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...
Wed, April 23, 2014   
Calling All Isabellas! Gardner MuseumBoston, Free
Each April, the Gardner Museum opens its doors to Isabellas of all ages, along with friends and families, for a free day of fun and festivities in celebration of our founder!
Mon, April 14, 2014  -  Thu, April 17, 2014   
Foxwoods® Resort Casino Hosts Kid’s Week April 14-17 Boston, Free
Foxwoods® Resort Casino will once again host “Kid’s Week” from April 14- 17, 2014, with fun for children of all ages. Families are invited to enjoy a host of activities including:
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
Spring Break Adventures at Brooklyn BouldersSomerville, $$
BKB is a beautiful indoor rock climbing facility that has several youth programs, including a day camp that runs during April vacation. Boulding, roped climbing, slacklining and more!
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Sun, April 27, 2014   
April School Vacation Week: Come Play at Franklin Park ZooBoston, $
Looking to get your family’s spring off to a great start? Throughout April school vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin...
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Arts ProgramSouth End, $$
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  -  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...
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

Mon, April 21, 2014   
Battle of Lexington: Patriot's Day Reenactment 2014Lexington, Free
Watch as history unfolds the story of our nation's fight for freedom in Lexington! Be part of the story through the reenactment of Paul Revere's...
Mon, April 21, 2014   
Concord Patriot's Day ParadeConcord, Free
Listen to fife and drum corps from all over the nation as they march down Main Street. Following the parade discover more history by taking a...
Mon, April 21, 2014   
Concord Patriot's Day Battle Reenactments 2014Concord
The peace of the Concord countryside will once more be shattered by the sounds of marching feet and musketry as British and Colonial Re-enactors...
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
Plumfield Fun Week: Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard HouseConcord, $$
Join us for a week of fun during April school vacation! Try your hand at activities popular with Louisa May Alcott and her sisters. Our trained...
Mon, April 14, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Camp at Kids Place 4 FunNeedham, $$
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 18, 2014   
No School Fun Day at BroadmoorNatick, $$
No school? Have fun in Nature at Broadmoor! Come learn about and explore the changing world of spring wildlife, play games and much more. Join us for the morning session, afternoon session or both!
Fri, April 18, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April 2014 Vacation Camp at Rhythmic DreamsNeedham, $
Rhythmic Dreams is offering a six day April vacation program in our new state-of-the-art facility! Work on flexibility, improve your body lines, acrobatic skills and strength. Have FUN with ribbons,...
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
School Vacation at FruitlandsHarvard, Free
Explore a different Museum collection each day of April vacation week. Hands-on craft activities, interactive gallery stations, and a spring time nature scavenger hunt await you. Perfect for families...
Mon, April 21, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
FutureFixers Young Inventors Staycation WeekWaltham, $$
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: 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  -  Tue, April 22, 2014   
Snakes Awake at Spring BreakWaltham, Free
Interact with live snakes, learn about their habitats, and help craft parts of a library display on Earth Day because all of Mother Earth's creature are lovely, even snakes!
Tue, April 22, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Drop-Off at Colores KidsNatick, $$
Kids Out of School April 22-25? Drop them off at Colores Kids while they enjoy Fabric Painting, Canvas Painting, Kids Sewing Project, Games and Loom Bracelet Making all with the guidance of an...
Wed, April 23, 2014  -  Wed, April 23, 2014   
Getting to Know Our Flag, Family ProgramLexington, $
This family program explores the origins, history, legends and myths of the American flag. With the Museum’s historically significant 15-star flag as a backdrop, participants will enjoy hands-on...
Wed, April 23, 2014  -  Wed, April 23, 2014   
Getting to Know Our Flag, Family ProgramLexington, $
This family program explores the origins, history, legends and myths of the American flag. With the Museum’s historically significant 15-star flag as a backdrop, participants will enjoy hands-on...
Wed, April 23, 2014  -  Wed, April 23, 2014   
Energy Necklace Scultpure Making WorkshopNewton, $$
Join light artist John Powell in a family workshop to build Energy Necklace Sculptures that will generate renewable solar energy when they are done.
Wed, April 23, 2014  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation ProgramNewton, $$$
From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program.
Wed, April 23, 2014  -  Wed, April 23, 2014   
April Vacation Interactive Open HouseDover, Free
Looking for something fun and educational for your child during April vacation? Charles River School and Charles River Creative Arts have teamed up for a morning of interactive, hands-on activities...
Thu, April 24, 2014  -  Thu, April 24, 2014   
The Lexington Alarm, Family ProgramLexington, $
Each year the Museum displays the Lexington Alarm Letter. It warned the colonies the Revolution had begun. Families will work on hands-on, minds-on activities exploring the moment in which this...
Thu, April 24, 2014  -  Thu, April 24, 2014   
Hands-on-history:Daily Life in Colonial Times at the DurantNewton, $$
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!

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 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  -  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.

Connecticut

Sat, April 12, 2014  -  Sun, April 20, 2014   
Spend April Vacation Exploring Mashantucket Pequot MuseumConnecticut, Free
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum offers education and fun for all ages during April Vacation Week (April 12 through April 20).

Massachusetts

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...

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!