Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Science, Skating, and Symphony - April 2-3

After the roller coaster temperatures we had in March, I for one am ready to welcome April and its promise of warmer weather. Why not step out for a hike or spend an afternoon in the woods for a special celebration? My family is headed to the circus this week, which gives us the chance to stroll around nearby Faneuil Hall, with its colorful sights and sounds helping us welcome spring.

This is also a great weekend for budding scientists with special events at the MIT and Harvard museums, and young music fans have their pick between a family-friendly concert and petting zoo, a musical storytelling, and a symphony play day. Finally, those of you looking for a last taste of winter can head indoors to catch the world's top ice skaters right here in Boston (pictured).

Also on Mommy Poppins Boston this week:

  • Plan for a fun day on the farm at one of these upcoming sheepshearing festivals.
  • Looking to keep creative kids busy this summer? These local camps might fit the bill.
  • We've previously shared our favorite stops along the T's Orange and Green Lines. Now it's the often-underrated Blue Line's turn in the limelight. 

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to check out the full Event Calendar!


2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships - Boston
The World Figure Skating Championships brings close to 200 skaters from over 30 countries to Boston’s TD Garden to compete for four international titles.

The Sound of Music - Boston
The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by Jack O’Brien, is coming to Boston.

Turtle's New Home - Brookline
New England animals are the stars of this puppet show about friends in a wetland habitat that shares how to look closely at nature.

Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour - Boston
The Grand Tour is a circus extravaganza set in the 1920s and featuring acts from the four corners of the globe.


Watson Adventures' Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Boston
Families with kids ages 10 and up can join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter Fans.

Science on Saturday at MIT Museum - Cambridge
Science on Saturday is a free, 60-minute presentation with fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer.

High-Tech Zoology: Watching the World with Animals' Eyes - Cambridge
Kids can learn real techniques used to study wildlife ecology from researchers in the field.

Kids' Shows: Ben Rudnick & Friends - Brookline
Ben Rudnick & Friends' adventurous acoustic music and lyrically humorous style have won them fans of all ages.

Musical Storytelling Series: Bringing Rain to the Kapiti Plain - Arlington
At this free concert, kids hear a cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain.


Melrose Symphony Orchestra: Classics for Kids - Melrose
Families are welcome to see, hear, and try the instruments of the symphony orchestra in this fun-filled afternoon especially for kids ages 3 and up.

Salamander Celebration - Framingham
At this annual celebration of this shy and beautiful woodland creature, everyone can learn about the several special kinds of salamander that live at Garden in the Woods.

Brookline Music School’s Faculty Artist Showcase - Brookline
Brookline Music School's Faculty Artist Showcase presents a collection of styles to reflect the musical range of the faculty.

Symphony Play Day at Boston Children's Museum - Boston
Guests can explore classical music with various activities and performances across the Museum.

Photo: Tarah Kayne and Daniel O'Shea Courtesy of U.S. Figure Skating

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