Saturday, April 15
Easter Egg Hunt. JC Penney Children’s Department, The Mall at Whitney Field, Leominster. 9 a.m. Multicolored eggs will be hidden throughout the children’s department. For children ages 3-8, must bring their own basket and be accompanied by an adult.

Star Wars Day. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and join Jedi Knights and the Imperial Stormtroopers for a day of ‘Force-full’ fun, as we create Star Wars-inspired art, compare Stormtrooper armor to that of a Gothic knight, watch a light saber battle, and more. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $14, ages 4 to 17 $6, under age 4 free. worcesterart.org.

Central MA Science Festival. Boys and Girls Club of North Central Mass, 365 Lindell Ave., Leominster. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Grab your lab coat and get ready for a day of learning and fun. Families and children of all ages will enjoy a range of STEAM-related activities and workshops in 3-D printing, robotics, Lego building, aviation, coding, origami, and more. All ages. Free. centralmasciencefestival.org.

MFA Playdates: Trip to the Zoo. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:15 a.m.-11:15 p.m. Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries followed by artmaking, as we investigate the theme of animals and creatures. Recommended for ages 4 and under. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $25, ages 7 to 17 $10, children 6 and under free. mfa.org.

Six Flags New England Easter Weekend. Six Flags New England, Agawam. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Guests who bring in at least six office supply items will receive entry for $20.17, the lowest price of the season. Offer good through Sunday only. Click here for more details.

Despicable Me. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Get ready for a minion laughs in this Golden Globe-nominated animated comedy following a supervillain as he hatches a plan to steal the moon but finds himself with three newly adopted children. Adults $9, children $7. coolidge.org. 

24th Annual Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race. Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton. 12 p.m.3 p.m. Before the Boston Marathon, take a one-mile run up and down historic Heartbreak Hill. Register ahead. $10-15. newtoncommunitypride.org. 

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6th Annual Chili Bowl Cook Off. Bass Pro Shops, Patriot Place, Foxboro. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy samples from more than 10 restaurants, the New England Revolution Fan Zone, Mix 104.1 Street Team, giveaways, and more. $5 per person, kids 5 and under free.


Bass Pro Shops Live Fish Feeding. Bass Pro Shops, Patriot Place, Foxboro. 1:30 p.m. Live fish feedings and informational demonstrations at the store's 34,000 gallon, freshwater educational aquarium. Times subject to change based on animals' needs. The aquarium is filled with over 400 native New England fish. Other water features include a 5,500 gallon turtle pond and a 3,800 gallon trout pool.

Wild About Reptiles. Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St., Natick. 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Meet some of the species of reptiles found around Broadmoor. Learn about our wonderful scaly friends and take a short walk to see more reptiles in the wild. For families with children ages 4 and up. Register ahead. Member adults $13, children $7; nonmember adults $15, children $9. Massaudubon.org.

Helping Wildlife: Big Night and Vernal Pool Ecology. Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Rd., Princeton. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Meet some of our local species, explore some sanctuary vernal pools, and find out what you can do to help as frogs and salamanders migrate back home. For ages 2.5 to 5. Register ahead. Member adults $7, children $4; nonmember adults $9, children $5. massaudubon.org.

Critter Days: BugWorks. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Meet a millipede or mantis, investigate invertebrates, and get up close and personal with all kinds of bugs from around the world. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $16, children under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseums.org.

 Happier Family Comedy Show. Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 4 p.m.-5 p.m Enjoy this family-friendly improv comedy show, featuring the zany antics and influence of the entire audience. Recommended for ages 5 to 12. Adults $10, children $5, ages 3 and under free. happiervalley.com.


Sunday, April 16
Stick Structures. Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St., Providence. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CBbuild huge three-dimensional structures from wooden dowels and rubber bands, including those that are large enough to climb inside. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $9. childrensmuseum.org.

LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS. LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (last entry 5 p.m.). The Knights will invade MINILAND so guests will “capture” them to complete the scavenger hunt, build a shield mosaic in the Master Builder Academy, check out the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D movie, and be knighted by the reigning Queen of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston, Master Model Builder Megan Amaral. Through April 23.

Six Flags New England Easter Weekend. Six Flags New England, Agawam. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Guests who bring in at least six office supply items will receive entry for $20.17, the lowest price of the season. Offer good today only. Click here for more details.

Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing. USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Listen, learn, and lift your voices, as you participate in your maritime heritage by joining a rousing chorus of sea chanteys at the USS Constitution Museum. Free. ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

Monday, April 17
Meet the Scientists! The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (drop in). What’s it like to be a scientist or engineer? Find out in this special program where you can talk to real scientists and engineers and do the hands-on activities they’ve developed to showcase their work. Discover why they find STEM cool and exciting while learning about their research and interests. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $12.50, children under 1 free. discoverymuseums.org.

Party for the Planet. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 100 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy activities, demonstrations, and performances that children and parents can enjoy as we meet with animal ambassadors, watch the animals party in their exhibitions, and celebrate the planet during this week of fun. Through Friday. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $15, children ages 2 to 12 $10, children under 2 free. rwpzoo.org.

Cambridge Science Festival at the MIT Museum. MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a week-long festival celebrating the impact of science and technology in our lives, with a week full of science-related programs for young people and adults, including hands-on interactive activities, gallery demonstrations, workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours. Through Sunday. Free with admission. Adults $10, youths $5, children under 5 free. mitmuseum.mit.edu.

Olympic Party. Patriot Place, between 5 Wits and Red Robin, Foxboro. Rain location: Patriot Place Activity Center, across from Bar Louie. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy Olympic Themed Face Painting, Olympic Flag Making, Silly Olympic Photo Op, Olympic Themed Games on the half hour. Free. First come, first served.

New England Revolution Fan Zone. Patriot Place, next to Red Robin, Foxboro. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy photo-ops with Slyde, enter-to-win tickets, and hop around in their bounce house (weather permitting).

Southwick’s Zoo. South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Ln., Norwell. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Join us for a live animal show presented by Southwick’s Zoo, as we see an exciting variety of animals with scales, fur, and feathers. Members $7, nonmembers $10. Southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org.

Butterflies, Bugs, and Spiders. Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, 65 James St., Worcester. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us for a drop-in craft, story, and activity, as we open our doors during Massachusetts’s April Vacation Week. Free. anniesbooksworcester.com.

Animal Experiences. Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St., Providence. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Meet an awesome assortment of live animals, as you come into contact with dozens of furry friends, slithering snakes, and other incredible creatures, and learn fascinating facts about them from animal expert Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $9. childrensmuseum.org.

Fairy Houses. Tower Hill Botanic Garden. 11 French Dr., Boylston. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Children will create a spring fairy house to take home. Ages 4+. Pre-registration required. Member $26 per child, Non-member $36 per child, includes admission and all materials. towerhillbg.org

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Historic Games. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Join us during April School Vacation Week for some staycation fun. All kinds of toys and games replicated from the 1800s come out of their boxes and into play at the Wayside Visitor Center, from tabletop bowling to marbles, to spinning tops, and more. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $14, children ages 5 to 13 $6, children under 5 free. fruitlands.org.


Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Ages 4-11. Advance sign-up required. Call 413-559-6307 or email courtneyw@carlemuseum.org to sign up for a date and 15-minute time block. Space is limited. Daily through April 21.



Tuesday, April 18
Morningstar Access. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Enjoy this special time in which we limit guests to 100, and provide access and enjoyment of the museum for children with special needs. Register ahead. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $16, children under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Creative Drama Workshop. Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. We will read and act out a story, create new worlds to explore, and play theater games, which will help build confidence in our expressive language skills all while having fun! For Grades K-2. Registration required egister@bigelowlibrary.org.


Wingmasters. Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St., Providence. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn about majestic birds of prey with licensed raptor rehabilitator Julie Collier, while meeting a red-tailed hawk, a falcon, a tiny owl, and other magnificent raptors. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $9. childrensmuseum.org.

National Marionette Theatre: Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Master puppeteers bring to life one of the most famous of the Grimm Brothers’ stories with exquisitely crafted marionettes, scrolling scenery, and the beautiful music of Englebert Humperdinck. Register ahead. Free. jfklibrary.org.

Signs of Spring Nature Walk. Tower Hill Botanic Garden. 11 French Dr., Boylston. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. A close-up look at wildflowers, budding trees and more. Ages 6+. Pre-registration required, max 14. Member $18 per child/adult pair Non-member $28 per child/adult pair, includes admission. towerhillbg.org

Super Cool Beans Concert. Millis Town Hall, 900 Main St., Millis. 11 a.m. This children’s music group featuring Chili the Cool Blue Bean, Emma the Go-Go Green Bean, Bobo the Funky Purple Bean, and more create a new brand of interactive fun, featuring super cool dance moves and music with original pop, groove, and folk tunes for all. Recommended for ages 2 to 8. Free. supercoolbeans.com.

Dogs & Cats. Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, 65 James St., Worcester. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us as we offer crafts and coloring pages for children of all ages and parents, as we celebrate favorite family pets. Free. anniesbooksworcester.com.

Sports Party. Patriot Place, between 5 Wits and Red Robin, Foxboro. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy Eight Sports themed Carnival Games, Sports Tattoos, Number Face Painting, Sports Football Origami Craft, Group Sport Themed Games. Free, first come, first served. Rain location: Patriot Place Activity Center, located across from Bar Louie.

Caricature Artist. Patriot Place, A.C. Moore, South Marketplace, Foxboro. 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Watch as our talented Caricature Artist turns you into an artist from a blank piece of paper! You’ll be the star of your own photo, and can take your drawing home to create your own similar masterpiece. Free, first come, first served.

Home of the Fairies. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Don your wings, grab your crowns, and come play in the Fruitlands woods as Louisa May Alcott and her friends once did, as we build fairy houses along the path outside. Member children $5, nonmember children $10, adults free. fruitlands.org.

Dino Succulent Plant Holders. Tower Hill Botanic Garden. 11 French Dr., Boylston. 1:30-3 p.m. Find out what makes a succulent unique from other plants as you decorate a dinosaur plant holder. Ages 10+. Pre-registration required. Member $18, Non-member $28, includes admission and all materials. towerhillbg.org

Movement Storytime with Urbanity Dance Company. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 2 p.m. Join us for a special April Vacation storytime featuring the Urbanity Dance Company. Through Wednesday. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $16, children under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

 Wednesday, April 19
Imagination Playground. Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St., Providence. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come stack and build with big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes, and a variety of loose parts to construct forts, castle, and inventive structures. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $9. childrensmuseum.org.

Meet a Scientist at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Come see the world through the eyes of a scientist and explore what research reveals about life and our planet. Graduate students from the departments of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Human Evolutionary Biology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University will share their research and lead hands-on activities in the museum galleries.

Music and Movement. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a time to stretch, listen, move about, and enjoy the morning, during this special class at the museum. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $16, children under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Stroller Tours at WAM. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Join us as a museum teacher engages with caretakers and their infants and toddlers with arts and stories in the galleries. Tea, coffee, juice, and snacks follow the tour. Designed for ages up to 3. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $14, ages 4 to 17 $6, under age 4 free. worcesterart.org.

Magic Steve’s Family Fun Magic Show. Higgins Armory, 100 Barber Ave., Worcester. 11 a.m. Tickets $6, all ages.


Earth Day Celebration. Bass Pro Shops, Patriot Place, Foxboro. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy Touch-a-Truck, recycling games, a baby animal farm, and more. Free, first come, first served. Event will take place behind Bass Pro Shops. Enter store from main entrance, follow signage to Level One to access back of store.


In Monet's Garden. Tower Hill Botanic Garden. 11 French Dr., Boylston. 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Learn about Monet's paintings through play and painting. Ages 6-10. Pre-registration required. Member $16 per child, Non member $26 per child, includes admission. towerhillbg.org

Journal Making. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Create your own diary, journal, or notebook, and learn what Abigail Alcott meant when she told Louisa May Alcott that her diary should be the “epitome of your life.” Member children $5, nonmember children $10, adults free. fruitlands.org.

Animal Affair Traveling Petting Zoo. Millbury Public Library, 128 Elm St., Millbury. 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.






Thursday, April 20
No Time to Waste. Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St., Providence. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn what’s so funny about trash during an interactive family comedy that gives a light-hearted look at the three Rs of protecting the environment: reducing; reusing; and, recycling. Through Friday. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $9. childrensmuseum.org.

Word Play Puppet Show. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11 a.m. & 12 p.m. Come on down to the museum as we play with language and the art of puppetry in a charming show to delight the entire family. Through Friday. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $16, children under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

The Children’s Museum in Easton at 5 Wits. Patriot Place, Foxboro. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Children’s Museum in Easton presents S.T.E.M. Fun for kids! Free, first come, first served.

Upcycle Workshop. Tower Hill Botanic Garden. 11 French Dr., Boylston. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Make fun and beautiful crafts from recycled materials. Ages 10+. Pre-registration required, max 12. Member $18 per child, Non-member $28 per child, includes admission and all materials. towerhillbg.org

Let’s Go Fly a Kite. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Take to a hillside for a kite-making craft that will inspire outdoor play for the whole family. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $14, children ages 5 to 13 $6, children under 5 free. fruitlands.org.

Lego Bingo. Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Rd., Townsend. 7:30 p.m. Lego-themed prizes at Bingo. All ages welcomed. Register at townsendlibrary.org


Friday, April 21


Fairy Houses. Tower Hill Botanic Garden. 11 French Dr., Boylston. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Children will create a spring fairy house to take home. Ages 4+. Pre-registration required. Member $26 per child, Non-member $36 per child, includes admission and all materials. towerhillbg.org

Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Open Book, Open Play. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Free with admission. Tickets: Adults $9; Youth (1-18) $6; Family (2 adults, 2 youth) $22.50.

Bubble Show. Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill, Patriot Place, Foxboro. 12 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Mike the Bubble Man brings magic and science to the stage with this interactive 45-minute show. Free, first come, first served.


Scavenger Hunt Challenge. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Adults and children are tasked to work together to follow clues around the grounds and museum buildings for prizes and fun. Member children $5, nonmember children $10, adults free. fruitlands.org.

Mad Science “Eggbert ‘N Ice” Show. The Hall at Patriot Place, Foxboro. 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. p.m. Mad Science of North Boston's high energy demonstrations are fun, spectacular and sure to leave the children with memories that last well beyond the grand finale.

Cocoa Class. Tower Hill Botanic Garden. 11 French Dr., Boylston. 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Explore cocoa beans and how chocolate is made through hands-on activities, as well as smelling and tasting. Ages 8+. Pre registration required, max 15. Member $22 per child, Non-member $32 per child, includes admission and all materials. towerhillbg.org

 MIT Toy Lab Play Testing. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Before they can hit the shelves, all toys must be tested, so try your hand as we explore the toys presented by MIT’s Toy Lab. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $1, children under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

The Music Man. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 7:30 p.m. Enjoy as Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man, comes to life through Assumption College’s Department of Art, Music, and Theatre, as a swindler comes to town encouraging family to buy their children uniforms and instruments without having any actual musical ability. Through Sunday. $28. thehanovertheatre.org.



 Saturday, April 22
Once Upon a Time: Princess Tea Party. Higgins Armory Building, 100 Barber Ave., Worcester. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Join us in a royal castle as we enjoy tea and scrumptious snacks, princess hair styling from the Fairy Godmother’s Bow’tique, Fanciful Face Painting station decoration, with parades, vendors, princess stories, and more throughout the day. Tea with a princess $40 for 2. Castle entrance, adults $20 at door, $10 online; children ages 4 to 12 $10 at door, $5 online; ages under 4 free. onceuponaprincessteaparty.com.

Family Friendly Earth Day Cleanup. Brookwood Community Farm, 11 Blue Hill River Road, Canton. 10 a.m.-noon. Pick up trash and spruce up the farm in general for spring planting. Bring water, snacks and gloves, if so desired. Donations of trash bags appreciated but not required. Bring your creativity and sense of humor! There will be a trash scavenger hunt, contest for the weirdest find and recycled art challenge. All ages, no registration required. Free. facebook.com/events/1622306771410815/

Street Performer Auditions. Faneuil Hall Marketplace. 2 South Market Building, Boston. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This event is a spectacle for viewers and performers! We invite you all to come on down to help cheer on some new talent! Free.


Spring Discovery Day. South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Ln., Norwell. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Join us for a day of hands-on exploration as we experience the fun of the season. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $5, children under age 2 free. southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org.

Kite Day at Cogswell’s Grant. Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring St., Essex. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Come fly a kite at Cogswell’s Grant, as you bring your own or build one and watch professional kite flyers from Kites Over New England. Kite-making $10. historicnewengland.org.

Hampshire Theatre Seedling Presents New Kid. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Find what happens when a new kid arrives to town during this piece about immigration, acceptance, and the concept of home, presented by the Hampshire Theatre Seedling Productions. Members $3.50, nonmembers $4. carlemuseum.org.

Earth Day: Animal Story Time. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 1:45 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. Enjoy as author Anita Sanchez of Karl Get out of the Garden, joins us on Earth Day for this special animal story time. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $16, children under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Especially for Me! Free Visually Impaired Family Evening. The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Join in an evening for families experiencing a visual impairment. Accommodations are made to many spaces and exhibits increasing accessibility for those with visual impairments. Dinner, including a gluten-free option, is provided. Pre-registration required at http://bit.ly/EFMVisualApril2017 as space is limited. discoverymuseums.org.

Sunday, April 23
Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10 a.m. Follow Pechorin, a young officer, as he embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters and find out if he really is a hero. $23. coolidge.org.

Eco Explorers. Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St., Providence. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. In celebration of Earth Day, come try a variety of activities exploring conservation in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s hands-on art and science exploration space. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $9. childrensmuseum.org.

Day of Dance. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Join us for dance all day, including a morning filled with 70 students of renowned Haitian choreographer Jean Appolon and afternoon performances by Urbanity Dance. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $16, children under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. Museum of Science: Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Find out what role chemists play in promoting a healthier environment, featuring hands-on activities by local chemists under the theme of “Chemistry Helps Feed the World.” Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $25, children ages 3 to 11 $20, children under 3 free. mos.org.

Family Movie Day: The Princess Bride. The Historic Strand Theatre and Grille, 58 High St., Clinton. Come in costume, if desired, as your favorite character from the movie! (Mask-free & family friendly please!) $6 per ticket. Silent Auction with a variety of items begins at 1 p.m. in the lobby.

Chrome String Quartet. TCAN: Center for Arts, 14 Summer St., Natick. 3 p.m. Enjoy as the New England Conservatory brings forward a string quartet of violinists, a violist, and a cellist. Members $20, public $25. natickarts.org.