive first-floor exhibit. Explore all around the exhibit, peer through the underwater periscope, play with the...more

    IMAX Theatre

    Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium, Boston

    Ongoing

    The giant screen – 65’ high by 85’ wide – is taller than a six story building! The slight curvature of the screen extends to the edge of your peripheral vision. The lamps...more

    Freedom Trail Foundation Costume Guided Tours

    Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation at BosTix Booth - Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston

    Ongoing

    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 SUZUKI FLUTE INSTITUTE

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    Ongoing

    (Formerly known as Suzuki in the Berkshires Flute Institute)
    August 5-9, 2012 at Brookline Music School
    Students & Teachers Book 3 & 5

    Student Program
    Each...more

    The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Presented by The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Ongoing

    Step inside for an incredible journey back in time.

    At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American History!...more

    Boston Black

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

    Ongoing

    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

    Mapparium®

    at Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston

    March 28, 2015 - January 4, 2022

    Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe — one of the key attractions at the Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world...more

    Museum of Fine Arts: Free Admission For Youth 7-17

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

    March 30, 2015 - March 30, 2018

    The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years,...more

    Boston Public Library: Reserve a Museum Pass

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    March 29, 2015 - March 30, 2018

    Thanks to the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library and various Friends groups of our neighborhood branches, you are able to borrow passes to museums and other local attractions...more

    Free Thursday Nights: ICA, Boston

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    March 28, 2015 - March 24, 2018

    ICA, Boston is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 - 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights. And is always free for youth 17 and under.

    The ICA aims to present the most...more

    Mnozil Brass - from Vienna, Austria

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 7, 2016

    Celebrated for their virtuosic skills, this brass septet will delight musicians of all ages, families - especially those with students in band programs, and more.  The group sings, clowns...more

    Annie

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

    March 11 - March 13, 2016

    “Overflowing! Big, warm hearted and funny!”    – New York Post

    Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original...more

    The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    February 19 - March 6, 2016

    Using a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, The Wong Kids transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy. Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the...more

    The Band of the Royal Marines and The Pipes, Drums, & Dancers of the Scots Guards

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    January 26, 2016

    Regimental Bands from the British Isles - with Pipes & Drums & Dancers!!  Two very famous and acclaimed regiments also have some of the finest musicians.  The Scots Guard...more

    The Glass Flowers

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    October 9, 2012 - December 31, 2015

    3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly crafted in glass from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Some 4,000...more

    Peppa Pig

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

    December 8, 2015

    More fun than a muddy puddle! Peppa Pig's Big Splash is an action-packed live show, based on the popular Peppa Pig television series, designed to deliver to preschoolers and young...more

    Jukebox Heroes Live!

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    December 6, 2015

    Jukebox Heroes is a live musical event with incredible show stopping impersonations performed by The Mahoney Brothers. Jukebox Heroes creates an evening of unforgettable, nostalgic...more

    Hot Peas 'N Butter

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    November 22, 2015

    "Even if your kids don't like peas, there's no way they can resist Hot Peas 'N Butter!”-Charlotte Bohn, Baltimore's Child Magazine

     

    Hot Peas ‘N Butter, the...more

    Monsters Dance Convention Worchester

    Presented by Monsters Dance Conventions at DCU Center, Worcester

    November 20 - November 22, 2015

    Monsters Dance will be returning to Worcester, MA on our 2015-2016 'Unleash the Beat' tour from November 20-22, 2015! Join us at the DCU Center for a full weekend of classes and events instructed...more

    An Evening With Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 21, 2015

    An Evening with Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
    with Special Guest Diane Blue

    “I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most...more

    Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales

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

    November 13, 2015

    Step into a world of wonder where dreams come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey and Minnie as they...more

    King Richard's Faire

    Presented by King Richard's Faire

    September 5 - October 25, 2015

    King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Faire, announces its 2015 season, to run September 5 through October 25, 2015 on weekends and Monday holidays (Labor...more

    Cinderella in the Wild West at Puppet Showplace

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Find the full calendar of...more

    Jack and the Beanstalk at Puppet Showplace

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 10 - October 12, 2015

    Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm, and Monday at 10:30am and 1pm....more

    Wasabi the Dragon at Puppet Showplace

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 3 - October 4, 2015

    Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Find the full calendar of...more

    Robin Hood at Puppet Showplace

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 26 - September 27, 2015

    Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Find the full calendar of...more

    The Wiggles Rock and Roll Pre-School Tour

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

    September 22, 2015

    The Rock n’ Roll Preschool Tour features songs from their new Rock n’ Roll Preschool CD and DVD. This release will top the charts of every home! You’ll shake to “That’s the Sound of Rock...more

    Sir George and the Dragon at Puppet Showplace

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 19 - September 20, 2015

    Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Find the full calendar of...more

    23rd Annual Cambridge Carnival

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International at Kendall Square, Boston

    September 13, 2015

    Cambridge's largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 4 live music zones, a Kidsfest, and Health Fete, which promotes healthy lifestyles for residents and visitors. Cambridge...more

    The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 12 - September 13, 2015

    Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Find the full calendar of...more

    Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

    Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

    September 7, 2015

    The 30th Bread and Roses Heritage Festival takes place on Labor Day, September 7, 11:30 am to 6 p.m., on the Common in Lawrence, MA. It is a free, one-day 'open air' celebration for the whole...more

    Cinderella at Puppet Showplace

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 5 - September 7, 2015

    Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm, and Monday at 10:30am and 1pm....more

    Wild Music: Experience the Sounds and Songs of Life

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

    May 30 - September 6, 2015

    Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Find out at the EcoTarium’s exciting hands-on exhibit, Wild...more

    Cambridge Arts Summer in the City 2015

    Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

    July 7 - September 6, 2015

    Each summer, Cambridge parks come alive with music, dance, storytelling, theater, puppetry, movies and more! Cambridge Arts offers a wide array of free, multicultural, interactive arts programs,...more

    Elephant & Piggie's

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre, Brewster

    July 1 - September 3, 2015

    Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems's beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books that will leave audiences doing the "Flippy Floppy Floory" dance...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19, 2014 - August 30, 2015

    Seen by over 10 million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 17, 2014 - August 30, 2015

    Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by...more

    The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    August 29 - August 30, 2015

    by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

    Come along on a thrilling voyage chock full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, and mistaken pirate/princess identities. A pirate and a princess are on a treasure...more

    Family Show

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    April 4 - August 29, 2015

    Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of...more

    Family Series & Education Jan-Aug 2015

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    June 22 - August 28, 2015

    Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company presents brand-new, scripted original musicals as the leaping-off point for our Musical Theater Workshops. Your child will...more

    Free Fun Friday! Mass MoCA

    Presented by MASS MoCA and Highland Street Foundation at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    August 28, 2015

    Public tours at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.  Additionally, throughout the day, our famous ArtBar will be open and drop-in art-making will be offered in Kidspace, and a scavenger hunt (prizes will be...more

    Free Fun Fridays

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    June 26 - August 28, 2015

    ...more

    Summer Arts Under The Umbrella

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

    July 6 - August 28, 2015

    It’s summer vacation and what better way for a child to spend part of it than by engaging in active creative pursuits?  Our energy-rich environment will have your child enjoying the...more

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh Summer Movie Series

    Presented by City of Boston and Northeastern University

    August 3 - August 27, 2015

    Bring a blanket and join your neighbors for free family-friendly movies under the stars in Boston's beautiful parks.

    Monday, August 3 / Hunt/Almont Park, Mattapan / The Lego...more

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