Free admission to the Discovery Museum, breakfast with the Easter Bunny, a sensory-friendly performance of The Little Mermaid and more!
Friday, April 5
Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette. The Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 9:30-10 a.m. Explore sound through singing and playing. Move, make music, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. The Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy a nature-based activity based on the weather and season either in the Discovery Woods or the adjacent conservation land. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Baby Signing. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 10-11 a.m. Join Baby Kneads and learn how to teach your baby sign language featuring props, toys, puppets and more. For ages 5 through pre-verbal. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.
First Friday Nights Free. The Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. Free admission and explore the museum at night. Non-perishable food donations accepted for local pantries. Free. discoveryacton.org.
Stars Over Springfield. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory or, if overcast, a planetarium show. $3. springfieldmuseums.org.
Saturday, April 6
10th Annual Walk to End Homelessness. Natick High School, 15 West St., Natick. 9 a.m. Bring your family, friends, colleagues, and dogs for a 5K walk through Natick Center to help raise homelessness awareness in the Greater Boston area, with food, raffles, and games for kids. Register ahead. Families, $75, adults $25, youths 5 and up $15, children under 5 free. familypromisemetrowest.org.
Easter Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hop. Solomon Pond Mall, 601 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlborough. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Breakfast, crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny in the food court. RSVP by April 3 at eventbrite.com. Free.
Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends. Jasper Hill Restaurant, 270 Exchange St., Millis. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Interactive story songs to spark your imagination during this special family brunch and music series. Adults $8, children $6.
Wizarding Day at Franklin Park Zoo. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd., Boston. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A magical day, featuring performances by Magician Debbie O’Carroll, a special zookeeper talk, and bewitching day when costumes are encouraged. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16.95, ages 2 to 12 $11.95, ages under 2 free. zoonewengland.org.
Bee Movie. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Watch as bee Barry B. Benson explores the world beyond his hive for the first time, during this Science on Screen Jr. screening with a discussion on the importance of bees in our own backyards. $6. coolidge.org.
Brain Building Literacy Fair. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A literacy aimed at toddler through kindergarten age, with musical performances, face painting, crafts, and story-time. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
Beyond the Spectrum: Fantastic Fashion. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Explore the different ways that artists, designers, and individuals have used fashion and dress to express, with a time to make your own designs during this adventures in art for children on the Autism Spectrum. $9. mfa.org.
Everyday Engineering: Float and Fly. The Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop-in and engage with some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials to harness the power of air. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
The Little Mermaid: Sensory Friendly. RJ Grey Jr. High School Auditorium, 16 Charter Rd., Acton. 1 p.m. The story of Ariel comes to life onstage during this performance by Open Door Theater featuring sensory-friendly tailoring for children on the autism spectrum. $10. opendoortheater.org.
Special Storytime: Aaron Becker. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Join Caldecott Honor artists Aaron Becker as he reads from his new book ‘You Are Light’. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Spider Man meets many different versions of himself in this Academy Award-winning animated film showing heroes come from all backgrounds. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
Egg Hunt & Easter Festival. Grace Chapel, 525 Main St., Watertown. 2-4 p.m. Over 4,000 hidden Easter eggs, face painting, bounce houses, music, caricatures, crafts, tasty treats and outdoor games. Free, registration required at eventbrite.com. grace.org/watertown.
The Little Mermaid: Audio-Described. RJ Grey Jr. High School Auditorium, 16 Charter Rd., Acton. 7 p.m. The story of Ariel unfolds onstage during this Open Door Theater production featuring audio-described access for audience members. $15. opendoortheater.org.
Sunday, April 7
The Golden Age. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10 a.m. A jazzy score underscores this 1920s-set love story ballet following a young fisherman who falls for a dancer. $25. coolidge.org.
Inside Out Concert. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. French Horn player Eli Epstein will give an ‘Inside Out’ afternoon concert. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
Groton Dunstable Chamber Chorus. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 2-4 p.m. An afternoon of stunning classical and contemporary a cappella pieces. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.
Celtic Woman: Ancient Land. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 3 p.m. Celebrate Ireland’s rich musical tradition through this world-class performance collective introducing some of the Emerald Isle’s most talented singers and musicians to the world stage. $45-156. thehanovertheatre.org.