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Boston, MA 02210
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Wednesday - Sunday
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10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30

Massachusetts Brain Building in Progress Week – Let’s Build Our Brains with Physical Activity!

For one week every year, across the Commonwealth, parents, business leaders, educators, and community leaders create family activities to build young minds and a more prosperous future for everyone in Massachusetts.

This year, our special emphasis is how physical activity builds brains. And we have a very special guest to get us going. Lucky the Leprechaun, the Boston Celtics mascot will be here to build your brain with physical activity April 5th from 11-12.

During the week you can meet Brainy the Brain Building in Progress elephant, take a StoryWalk on the green, get helpful tip sheets, and engage in various activities that encourage young children's growth and development!

Program Highlights

Brain Building in Progress Kick-off with Boston Celtics Mascot Lucky the Leprechaun, April 5, 11-12, in the Kid Power exhibit. Join us to meet Lucky and build your brain!

StoryWalk Inside & Outside, All Week, All Day

Go outside or inside the Museum and read a story as you walk along and build your brain! Pages of a book are transformed into signs that are then laid out on a trail inviting children and their families to follow the path of the story. Physical activity helps children learn to read and write!

Rock Climbing in Kid Power Exhibit, April 6, 11-12; April 7, 2-3; April 10, 2-3; April 12, 12-1

Move your body and build your brain through rock climbing!

Story Time in Countdown to Kindergarten, April 6, 1:30-2; April 8, 11-11:30

Reading helps children with their expressive and receptive language skills. Predicting what’s going to happen next in the story helps build your brain building!

Dress to Express in the Common, April 7, 10-12

Express yourself. Put on a costume, mix and match, and strut down the runway. Dance to the music. Using your imagination and learning about the world through play builds your brain!

Music & Movement in the Common, April 7, 11-12; April 9, 11-12

Listening to music can change your mood. Playing music requires new motor skills as your brain hears and makes sounds. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers interact through sound, sight and touch and enjoy live music. Grownups and children join in with real drums, tambourines, and other noise-makers. All classes are led by trained music educators from Little Groove.

Yoga on the 3rd Floor Bridge, April 7, 11:15-12; April 11, 11-12

Enjoy a fun, energizing yoga session specifically designed for young children and grown-ups together. Learning to relax, breathe deeply and de-stress is great for your brain!

Basketball in Kid Power Exhibit, April 7, 2-3; April 10, 2-3

Move your body and build your brain through basketball.

Imagination Playground in the Common, April 8, 2-3

Brains love a challenge! Experience the Imagination Playground engineering challenge for all ages!

Breathing and Relaxation Activity in Countdown to Kindergarten, April 9, 2-4

Use your imagination and relax your body. Learn breathing techniques through a calm story. Give your brain a break and you will feel happier!

Meet-Play-Learn in the Common, April 10, 11-12

Meet-Play-Learn is a chance for parents, caregivers and young children to get together with old friends and meet new friends. Each month we explore new spaces and discover Museum programs with a twist. This month we’ll focus on brain building activities with Imagination Playground!

Animal Movements with a Story in Countdown to Kindergarten, April 11, 1-2:30

Learn different animal movements. Use your memory to match the movement and the name of the animal! Building your memory skills is great for your brain!

Obstacle Course on the 3rd Floor Bridge, April 11, 2-3

Jump! Crawl! Twist! Build your brain with an obstacle course challenge!

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