February School Vacation Activities & Events

It's February School Vacation week in the Boston area! Local Museums and organizations have set up some fantastic programming for the week of Feb 18 - 22, 2013. In addition, you'll find lots of fun live music performances, puppet & marionette shows, super science & art workshops, sports camps, winter fun and more. Enjoy!

Boston Metro

Fri, April 18, 2014  -  Sun, April 27, 2014   
Cambridge Science FestivalCambridge, Free
Be Curious! Join scientists, engineers and more at the Cambridge Science Festival, a 10 day celebration showcasing fun and interactive science,...
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Sat, April 26, 2014   
Fencing Bunnies April Vacation CampCambridge, $
Calling all Bunnies! Spring Fencing Camp for kids 6 to 10: agility games, egg hunt, fencing matches, pizza party, t shirt give away and unforgettable fun, in our large facility, close to Fresh Pond!
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Adventures at Brooklyn Boulders SomervilleSomerville
Adventure Days are for kids ages 5 - 12 who want to spend their vacation days in an exciting environment, learning how to rock climb or improving their skills!
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
J.A.B Step Spring Vacation Basketball CampBoston, $
J.A.B. Step explores the game of basketball through fun activities, instruction, & PLAY!! Speakers from the world of sports will visit daily to share their experiences & highlight the importance of...
Today  -  Sat, April 26, 2014   
Annual Boston College Arts FestivalChestnut Hill, Free
Come explore exhibitions and demonstrations in photography, ceramics, painting and drawing. Enjoy performances in Shakespeare to contemporary theater as well as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, Irish...
Sat, April 26, 2014  -  Sun, April 27, 2014   
Boston Sailing Center Open HouseBoston, Free
Get a taste of all the fabulous sailing ahead this season during a special Open House weekend at the Boston Sailing Center. Sailors of all abilities are welcome to join the fun. Sails will be...
Sat, April 26, 2014   
Annual Earth Day Charles River CleanupBoston, Free
Join more than 3,000 volunteers along all 80 miles of the Charles River in helping conserve the beauty and cleanliness of the River. Volunteers will be provided with trash bags, gloves, and a free...
Sat, April 19, 2014  -  Sun, April 27, 2014   
The Homework MachineBoston, $$
The Homework Machine features a group of 5th grade students who are bound by one very big secret: the homework machine. Code-named ‘Belch’, the machine does their homework for them and ultimately...
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
Spring Break Adventures at Brooklyn BouldersSomerville, $$
BKB is a beautiful indoor rock climbing facility that has several youth programs, including a day camp that runs during April vacation. Boulding, roped climbing, slacklining and more!
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Sun, April 27, 2014   
'Peter Pan Jr.' at Riverside Theatre WorksBoston, $
Take a trip to Never Land at Riverside Theatre Works! Peter Pan Jr., features pirates, fairies, and high-flying fun from an all-youth cast. It’s a perfect vacation week activity at a cherished...
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Sun, April 27, 2014   
April School Vacation Week: Come Play at Franklin Park ZooBoston, $
Looking to get your family’s spring off to a great start? Throughout April school vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin...
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Arts ProgramSouth End, $$
Full day vacation programming for children 4.5 - 12, The program is designed to provide a nurturing environment for artistic expression and creativity for children who are interested in the arts.
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Sat, April 26, 2014   
Kids' Cabaret: April Vacation WeekCambridge, $$
Musical theater program for kids ages 7-14 during April vacation week. Classes incorporate singing, acting, and dancing. The program culminates with a performance for family and friends!
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Basketball School CampBoston, $
We use physical fitness/sports as methods to engage our youth, and then we teach vital life skills. It is our mission to promote self-esteem, positivity, community contribution, and leadership...
Fri, April 25, 2014  -  Sun, May 4, 2014   
Of Mice and Men by BCTBoston, $$
Set during the Great Depression, OF MICE AND MEN tells the story of two displaced migrant workers who move from town to town in search of new job opportunities and the fateful outcome of their...
Fri, April 25, 2014   
THUD Island: Harvard Undergraduate Drummers' Spring ConcertCambridge, $
The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD)—Harvard’s “Stomp”-inspired percussion ensemble—present “THUD Island.” Featuring THUD originals, including Buckets, Cups, and Stools, as well as many new...
Fri, April 25, 2014   
Children's Fairy House workshops @ Franklin ParkBoston, Free
Are there fairies and elves living in Franklin Park? Children’s Fairy Home Building Workshop being held April 25 “just in case” on Friday, April 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the enchanted...
Fri, April 25, 2014  -  Sun, May 4, 2014   
Spring ArtWeek BostonBoston, $
Art Bingo…welding and sand casting classes …percussion performance in an ice bar…painting to live blues… a tropical interpretation of the Fort Point channel…photos and couture hair-do…open...
Sat, April 26, 2014   
Franklin Park Tree Planting & Volunteer DayBoston, Free
Come help plant young trees and clear invasives in the 200-acres of woodlands in Franklin Park.Meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot, midway along Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA 02121.
Mon, June 23, 2014  -  Fri, August 29, 2014   
Summer Arts ProgramSouth End, $$
Full day vacation programming for children ages 4.5 - 12. The program is designed to provide a nurturing environment for artistic expression and creativity for children who are interested in the arts.

West Suburbs

Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
Plumfield Fun Week: Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard HouseConcord, $$
Join us for a week of fun during April school vacation! Try your hand at activities popular with Louisa May Alcott and her sisters. Our trained...
Sun, April 27, 2014   
Annual Kite Day at Bose MountainFramingham, Free
The Annual Kite Day at Bose Mountain presented by the Autism Alliance of MetroWest & the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism at Bose Mountain in Framingham.
Mon, April 14, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Camp at Kids Place 4 FunNeedham, $$
Vacation camp is filled with painting, games and tons of crafts!! We play freeze dance (yes with a disco ball) Have a snack and lunch! Its super fun!!
Fri, April 18, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April 2014 Vacation Camp at Rhythmic DreamsNeedham, $
Rhythmic Dreams is offering a six day April vacation program in our new state-of-the-art facility! Work on flexibility, improve your body lines, acrobatic skills and strength. Have FUN with ribbons,...
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
School Vacation at FruitlandsHarvard, Free
Explore a different Museum collection each day of April vacation week. Hands-on craft activities, interactive gallery stations, and a spring time nature scavenger hunt await you. Perfect for families...
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
FutureFixers Young Inventors Staycation WeekWaltham, $$
Spend April Vacation Week with other 12-15 year-old boys & girls learning about innovation, looking for problems that need solving, and creating your very own inventions.
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Week at Broadmoor: Grades K-5Natick, $$
Learn about flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals! We'll also enjoy the return of the birds to our fields, forests and wetlands as they hunt for food, sing songs, and build nests.
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
Puddlestompers April Vacation ProgramNewton, $$
Vacation Programs explore the outdoors in a fun, active environment! Children explore seasonal topics with the guidance of experienced naturalists. The day includes hands-on exploration, active...
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Thu, April 24, 2014   
April Vacation Cooking Classes at Saltbox Farm ConcordConcord, $$
Join Saltbox Farm for hands on cooking classes for ages 7 and older. Kids will learn basic knife skills and kitchen safety and prepare healthful versions of kids’ favorites including chicken...
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Kids Sewing CampMilford, $$
Join the sewing fun and learn to use the sewing machine and make a few different sewing projects. Sign up alone or with a friend and come be creative.
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Drop-Off at Colores KidsNatick, $$
Kids Out of School April 22-25? Drop them off at Colores Kids while they enjoy Fabric Painting, Canvas Painting, Kids Sewing Project, Games and Loom Bracelet Making all with the guidance of an...
Wed, April 23, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation ProgramNewton, $$$
From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program.
Today  -  Thu, April 24, 2014   
The Lexington Alarm, Family ProgramLexington, $
Each year the Museum displays the Lexington Alarm Letter. It warned the colonies the Revolution had begun. Families will work on hands-on, minds-on activities exploring the moment in which this...
Today  -  Thu, April 24, 2014   
Hands-on-history:Daily Life in Colonial Times at the DurantNewton, $$
A Vacation Week Family Program. What was life like for English colonists and Native Americans 200 years ago in New England? Dig in the garden, spin yarn, dry apples and play a game to find out!
Fri, April 25, 2014   
Eggie Night at NARA ParkActon, $
A new annual event for ages 6-12 - enjoy Eggie Night at NARA Park! Bring your flashlights to the NARA Park Ampitheatre for a fun nighttime egg hunt.
Sat, April 26, 2014   
Musketaquid Earth Day 2014 - Community CelebrationConcord, Free
River Ceremony, 10-10:45am - Lowell Road Bridge and Boat Ramp Earth Day Parade, 10:45 am-noon - Lowell Road Bridge to The Umbrella Arts & Environment Festival, 12:00 to 2:00 pm - Front lawn of The...
Sat, April 26, 2014   
Huge Children's Tag SaleMarlborough, $
The West Suburban Chapter of the Mass. Mothers of Twins Association's semi-annual Tag Sale. Over 25,000 items for sale at super low prices, including gently used children’s clothing, strollers, baby...
Sat, April 26, 2014   
Framingham Rotary 2014 Spring Craft FairFramingham, $
Framingham Rotary CRAFT FAIR, April 26, 2014, 10 am-4 pm. Adults $2.00, Seniors $.00, Kids under 13 free. Wide range of craft vendors! Find perfect gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Confirmation,...
Sat, April 26, 2014  -  Sun, April 27, 2014   
Variations on Make Way for Ducklings BalletSudbury, $$
Dance Prism’s original touring full-length ballet inspired by Robert McCloskey’s classic book Make Way for Ducklings, performed by a professional touring company. The ballet tells 'the rest of the...
Sat, April 26, 2014   
The Stacey Peasley Band Spring ConcertMedfield, $
Join The Stacey Peasley Band for a Spring concert in Medfield in support of the Lowell Mason Foundation. Come spend an afternoon singing and dancing to one of Boston's top family music acts!
Sun, April 27, 2014   
Children Helping Children GIGANTIC Toy SaleWestford, $
The kids at St. Catherine's are hosting a gigantic toy sale of their gently used toys to raise money for the Miles for Matthew campaign. All toys are 50 cents.

North Suburbs

Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Week at Creative Arts for KidsReading, $$
Celebrate Earth Day with a week full of cool art projects! Or Join the cast for Frozen in theatre! Art students ages 6-12 will make wearable art inspired by tropical rainforests or, they can paint...
Wed, April 23, 2014  -  Sun, April 27, 2014   
2014 Aleppo Shriners' CircusWilmington, $
The all-new Shriner's Circus thrills, just in time for April vacation - fun for the whole family. Enjoy elephant rides, clown photos, and all...
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
Eliot-Pearson Children's School -April Vacation ProgramMedford, $$
The Tufts EPCS early childhood April Vacation Program is an enrichment program that provides fun and engaging projects taught by experienced teachers and specialists. This program is offered to...
Sat, April 26, 2014  -  Sat, April 26, 2014   
Square One Mall Hosts Bounce House DaySaugus, $
Kids are welcome to the Square One Mall bounce house on April 26! Parents can unwind as the kids release their energy and have some fun!
Sat, April 22, 2017  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Program for pre-k - 2nd gradeMedford, $$
Enjoy art, music and gardening at this fun and interesting preschool - second grade vacation program. Half day or full day option. visit ase.tuftsedu/epcs

South Suburbs

Sun, April 6, 2014  -  Sat, May 3, 2014   
Story Walk ReturnsMilton, Free
We are thrilled to celebrate Week of the Young Child with you and your family by offering this wonderful outdoor, rain or shine, free literacy event.
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
Earth Week- April School Vacation WeekNew Bedford, $
The Buttonwood Park Zoo will offer a full schedule of keeper chats and animal encounters as well as Party for the Planet activities throughout Earth Week.
Fri, April 25, 2014   
Danger Rangers at The Children's Museum in EastonEaston, $
Roche Bros. Kids Club, featuring the Dangers Rangers, will be visiting The Children's Museum in Easton on April 25 to encourage healthy eating and being active.

Central Mass

Sat, April 19, 2014  -  Sun, April 27, 2014   
Spring Break at OSVSturbridge, $$
Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers school kids a unique glimpse into 19th century New England on the cusp of seasonal change. Come and enjoy a variety of activities at the crafts center.


Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
Hoop Star Basketball CampMassachusetts, $$$
Held during April Vacation (April 21-25), this popular basketball camp. coached by college and professional ball players, teaches kids the proper way of playing the game as well as learning the...

New England

Wed, May 28, 2014  -  Wed, May 28, 2014   
What's Open on Memorial Day?New England
What's open for fun on Memorial Day? Check here to find out.

Rhode Island

Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
Party for the Planet! at Roger Williams Park ZooRhode Island, $$
Head to the Roger Williams Park Zoo for a week of conservation celebration! The importance of preserving our earth’s natural resources will be...

Other Boston Area

Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April School Vacation Week: Come Play at Stone ZooOther Boston Area, $
Visit Stone Zoo during April school vacation week and learn more about all of the incredible carnivores that call the zoo home like snow leopards and jaguars!