31 Cool Things To Do In May (In Boston + Beyond)

HOORAY FOR MAY! Here are 31 cool things to do -- one idea for every day of the month!

May 1: Contribute a thought to The Key Idea, a collaborative art installation (Boston)

May 2: Explore the colors and do a few fun flower activities at Going to the Flower Garden (Belmont)

May 3: Join Mass Audubon, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, and Young Voices for the Planet for inspiring short films about kids taking action on climate change (Lincoln)

May 4: The Lawn on D opens for the season with a Cinco de Mayo Celebration and activities all weekend (Boston)

May 5: Kick off Star Wars Weekend at the Boston Children’s Museum with stargazing and costume design (Boston)

May 6: Puppet Playtime: Enchanted Forest provides dramatic play, shadow theater, a short puppetry performance of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and a puppet-making activity (Reading)

May 7: It’s puppets, drawing, music, and photography at the Zoo for ArtWeek (Boston)

May 8: Learn to code, connect, and play games with small robots at Ozobots (Boston)

May 9: Storytime at the Museums presents Follow the Drinking Gourd to introduce preschoolers to the underground railroad at one of its actual stops (Newton)

May 10: Learn about the Flower Moon (Acton)

May 11: Engage in a bit of collaborative, creative problem-solving at Youth CITIES: Mini-Hacks (Cambridge)

May 12: Science + Art = Crazy Concoctions -- think slime, puff paint, and ooblek (North Easton)

May 13: Support local artists at Cambridge Open Studios (Cambridge)

May 14: Celebrate Mother’s Day at Appleton Farms with a Beatrix Potter adventure -- families can visit Mr. McGregor’s garden, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s kitchen, Jemima Puddle Duck’s net, and Hunca Munca’s doll house, then enjoy refreshments and make a potted lettuce garden as a gift for Mom (Hamilton, Ipswich)

May 15: Time for a Toddlerbilly Taco Takeover with Matt Heaton (Somerville)

May 16: Grab some tools and discover resistors, capacitors, gears, and more at Take Aparts, Jr. (Acton)

May 17: Tot Time on the Farm gives toddlers and preschoolers the chance to pitch in and plant seeds, water the beds, pick vegetables, and more (Waltham)

May 18: Take part in the Esplanade 5K Run to help restore the Lotta Fountain (Boston)

May 19: Attend Astronomy After Hours at the Museum of Science (Boston)

May 20: Join the Farrington Fairy Festival or the Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival (Lincoln, Dorchester)

May 21: It’s opening weekend for Dino Land at Edaville (Carver)

May 22: Puppet Palooza 2017 brings the art of puppetry to unexpected places with a five-part extravaganza (Somerville)

May 23: Boston Ballet Storytime offers free movement and stories inspired by the lives of famous ballerinas (Boston)

May 24: Celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day with a Fairyborough Trail Hunt (Acton)

May 25: Visit the Memorial Day Garden of Flags and help plant 37,000 flags to pay tribute to Massachusetts service men and women  (Boston)

May 26: Time for the Mass Sheep and Woolcraft Fair (Cummington)

May 27: Join a Turtle Time hunt for eggs, nests, or perhaps a close-up look at a painted or snapping turtle (Topsfield)

May 28: Build a bee house (Norfolk)

May 29: Military members receive free admission at Edaville and their families receive 50% off (Carver)

May 30: Find out whether a bubble can be flat, if it’s possible to make a bubble cube, and experiment with bubbles of different shapes and sizes at Wacky Bubbles (Acton)

May 31: Join storyteller Doria Hughes for dynamic, interactive fun at Porter Square Books (Cambridge)