• Below are enrichment activities available to BPS students from April 19 to 22. 

    Please get in touch with the organization for more details and to register.

  • Mayor's Cup Street Hockey Tournament

    The Boston Parks and Recreation Department hosts a free street hockey tournament beginning Thursday, April 21, at Garvey Park in Dorchester. There is an 11 player roster maximum.
    Click here for more information.

    The Arnold Arboretum Wonder Spots

    This is a self-guided exploration of natural phenomena at the Arnold Arboretum, using your phone as a window. Investigate budding trees, skunk cabbage, early flowers, and a wet meadow, all while recording your discovery in a nature journal.

    Warrior Ice Arena April Vacation Camp

    The Warrior Ice Arena full-day camp includes both on and off-ice activities covering both hockey skills and skating, plus stretching, agility exercises, fun games, and activities.
    Two age groups: Learn to Play + Mites (ages 6-13), as well as Squirts, Peewees, Bantams (ages 10-14)
    Register here  |  WarriorIceArena.com

    Party for the Planet at Franklin Park Zoo

    Friday, April 22; 10 am–3 pm

    Admission is FREE for BPS students and families. Hands-on activities include zookeeper chats, nature walkthroughs, conservation stations, games, and STEM learning opportunities. 
    Community organizations will have outdoor tables with information for families, including details on after-school and summer programs.
    RSVP for free admission here.

    Boston Parks & Recreation

    Click here to see all the amazing activities happening in Boston.

    USS Constitution Museum
    Click here to see what's happening during April vacation week at the USS Constitution Museum, which includes these two events:
    Biscuit Bake Off! 

    Monday, April 18 at 1:00 pm for students ages 8 and up.

    Join us for a step-by-step baking demonstration of “Never-Fail Biscuits.” While your biscuits are in the oven, Museum educators and a USS Constitution sailor will share the secrets of the biscuits sailors were eating daily onboard in 1812. What’s the difference between our modern biscuits and these historical ship biscuits? Join us to find out!

    All participants will receive a recipe, dough scraper, activity book, and coupon for flour ahead of the program. Space is limited, so please register now for the virtual program. After completing registration, you will receive an email with further information and the Zoom link for the meeting.

    Click here to register for the Biscuit Bake Off!
    Built to Win! 

    Friday, April 22, from 2:00-4:00 pm for students ages 10 and up.

    George Washington puts you to the test. Our first President authorized the construction of the USS Constitution. Can your family design and build a winning warship? Learn about the ship’s unique design and constructionYou’ll tour the ship and then complete your own challenge: build a ship from household materials that is both strong and fast, like “Old Ironsides.” We’ll race the ships and declare a victor.

    This program costs $5.00 per child (ages 10-18) and $10.00 per adult (ages 18+). Program fees include admission to the Museum before the program. Questions? Contact us at teachered@usscm.org.

    Click here to register for the Built to Win!

    Boston Children's Museum's Play Week

    308 Congress Street,  Boston, MA 02210

    Learn more at www.BostonChildrensMuseum.org

    Online tickets/reservations required. www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing

    Jump into our Cardboard Extravaganza!

    Monday, April 18 through Thursday, April 21

    Create with cardboard boxes, large and small. Make a castle or maybe an ice cream shop to add to our cardboard world. Put on a costume and let your imagination go wild!

    Join Northeastern Fun Labs

    Friday, April 22

    Playtest 18 physically interactive, electronic games designed, built and programmed by engineering students. This year’s themes are Around the World and Space Cowboy Adventure (in the morning session) and Video Games through the Ages and Career City (in the afternoon session). Play games and share your thoughts.

    Build with hundreds (or thousands) of Keva Planks-a-Plenty

    Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24

    There is no glue, tape, or connectors, no instruction manual, and no directions - just thin wooden pieces and your imagination. And add your drawing to the drawings of others to make one ever-changing, super big, fantastically colorful Giant Floor Mural!


  • All week

  • Monday, April 18

  • Thursday, April 21

  • Friday, April 22

  • Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24