Friday, July 29
Curious George Storytime
June 29 :: 10:30 am – 11:00 am :: FREE
Join us from 10:30 – 11 AM for our weekly storytime.
Frog Pond Spray Pool Opening
June 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2018 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Friday, June 29. The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed by the opening of the spray pool.
Families will also be able to enjoy a ride on the Boston Common Carousel. The Carousel is handicapped accessible and has height requirements: anyone 42” or taller can ride alone; anyone under 42” requires the presence of an adult.
A Fairy Afternoon
The Winslow House, 634 Careswell Street, Marshfield
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm :: $5
The fairies of the forest are coming visit the Winslow House! Join in on a fairy hunt and look for signs of fantastical activity. Activities will also include learning how to make a fairy door, flower crown, or magic wand to take home as well as face painting to match the pixies and sprites.
PJ Library Metrowest Playground Meet-Up
June 29 :: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm :: FREE
Join PJ Library and other Metrowest families for a playground meet-up at SMILE Tot Lot (12 Fairbank Road) in Sudbury on Friday, June 29 from 3-4:30pm. Come enjoy a casual playground meet-up, where you and your children can explore, play, and meet new friends. A light snack will be provided. No charge. For families with children ages 0-6 years. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/metrowestplaygrounds, contact [email protected] or call 508-879-3300.
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm :: FREE
Join us for our monthly family dance party, Kids Jam. Live DJ. Dance lessons. Games. Free dance.
Saturday, June 30
ICA Play Dates
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston :: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm :: FREE
Kids rule the ICA the last Saturday of every month, when the museum fills up with fun, creative, and even zany activities for kids and adults to do together.
Stroll the galleries and discover ways artists use technology.
Admission is FREE for up to 2 adults per family when accompanied by children ages 12 and under. Youth 17 and under are always admitted free to the ICA. All ages welcome; programs best suited for ages 6 and older. Check back for programming details and schedules as program dates approach.
World Cup Open Kick – Wellesley
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm :: FREE
In celebration of the 21st FIFA World Cup, Super Soccer Stars, in partnership with Wellesley Recreation, is hosting a free, open kick-around event for fans of soccer young and old!
Our coaches will be hosting fun soccer games and activities for kids of all ages! There will be special World Cup activity books, a face painter, and food & beverages available for purchase from a local food truck.
This event is open to the public, so mark your calendar & come kick it with us!
Food Truck Safari at Franklin Park Zoo!
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm :: 21+
Join us on June 30 as food trucks from all over Greater Boston roll into Franklin Park Zoo for a deliciously wild evening! At this Food Truck Safari, Zoo guests will have the opportunity to purchase tasty offerings while enjoying music, activities, and the Zoo’s amazing animals after hours! For guests 21+, stop by the beer and wine garden. ID’s will be checked at the bar.
Participating food trucks include Moyzilla, The Whoo(pie) Wagon, Sheherazad, IGOTTAQ, Bon Me Foods, and Roxy’s Grilled Cheese. Access to the Food Truck Safari is included with regular paid Zoo admission. This does not include the cost of food at each truck.
Sunday, July 1
Summer Sundays at HMSC Museum
Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge :: 11:00am – 4:00pm :: FREE
Free, fun, family activities allow visitors to explore arts from the ancient Near East. Activities change daily: make Egyptian accessories, inscribe clay tablets, or decode hieroglyphics.
This HMSC museum explores the rich history of cultures connected by the family of Semitic languages. Exhibitions include a full-scale replica of an ancient Israelite home, life-sized casts of famous Mesopotamian monuments, authentic mummy coffins, and tablets containing the earliest forms of writing.
Activities take place on the first floor of the Harvard Semitic Museum.
Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip
An Unlikely Story, 111 South Street, Plainville :: 12-2pm :: FREE
An Unlikely Story and Scholastic are hosting the ultimate summer reading road trip event to celebrate “A Magical Summer of Reading.” In an effort to get kids reading this summer, the 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV will offer kids and families the opportunity to participate in their very own “pop-up” reading festival, meet some of their favorite authors, and engage in fun reading activities.
Author visits and book signings include: Gale Galligan, author and illustrator of Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphix #5), Peter Reynolds, author of The Dot, and Tui Sutherland, author of the Wings of Fire series.
There will be an activity tent filled with reading activities, a giveaway table, a prize wheel, and an appearance from Clifford the Big Red Dog!
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street, Acton :: 10am-2pm :: Free with the cost of admission
The giant pile of dirt is back!
Dig, climb, burrow!
Mud pies, mud paintings, mud this, and mud that.
Bring your boots and prepare to get messy. Join us as we discover the infinite potential of dirt.
This program will happen light rain or shine.
Heavy rain or other inclement weather may result in program cancellation.
Enjoy this program and more at the all-NEW Discovery Museum!
In our new, 16,000sf building we’ve re-created the best hands-on STEAM exhibits from our original two museums—for little kids, big kids, and their grownups—and added many exciting new ones, including water, air, making/tinkering, and more!