School Vacation Week Activities: Sounds of Spring

Thursday, April 20, 11:00 AM

Free with Museum admission | Purchase Museum tickets online
or at 617 278 5156

Head to the Gardner during school vacation weeks for art-making in the Studio, fun gallery activities, and performances in the Palace and Calderwood Hall. Visitors under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

This April Vacation week, experience Sounds of Spring at the Gardner with sonic fun for the whole family. The Museum comes to life through engaging music performances, hands-on art making in the Bertucci Education Studio, and fun activities in the historic Palace.

Celebrate our special exhibition Listen Hear: The Art of Sound. We welcome our community partners from Hyde Square Task Force Musicians in Community (MIC) performing Afro-Latin percussion in Calderwood Hall on Thursday, April 20th and pianist Nicolas Perez in the Courtyard on Friday April 21st. Patrons 17 and under always receive free admission.

TICKETS | Museum admission
Adults $15, seniors $12, college students $5, free for members, visitors under 18, and members of U.S. military and their families. Activities are designed for ages 7 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Group visit policy:
Due to the nature of the collection and the high attendance during vacation weeks, we cannot accommodate groups of 10 or more during School Vacation Week.


  • Online: Click the GET TICKETS button above and purchase Museum admission tickets for the date of this event*
  • By phone: 617 278 5156*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase at the door

*Handling charges apply to these orders.

Education and community programs are generously supported by the Barr Foundation, Josephine and Louise Crane Foundation, Lenoir Charitable Trust, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Janet Burke Mann Foundation, New Balance Foundation, Rowland Foundation, Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust, the Succop Family Charitable Foundation and the Yawkey Foundation. Studio activities are generously sponsored by Linda N. Cabot and Ed Anderson. These programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.