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 17, 2015  -  Sun, April 26, 2015   
9th Annual 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, technology, engineering and math for everyone!
Wed, April 22, 2015  -  Wed, April 29, 2015   
Independent Film Festival of BostonBoston, $
The annual Independent Film Festival of Boston is set to be the biggest and best festival yet.
Thu, April 23, 2015  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
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...
Tue, March 24, 2015  -  Sun, May 10, 2015   
Big Apple Circus: METAMORPHOSISBoston, $$
Hurry, hurry! — Fly away to the magical ring, to the circus — to the Big Apple Circus! — where an All-New Show — METAMORPHOSIS — with astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you...
Sat, April 18, 2015  -  Sun, April 26, 2015   
Ship Shape: April School Vacation WeekCharlestown, Free
The USS Constitution Museum is hosting hands-on family activities throughout April School Vacation Week. Visit the Museum to discover what it took to build and maintain a ship like 'Old Ironsides'!
Today  -  Sat, May 2, 2015   
The Diary Of Anne FrankBoston, $
One of the most poignant plays of our generation, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK tells the honest story of a young Jewish girl in Amsterdam hiding from the Nazi’s during World War II.
Today  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
Warrior MovesCambridge, $
Drop into Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology for a fun afternoon of demonstrations by Harvard student athletes, practice some moves, and learn the ways of warriors
Today  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
Boston Red Sox Open Fenway Park to Fans for Open HouseBoston, Free
Saturday April 25th: Open-to-public Event Features First-ever Historically Black College Baseball Showcase Game, Autograph Sessions and Special Access Tour of “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”
Today  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
Tail Waggin' Tales with Stephanie & MarmaladeBrookline, Free
Are you ready 'fur' story time? Enjoy a one of a kind story time experience with Stephanie and Marmalade, the adorable licensed therapy rescue dog!
Today  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
South End Garden partySouth End, Free
Spring is here! FINALLY! And Pine Village Preschool is celebrating with a Garden Party at our South End location on Saturday, April 25 (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.).
Sun, April 26, 2015  -  Sun, April 26, 2015   
Magic: the Gathering TournamentSomerville, $$
Standard constructed tournament with proxies allowed. Bring lunch. $20 per player. Win prizes! Join our Magic: The Gathering Tournament and help support Parts and Crafts, the family hackerspace.

West Suburbs

Today  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
28th Annual Sheepshearing Festival at Gore PlaceWaltham, $$
Sheep-shearing, herding dogs, spinning, weaving, and more. Large crafts fair, live entertainment, wagon rides, historic demonstrators, games and farm animals. Food vendors, no dogs allowed, children...
Sun, April 26, 2015  -  Sun, April 26, 2015   
Canine Walk and Family FairNewton, Free
A fun morning for families, little ones and dog lovers to get outside after the long winter, enjoy the family friendly activities, and support The Carroll Center for the Blind.
Thu, March 19, 2015  -  Sat, May 2, 2015   
The Main Street Kids Club: A MathStart MusicalWatertown, Free
Inspired by the award-winning MathStart series by Stuart J. Murphy, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, The Main Street Kids' Club: A MathStart Musical, tells a tale of adventure,...
Today  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
Hansel & GretelNewton, $
Hansel & Gretel will be presented by The Children’s Cooperative Nursery School and The New England Conservatory Touring Opera on Saturday, April 25th, at 3pm at the historical First Baptist Church of...
Today  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
Free Musical Story for Kids at Watertown LibraryWatertown, Free
The Musical Storytelling Series at Powers Music School will host “Listen to My Trumpet (an Elephant and Piggie book)” at the Watertown Free Public Library on Saturday, April 25, at 11:00 a.m., 123...
Today  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
Alice in WonderlandNewton, Free
A 30 minute ballet of Alice in Wonderland performed by Newton Country Day Dance Ensemble. This performance is perfect for toddlers through kindergarteners. Free to the public.
Sun, April 26, 2015  -  Sat, May 2, 2015   
Classics III: Let's Pull Out All the Stops!Newton
Join the New Philharmonia Orchestra for a musical celebration of America, New England, and Newton with our final Classics Concert of our 2014-2015 season: Classics III: Let's Pull Out All the Stops!

North Suburbs

Fri, April 24, 2015  -  Sun, April 26, 2015   
Melrose Arts FestivalMelrose, Free
The Melrose Arts and Cultural Association (MACA) once again hosts its annual Arts Festival at Memorial Hall. The Festival, a juried exhibition with all work available for sale, will showcase the...
Wed, April 22, 2015  -  Sun, April 26, 2015   
2015 Aleppo Shriners CircusWilmington, $
Aleppo Shriners Circus presented by Royal Hanneford Circus - Affordable family friendly fun. Join us a fun and exciting show that has something for everyone! Family Fun Join us a fun and...
Wed, April 22, 2015  -  Sun, April 26, 2015   
Neverland Theatre's Beauty and the Beast (Non-Musical)Beverly, $
Neverland has gathered a talented group of kids, teens and adults to present this delightful, non-musical version of the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast over April Vacation!
Wed, April 22, 2015  -  Sun, April 26, 2015   
Medford City CarnivalMedford, $
The Medford carnival is back! The carnival will be from April 22 to April 26 on City Hall Plaza in Medford. The carnival will feature rides, games and food.
Today  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
Princess and Frog Day at Stone ZooStoneham, $
Meet your favorite princesses and learn all about the unique adaptations of frogs and the critical role they play in healthy ecosystems at Princess and Frog Day!
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

Wed, April 22, 2015  -  Sun, April 26, 2015   
Weymouth CarnivalWeymouth, $
The Weymouth carnival is back! The carnival will be from April 22 to April 26 at Weymouth High School. The carnival will feature rides, games and food.
Today  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
Astronomy DayMarshfield, Free
Drop by for this free event that will be truly out of this world! From 12-4 we’ll have activities, crafts, and sun-spot viewing, and from 7-9 we’ll check out the planets and galaxies.

Central Mass

Sat, April 18, 2015  -  Sun, April 26, 2015   
April School Vacation at Tower HillBoylston, $
Tower Hill Botanic Garden is offering a fun and educational experience for children of all ages 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day from Saturday, April 19, to Sunday, April 26.

Rhode Island

Fri, April 24, 2015  -  Sat, April 25, 2015   
Farm Friends at Providence Children's MuseumRhode Island, $
Families encounter a soft sheep, a lively llama and other farm animals in the Museum’s Children’s Garden. Kids get a close look at these creatures and meet experts from Rhode Island farms.