If you are looking for Boston events to keep your family entertained this March, we’ve got you covered! We’ve started a monthly events guide to be sure you don’t miss a thing happening around the Boston area. We know you are looking for ideas for family fun all the time. The weather may be chilly, but there’s so much fun to be had!
We’ve also included links to area libraries and recurring events. This is, by no means, a comprehensive list. If you know of any fun family activities we missed, please let us know in the comments.
Oh, and be sure to join our Community & Conversation Group to meet other moms near you!
March 2 :: #popscope at Boston Children’s Museum :: Boston :: Look up! What do you see? Birds? Airplanes? How about the stars! Join the folks from #popscope and use a telescope to look for the stars, planets, and other features in the night sky.
March 2 :: PJ Library Purim Dance Party Drop-In :: Arlington :: Join PJ Library for a Purim celebration at Ready, Set, Kids! from 9:30–11 a.m. Come in costume and dance the day away in celebration of the happiest holiday of the year! Instead of Haman, have some Hamantaschen (purim cookies). Just drop-in, no registration required. Cost is $5/family; pay at the door.
March 2–4 :: Wheelock Family Theatre: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast :: Boston :: Join the Beast, Belle, Gaston, Le Fou, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and their friends as they embark on a grand journey filled with adventure, cheer, and learning to love. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has entertained Broadway audiences for over 14 years.
March 3 :: Silly Soiree :: Boston :: The Silly Soirée is a unique event in Boston, planned by the kids and for the kids. The formal party and fundraiser will allow kids and their grown-ups a unique opportunity for a special date night on the town — dinner and dancing, kids’ style.
March 3–4 :: “My Neighbor Totoro” at the Coolidge Corner Theater :: Brookline :: Often regarded as one of the best children’s films ever created, Hayao Miyazaki’s watercolor ode to childhood imagination is both a delightful, exhilarating adventure and nuanced portrait of youth, innocence, and growth.
March 3–4 :: The Discovery Museum – Grand Opening Weekend :: Acton :: The all-new Discovery Museum makes for a fun family day trip — less than an hour’s drive from Boston! The Discovery Museum opens its doors to an expanded, fully accessible, and now single-building museum. Children 12 and under will be free all weekend as a thank you to the community. The indoor museum is in addition to the outdoor, year-round playscape, Discovery Woods, and a fully accessible, enormous treehouse for all ages.
March 5 :: MFA Playdates :: Boston :: Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Tours leave on a rolling basis starting at 10:15 a.m. Each month focuses on a specific theme. Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with adults. No registration required.
March 9 :: Our City Block Party :: Boston :: Make a happening scene on the streets of the Boston Black exhibit where participants can enjoy music, dance, art, stories, play, or just hang out.
March 9–11 :: The Magic of Adam Trent :: Boston :: Broadway/TV star Adam Trent is bringing his signature brand of magic and illusion to Boston in a high-tech stage spectacle. The Magic of Adam Trent (AdamTrent.com) is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy, and music designed to entertain the entire family. Showcasing his “futuristic” brand of magic, Trent has mesmerized live audiences around the globe, in person and as a featured guest on America’s Got Talent, The Today Show, Ellen, the Rachael Ray Show, and Disney Channel among countless other TV appearances.
March 10 :: Kids in the Kitchen :: Boston :: Head to The Kitchen for a series of cooking classes for kids ages 6-12 to learn about local food and the journey it makes from the farm to the table. In these hands-on classes, kids explore and taste the seasonal bounty of the region through the local vendors of the Boston Public Market.
March 11 :: Boston STEM Fair :: Waltham :: The Boston STEM Fair is for parents and kids (PK-12) who want to learn about opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Come meet organizations who are inspiring today’s students with unique, hands-on programs that build interest and knowledge in STEM.
March 11 :: Adam Trent Magic :: Boston :: Broadway/TV star Adam Trent is bringing his signature brand of magic and illusion to Boston in a high-tech stage spectacle. The Magic of Adam Trent (AdamTrent.com) is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy, and music designed to entertain the entire family.
March 14 :: Stroller Tours at the Davis Museum :: Wellesley :: Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this free guided tour, a special opportunity for families open before normal hours.
March 17 :: St. Patrick’s Day at Franklin Park Zoo :: Boston :: Visit Franklin Park Zoo and watch as some of the animals in the Tropical Forest receive green-themed treats in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, generously donated by Whole Foods Jamaica Plain. Guests can get creative at the arts and crafts station and discover fun facts at the education station.
March 24 :: Kids in the Kitchen :: Boston :: Head to the Kitchen for a series of cooking classes for kids ages 6–12 to learn about local food and the journey it makes from the farm to the table. In these hands-on classes, kids explore and taste the seasonal bounty of the region through the local vendors of the Boston Public Market.
March 24 :: Fun in the Tropics at Franklin Park Zoo :: Boston :: Longing for an island getaway? Escape to the tropics with the zoo’s young professionals group, The Wild Things, at Franklin Park Zoo! Wear your best luau gear and dance your way through the tropical forest with music from a live DJ and compete in animal-themed games with friends! Watch the ring-tail lemurs as they discover tropical-themed treats as enrichment in their decorated exhibit, and don’t miss special opportunities to meet some of the zoo’s animal ambassadors. Join zoo staff to learn more about the free-flight birds, including scarlet ibis, yellow-billed storks, hadada ibis, and more!
March 30 :: Bedtime Storytimes with Catching Joy :: Dedham :: Bedtime storytimes take place on the last Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m., in collaboration with the children’s non-profit Catching Joy, an organization that promotes volunteerism beginning with young children and their families. Friday evening storytimes include stories, a simple craft, and some kind of “giving” component, whether it is a collection of items needed by local charities or having the children make cards or decorate gift bags. Children are always welcome to wear their pajamas, and refreshments (usually milk and cookies) are provided.
March 30 :: KidsJam :: Boston :: The Boston Children’s Museum hosts a monthly family dance party, complete with a live DJ, dance lessons, intergenerational dance battles, and games. KidsJam is the only dance party in Boston led by kids, supported by adults.
March 31 :: Spring Egg-stravaganza :: Norwell :: Rabbits, chickens, and eggs are a sure sign of spring! Learn how to decorate eggs with natural dyes, enjoy an egg hunt, and search for clues that spring is near. Space is limited.
Baby-Friendly Monday Matinees at the Capitol Theatre :: Arlington :: Mondays, 12–2 p.m. :: The Capitol Theatre features a baby-friendly movie every Monday afternoon. Please check the theater’s Monday schedule to see what feature has been selected for parents and their infants.
Kids’ Art Club :: Dorchester:: Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. :: This club has a new art project at the library every Tuesday. Projects include collage self-portraits and artist’s books. Art Club projects are showcased in rotating displays in the library children’s room.
Weekly Nature Time:: Milton:: Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.:: Introduce your pre-school aged child to nature with this fun program. Programs may feature a story, nature games, crafts, short walks outside, or meeting one of the museum’s animal residents.
JFN Free Friday Playgroup :: Natick :: Fridays, 9:30–11:30 a.m. :: Bring the little ones and come join other parents and caregivers in the Metrowest area for a fun-filled morning of play and socializing. There are plenty of songs, activities, toys, snacks, and laughter, as both the children and their grown-ups build connections and lasting friendships.
Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays :: Acton :: Fridays, 10–11 a.m. :: A great way for the whole family to enjoy time outdoors, the Forest Friday program is held outside, no matter the weather. Every Friday morning there is a nature-based activity based on the weather and season, either in Discovery Woods or out on the adjacent conservation land. All ages are welcome but activities are designed for 2- to 6-year-olds. Please note that the conservation land trails are not ADA or stroller accessible; please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
StoryTime at the Curious George Store :: Cambridge :: Fridays, 10:30–11 a.m. :: Small children and their caregivers are welcome at these weekly storytimes, running throughout the year.
Nature Storytime with the Cambridge Public Library :: Cambridge :: Fridays, 10–11 a.m. :: On the first Friday of each month this winter, Cambridge Public Library’s children’s librarian Margaret Macri hosts a nature story time at Fresh Pond. Kids can read about winter and what humans and animals do during this time. Bring warm clothes and go for a winter walk after story time is over.
Family Show :: Cambridge :: Saturdays, 4–5 p.m. :: Improv Boston’s improv and music extravaganza is completely made up on the spot every week based on your suggestion. No two shows are alike! Best of all, children who want to participate have opportunities to be on stage and take part in the fun! Our show is ideal for family outings, birthday parties, and school field trips. The Family Show is fun for the whole family and best for children ages 4-12.