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Red Sox: 25K Free Tickets to Kids, Adding Family-Friendly Amenities to Fenway Park

The first 25,000 kids (14 and under) registered for Red Sox Kid Nation will receive a free ticket to a 2015 game

Prank the kids on April Fool's Day

Have some fun on April Fool's Day with your family

Caring Bunny: A chance for children with special needs to get a photo with The Easter Bunny

Simon Malls across New England are in the spring spirit as they host a special Easter Bunny event, Caring Bunny, on Sunday, March 29th

Yoga Uplifted

Traditional mat poses are done using the hanging fabric as a support for arms, feet or hips.

Behind the Scenes

Editor-in-Chief Melissa Shaw and Multi-media Editor Heather Kempskie take you on a tour of some behind-the-scenes happenings of baystateparent magazine and baystateparent.com. Check out the latest parenting news, coolest products and stuff you'll want to know about!

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March 2015

Water Ways is an imaginative new water play environment at Providence Children’s Museum that invites visitors of all ages to splash, discover and playfully experience water and investigate...

Cost: Exhibit is included with $9.00 Museum admission; admission is free for Museum me

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: 401-273-5437
Website »

More information

November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for members and children u

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-441-0400
Website »

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Join other caring parents and an expert facilitator for three sessions at the Boston Synagogue. Conversations around Jewish texts lead to explorations of your vital role as a parent. Parents from...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Boston Synagogue
55 Martha Road
Boston, MA  02114
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Sponsor: Hebrew College; CJP's Commission on Jewish Life & Learning
Telephone: 617-559-8734
Contact Name: Marcy Leiman
Website »

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Theatreworks USA presents a delightful new musical based on the adventures of the inquisitive, lovable, little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television...

Cost: $13

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman JCC
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-965-5226
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
Website »

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Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and cross country skis for some high-energy fun as you explore our snow-covered hills and woodland trails. If you...

Cost: Members FREE, Nonmembers $5/person

Where:
Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA  01451
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Celebrate The Caterpillar’s special day with us! Join us for special story times, art activities and a visit from The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Plus Museum Book Shop sale – 15% off all...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
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Telephone: (413) 658-1100
Contact Name: Sandy Soderberg
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On March 11 and 25: Visitors can stop into “Ask the Gardner” and talk to horticulture staff about the museum’s unusual plant collection on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA  02115
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A wellness expo with interactive exhibits and demonstrations for children and adults will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, March 22...

Cost: no charge

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6459
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
Website »

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Explore the wondrous world of science with us on select Sundays in March, April and May! This activity offers individuals or families an opportunity to conduct their own experiments using...

Cost: Each kit is $5 in addition to Zoo admission.

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Sponsor: Roger Williams Park Zoo
Website »

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Open house for JCC Grossman Camp will be held on Sunday, March 22 at Temple Beth El (105 Hudson Road) in Sudbury from 1:30-3:30pm. Meet the camp director and staff and learn how JCC Grossman Camp...

Cost: free

Where:
Temple Beth El
105 Hudson Road
Sudbury, MA  01776
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Sponsor: JCC Grossman Camp
Telephone: 617-244-5124
Contact Name: JCC Grossman Camp
Website »

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Join Winchester Community Music School for a musical presentation that explores the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach through stories, dance, and music. You already know his legacy as a...

Cost: $5 general admission

Where:
Winchester Community Music School
407 Highland Avenue
Winchester, MA  01890
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Sponsor: Winchester Community Music School
Telephone: 781-721-2950
Website »

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Since its beginnings, the American Brass Quintet has dedicated itself to only performing works originally written for brass, a daunting task considering the short list of historical works for brass...

Cost: $25-$39

Where:
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main St
Rockport, MA  01966
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Sponsor: Rockport Music
Telephone: 978-546-7391
Contact Name: Marketing Intern
Website »

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Reigning Cats and Dogs, March 20 at 7 pm, March 21 at 2 pm and 7  pm, March 22 at 2 pm. Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown. A  Watertown Children’s Theatre...

Cost: $14 plus online fee

Where:
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Watertown Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-926-2787
Contact Name: Deidre Purcell
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Please join us on March 23, 2015 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel to come together with educators, parents, guidance counselors, social workers, clergy, and anyone that cares about children to...

Cost: $125.00

Where:
Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA  01566
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Sponsor: be confident be courageous
Telephone: 508-794-1313
Contact Name: Maria Melchionda
Website »

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Grow, Play and Learn Together Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup, is open to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ludlow Family Center
54 Winsor Street
Ludlow, MA  01056
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
Website »

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Grow, Play and Learn Together Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup, is open to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hampden Public Library
625 Main Street
Hampden, MA  01036
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
Website »

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On Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., immerse yourself in something new and experience rarely performed pieces in a leisurely, come- and-go atmosphere. Enjoy a few moments of...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA  02115
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On March 11 and 25: Visitors can stop into “Ask the Gardner” and talk to horticulture staff about the museum’s unusual plant collection on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA  02115
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The Center for Arts in Natick and Pocket Full Of Tales Theatre Company announces auditions for the 2015 Winter Youth Theater Production for ages 9-14: The Secret Garden Mary Lennox,...

Cost: $$225 public/ $215 members

Where:
The Center for Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Telephone: 508-647-0097
Contact Name: Kristy Pace
Website »

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One of Boston’s most anticipated culinary occasions of the year, A Taste of Ginger, will be held on Monday, March 23rd in the beautiful Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, with a...

Cost: $250 per guest

Where:
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA  02115
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Sponsor: Joslin Diabetes Center
Website »

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One of Boston’s most anticipated culinary occasions of the year, A Taste of Ginger, will be held on Monday, March 23rd at the beautiful Art of the Americas  Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts,...

Cost: $250 per guest

Where:
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA  02115
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Sponsor: Joslin Diabetes Center
Website »

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We invite inquiring parents to Oak Meadow for a tour of our school, conversation with our teachers, and observation of our Montessori program in action. No...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oak Meadow School
2 Old Pickard Lane
Littleton, MA  01460
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Sponsor: Oak Meadow School
Telephone: 978-486-9874
Contact Name: Erin Palmer
Website »

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Just Like You and Me—NEW! Learn how Aquarium celebrity animals eat, sleep and play—just like you and me! Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: March 10 - April 2 9:30am, 11:00am...

Cost: $50 for members, $95 for non-members

Where:
New England Aquarium's Ocean Center
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
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Telephone: 617-226-2123
Contact Name: Education
Website »

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Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting...

Cost: Adults: $36 Members; $44 Non-Members

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
Website »

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Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children (0-3). In each hour-long session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grown-ups)...

Cost: $25 per child-adult pair/$20 Member child-adult pair. Packages available!

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA  02445
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Sponsor: Puppet Showplace Theater
Telephone: 617-731-6400
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins
Website »

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Science Discovery Classroom Legos and Kaplas and Duplos – oh my! What will you construct with our collection of different blocks and other repurposed and recycled building materials? Mix...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

More information

On March 11 and 25: Visitors can stop into “Ask the Gardner” and talk to horticulture staff about the museum’s unusual plant collection on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA  02115
View map »

More information

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Grow, Play & Learn Together  Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southwick Town Hall Community Center
454 College Highway
Southwick, MA  01077
View map »


Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-569-6598
Contact Name: Renee Zborowski
Website »

More information

Just Like You and Me—NEW! Learn how Aquarium celebrity animals eat, sleep and play—just like you and me! Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: March 10 - April 2 9:30am, 11:00am...

Cost: $50 for members, $95 for non-members

Where:
New England Aquarium's Ocean Center
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
View map »


Telephone: 617-226-2123
Contact Name: Education
Website »

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 Children’s Discovery Classroom Our art cupboard is filled with tempera, acrylic, and watercolor paint. But there are so many other types of paint that we can make ourselves to add to our...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

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On Wednesdays from 10-10:45am, your young conductors will participate in musical activities with Kerry, including singing, rhythm-making, dramatic interpretation, listening and learning about many...

Cost: $9.00 per person, members and children under one free

Where:
The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: The Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: 508-230-3789
Contact Name: Paula Peterson
Website »

More information

November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for members and children u

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Telephone: 978-441-0400
Website »

More information

Puppet Playhouse Theatre partners with Zoink's Fun Factory to bring a complete experience for your child! Engaging fables and beloved stories cleverly told with fun puppets will capture your...

Cost: $15 per child

Where:
Zoink's Fun Factory
7 Pioneer Drive
North Oxford, MA  01537
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Sponsor: Puppet Playhouse Theatre
Telephone: 508-243-2409
Contact Name: Dawn Sedlier
Website »

More information

Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children (0-3). In each hour-long session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grown-ups)...

Cost: $25 per child-adult pair/$20 Member child-adult pair. Packages available!

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA  02445
View map »


Sponsor: Puppet Showplace Theater
Telephone: 617-731-6400
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins
Website »

More information

On March 11 and 25: Visitors can stop into “Ask the Gardner” and talk to horticulture staff about the museum’s unusual plant collection on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA  02115
View map »

More information

Science Discovery Classroom Legos and Kaplas and Duplos – oh my! What will you construct with our collection of different blocks and other repurposed and recycled building materials? Mix...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

More information

Come learn all about MAPLE SUGARING at Jam Time!  From tree identification and the sugaring process, little ones will "tap a tree" with toy drills, plus real tool-touch, Native American sugaring...

Cost: ! $15/child, $10/adult, $40 cap per family

Where:
Jam Time - Maynard
86 Powder Mill Road
Maynard, MA  01754
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Sponsor: Jam Time
Telephone: 978-897-2917
Website »

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Grow, Play & Learn Together  Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southwick Town Hall Community Center
454 College Highway
Southwick, MA  01077
View map »


Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-569-6598
Contact Name: Renee Zborowski
Website »

More information

Grow, Play and Learn Together Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup, is open to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ludlow Boys & Girls Club
91 Claudias Way
Ludlow, MA  01056
View map »


Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
Website »

More information

Just Like You and Me—NEW! Learn how Aquarium celebrity animals eat, sleep and play—just like you and me! Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: March 10 - April 2 9:30am, 11:00am...

Cost: $50 for members, $95 for non-members

Where:
New England Aquarium's Ocean Center
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
View map »


Telephone: 617-226-2123
Contact Name: Education
Website »

More information

November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for members and children u

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Telephone: 978-441-0400
Website »

More information

You’ve heard the hype, now be a part of it at our Paint events at the Zoo! These instructor led workshops are designed to guide artists of all skill levels through creating artwork...

Cost: $35

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
View map »


Website »

More information

Science Discovery Classroom Legos and Kaplas and Duplos – oh my! What will you construct with our collection of different blocks and other repurposed and recycled building materials? Mix...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

More information

Over a 5 week adventure in Newfoundland, from cute Atlantic puffins, terns, gulls and Leach’s storm petrels to the cliff nesting Northern gannets and only breeding colony of manx shearwaters in...

Cost: Dinner/Lecture: $26M;$32NM/Lecture only: $12M; $15NM (7:30 start)

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
Website »

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March 26, 6:30pm Registration is NOW OPEN for the next event in The Discovery Museums Speaker Series. Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute in the Positive...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

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Over a 5 week adventure in Newfoundland, from cute Atlantic puffins, terns, gulls and Leach’s storm petrels to the cliff nesting Northern gannets and only breeding colony of manx shearwaters in...

Cost: Dinner/Lecture: $26M;$32NM/Lecture only: $12M; $15NM (7:30 start)

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
View map »


Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
Website »

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SPEAKERS: Dr. David Wiley, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary’s Research Coordinator, Scott Kraus, the New England Aquarium’s Vice President of Research, and Laura Howes, Head Naturalist...

Cost: Free

Where:
New England Aquarium’s Simons IMAX Theatre, Centra
1 Central Wharf,
Boston, MA  02110
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Sponsor: New England Aquarium

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The Tri-County RVTHS Children's Center, located at 147 Pond Street, Franklin, will host Registration and Open House for the 2015-2016 school year on Friday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High
147 Pond Street
Franklin, MA  02038
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Website »

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Water Ways is an imaginative new water play environment at Providence Children’s Museum that invites visitors of all ages to splash, discover and playfully experience water and investigate...

Cost: Exhibit is included with $9.00 Museum admission; admission is free for Museum me

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
View map »


Telephone: 401-273-5437
Website »

More information

November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for members and children u

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Telephone: 978-441-0400
Website »

More information

Join in a weekly drop-in playtime with PJ Library at Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Fridays, October 24 through April 2015 from 10-11:30am. Meet...

Cost: $5/family per drop-in

Where:
Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center
284 Broadway
Arlington, MA  02474
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-841-8009
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
Website »

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Science Discovery Classroom Legos and Kaplas and Duplos – oh my! What will you construct with our collection of different blocks and other repurposed and recycled building materials? Mix...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

More information

  Plan your next date night while your kids play at Jam Time Maynard and enjoy the movie “Planes Fire and Rescue”!  Kids will have a pizza party, enjoy arts + crafts, watch the movie and of...

Cost: $25 1st child, $20 2nd child, $10 3rd child

Where:
Jam Time - Maynard
86 Powder Mill Road
Maynard, MA  01754
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Sponsor: Jam Time
Telephone: 978-897-2917
Website »

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Scouts learn about conservation, recycling and the wonder of the natural world through creative hands-on science experiments and art activities.  Explore energy and create circuits, construct a...

Cost: Visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org/Scouts.asp for more information.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: (401) 273-5437
Website »

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Friday, March 27 -- The Orleans-based, award-winning Spirit of America Winter Percussion Ensemble presents its 2015 show, TANGO, at a free public performance on Friday, March 27 at 7pm at Cape...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
351 Pleasant Lake Ave.
Harwich, MA
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Sponsor: Spirit of America Band
Telephone: 508-255-4044
Website »

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Explore the fascinating world of Stony Brook after dark. You never know what you will find on a walk around the trails after sunset. We’ll start this program with an illustrated discussion of the...

Cost: Fee: $11. Member discount rate $8 per person per program

Where:
Mass audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North St
Norfolk, MA  02056
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-528-3140
Contact Name: Marla Cohen
Website »

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Do all owls really hoot? Why can't we hear them fly? Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech and...

Cost: Adults: $13 Members; $16 Non-Members

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
Website »

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Come see why ComedySportz is in 25 cities worldwide. A ComedySportz® match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving...

Cost: $15 for adults $10 for children

Where:
The RIot Theater
146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
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Sponsor: The Riot Theater
Telephone: 617-650-7995
Contact Name: Joseph Gels
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North Suburban Parents of Multiples is hosting their spring children's consignment sale on March 28th!  Come join us for great deals on new and gently used clothes, baby gear, equipment, toys,...

Cost: $1

Where:
Americal Civic Center
467 Main St
Wakefield, MA  01880
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Sponsor: North Suburban Parents of Multiples
Website »

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The Walk 'n Mass Volkssport Club invites walkers to participate in either a 5 km or 10 km (3.1 or 6.2 mile) walk in Holliston, Mass. All walkers are invited to join the club Soup Social after the...

Cost: free

Where:
First Congregational Church
725 Washington Street
Holliston, MA  01746
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Sponsor: Walk 'n Mass Volkssport Club
Telephone: 508-429-3564
Contact Name: Beate Hait
Website »

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Do you have hundreds maybe even thousands of digital photos and are having trouble organizing them? Are you shooting in RAW? Do you need help on how to process multiple digital photos for output to...

Cost: Adults $60 Members, $75 Non-Members

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
View map »


Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
Website »

More information

November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for members and children u

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Telephone: 978-441-0400
Website »

More information

Hop along the bunny trail to the Big Backyard treehouse where you can take your very own picture with the Easter Bunny! Zoo visitors can purchase tickets at the main Zoo entrance, or as they enter...

Cost: See event description.

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
View map »


Website »

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 Science Discovery Museum The Discovery Museums are partners in NanoDays™, a nationwide festival of hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Experiment with Kinetic...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
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Egg Hunt Family Fun Day and Food Drive   Easter Egg Hunt with thousands of eggs, free hot dogs and snacks, bounce houses, face painting, crafts, games, and much more. 

Cost: Food Donation for food bank

Where:
Chapel of the Cross
160 Flanders Rd
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: Chapel of the Cross
Telephone: (508) 870-0001, x102
Contact Name: Tanya Legro
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There are open studios for visitors to explore their own creative, artistic process every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In March, it’s mixed media, inspired by Artist-in-Residence Nari Ward...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA  02115
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There are more than 7,000 children of all ages from throughout Massachusetts who need someone to provide a safe, stable and nurturing home until they can return to their families. The Home for...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Home for Little Wanderers
50 Redfield Street
Dorchester, MA  02122
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Sponsor: The Home for Little Wanderers
Telephone: 508-364-8045
Contact Name: Lucy Collins
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Drop-in for this intergenerational time in the galleries. Materials will be provided. 

Cost: Museum admission applies.

Where:
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worceser, MA
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Telephone: 508-799-4406
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Join Cultural Care Au Pair at the Manchester by the Sea Community Center for a FREE, fun-filled day celebrating cultures from around the world with your little explorer! Learn more about the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Manchester Community Center
40 Beach Street
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA  01944
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Sponsor: Cultural Care Au Pair
Contact Name: Alex Johnson
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Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and cross country skis for some high-energy fun as you explore our snow-covered hills and woodland trails. If you...

Cost: Members FREE, Nonmembers $5/person

Where:
Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA  01451
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Chase away those winter blues! Fay Festival is a spring celebration open to families with children ages 2 to 10 years, and admission is free. Activities will include inflatable bounce houses,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fay School’s Harlow Gym and Harris Theater
25 Middle Road
31 Main Street
Southborough, MA  01772
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Telephone: 508-490-8204
Contact Name: Nicole Casey
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Connecting people, especially children, with nature is crucial to their health and the health of places they call home. In the age of Google and iPhones, however, finding a balance between...

Cost: $8-$12

Where:
Harvard Museum of Natural History
24 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Telephone: 617-495-3045
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Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family to learn about owl calls, behavior and...

Cost: Adult $11 Members/ $13 Non-Members, Child $6m/ $8nm

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
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Red Sox: 25K Free Tickets to Kids, Adding Family-Friendly Amenities to Fenway Park

The first 25,000 kids (14 and under) registered for Red Sox Kid Nation will receive a free ticket to a 2015 game

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