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  • April 01, 2014 - April 30, 2014

Live Musical Performance with Tim Griffin

Friday, April 4

5:10pm & 5:45pm

Musician and storyteller Tim Griffin, from Los Angeles, performs his original, kid-friendly music that makes math and science come alive.


School Readiness Friday Night

Friday, April 4

6:00 - 8:30pm

Use your imagination and celebrate Earth Day by recycling things in new ways. Join us for an evening of school readiness activities, the play D.W. Counts Down to Kindergarten, science exploration, art and more.


Kick-Off the Week of the Young Child

Saturday April 5

Celebrate the National Week of the Young Child with art, music, science fun and learning.


Skee Ball Engineering - Workshop for Older Kids

Saturday, April 5

11:00am & 12:00pm

Design your own skee ball game.


Make your own...Shower Gel! - Workshop for Older Kids

Sunday, April 6 and Sunday, April 27

10:30am, 11:45am, 2:15pm and 3:30pm

Learn the basics behind SHOWER GEL making and leave with your own signature SHOWER GEL. Design your own logo and label for your creation!


Meet Play Learn. How Tall Are You?

Thursday, April 10

10:30 - 11:30am

Come build with giant Imagination Playground blocks in the Common. Can you build a tower as tall as you? Meet-Play-Learn is a chance for parents, caregivers and young children to get together with old friends and meet new friends. Each month we explore new spaces and discover Museum programs with a twist. 


From the Top Arts Leader

Friday, April 11

6:00pm & 6:30 pm

Talented high school musicians will come out of the concert hall and into the museum to share their talents and inspire our visitors.


Kitchen Science

Saturday, April 12

11:30am - 1:30pm

What do milk, salt, food coloring and straws have in common? They're all kept in the kitchen and they're all great for doing science experiments!


A Paper Orchestra Concert with Conservatory Lab Charter School Kindergartners

Wednesday, April 16

10:00 AM

After intensive research into four instruments of the string family, the kindergartners of the Conservatory Lab Charter School build their own orchestra. With their families' help, students construct violins, violas, cellos and basses out of cardboard, glue and papier-maché. They learn about instrument position and orchestral etiquette. The paper orchestra concert is a presentation of these new skills as well as an important rite of passage, after which all students will graduate to real instruments!


Pajama Party in PlaySpace

Friday April 18


Toddlers, wear your pajamas to the Museum on Friday night and join us for games, songs and picture-stories. Older siblings are welcome to participate.


Sense of Smell Day

Saturday, April 19


It's the most scent-sational day of the year-Sense of Smell Day!  Test your smell memory, play the smell matching game, and find out why snot is so important in keeping you healthy.  Celebrate your nose and all it does for you; after all, who "nose" what you'll discover!


Critter Day

Saturday, April 19

Do you love animals? Join us for Critter Day, fun live animal programming on the 3rd Saturday of each month.


April Vacation week - Growing Our Community

April 21 - 25

10am - 4pm

Join us for activities and performance celebrating the diversity of our community and the world around us.


Live Dance Performance: Urbanity Dance

Wednesday, April 23

1:30 PM

Interactive performance by contemporary dance ensemble Urbanity.


Live Musical Performance: Josh and the Jamtones

Thursday, April 25


Join these Berklee College of Music alums for a rock & roll, roots/reggae/pop sing-along dance party.


KidsJam @ Club Common

Friday, April 25

6:30 - 8:00pm

Join us for our monthly family dance party, Kids Jam. Hosted by Boston Children's Museum BNY Mellon Youth Leaders, Kids Jam is the only dance party in Boston led by kids, supported by adults. Live DJ. Dance lessons. Free dance. Intergenerational dance battles.


Message in a Milk Bottle

Saturday, April 26

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Some children must stay in the hospital for some extended period of time - but they can still have fun and play! Join this collaborative project to fill the Common with flowers made by children in the hospital and museum visitors!


April in the Art Studio. Art inspired by looking up at the sky!



April in the Japanese House. 桜 Make a paper sakura cherry blossom screen


April is the season of cherry blossoms. In Japan, people enjoy Hanami, a party under the cherry blossoms. Friends and family get together, have picnics, sing songs, share poetry, and play games.

In the Japanese House this month, you can share spring traditions, learn about the Japanese spring tradition of Hanami (flower-viewing) and Sakura (cherry blossoms) and create a Byobu paper screen.

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