EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The weather is warming up just in time for April vacation.

Check out these local events happening across Southern New England for the whole family to enjoy:

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Rhode Island


The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is having a week full of nature activities, special programs, and animal interviews at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium.

Their daily schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. nature stories, 11 a.m. animal interview, 1 p.m. special programs (as listed on the website), 2:30 p.m. animal interview. Nature crafts will also be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All ages are welcome to participate, and and the cost varies depending on age and membership status.

Blithewold is having a Toad Abodes event April 11 and April 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Children ages 6 to 12 will join instructor Connie Ganley in creating homes for toads using repurposed materials.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required as class size is limited.

Tickets are $12 for a member and their child and $18 for a nonmember and their child.


The Wicked Tulips Flower Farm has reopened for the season starting April 5 through April 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online for 10 u-pick tulips. Cost will vary depending on the age, day and time visited.

Tulips are not included in kids tickets but can be purchased at anytime for $1 a stem.


Simmons Farm is hosting a Pet and Cuddle event April 8-9 and April 15-16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will be able to pet, hold and cuddle baby goats for 30 minutes.

Tickets are $10 for kids 5-9 years old and $15 for those 10 and older.

Masks are required at all times during this event.


Paint and Vino is hosting multiple family paint events April 11-14 from 2-4 p.m.

Some of the paintings include Under the Sea, Super Mario, Palm Beach and Magical Sunset. Refreshments will be available.

Tickets are $29 per person and registration is required.


Roger Williams Park Zoo opened its new exhibit Dinosaurs Among Us on Friday.

The walk-through attraction takes you back in time and features 60 life-size, animatronic and interactive dinosaurs.

The exhibit is not included with zoo admission. Tickets are $9 for those 2 and older and $7 for park members. Toddlers 1 and under are free.

Roger Williams Park is hosting Food Truck Events every Friday starting April 14 from 5-8 p.m.

There will be more than 50 food trucks participating, as well as train and carousel rides and live music. Entry is free.


The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is holding multiple events at the Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Some events include a scavenger hunt, birdfeeder making, and meeting live reptiles and owls.

All programs require registration prior to attending. Prices vary depending on the program.

Blue Door Studio is hosting multiple April Vacation Art Workshops from April 11-13.

Artist can create different types of art throughout the week including Hawaiian, Pop Artistry, and Cupcake Painting. The workshops range from full-day, half-day, and two-hour sessions.

Visit their website for specific times and pricing. Registration is required.


The Rhode Island Historical Society is having a Children’s Baking Workshop with Gingersnaps Bakery April 12 at the Museum of Work and Culture from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m and 2-4 p.m.

Children will decorate a potted plant cupcake, participate in an interactive Earth Day matching game, play baking bingo and have a guided tour of the museum’s new exhibit.

Tickets are $22 and provide entry for one child and a guardian. Registration is required.



Patriot Place is holding family fun activities April 15 through 22. They include story time with kids author Shawn Peters, a dino meet & greet, a Taylor Swift favorite eras party, line dancing lessons, a guided nature hike, and a Bass Pro Shop cruise night.

Check the website for more information.


The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is having a Birding for Kids event at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge April 15 from 9:30-11 a.m.

Children ages 7 and up will join an Audubon naturalist identifying local birds and will learn how to use binoculars, field guides, and birding phone apps.

Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Parents must accompany their children.


The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is open April 17 to April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weather permitting.

Children can explore nature, discover wildlife and meet over 225 exotic and native animals.

Visit their website for more information on admission ticket pricing and parking.