April Vacation Week Ideas for Kids
Posted by Tina Bacci on 04/09/18
School vacation week in the Greater Boston area begins April 16th. If you’re not jetting off to warmer
climes this week, and are looking for ways to keep the kids busy, we’ve got you covered.
SCIENCE & DISCOVERY: The 12th annual Cambridge Science Festival is a 10-day celebration
showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Don’t
miss the nearby Walk on the Wildside at Alewife Reservation or the Science Carnival and Robot
Zoo at the Cambridge Public Library. With many interactive activities for children to experience
the richness of scientific inquiry and the excitement of discovery, there’s sure to be something
for everyone to enjoy. Runs Friday, April 13- Sunday, April 22.
MYTHS & MAGIC: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston will offer April Vacation Week Adventures
with a special theme, Myths and Magic. Inspired by the magical and mythical art on view,
children will have the opportunity to make their own art, enjoy performances, go on a family art
walk, and listen to children’s stories. Enjoy free drop-in activities all week long. All ages and
abilities welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Free
admission for kids all week. Runs Tuesday, Apr 17- Friday, April 20.
ANIMAL ADVENTURE: Do you have an animal lover in the house? Snow leopards, black bears,
North American river otters, jaguars and Mexican gray wolves are just a few of the amazing
creatures that the nearby Stone Zoo calls home? During April vacation, visit the Zoo to learn
more about these animals and see them up close. Daily Zookeeper talks will focus on the Bat,
Black Bear and the Tamarin Monkey. Runs Monday, April 16- Friday, April 20.
KICK-IT OUTSIDE: Super Soccer Stars will offer an April Soccer Clinic at Hill’s Hill in Arlington. Fun
in the Sun clinics are two hours of outdoor soccer fun and activities for children ages 3 to 5.
Kick-It clinics offer 4 hours of skill development for ages 6-12. A typical day includes warm-ups
and stretching, skill building and development activities, scrimmages and small-sided games.
The finale is the big game, where the kids get to play each other, and challenge their coaches
too. Enroll online or call Arlington Recreation at 781-316-3880. Runs Monday, April 16- Friday,
MUSICAL INTERLUDE: The Boston Symphony Orchestra will offer “Step in Time,” one of three
Family Concerts this spring, on Saturday, April 14th at 12:00 PM. Pre-concert activities,
including an instrument playground and instrument demonstrations, take place from 10:30
11:30 AM. Family Concert tickets are $20 per adult; children 18 and under are FREE. To purchase
tickets, call SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200, or purchase tickets online.