THINGS TO DO! Weekend of April 20-21, 2019

Easter weekend is here!

While some may be traveling, if you are staying local with the family, you will love what Saturday has to offer. So, it is going to be rainy, and I am not happy about the rain, BUT many events are still charging forward and (thankfully) many are indoors! I’ve only seen a few rescheduled or canceled. You can find updated information on our Easter guide (and below) but after tomorrow, I strongly suggest you confirm with the event’s Facebook page or call before you head out on Saturday. I won’t be able to update any changes after tomorrow!

Sunday, of course, is the holiday and you will notice there is really nothing to do. Enjoy the family, have a nice dinner and hunt for eggs if that’s your thing. Hopefully the sun comes out by then and we have a nice Easter Sunday!

Stay dry my friends, and enjoy your holiday weekend!

**Please check before you head out that an event is still happening. Winter is officially here and things do get canceled/delayed/postponed when there is bad weather. I cannot always update the calendar with cancellations, so it is important that you click on the links provided or call before you head out. 


 Saturday, April 20, 2019

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open! Stop by and enjoy some hands on science fun, learning and discovery! See our Blog Post.

Starting at 9 a.m., come ride the rails with your favorite number 1 blue engine, Thomas! Tickets on sale now and advanced purchase is recommended! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open!  Come visit some animals including the tigers! This weekend, join the Party for the Planet starting at 10 a.m. including live shows, music, and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit this hands-on museum with three floors of exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., bring the family for a special breakfast buffet featuring the Easter Bunny and Sonny, an egg hunt, crafts, and much more. The cost is $15 for adults, children ages 3-9 are $10, and under 3 are free. Reservations can be made now. 

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and April 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., find the hidden “nests” around the Nature Center, then head out on the trails on a scavenger hunt to see where eggs will be laid this spring. Free with admission.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., drop by for an Easter Party with the Holyoke Park & Recreation Department. The Merry-Go-Round will be open early!

From 10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! Enjoy Spring Fever and an Earth Day celebration between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with live music, hands on activities, and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit the animals at this beloved local zoo. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! Between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., stop by the Riverfront Courtyard for a Party for the Planet! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come make Fuzzy Little Lambs! For ages 3 and up.  The project cost is $2 for ages 3 and up, and $5 for ages 6 and up. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a fun day of kid friendly activities including crafts, face painting, caricatures, scavenger hunt, special raffles for kids, and a special activity each day. Some activities have a small fee. Make sure to stop and visit the Easter Bunny too! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., join the trolley museum for some Easter fun and make sure to stop and visit with the Easter Bunny! See our Blog Post.

INDOORS! From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a full day of family fun with five egg hunts, fun activities, and more! Free with museum admission.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by and learn about airplanes! See our Blog Post.

RAIN OR SHINE!! At 10 a.m., children can search for over 16,000 candy filled eggs! Please bring a basket. Free. For ages 1-10.

RAIN OR SHINE! From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy an egg hunt on the town green! Bring your own basket or bag to collect eggs. Times vary by age. There will also be a chance for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

STILL ON FOR APRIL 20- RAIN DATE APRIL 27! From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., enjoy events and activities including DJ Entertainment, Children’s Crafts, pictures with the bunny, food trucks, face painting and a magician! Participants are encouraged to bring their own basket for egg collections. Participants are allowed 10 eggs maximum. Registration is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. For all ages. Free.

INDOORS! From 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., children ages 12 and under can enjoy an ongoing egg hunt (please bring a basket), as well as a chance to meet the animals in the museum, play in the bear cave and do a craft. $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers. 

From 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., ride thrilling rides, meet costumed characters and have a fun family day during opening week! Visit the park’s website for admission prices and ticket sales. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, songs, and simple crafts. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

On April 20, at 10:30 a.m., enjoy a visit with Peter Rabbit for a story, photos and craft.

STILL ON! Starting at 11 a.m., enjoy a fun egg hunt (times vary by age), face painting, bounce house, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more! Bring your Easter basket and your appetite. The ice cream parlor will be open! Donation of $3 to Our Companions Animal Rescue requested.

At 11 a.m., enjoy a reading of the book Fresh Princess.  Check your local store for storytime hours as most offer them on Saturday morning.

STILL ON! At 11 a.m., bring your own basket and collect ten eggs in the park to be redeemed for a free book! The Easter Bunny will be at the park for photos too! The cost is $5 per child.

STILL ON! At 12 p.m., enjoy pizza, refreshments, a picture with the Easter Bunny, face painting and an egg hunt.  Admission is $5.

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., bring the little ones to this perfectly sized hands-on museum with animals, pretend play and more! See our Blog Post.

RAIN OR SHINE! From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be an egg hunt at noon sharp for children age 3, and then each age group will follow throughout the hour. Children two and under can meet with Mr. Bunny at the gazebo at noon, and then after the hunts are over, children ages 3 and up can meet with Mr. Bunny . Please bring your camera. In the event of rain, all eggs will be available at the Gazebo. Free.

At 12 p.m., stop by and have your book Hey, Kiddo signed by the author. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., stop by for a free health and safety fair with information on CPR, MyChip Identification Program, meet helpers from the Holyoke Police and Fire Departments and take part in fun children’s activities.

INDOORS! At 12 p.m., enjoy a free public egg hunt for children ages 2 to 12!

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., make an Egg-cellent Banner! Buy the scrapbook paper and the supplies to decorate it will be provided. See our Blog Post.

INDOORS! At 1 p.m., enjoy an egg hunt throughout the store. Egg baskets will be provided. Please sign up in store or by calling.

INDOORS! At 2 p.m., enjoy a hunt for three eggs! Return the eggs for a special candy treat! Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. 

INDOORS! At 2 p.m., enjoy a hunt for three eggs! Return the eggs for a special candy treat! Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. 

At 2 p.m., enjoy a special storytime with Susan Verde as she reads from her new book hen Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 3 p.m., bring the family for an improve comedy show! Geared for ages 5-12. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. See our Blog Post.

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019 – EASTER

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open!  Come visit some animals including the tigers! This weekend, join the Party for the Planet starting at 10 a.m. including live shows, music, and more! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! Enjoy Spring Fever between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with live music, hands on activities, and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., ride thrilling rides, meet costumed characters and have a fun family day during opening week! Visit the park’s website for admission prices and ticket sales. See our Blog Post.

 

 

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