30 Cool Things To Do In April (In Boston + Beyond!)

Happy almost April everyone! I'm launching this post a little early so I can be offline most of this weekend. Enjoy this roundup of 30 cool things to do in April -- one idea for every day of the month!

April 1: Join the Easter Egg Dash, then decorate cookies, craft, and ride the Paragon Carousel on opening day (Hull)

April 2: Enjoy this month’s MFA Playdate: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes (Boston)

April 3: Help take care of the newborn lambs at Drumlin Farm (Lincoln)

April 4: Teens can participate in this free Grub Street Spoken Word workshop (Mattapan)

April 5: I Spy Butterfly opens at Puppet Showplace Theater (Brookline)

April 6: The first Friday of the month is free at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

April 7: Laugh along as Johnny Peers and more than a dozen dogs stage their hilarious slapstick comedy act (Natick)

April 8: Check out Chicken Run on a big screen (Brookline)

April 9: Enjoy bedtime stories and a seasonal craft to take home (Hyde Park)

April 10: Stop by the nearest Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop for Free Cone Day (Various Locations)

April 11: Spring is in the Air at this month’s free guided tour of the Davis Museum (Wellesley)

April 12: Watch a puppet performance of Peter Rabbit Tales (Brookline)

April 13: Stuart Little opens at the Wheelock Family Theatre (Boston)

April 14: Take a Swan Boat ride on opening day at the Public Garden (Boston)

April 15: Swing by one of dozens of awesome programs during the Cambridge Science Festival (Cambridge)

April 16: Cheer on the Boston Marathon runners (Various Locations)

April 17: Make and eat monsters using local produce (Boston)

April 18: Animation Show of Shows presents 16 inspiring animated shorts from around the world (Brookline)

April 19: Drop-in at one of the deCordova’s free vacation week art-making programs (Lincoln)

April 20: Attend the annual Earth Day Celebration at the EcoTarium (Worcester)

April 21: Party for the Planet with the Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

April 22: Come along with Sylvie and her pet bird to search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook at this performance of Lollipops for Breakfast (Brookline)

April 23: Join this free Children’s Chess Club (Roslindale)

April 24: Play with light, symmetry, reflection, and refraction (Acton)

April 25: Make a strawberry DNA necklace to commemorate the discovery of the double helix and the completion of the Human Genome Project (Acton)

April 26: The annual Harvard ArtsFirst Festival begins, celebrating the work of more than 100 student and faculty performing, literary, and visual artists (Cambridge)

April 27: Read The Princess and the Pea, create a royal garden bed filled with peas and more, then plant a personal pea pot to take home (Lincoln)

April 28: Attend the Gore Place Annual Sheepshearing Festival (Waltham)

April 29: Walk through lush gardens, an enchanted forest, and a serene marsh looking for more than 150 Fairy and Gnome Homes (Salisbury)

April 30: Kids can join a special storytime with local barbers and hair stylists, then create their own identity crowns (Jamaica Plain)

Featured photo by katie manning on Unsplash