New is the theme as Boston families enter the month of April: We're celebrating a museum opening, the arrival (albeit a bit sluggish) of spring, and budding musicians, among other exciting events. Somerville is in the spotlight this week, with a special visit by a superhero to Legoland's weekly Toddler Tuesday and a fair featuring super-healthy, hyperlocal food. For more reasons to get out of the house with the kids, check out our Event Calendar.
Monday 3/27 – Charlestown
In a town with a rich history of great museums, it's a big deal when a new one opens. We love the concept behind the new Environmental Science Discovery and Action Museum at the Charlestown Navy Yard, which opens its doors this week. Designed for small groups of school-aged kids, ideally 3rd through 7th graders, its interactive exhibits focus on the ever-shifting environment and ecology of our planet. Advanced registration for before a visit is required; school groups are encouraged, but you can visit individually, as a family, or with friends.
9:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m.; students $3, adults free (up to three in a group)
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Tuesday 3/28 – Somerville
Toddler Tuesdays at the Legoland Discovery Center are super for allowing little ones to explore the place without bigger kids hogging the bricks. This week's event will include a superhero-themed storytime and a special apperance by the Dark Knight himself.
10 am - 2 pm; adults and children 2 and over, $16; babies 2 and under, free
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Wednesday 3/29 – Somerville
Ever thought about joining a farm share, and getting a fresh bounty of produce, meat or seafood each week or month? Visit the 2017 Farm Share Fair, and you'll have a chance to pick from the best community sponsored agriculture programs that the Boston region has to offer. It's an opportunity for kids to learn where their food is coming from, and sample some great local eats.
5:30 am-8:30 pm; free
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Thursday 3/30 – Acton
Wish the leaves and flowers would make their appearance a little sooner? At Make a Mess: Spring Fever at the Discovery Museums, kids will be given a variety of recycled materials to make a spring-themed creation they can take home.
10-11 am; free with regular museum admission ($12.50)
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Friday 3/31 – Hingham
If you have a child who plays an instrument or is just interested in music, they can get a big dose of inspiration by visiting the Hingham Barnes and Noble during the South Shore Conservatory Performathon, where students rotate through performances over a four-day period to raise money for the school's scholarship fund. Stop by to hear some talented adults and kids perform, and browse the books in between performances for a great weekend read.
6-7 pm; free (though donations are welcome, and benefit the school's scholarship fund)
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There are always more activities on our Event Calendar and in our monthly GoList. And if you don’t receive our newsletters full of suggestions for family fun, you really should sign up for our newsletter—it’s free!
Photo courtesy of the Environmental Science Discovery and Action Museum.