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    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 Music.

    Discover how nature is filled with “musicians” that create distinct musical masterpieces to communicate with and relate to one another. And, explore how human music is inspired by the music of ...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

    Puppet Showplace Slam: Spring Edition

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 21, 2016

    Every other month Puppet Showplace Theater stays open late to present the region’s finest short-form puppetry acts...for adults! Each piece is performed by a different artist, and the...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

    Disney in Concert - Magical Music from the Movies

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

    February 27, 2016

    Music Worcester, in partnership with The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, invite you to come experience the enchantment of DISNEY IN CONCERT-MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE...more

    Worcester Symphonic Project 2016

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 14, 2016

    A program of Beethoven's Symphony No.1 and Schubert's Mass in C performed by Worcester's only consortium orchestra of local college musicians, high school and middle...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

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 17, 2014 - December 20, 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

    A Family Holiday Pops

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston

    December 19, 2015

    Celebrate the season with the Civic as we bring you the most family-friendly holiday pops in New England, conducted by Max Hobart. Our guest artists, Douglas Gerber and Nancy Hoffmann Gerber, will...more

    Kerplunk!

    Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum, Boston

    September 27 - December 13, 2015

    Space pirates, talking dogs, trees that hug you…this show has it all because it's the adventure you and your family create together! 

    Each performance is based on your imagination...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

    Kids' Holiday POPS!

    Presented by Lexington Symphony at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    December 5, 2015

    Sing along and celebrate the season with Lexington Symphony! Suited for families with children of all ages, this afternoon holiday pops concert features popular carols, sing-alongs, and a...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

    National Acrobats & Circus of the People's Republic of China

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    November 22, 2015

    Direct from Beijing, The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China. “Peking Dreams” was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running and most distinguished...more

    The Trumpet of the Swan

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    October 23 - November 22, 2015

    Based on the the book by E. B. White
    Written and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette 
    Directed by Shelley Bolman
    Starring Elbert Joseph as Louis
    ...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

    Trash Bash

    Presented by 3 Graces Productions

    November 8, 2015

    Get ready for Trash Bash 2015! We'll be taking over Aeronaut Brewery and turning it into an art show for a day. So mark your calendars for November 8th to join us as we dance, drink, and...more

    Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 29 - November 1, 2015

    by Resident Artist Brad Shur

    Dr. Doohickey thinks that monsters are more interesting than people. Why have two arms when you could have seven? Join the good doctor and his rabbit...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19, 2014 - October 31, 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

    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

    Lollipops for Breakfast

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 22 - October 25, 2015

    by Bonnie Duncan

    Everyone knows you can’t have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she has to make her own...more

    Cinderella in the Wild West

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    by Robert Rogers Puppet Company

    Get ready for an all-American version of the famous fairytale! Cindy Lou Rella gets lost as a baby in the Wild West. She outwits wild animals until a...more

    Randy Kaplan

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    October 17, 2015

    The exceptional songwriter Randy Kaplan “doesn’t dumb it down for kids, he just expects them to come along for the ride… and they do.” (TimeOut New York) His genre-bending, fingerpicking...more

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 10 - October 12, 2015

    by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

    Sent to the market to sell his old cow, Jack returns home with nothing more than a handful of beans. His mother is not impressed! Jack doesn't know where...more

    Family Concert

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston

    October 4, 2015

    The Boston Civic Symphony, Max Hobart, conductor, opens its 91st season with a family concert featuring Britten's beloved, "A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," narrated by WBZ Radio...more

    Allston Village Street Fair

    October 4, 2015

    “Boston’s hippest multicultural festival” makes its way back to Allston. The event celebrates the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, while drawing residents and tourists from all over Boston...more

    Wasabi the Dragon

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 3 - October 4, 2015

    by No Strings Marionettes

    In this modern-minded fairy tale, Princess Aja’s wedding plans are interrupted when a dragon swoops from the sky, burns down the palace, and carries off...more

    From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley Live Recording

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 4, 2015

    Hearing classical music on the radio is enjoyable, but seeing it performed live by some of today's top young talent is truly magical. Join fellow music lovers at a live recording of...more

    Robin Hood

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 26 - September 27, 2015

    by Resident Artist Brad Shur

    Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this rollicking retelling of the classic adventure tale! When Robin discovers that the Sheriff of Nottingham is up...more

    Boston Kids Really Rock

    Presented by Kids Really Rock at The Lawn on D, Boston

    September 26, 2015

    Kids Really Rock is a free, all-day family music and arts festival for families and communities in Boston and beyond. The event is held at the “Lawn on D” outdoor arts space at the...more

    Kids Really Rock

    Presented by The Lawn on D at The Lawn on D, Boston

    September 26, 2015

    Join us for a playful, energetic and musical festival for the whole family at The Lawn on D. Kids Really Rock is a FREE all-day family music and arts festival for children and families in and...more

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