by Boston Parents Paper
Mother’s Day Papermaking, 2-4:30pm, The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. Explore the science of paper making as you design and create your own Mother’s Day card. Free with admission. 978-264-4200; discoverymuseums.org.
May 11 - Mother’s Day
Lilac Sunday, 10am – 3pm, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston. Tours of the lilacs, family activities, food vendors and picnicking (on this special day only) make for a memorable day. FREE. 617-384-5253; arboretum.harvard.edu.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Zoo!, 10am – 6pm, Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Rd., Boston; Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. Free admission for moms. 617-541-5466; zoonewengland.org.
Happy Mother’s Day!, 9am – 6pm, Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St., Providence, R.I. Free admission for moms and grandmoms. Explore the art of origami from 11am – 2pm. 401-273-5437; ChildrenMuseum.org.
Mother’s Day Brunch and Stroll, 10:30am, Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1904 Canton Ave., Milton. A delicious pancake breakfast followed by a guided nature stroll and animal encounters. Registration required. Adults, $12; children, $10. 617-333-0690; massaudubon.org.
Mother’s Day 5k Road Race, 8am, Natick High School, 15 West St., Natick. A 3.1 mile race benefiting Embrace A Family. Adults, $25; students, $15. 508-341-7728; womenrunwithstrivers.com.
Mother’s Day at OSV, 9:30am – 5pm, Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. Free admission for moms and a “mothers versus kids tug-of-war.” 800-733-1830; osv.org.
Mother’s Day Paper Hat Workshop, 1-4pm, The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. Design paper hats based on those of Felicity, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’s mom. Free with admission. 413-658-1100; carlemuseum.org.
Mother’s Day Tea, 3pm, Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. Enjoy tea and cake in the mansion followed by a viewing of the second-floor rooms. Adults, $18; children, $15. 781-894-2798; goreplace.org.