The Best Area Family Fun Events for April 1 & 2

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

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Saturday, April 1

Family Tour at WAM. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Explore the galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour, featuring facts, stories, and time together. Free.

Beyond the Spectrum: Precious Materials and Embellished Objects. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Enjoy this adventure in art for children on the Autism Spectrum as we scour the museum to explore jewels and precious materials from around the world, before heading back to create your own necklace, keychain, or accessory using beads, gemstones, and twisty wire. For ages 8 to 12. $9.

Karen K and The Jitterbugs. TCAN: Center for Arts, 14 Summer St., Natick. 11 a.m. Come bug out with Karen K and her Jitterbugs, as they create an unforgettable, crowd-engaging, theatrical show, featuring Karen K’s totally catchy tunes and her Jitterbugs hilarious personalities. Adults $10, children $8.

Families @ WAM Make Art. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Drop-in for some fun, intergenerational time in our galleries, where we provide the materials and the inspiration. Free.

Boston Children’s Chorus. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Join us for a choral concert performed by 50 children, uniting singers ages 7 to 18 across different races, religions, and socioeconomic statuses, to discover the power of music in the celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $16, children under 1 free.

Harbor Seal Encounter. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 100 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the harbor seal exhibit and feed the stars of the show, seals Action and Bubba. Register ahead. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $15, children ages 2 to 12 $10, children under 2 free.

Dancing With the Stars Evening. Burgess Elementary School, 45 Burgess School Rd., Sturbridge. 7 p.m. Fashioned after the TV show of the same name, local stars are teamed with professional dancers and will be performing for the coveted “Star” award. Tickets $20 adults, $15 for seniors and kids under 12.

Sunday, April 2

Welcome Baby Brunch. Hip to Heart—Butterfly Baby, 100 Washington St., Canton. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bring your baby for a fun and informative morning with other local families. Mingle over a light breakfast, learn techniques to calm your baby using massage and reflexology, and get some advice on introducing early foods to your baby. Register ahead. Families $10.

Light It Up Blue: World Autism Awareness Day. The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m. In support of World Autism Awareness Day, with the goal of increasing autism awareness and celebrating the abilities of individuals with autism, our mascot Bessie is looking to show her blue, too. Come help paint Bessie a lovely shade of blue, so she too can Light It Up Blue. Additionally, resources about early diagnosis and intervention will be available. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $12.50, children under 1 free.

Pinkalicious: The Musical. LSJCC, 333 Nahanton St., Newton. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy as New York’s multi-award-winning Vital Theatre Company presents the delectable new musical Pinkalicious based on the popular children’s book, as Pinkalicious’s pink cupcake consumption leads her to the doctor’s office with a case of Pinkititis. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Members $15, nonmembers $18.

Happy Birthday Simon. Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St., Grafton. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy this special birthday celebration of Simon Willard and his legendary clock, filled with fun, festivities, and activities in this wonderful museum exploring the heirlooms of a famed clockmaking family. Free.