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    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 green. Use your noodle in Imagination Playground, test your engineering skills in KEVA Brain Builders Challenges, bring your hard hat to the Green Construction Zone, and get inspired to create during Story Time ...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

    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

    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

    Swing City

    Presented by Swing City and

    March 8, 2014 - March 12, 2016

    Swing City is Boston's premier Live Music Swing Dancing venue, since 1994.  Voted Best of Boston, Swing City features New England's hottest, most swingin' dance bands.
    ...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

    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

    Now Accepting Applications for The Broadway Experience Summer 2015!

    Presented by The Broadway Experience

    August 10 - August 22, 2015

    The Broadway Experience is an international musical theatre program designed to create and inspire triple threat performers. Students undergo an intense study of dance, voice, and acting, along...more

    Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton and Boston Ballet Studios- Boston Location at Boston Ballet School, Boston

    August 3 - August 14, 2015

    Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop for ages 8-12 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Students spend two weeks studying ballet and the wider world of dance....more

    Boston Ballet School Summer Children's Program

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton and Boston Ballet Studios- Boston Location at Boston Ballet School, Boston

    August 3 - August 14, 2015

    Boston Ballet School Summer Children’s Program for ages 3-7 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13 Visit www.bostonballet.org or call 617.456.6333 for schedules by studio location. Classes...more

    Boston Ballet School Master Class Series

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton and Boston Ballet Studios- Boston Location at Boston Ballet School, Boston

    August 3 - August 14, 2015

    Boston Ballet School Master Class Series for ages 12-16 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13, Monday-Thursday, 4-6:30pm Master Class Series is designed for intermediate level students and above...more

    Suffield Academy Summer Academy

    Presented by Suffield Academy

    June 28 - July 31, 2015

     Suffield Academy will hold its five-week Summer Academy on its campus from June 28 through July 31, 2015. The Summer Academy is open to boys and girls ages 12 through 18, as either day...more

    New Members Show

    Presented by Cambridge Art Association

    July 7 - July 31, 2015

    The Cambridge Art Association welcomes it's New Members with a Summer Show!


    Newsies

    Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House, Boston

    June 23 - July 5, 2015

    They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…

    Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the...more

    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

    Kidz Bop: Make Some Noise Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 27, 2015

    The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids in the U.S. These talented young performers—Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, and Matt—sing on the...more

    ComedySportz Boston

    Presented by New England Fun at The Riot Theater, Jamaica Plain

    February 13 - June 26, 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

    NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza - A Pop Culture Expo

    Presented by IMAGE Meet And Greet Entertainment LLC

    June 20 - June 21, 2015

     NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo, is a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of comics, movies, television and Nerd culture....more

    "Robin Hood" by Resident Artist Brad Shur!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    June 4 - June 14, 2015

    Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this rollicking retelling of the classic tale! When Robin discovers that the Sheriff of Nottingham is up to no good, he sees his chance to fight back and...more

    Dance Classes 3-11 years

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    January 26 - June 13, 2015

    The Dance Program explores kinesthetic creativity by using movement, music, props, games and play to develop and link students’ learning into complex dance moves and phrases. Dance...more

    Ivy Street School Extravaganza

    Presented by Ivy Street School at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    June 11, 2015

     A group of students from the Ivy Street School will be performing in their fourth annual Extravaganza.

    The Extravaganza is a talent show where the Ivy Street’s students can...more

    "Hansel and Gretel" by Tanglewood Marionettes!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    June 6 - June 7, 2015

    'Hansel and Gretel' is a riveting adventure story about a brother and sister who get lost in the woods. In this original adaptation, each sibling has a different strength, but they must...more

    Musical Theatre Discovery 7-12 years

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    January 30 - June 5, 2015

    Musical Theatre Discovery is an interactive, dynamic class for students interested in being on the stage. Through group activities and games, students will explore improvisational movements...more

    "Every Hero Has a Story" by Sparky's Puppets!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 28 - May 31, 2015

    You never know who will save the day: it’s not always the biggest and strongest! This show is a lively collection of tales about some surprising heroes. Watch a tiny mouse rescue a huge...more

    Romeo & Juliet

    Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and at Strand Theatre, Boston

    March 25 - May 30, 2015

    Verona is a city marked by a violent feud between two rival families: the Montagues and the Capulets. As the bloodshed rises to it's peak, Romeo Montague and...more

    "The Reluctant Dragon" by All Hands Productions!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 21 - May 25, 2015

    Princess Penelope loves to read about dragons. Imagine her surprise when she actually meets one! When the much-touted dragon slayer Sir Reginald Thwebes arrives in the castle, King Rhubarb calls...more

    Shrek The Musical

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    April 17 - May 24, 2015

    Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
    Based on the DreamWorks film Shrek

    Directed by Shelley Bolman
    Musical director: Matthew...more

    The Ultimate Crossover: Finding Your Way in Opera, Musical Theatre, and Beyond

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    May 16 - May 17, 2015

    For students interested in maximizing their potential as a performer, this workshop shares the secrets of putting together a successful crossover audition book by exploring how singers can switch...more

    Family Clay Workshop: Fairy and Gnome Houses

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

    May 17, 2015

    Work with your child to build a wonderful house out of clay for a mythical fairy, gnome, goblin, elf or other magical or mischievous being. Add paint and other decorations to entice a visit!...more

    "The Three Billy Goats Gruff and the Lion and the Mouse" by Pumpernickel Puppets!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 14 - May 17, 2015

    Two classic tales make up this wonderful show. In 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff,' the quick-witted billy goats outsmart the troll, but the troll isn’t really mean – he’s...more

    "Jack and the Beanstalk" by Spring Valley Puppet Theater!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 7 - May 10, 2015

    Can a boy outwit a giant? Can beans make wishes come true? They can and do in this award-winning puppet production! When Jack trades the family cow for a few magic beans — which grow into a...more

    The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show

    Presented by Museum of Science, Boston at Museum of Science, Boston, Boston

    February 19 - May 9, 2015

    Fun for the whole family, this comedy show is all about the mysteries of matter — including atoms, molecules, and nanotechnology. Join brothers Dan and Joel...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.


    Drop Into Art: Let’s Play!

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

    May 3, 2015

    This month, Danforth Art’s family program Drop Into Art will celebrate the fine art and children’s book illustrations of Jennifer Goldfinger with fun gallery activities and art-making....more

    "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Magpie Puppets!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 30 - May 3, 2015

    Kids learn to speak up for what’s right in this fun and highly interactive show. The Emperor has so many outfits that he orders all the shops and schools in the kingdom to close so that...more

    Author in Person! THE LAST UNICORN

    Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    May 2, 2015

    Special Screening!
    Author Peter S. Beagle in Person!
    (1982) dir Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr w/Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee [92...more

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    April 18 - May 2, 2015

    One of the most poignant plays of our generation, The Diary of Anne Frank tells the honest story of a young Jewish girl in Amsterdam hiding from the Nazi’s during World War...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19, 2014 - April 30, 2015

    Discover for yourself why over 8 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation...more

    W.D. Kay: The Politics of Star Trek

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    April 29, 2015

    Part of Arlington Community Ed's Conversations with David Whitford series.

    Star Trek premiered on NBC in the fall of 1966. Over the next 50 years, across...more

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