April Vacation

Gloucester Gratis Days at Hammond Castle

Bring your kids to the Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester Massachusetts during April Vacation

In keeping with John Hays Hammond, Jr's original vision for his seaside castle-home to serve as a museum offering the Gloucester community access to ancient works of architectural art, Hammond Castle Museum will offer Gloucester residents free, self-guided tours each Tuesday throughout the regular season which runs through the end of October.

When: 
Tuesdays through October 2022 10am-4pm
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Monster Mash

Get your Monster on at Wenham Museum during this April Vacation Event!

Wenham Museum invites you to come in costume, as a monster, dragon or dinosaur and hear frightfully fun stories, create monster print art and play silly monster games. Explore Wenham Museum’s spring exhibits: 'Draw Me a Story: Paper Monsters' with Ed and Rebecca Emberley a display of lively monster art and 'Pop Goes the Book!' an exhibit of engaging pop-up books.  All Ages.

When: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10-11:30am
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April Vacation at Lynn Museum

Join the Lynn Museum for a full day of family fun ahead of our 125th anniversary during April Vacation

Join the Lynn Museum and Historical Society for a full day of family fun ahead of our 125th anniversary! We invite families in Lynn and surrounding communities to participate in art-making activities, hands-on demonstrations, and more during April school vacation week.

When: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 10am-3pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 10am-3pm
Thursday, April 21, 2022 10am-3pm

Stories in Stone Hike at Breakheart Reservation

Explore the history of Breakheart Reservation while learning about the stone artifacts found on site.

Breakheart Reservation has been shaped not only by nature but by the many people who have called it home. Join our park interpreter to uncover this history through the stone artifacts they left behind. This is a 2.5 mile moderate hike along rocky trails, with several stops. Best for adults and older children with a keen interest in history. Meet out-side the Visitor Center. Rain cancels.

When: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022 10am-Noon

"It's Spring" Self-Guided Story Walk

Birds nest from the cover of It's Spring by Linda Glaser, the focus of a StoryWalk at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport.

It’s Spring! by Linda Glaser is the spring break StoryWalk® at Maudslay State Park. What a great way to combine reading, exercise, and family fun! It's Spring! celebrates the coming of spring and all that happens in our natural world during this important season. A child observes the arrival of spring and its effects on plants and animals. Foster your child's connection with nature as well as their reading skills by participating in our StoryWalk(R) at Maudslay! The walk begins at Hedge Drive just down from the headquarters building at 74 Curzon Mill Rd.

When: 
Weekends Dawn to Dusk through Spring 2022

Cambridge Science Festival 2022

The Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun in Cambridge Massachusetts

Cambridge Science Festival is back! Join us LIVE and IN-PERSON this Fall 2022. This October, an electrifying pop-up festival lights up the Open Space, in the heart of Kendall Square and across the city of Cambridge. The week-long celebration combines all the magic and mayhem of modern science in an action-packed program of events, demonstrations, workshops and performances. Come see a show, grab a bite, get involved and stay for the day.

When: 
October 3-9, 2022

CraneExplorer: Sensational Seaweed

Join this family education program to learn all about local seaweed at the Trustees of Reservations Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts

Algae, seaweed, or even sea vegetables! Whatever you prefer to call it, join this family education program to learn all about local seaweed. Participants will get their hands wet exploring and identifying local seaweed species and learn how seaweeds grow, reproduce, and provide food and habitat to many creatures. Families will get the chance to taste some seaweed food and create your own seaweed art to take home.

When: 
Thursday, April 21, 2022 10am-Noon
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Kids Free Day at Hammond Castle

Bring your kids to the Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester Massachusetts during April Vacation

Hear ye, hear ye! It has been decreed that children shall be treated like royalty as we lower the drawbridge and roll out the red carpet at Hammond Castle Museum!   Let their imaginations awaken as they visit a towering medieval castle filled with antiquities, tease their senses as they try out the whispering gallery in the Library, and inspire their creativity as they glimpse the spirit and vision of one of the nation’s most prolific inventors.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2022 10am-4pm
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April Vacation Week at CAM: Plant a Historic Garden

April Vacation Week Programs at Cape Ann Museum in gloucester Massachusetts

Join CAM Educators during April Vacation week to plant historic gardens at the Cape Ann Museum Green. Learn about the historic White-Ellery House, built in 1710, and the Babson-Alling House, built c. 1740, and how the occupants used gardens to feed themselves and their communities.

When: 
Tuesday-Thursday, April 19 -21, 2022 9am-Noon
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Sports Camps, Speciality Camps, Day Camps in Danvers MA

Babson Farm Quarry Self-guided Walking Tour at Halibut Point

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations!
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Butterfly Detectives at Stevens-Coolidge Estate

Kids will learn about monarch butterflies at the Trustees of Reservations' Stevens-Coolidge Estate in North Andover!
To encourage outdoor play and exploration of the great outdoors, this nature-based toddler playgroup will combine themed guided play with opportunities for free time for children and their caregivers to peek under rocks, inspect tree bark for hiding bugs and explore the gardens.
9:30 am to 10:30 am

Tuesdays are for Families at Salisbury Beach

Come to Salisbury Beach for FREE seaside, family friendly activities Tuesdays through the Summer.
Come to Salisbury Beach every Tuesday, July through August for FREE seaside, family friendly activities! Starting July 5th, every Tuesday in July and August there will be free family friendly programing at the Salisbury Beach Center.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Gloucester Gratis Days at Hammond Castle

Bring your kids to the Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester Massachusetts during April Vacation
In keeping with John Hays Hammond, Jr's original vision for his seaside castle-home to serve as a museum offering the Gloucester community access to ancient works of architectural art, Hammond Castle Museum will offer Gloucester residents free, self-guided tours each Tuesday throughout the regular...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Manchester by the Sea Summer Concert Series

Summer Concerts happen at Masconomo Park in Manchester by the Sea every Tuesday through the Summer!
Come to Manchester Tuesday nights all summer for the annual Music in Masconomo Summer Concert Series. Each week from 6:00 - 8:00 pm a variety of Oldies, Swing, Rhythm & Blues & Classic Rock music will fill the air! Bring your family and friends, blankets and chairs, and dinner to enjoy a...
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Ipswich Downtown Tuesdays

Ipswich Downtown Tuesdays includes great dining live music, dancing & extended shopping hours for shopping Downtown Ipswich Massachusetts Tuesday evenings!
Ipswich Downtown Tuesdays includes great dining, live music, dancing at the Take-Out Terrace Stage on the Riverwalk  & extended shopping hours for shopping Downtown Ipswich Tuesday evenings!  Each week will feature live entertainment on the Riverwalk, making for a fun evening out for the whole...
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday, August 17

Babson Farm Quarry Self-guided Walking Tour at Halibut Point

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations!
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

We Walk the Woods!

Walk the trails in a group at Harold Parker State Forest Every Wednesday at 10am
Walk the trails with a group at Harold Parker State Forest every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. – Meeting location varies weekly. Email trek.reef@mass.gov for location.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Bubbles & Books at the Castle

Kids will enjoy a story time and lots of bubble fun at the for Hammond Castle in Gloucester Massachsuetts
Join us every Wednesday morning in July & August for Bubbles and Books! Fairytales do come true at Castles by the Sea!
10:15 am to 11:45 pm

Amesbury Farmers Market

The Amesbury Farmers Market happens every Wednesday at Barewolf Brewing in Amesbury, Massachusetts.
The Amesbury Farmers' Market is a local community farmers’ and artisans’ market located in the heart of the historic mills of Amesbury, Massachusetts at BareWolf Brewing. We are a regularly scheduled community market supporting our local food system, small businesses and neighborhood community...
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Feed the Beach Creatures - Rocky Shore Residents

You can look at, AND touch the creatures in Joppa Flats touch tank! Feeding time is a lot of fun!
It's time to feed our touch tank animals! You can help us with sea stars, sea urchins, and rock crabs from the rocky shore; moon snails, surf clams, and hermit crabs from the sandy beach; and minnows, mud whelks, and horseshoe crabs from the salt marsh. Assist our animal husbandry team in sorting,...
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Evening Stroll at Maudslay

Enjoy and evening stroll with the park interpreter at Maudlsay State Park in Newburyport
Join the park interpreter for a moderately paced walk to view different areas of the park and experience the changes at Maudslay over the spring, summer and fall.  Rain or shine. Rain cancels.  For ages 6 and up.  Wear walking shoes, bring water and bug spray is recommended.
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

$1 Wednesdays at the Cabot: How to Train Your Dragon

Come see How to Train Your Dragon at the Cabot Theater in Beverly Massachusetts for just $1/child!
$1 Movies are general admission and tickets are not available in advance. The theater will open a half hour before showtime. Tickets can be purchased upon entry to the theater.
Where: The Cabot
6:30 pm

Stargazing at Mendel Observatory

Mendel Observatory, with the support of volunteers from the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club, hosts public stargazing every Wednesday night
The Observatory, with the support of volunteers from the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club, hosts public stargazing every Wednesday night (weather permitting) starting at dusk or 7:30 pm, whichever is later.  When special astronomical events of interest occur (total lunar eclipses, etc.) the Obs
7:00 pm

NYS Summer Movie Madness

NYS hosts a free movie each Wednesday at Newburyport City Hall!
Each Wednesday, Newburyport Youth Services host a free movie for kids and families at the Newburyport City Hall. The weekly schedule is as follows:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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