Enjoy wet, wild fun at the Dynamic H20 exhibit. Photo by John Smock/CMOM
Enjoy wet, wild fun at the Dynamic H20 exhibit. Photo by John Smock/CMOM

Activities To Get You Out of the House this Weekend: Dynamic H2O, Carnival Rides, Fairy Forest

We're wrapping up April vacation here in Boston this weekend—so let's go out big! Start off with a visit to the Boston Children's Museum's newest outdoor exhibit, Dynamic H2O—yes they're open—and keep the fun going by visiting a magical fairy forest in Harvard or taking a spin on some carnival rides in Salem, NH. Want to score cool parent points and let the kids stay up late? Head out on a full moon hike in Ipswich or go stargazing in Waltham.

Still want more? Take a last-minute weekend getaway or just a local day trip that the kids will adore. And as always, keep tabs on our Boston events calendar for daily updates on the best local and virtual happenings. And don't forget to get booking those summer camps—spots are filling up fast for the 2021 season. Learn more about local and virtual summer camps at our upcoming Online Camp Fair. Visit virtual booths and watch live camp demos.

While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our events calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


Smolak Farm
upcoming events
(Mon Apr 19, 2021 - Fri Apr 23, 2021) April Vacation at Smolak Farm

EcoTarium
upcoming events
(Fri Apr 23, 2021) Earth Day at the Ecotarium

Gore Place
upcoming events
(Fri Feb 5, 2021 - Fri Apr 23, 2021) Stargazing at Gore Place

Weir River Farm
upcoming events
(Mon Apr 19, 2021 - Fri Apr 23, 2021) Family Music at the Red Barn

Plimoth Plantation
upcoming events

Churchill's Garden Center

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
upcoming events

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 17, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

Discovery Museums
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 17, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Tinytropolis at the Discovery Museum

The Mall at Rockingham Park
upcoming events
(Wed Apr 21, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Carnival at the Rockingham Mall

Fruitland Museum
upcoming events
(Wed Apr 21, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Fruitlands Fairy Forest

Concord Museum
upcoming events
(Fri Apr 16, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Revolutionary Family Activities

Chestnut Hill Farm
upcoming events
(Wed Mar 3, 2021 - Fri Apr 30, 2021) Spring StoryWalk at Chestnut Hill Farm

Boston Children's Musem
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 17, 2021 - Sat May 1, 2021) Dynamic H20

Stevens-Coolidge Place
upcoming events
(Thu Apr 22, 2021 - Sun May 16, 2021) Spring BloomFest

Stone Zoo Parking Lot
upcoming events
(Fri Apr 16, 2021 - Mon Sep 6, 2021) T-Rex Adventure

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

EcoTarium: An Indoor-Outdoor Museum of Science and Nature

Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary
Harvard ArtsFirst Festival
- various times Pick
Cambridge Science Festival
Virtual - various times Pick
EarthFest
Online - various times Pick
EarthFest Online
American Museum of Natural History Online - various times Pick
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