This list provides some ideas for fun activities and places to go with your child in the Greater Boston area.
Wicked Fun Weekend June 7th-9th
Family events happening across the state
- Rods and bait will be provided.
- You may bring your own gear and share your skills!
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Wear sturdy closed toe shoes, insect repellent, and sunscreen
- Bring water.
- Inclement weather cancels the programs.
- Reasonable accommodations available upon advance request.
- June 7: Nocturnal Animals
- June 14: Moseley's Pet Cemetery
- Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Bring water and bug spray
- For ages 6 and up.
Event: Friday Night Stargazing: Museum of Science
Date/Time: Fridays from 4/5/19-10/25/19 8:30am -10:30pm
Location: Museum of Science Driveway, Boston MA 02114
Description: Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for the starry-eyed public. Attend every Friday night from mid-April thru mid-October for a stellar presentation equipped with a computer-controlled, Celestron CGE 1100 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope and staffed by knowledgeable Museum employees. On clear nights, visit the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, where you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena.
Event: All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812
Date/Time: Open Daily 9:00-6:00
Location: USS Constitution Museum, Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA 02129
Cost: Free (admission is voluntary)
Description: ‘All Hands on Deck: A Sailor's Life in 1812' is a hands-on, minds-on exhibition where families can step into the shoes of a sailor by furling a sail, firing a canon, scrubbing a deck, and snoozing in a hammock. Sailors from the past, represented in full-scale photographic cut outs, convey the emotional highs and lows of life at sea through first person narrative. The exhibition is designed to encourage families to make personal connections and to promote conversation among family members about what each might have felt or done if he or she was a Constitution sailor in 1812.
Event: Movies by Moonlight
Date: Friday evenings throughout the Summer
Address: Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston MA, 02110
Description: Movies under the Boston Harbor Hotel archway returns with fun flicks every Friday evening throughout the summer. Schedule (Movies start at dusk) 6/7 Mission Impossible 6/14 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 6/21 City Slickers 6/28 Casablanca 7/5 The Parent Trap 7/12 Moana (more dates listed on website).
Event: Gone Fishin’ on Ipswich River
Date/Time: Fridays through June, 2019 from 9-11 am
Location: Bradley Palmer State Park, 40 Asbury St, Topsfield, MA 01983
Description: Come and join this family fishing experience! Go to the Accessible Trail parking lot at 40 Asbury Street (left turn just inside the park gates past the old gray farmhouse) for a FREE drop-in program for ages 6+. Follow the trail fishing signs for a short walk to the fishing spot. Learn how to fish, what fish live in the Ipswich River, and how to catch and release responsibly. No experience or license required.
Event: Red-Tailed Resident
When: Saturdays, June 8, 2019 2:00-4:00pm
Location: Maudslay State Park
Description: The hawks are back! Come join the interpreter behind the headquarters to view the red-tailed hawks who have returned this year to nest. Bring binoculars if you have them. For ages 6 and up. Meet at the park headquarters on 74 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport.
Event:Twilight Tours at Maudslay
Meet at the park headquarters on 74 Curzon Mill Road.
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 8-9pm
Location: Maudslay State Park
Description: Maudslay State Park invites you to a twilight hike! Join the park interpreter for an evening adventure walking through different areas of the park and exploring nature at dusk. A different route and topic each week, so make it a weekly event!
Event: Topsfield Strawberry Festival
Date: June 8th, 2019 10:00am
Address: Topsfield Common, Topsfield MA
Description: The second Saturday in June marks the beginning of summer with the Topsfield Historical Society’s Annual Strawberry Festival where bowls and bowls of fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and piles of shortcakes are prepared and served by volunteer members.This event also features over 60 fine artisans displaying beautiful handcrafted one-of-a-kind items such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, and woodcrafts. There are plenty of games for the kids, Capen House tours, and live music to tap your toes to from the picturesque Gazebo.No entry fee and plenty of free parking.
Event: Storytime at the Curious George Store
Date: Every friday through Dec. 27th, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Address: The World’s Only Curious George Store, 1 JFK St. Cambridge, MA 02138
Description: Small children and their caregivers are welcome at these weekly storytimes, running throughout the year.
Event: Summer in the Highlands Movie Night
Date: Fridays throughout the summer
Address: Hyde Playground, Lincoln Street and Bowdown Street, Newton MA 02461
Description: The Hyde Community Center hosts live music at followed by a family flick at dusk. Bring blankets or beach chairs; food and drinks will be for sale.
June 7 - 6pm Concert: Studio 2 (Beatles Band)/Movie: Mary Poppins
June 14 - 6pm Concert: Four Guys in Tuxes (Oldies)/Movie: Mary Poppins Returns
June 21 - 6pm Concert: Reminisants/Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet
June 28 - 6pm Specific Gravity (Rock)/Movie: The Kid Who Would be King
July 12 - 6pm Concert: Legit Band (Oldies)/Movie: The Grinch (2018)
July 19 - 6pm Concert: Stardust Band (Rock)/Movie: (Alfred Hitchcock)
July 26 - 6pm Concert: Black Velvet Band (Irish)/Movie: Bumblebee
Event: Open Play at Fogg Library for Kids
Date: June 8th, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Address: Fogg Library, 1 Columbian Street Weymouth, MA 02190
Description: Join us in the meeting room of the Fogg Library for Kids! for open play from 9 AM - 4:45 PM. Our trains, blocks, animals and puzzles are waiting for you!
Event: Michaels, Stoughton Kids Club
Date: June 8th, 2019 10:00am-12:00pm
Address: 1360 Park st. Stoughton, MA 02072
Description: They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a themed project. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Event: Boston Fireworks 2019
Date/Time: Friday June 8th & Sunday June 9th
June 8th: Abington, Memorial Field, Island Grove Park, 9:30PM
-Dalton, Legion Grounds, E. Deming Street, 10:00pm
-Foxborough, Booth Playground (Founder’s Day) 9:00PM
-Dalton Legion Grounds, E. Deming Street, 10:00pm
Description: Many towns near Boston celebrate on different dates & times - so you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule near you. View the list to see if fireworks displays will be taking place near you tonight!
Event: Game On!
Date: June 7th, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Address: Worcester Public Library, Goddard Branch, 14 Richards St, Worcester, MA 01603
Description: Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.
Event: Touch Tomorrow
Date: June 8th, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Address: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road Worcester, MA 01609
Description: A family-friendly festival featuring hands-on experiments, research lab activities, and interactive exhibits for all ages!
Event: Green Hill Park Farm
Address: Green Hill Park Farm, 50 Skyline Dr. Worcester, MA 01605
Description: The Green Hill Park Farm is home to various gentle farm animals and is a great place for families with children looking for a leisurely activity on a nice day. The farm is open year round and is located within Green Hill Park. The farm is free of charge and open to the public. Large groups wishing to visit should contact the Farm's Zookeeper at 508-799-1323 to arrange a visit.
Due to health and safety issues, NO FEEDING THE ANIMALS ALLOWED.
Animals at the Farm include:
CAPE AND ISLANDS
Event: “The Wizard of Oz”
Date: Friday, June 7th @ 6:00pm Saturday, June 8th @ 1:00 & 6:00pm Sunday, June 9th @ 1:00pm
Address: Bourne High School Auditorium
Description: The Bourne Middle School Drama Club is putting on a production of “The Wizard of Oz!” We are using a professional flying company so you will get to see some of our actors take flight! This show is perfect for the whole family - especially for children and those who are just kids at heart!
Tickets are only $5 each. Reserved Seating. Tickets available at door and online.
Event: Toddler Hop Skip Read
Date: June 7 9:30-10:30am
Address: Jonathan Bourne Public Library 19 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, MA 02532
Event: Brewster Lego Club
Date: June 8th 11:00am-12:00pm
Address: Brewster Ladies Library
Description: Calling all LEGO fans! The Library invites you to build and play with our own big collection of LEGO pieces. Get creative and have a blast! Ages 4 and up.
Event: Move & Groove
Date: June 7th 10:30-11:30am
Address: Brewster Ladies' Library; 1822 Main St. Brewster, MA 02631
Description: All ages are welcome to get moving with DJ Acqua! On the first Friday of each month, participants will be guided by music and gentle instruction to explore a range of rhythm and movement from stillness to free-form dancing. Parents must be present with their children.
Event: Pittsfield Farmers Market
Date: June 8th 9:00-1:00pm
Address: The Common: First Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Description: Roots Rising is proud to announce the seventh season of the Pittsfield Farmers Market and its transformation into the first teen-run market in the region. Market runs weekly, rain or shine, on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm in the First Street Common through October 12th. This season boasts expanded programming and a continuation of the market’s legacy as a true community hub.
Event: Fun with Fine Arts
Date: June 8th 10:30-11:30am
Address: Ramsdell Public Library 1087 Main Street, Housatonic, MA 01236
Description: Weekly craft and storytime for young children, ages 3 and up. Please call ahead on holiday weekends to confirm that there is a program.
Event: Family Movie Matinee
Date: June 8th 11:00am-1:00pm
Address: Lee Library, 100 Main St. Lee, MA 01201
Description: A monthly movie matinee occurring on the second Saturday of each month featuring a family-friendly movie for all ages. This month's movie is 'How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World'.
Event: A2Z YoYo School
Date: Every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 4:30-5:30pm
Address: A2Z 57 King Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Description: Learn the art of modern yoyo at the A2Z Science & Learning Store in downtown Northampton! Professional yoyo players teach FREE classes 3 days a week in the back of the store. Start by learning the basics with classic tricks like “Rock the Baby” or “Around the World” and then get ready to take it to the next level with modern yo-yos that feature ball bearings for long spin time and truly next level string tricks that will amaze! Great for ages 7 and up. No advanced sign up is required. (Great for parent and child to do together!) YoYo School happens every Tues, Fri, & Sat, 4:30-5:30pm. For changes or questions, visit www.A2ZScience.com or contact Contact@A2ZScience.com, or call 413-586-1611
Event: Circus Music
Date: June 7th 7:00pm
Address: Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main St, Agawam, MA
Description: The circus comes to town on when David Neill and his Imagery Circus and the Windjammers Circus Band take the stage at the Agawam Senior Center for a performance for an intergenerational audience. Sit back as the ringmaster introduces the acts while the band performs the famous music of the traditional American circus. Free and open to the public. Agawam Senior Center. 413-821-0604. 954 Main Street. Agawam, MA.
Event: Living Building Tour
Date: June 8th, 8:00am-4:00pm
Address: Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Description: Did you know the Hitchcock Center is a Living Building? It is designed to model systems in nature, it’s net-zero energy and water, has composting toilets, and has been made with responsibly sourced non-toxic materials. Learn what makes our building a unique teaching tool, empowering visitors to ask, “what does sustainability look like in the built environment and my community?” Arrive curious with your questions! Hitchcock Center for the Environment. 413-256-6006, 845 West St, Amherst, MA.