Friday, October 25 

Story Music Fun. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 10-10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, instrument strumming, and moving. For ages 0 to 4. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Come outside, no matter the weather, to do a nature-based activity either in the Discovery Woods or the adjacent conservation land. Designed for ages 2-6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Word Play with Center Dance Studio. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join Center Dance Studio for creative movement and narrative dance inspired by picture books. Register ahead. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Family Yoga. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11:15 a.m. Enjoy a fun, energizing yoga sessions specifically designed for young children and grown-ups together. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Sensory Play Storytime. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Look, listen, touch, play, and enjoy a story and activities aimed at exploring different sensory story concepts. For ages 2 to 4. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Pumpkin Science Discovery. EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester. 2-2:45 p.m. Investigate pumpkins from seed to STEM using STEM skills and tools. Free with admission. Adults $18, children $14, kids under 2 free. ecotarium.org. 

National Chemistry Week: Marvelous Metals. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 2-4:30 p.m. Experiment with a metal that remembers its shapes, and explore metals, magnets, and more. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7 p.m. Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals including Moana, Simba, Aladdin, and Woody during this fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks. $15 and up. dcucenter.com.

 

Astronomy After Hours. Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Way, Boston. 7:30 p.m. Hands-on astronomy and science activities and the chance to view astronomical objects through the museum's 6" and 12" telescopes. Free. facebook.com. 

A Tuba to Cuba. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 8 p.m. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs songs featured in the documentary A Tuba to Cuba as well as new works. $29.50-129. berklee.edu/events.

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Saturday, October 26 

Revere Beach Fall Fest. Revere Beach, 600 Ocean Ave., Rochester. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Open beach for face-painting, cookie decorating, children activities, and fall festival shopping. Free. reverebeachpartnership.com.

Science Tricks & Animal Treats. EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sneaky science programs about animal camouflage, invisible forces, and secret powers. Join wildlife keepers to learn about the treats and training that enrich our resident animals lives. Face-painting and trick-or-treat stations. Costumes encouraged. Free with admission. Adults $18, children $14, kids under 2 free. ecotarium.org. 

Play Date: Home is Where… Institute of Contemporary Art: Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy fun, creative, and even zany activities, look amongst the galleries, and enjoy time together. Free. icaboston.org.

Special Storytime: Thyra Heder. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10:30 a.m. Join author-illustrator Thyra Heder as she reads from her new picture book, and inspires young and old to get up and move about. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Family Yoga Class. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Participate in cooperative game, learn age-appropriate poses, learn breathing exercises, and experience simple mindfulness activities. Recommended for ages 3 to 12, with caregiver. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

 

Spooooky Crafts & Stories. Annie's Book Stop, 65 James St., Worcester. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Halloween-themed crafts for ages 4 and up along with readings from scary and not-so-scary favorites. Costumes encouraged. Free. facebook.com. 

National Chemistry Week: Marvelous Metals. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Experiment with a metal that remembers its shapes, and explore metals, magnets, and more. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

 

Halloween Barktacular. Camp Marshall, 92 McCormick Rd., Spencer. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Trick-or-treating for kids and pets, haunted hayrides, pony rides, carnival games, bouncy castle, music, food and craft vendors  for families and pets. Free. more info. 

Family Fallapalooza. Hyland Orchard & Pavilion. 199 Arnold Rd., Fiskdale. 12 p.m. Live music, local vendors, food trucks, farm animals, pumpkin painting, lawn games, fall crafts and tractor rides through the orchard are all part of this third annual family day on the farm. Craft beers served up from Rapscallion Brewery. Free. hylandorchard.com. 

Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals including Moana, Simba, Aladdin, and Woody during this fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks. $15 and up. dcucenter.com.

Whole Book Approach Storytime. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Families will enjoy this special Whole Book Approach Storytime with author Megan Dowd Lambert. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Fabulous Fungus Fair. Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. 2-4 p.m. Explore the wonderous world of fungi, during this time of discovery, investigation, and hands-on experiences. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $15, ages 3 and up $10, ages under 3 free. hmnh.harvard.edu.

Sheep Pasture Spooktacular. Natural Resource Trust of Easton, 307 Main St., Easton. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Family-friendly (not spooky) hayrides, a fire pit, nature hikes, face painting, pumpkin decorating and arts and crafts. $20 per family. more info. 

Pink Martini. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 8 p.m. Celebrate Pink Martini’s 25th anniversary as it brings the sounds of jazz, old-fashioned pop, and classic music in a lively performance. $40-79. berklee.edu/events.

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Sunday, October 27

Halloween Party. Brookfield Orchards, 12 Lincoln Rd., North Brookfield. 12-4 p.m. Come in costume for candy apples, wagon rides, and fall fun. Free. facebook.com. 

Science Tricks & Animal Treats. EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester. 12.-4 p.m. Sneaky science programs about animal camouflage, invisible forces, and secret powers. Join wildlife keepers to learn about the treats and training that enrich our resident animals lives. Face-painting and trick-or-treat stations. Costumes encouraged. Free with admission. Adults $18, children $14, kids under 2 free. ecotarium.org. 

Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 12 p.m. & 4 p.m. Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals including Moana, Simba, Aladdin, and Woody during this fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks. $15 and up. dcucenter.com.

Whole Book Approach Storytime. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Families will enjoy this special Whole Book Approach Storytime with author Megan Dowd Lambert. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Sleepy Hollow-een Tour. Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord. 3:30-5 p.m. A special Halloween event taking a tour through historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery with a Concord Museum guide with stories passed down through generations. Members $5, nonmembers $10. concordmuseum.org.

Trick or Treat. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 5-7:30 p.m. Visit the Village after hour for a family-friendly evening of trick or treating on the Commons. See costumes, hear spooky tales, enjoy a bonfire, take a hayride, and more. Members $8, nonmembers $12, ages under 4 free. osv.org.

Pink Martini. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 8 p.m. Celebrate Pink Martini’s 25th anniversary as it brings the sounds of jazz, old-fashioned pop, and classic music in a lively performance. $40-79. berklee.edu/events.