School vacation week is coming up and Highland Street Foundation has partnered with the New England Patriots Foundation and several nonprofit organizations to provide free educational and cultural experiences for families during the break.

April vacation is from Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 23. According to the release, Spring Week offers free admission to nearly two dozen facilities that will be available to the community during that time. Each organization has a designated day to participate in Spring Week, and you can find the full schedule HERE.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore The Patriots Hall of Fame, Franklin Park Zoo, Eric Carle Museum, Stone Zoo, Capron Park Zoo, Mass Audubon, wildlife sanctuaries, and more. Plus, StoryWalks are scheduled at ten parks around Boston throughout the week.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most locations have a pre-registration requirement in order to ensure health and safety guidelines. Please click HERE to sign up and view a full list of events.

Here are a few of the more local attractions participating in this program:

On Monday, April 19, you can take the kids to visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Tickets will be available on Thursday, April 15. Click HERE to pre-register.

On Thursday, April 15, you can go on a wild adventure at Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford. Click HERE for registration.

On Friday, April 16, stroll through the Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich. Click HERE to reserve your free admission ticket for entry at 10 am, 12 noon, or 2 pm.

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