• Spring Recess

    Below are enrichment activities available to BPS students from April 20 to 23.  Please contact the organization for more details and to register.

April Recess Programs

  • Elementary School Grades K-5

  • Middle School Grades 6-8

  • High School Grades 9-12

Other Activities

  • ICA Free Admission Saturday, April 24

    Admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston is FREE for families when accompanied by kids ages 12 and under, with up to 2 adults per family.
    Reserve your timed tickets herePlease request your ticket at least 24 hours in advance so our team has time to process your order. Tickets requested day-of are not guaranteed.
    Timed tickets for any additional guests are required and may be purchased here.

    USS Constitution Museum

    • Lots of free programming all week.

    The USS Constitution Museum is located in Charlestown, 10 am-5 pm. 617-426-1812


    The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    • Free admission for kids under 18, reserve timed tickets here.
    • Free admission for BPS teachers. Call the Box Office at 617-278-5156.

    The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is located at 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115.


    New England Aquarium

    Families are urged to make their plans now with timed ticket slots selling out in advance. Choose the day and entry time of your visit hereOnce inside, there is no time limit on enjoying all the Aquarium has to offer.

    During April recess, the New England Aquarium is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For ticket information, visit neaq.org or call 617-973-5206.

    Museum of Science

    April is Earth Month at the Museum of Science. Spring is in the air and we are celebrating Earth Month both in the Museum and online.

    Visiting the Museum of Science

    The Museum of Science is open during School Vacation week daily between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. We require timed tickets for everyone. Please plan ahead and book your timed tickets.

    The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors is our number one priority. All visitors 5 years of age and older are required to wear a CDC-recommended face-covering/mask during their visit. The Museum requests that all visitors under age 5, but over the age of 2 wear a face covering if able. The protocols we have in place help ensure we do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. We’ve reduced our occupancy to account for safe social distancing, and timed tickets to ensure you don’t arrive and find us at capacity. Our limited capacity means that available tickets are sure to go fast. Please see our Visitor FAQs and Code of Conduct for more details.

    The Children's Museum

    The Children's Museum is still closed to the public. However, there are exciting online activities for kids and families. Click here to see what's happening during Earth Month.