Watch sleek, colorful dragon boats paddle down the Charles River, celebrate World Oceans Day on the wharf, or eat up at a Strawberry Festival.
Friday, June 7
Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 9:30-10 a.m. Explore sound through singing and playing. Move, make music, listen, 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. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy a nature-based activity corresponded to the weather and season outside, and explore the outdoors through our Discovery Woods or on the adjacent conservation land. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Open Book, Open Play. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy an interactive story-time followed by time to move, play, and explore materials. Recommended for ages 2-6. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.
First Friday Nights Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. Explore the museum at night. Non-perishable food donations accepted for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Free. discoveryacton.org.
Saturday, June 8
Backyard and Beyond: Fire-Making with PrimiTim. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Join primate skills expert, Tim ‘PrimiTim’ Swanson, to learn and practice the ancient skill of fire-making. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Pop-Up Play Day. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Build, rebuild, collaborate, and play across our colorful Imagination Playground filled with big blue blocks. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $13, youths 4-17 $6, ages under 4 free. berkshiremuseum.org.
TouchTomorrow. WPI, 20 Trowbridge Rd., Worcester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A free festival of science, technology and robots. Free. facebook.com.
51st Annual Strawberry Festival. Topsfield Town Common, 4 North Common St., Topsfield. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kick-off the summer season during this annual celebration featuring bowls of fresh strawberries, whipped cream, piles of shortcakes, music, an artisan market, children’s game, and more. Free. topsfieldhistory.org.
Arms + Armor Demonstrations. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Join this interactive program to learn about the arms and armor used by Roman soldiers, Medieval knights, and more. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16, ages 4-17 $6, ages under 4 free. worcesterart.org.
Clowns for Gay Rights. Copley Square, Boston. 12 p.m. Want to clown around? Clown with “Clowns for Gay Rights” at Boston Gay Pride parade. No previous clowning experience necessary. March in the parade, wave at the crowds, and give out stickers. Clown accessories, makeup, and stickers provided! Free. clownsforpeaceandjustice.org.
Apollo 11. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Blast off into space during this afternoon screening following NASA’s first mission to the moon. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
Sunday, June 9
World Oceans Day Celebration. Harbor View Terrace at the New England Aquarium, Boston. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate World Oceans Day with a fun, family-friendly festival on Central Wharf. Free. *Admission to Aquarium not necessary or included. neaq.org.
40th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival. John Weeks Footbridge, 953 Memorial Dr., Cambridge. Sunday, June 9, 12-5 p.m. Watch as teams compete paddling sleek, colorful, dragon boats along the Charles River, during this day of family fun, arts and crafts, performances, and a celebration of Asian culture. Free. bostondragonboat.org.
Family Concert. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Enjoy a one hour concert for families as performed by the Suzuki School of Newton. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.