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

Sat, February 13, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation Week Activities: USS Constitution MuseumCharlestown, Free
Enjoy some good old fashioned maritime fun at the Annual Ship Model Show. Make a model of the USS Constitution, do a scavenger hunt in the galleries, color signal flags!
Sat, February 13, 2016  -  Sat, February 13, 2016   
J.A.B Step February Vacation Basketball School-CampBoston, $
Currently in our 7th year of operating successfully fun “Vacation School Camps” for boys/girls grades 1-8, we invite you and your family to join us this upcoming winter vacation.
Sat, February 13, 2016  -  Sun, February 21, 2016   
February School Vacation at Boston Children’s MuseumBoston, $$
Enjoy a number of cool specially scheduled activities at Boston Children's Museum during February School Vacation Week.
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation Week Activities: MFABoston, Free
The MFA is hosting Vacation Week Activities which offers a wide range of ongoing activities for children.
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation Week: Old State House MuseumBoston, $
The Bostonian Society invites you to the Old State House Museum during February school vacation week to participate in fun and educational...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation Activities: ICABoston, $
Visit Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art during vacation for drop-in gallery activities and exhibition-related art-making projects, especially for families.
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation at the JFK Library & MuseumBoston, $
In celebration of Presidents’ Day week, the JFK Presidential Library invites the public to enjoy family-friendly activities including 'Make Your Own Sundae', and the Celebrate series presents 'Tales...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February AdventuresSomerville, $$$
Brooklyn Boulders Somerville is having a full day camp for kids during February vacation filled with bouldering, roped climbing, arts and crafts, and team-building activities! Give your kids an...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Winter Camp 2016 - Free Skating at Frog Pond WeekBoston, Free
Highland Street Foundation is pleased to announce Winter Camp 2016 which will include free ice skating on Boston Common's Frog Pond during February school vacation week (February 15-19).
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Blue Man Group February Vacation Week FunBoston, $$$
Families looking for fun activities during school vacation week can stop their search. Friendly staff members are ready and waiting in the Lounge to decorate youngsters in true Blue Man style with...
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Sat, February 20, 2016   
February Vacation Week at Mary Baker Eddy LibraryBoston, Free
For February School Vacation, the Library will host a week of free activities centered on sustainable food. Visitors will discover what it was like to live at 'Pleasant View,' Mary Baker Eddy's home...
Sat, February 13, 2016  -  Sat, February 13, 2016   
Boston College Youth Winter Baseball CampChestnut Hill, $
BC Winter Indoor Youth Baseball Clinic. Come and shake off the cold with a mid-winter baseball clinic. Work and play with current BC Baseball players and have a chance to play full- scale games...
Sat, February 13, 2016  -  Sat, February 13, 2016   
I ♥ Science at Harvard Museum of Natural HistoryCambridge, $
Explore the marvelous science of our natural world in this annual daylong festival featuring dozens of activities at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge.
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February School Vacation Activities at Quincy MarketBoston, Free
Looking for FREE things to do with the kids during February School Vacation? Head to the Upper Rotunda inside Quincy Market daily from 11 am - 2 pm for free programming.
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Mon, February 15, 2016   
Presidents' Day Family Festival at JFK LibraryBoston, $
In celebration of Presidents' Day the Kennedy Library will host its fifth annual Family Festival. Presidential storytelling, creative activities, museum tours, demonstrations, and performances bring...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure & Vacation Week FunSomerville, $$
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston will premiere a brand new 15-minute 4D movie, and LEGOLAND’s Master Model Builder Megan Quigley will also do a gradual takeover of MINILAND by incorporating builds...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Mon, February 15, 2016   
Celebrate Little Joe’s 23rd Birthday!Boston
Don’t miss the birthday party for Little Joe, a western lowland gorilla! The indoor gorilla exhibit at Franklin Park Zoo will be festively decorated and the gorillas will enjoy treats made for them.
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Sun, February 21, 2016   
February Vacation at Boston National Historical ParkBoston, Free
Looking for something to do vacation week? From February 15th to the 21st, stop by Boston National Historical Park for some fun activities and games.
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
“e” inc.’s February Vacation Week CampCharlestown, $$
At “e” inc.’s Winter in the Rainforest Camp, kids will take on the role of “Rainforest Explorer” to discover what makes rainforests such special and unique ecosystems.
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Animal Mythbusters program at Franklin Park ZooBoston, $$$
Why does a chameleon change color? Is a goldfish’s memory really that short? Sign-up for the Animal Mythbusters program at Franklin Park Zoo and get to the bottom of some animal myths and mysteries!
Tue, February 16, 2016   
Children's Winter Festival on the Boston CommonBoston, Free
Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be bringing the annual Children’s Winter Festival to Boston Common during school vacation week. Enjoy Snowzilla, a three-story-high inflatable snow tube...
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Jab Step Vacation Basketball SchoolBoston, $
We explore the game of basketball through fun activities, instruction, & PLAY! Student-Athlete workshops & speakers from the world of basketball visit to share their experiences & highlight the...
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Winter Vacation Basketball School 2016Boston, $
Program open to grades 2-9 boy/girl students, that love the sport of basketball, or would just like to get better at understanding and playing. Our groups are broken up by confidence & skill...
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Winter Vacation Basketball School 2016Boston, $
Program open to grades 2-9 boy/girl students, that love the sport of basketball, or would just like to get better at understanding and playing. Our groups are broken up by confidence & skill...
Wed, February 17, 2016  -  Sun, February 21, 2016   
Boston Public Market February Vacation ActivitiesBoston
Boston Public Market has a curriculum of activities to keep kids busy and having fun during vacation. Visit the Kids’ Nook or the KITCHEN for several fun activities with Market vendors and Kids...
Sat, February 20, 2016   
Engineering Week Kick Off at Boston Children's MuseumBoston, $$
What is engineering? 'Using stuff to build stuff that does stuff.” Join volunteers from MIT’s Society of Black Engineers as we design, build, test, problem-solve and create, using items you probably...
Sat, February 20, 2016  -  Sat, February 20, 2016   
“The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” Coming to LEGOLAND®Somerville, $
“The LEGO® Movie 4D A New Adventure” will debut at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston on Saturday, February 20th and run through the rest of this year.
Sat, February 20, 2016  -  Sat, February 20, 2016   
Public Taiko Workshop for BeginnersBrookline, $$
Let's make some noise! Find out more about taiko (Japanese word for 'drum') in this interactive workshop with The Genki Spark. Bring your friends and family!
Sun, February 21, 2016   
Chinese New Year at Boston Children's MuseumBoston, $$
Welcome the Year of the Monkey. Experience Chinese culture and tradition first-hand. Dance performances from Wang’s YMCA and Wah Lum Kung Fu Athletic Association. Make a Chinese Shadow Puppet....
Mon, July 11, 2016  -  Fri, July 15, 2016   
Boston College Youth Summer Baseball Camp- Session 1Chestnut Hill, $$
BC Youth Summer Baseball Camp. A 5 day, full day, youth baseball camp that allows players of all ability levels to improve their game with current BC coaches as well as current and former BC players.
Mon, July 18, 2016  -  Fri, July 22, 2016   
Boston College Youth Summer Baseball Camp- Session 2Chestnut Hill, $$
BC Youth Summer Baseball Camp. A 5 day, full day, youth baseball camp that allows players of all ability levels to improve their game with current BC coaches as well as current and former BC players.
Mon, July 25, 2016  -  Fri, July 29, 2016   
Boston College Youth Summer Baseball Camp- Session 3Chestnut Hill, $$
BC Youth Summer Baseball Camp. A 5 day, full day, youth baseball camp that allows players of all ability levels to improve their game with current BC coaches as well as current and former BC players.

West Suburbs

Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Discovery Museum February Vacation ActivitiesActon, $$
Discovery Museums in Acton has a full week of fun activities planned for February Vacation Week, 2/15 through 2/19--and, extended hours! Enjoy all sorts of fun art & engineering projects.
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
ArtBeat February Vacation Week Studio SpecialArlington, $
Join mischievous monkey as he leads his animal friends through the Studio making fun pillows, picture frames, cupcake art and more.
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation Camp at Rhythmic DreamsNewton, $$
February Vacation Camp - Don't miss this opportunity! Come for half day or full day, bring a friend or come alone, you'll make friends and have fun!
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation Week Art Explorers at The UmbrellaConcord, $$
This year for February vacation week students will become Art Explorers! Taking inspiration from professions that are pushing boundaries of understanding like Archaeology, Oceanography, and...
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation Art ProgramNewton, $$
Arts Camp for children grades K to 6 and Teens grades 7 to 10. Students attend four classes daily in 2D drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Performing Arts, and Sculpture/3D.
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Hale Reservation February Vacation CampWestwood, $
Get outside and join us for a fun week at Vacation Camp! There will be plenty of fun outside building shelters and sledding, and inside playing games and doing arts & crafts. Don't miss out!
Sat, February 13, 2016  -  Sun, February 14, 2016   
Model Train ShowLexington, $
February school vacation week begins with model railroading fun! Trains climb mountain passes, shunt freight cars, and pick up and set out cars at the many industries and stations along the way.
Sat, February 13, 2016   
The Stacey Peasley Band's Valentine's Bash in NatickNatick, $$
Grab your loved ones and enjoy some music and fun with Metrowest favorite The Stacey Peasley Band in Natick! Music, face painting and crafts will make it the perfect morning with your little...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
1/2 day February Vacation Camp at ThoreauConcord, $
Kids will have a blast with our energetic counselors. Activities include swimming, tennis, sports (capture the flag, in-and-out & more) and crafts (drawing, fuse beading & more). Bring a lunch,...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
ACA's February Vacation Arts CampsArlington, $$
Join ACA for a fun, creative camp week of art, music, and drama for kids and teens - all centered around an engaging weekly theme!
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
JCC Kids’ Choice February School Vacation ProgramNewton, $$$
From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kids’ Choice February Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation Camp at Kids Place 4 FunNeedham, $$
Do your kids like to make new friends, paint and have fun?? Then drop them off at The Kid's Place for a morning of fun!!
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Mon, February 15, 2016   
A Visit with President LincolnConcord, $
The Museum is pleased to again host Steve Wood and his performance as Abraham Lincoln. Come relieve stories of Lincoln's early life, campaign debates, and the Civil War.
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Tue, February 16, 2016   
PUDDLESTOMPERS February Vacation Program in NewtonNewton, $
Have your kiddo get outside and discover the wonders of nature this winter season with PUDDLESTOMPERS Drop-Off Vacation Programs! Offered during school vacations and holidays.
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Tue, February 16, 2016   
PUDDLESTOMPERS February Vacation Program in Wellesley!Newton, $
Have your kiddo get outside and discover the wonders of nature this winter season with PUDDLESTOMPERS Drop-Off Vacation Program! Offered during school vacations and holidays.
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Tue, February 16, 2016   
Mike the Bubble ManNatick, $
Judy Gordon Nursery School of Temple Israel of Natick welcomes Mike the Bubbleman. Come celebrate our Febrary break fundraiser with us. This is an interactive 45 minute show. Perfect for little...
Wed, February 17, 2016  -  Wed, February 17, 2016   
PUDDLESTOMPERS February Vacation Program in NewtonNewton, $
Have your kiddo get outside and discover the wonders of nature this winter season with PUDDLESTOMPERS Drop-Off Vacation Program! Offered during school vacations and holidays.
Wed, February 17, 2016  -  Wed, February 17, 2016   
PUDDLESTOMPERS February Vacation Program in Wellesley!Newton, $
Have your kiddo get outside and discover the wonders of nature this winter season with PUDDLESTOMPERS Drop-Off Vacation Program! Offered during school vacations and holidays.
Thu, February 18, 2016  -  Thu, February 18, 2016   
PUDDLESTOMPERS February Vacation Program in NewtonNewton, $
Have your kiddo get outside and discover the wonders of nature this winter season with PUDDLESTOMPERS Drop-Off Vacation Program! Offered during school vacations and holidays.
Thu, February 18, 2016  -  Thu, February 18, 2016   
PUDDLESTOMPERS February Vacation Program in Wellesley!Newton, $
Have your kiddo get outside and discover the wonders of nature this winter season with PUDDLESTOMPERS Drop-Off Vacation Program! Offered during school vacations and holidays.
Thu, February 18, 2016  -  Thu, February 18, 2016   
Happy Birthday Presidents Family Day With StampsWeston, $
Learn all about our presidents and firsts ladies by using stamps. Make presidential objects, presidential letters and envelopes and other do other activities with real stamps about our president.
Fri, February 19, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
PUDDLESTOMPERS February Vacation Program in Newton!Newton, $
Have your kiddo get outside and discover the wonders of nature this winter season with PUDDLESTOMPERS Drop-Off Vacation Program! Offered during school vacations and holidays.
Fri, February 19, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
PUDDLESTOMPERS February Vacation Program in Wellesley!Newton, $
Have your kiddo get outside and discover the wonders of nature this winter season with PUDDLESTOMPERS Drop-Off Vacation Program! Offered during school vacations and holidays.
Fri, February 19, 2016  -  Sat, February 20, 2016   
Teddy Bear TeaConcord, $$
Bring your child or grandchild for an afternoon of tea and sweets! Bring along a favorite stuffed animal to enjoy the beautiful setting in Brooke Hall.
Mon, April 18, 2016  -  Fri, April 22, 2016   
ACA's April Vacation Arts CampArlington, $$
Join ACA for a fun, creative camp week of art, music, and drama for kids and teens - all centered around an engaging weekly theme!
Tue, April 19, 2016  -  Fri, April 22, 2016   
April School Vacation Week at Powisset FarmDover, $$
We will spend the week covering all aspects of the farm - from working and playing in the fields and greenhouse, to caring for the animals, to creating in the kitchen!

North Suburbs

Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Sat, February 20, 2016   
February Vacation Week Activities: Peabody Essex MuseumSalem, $
Visit PEM this week to experience books in exciting new ways — discover how they're created, see special performances, participate in collaborative art-making projects, hear readings from authors and...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Thu, February 18, 2016   
February Vacation Adventures: Ipswich River Wildlife SanctuaTopsfield, $
Sign your child up for one or all four days of these exciting school vacation programs. We have put together four days of hands-on, awesome, age-appropriate activities to explore the natural world...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Wed, February 17, 2016   
Legopalooza Pop-up Lego StudioWenham, $$
Come to Wenham Museum to take part in a family Lego-build! Gather some Legos and start building; no directions required! We supply the Legos, you supply the creativity!
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation Cooking CampLawrence, $$$
Come along to learn cooking skills while enjoying practical hands-on cooking activities.The classes are designed to be educational and fun, encouraging each child to participate by preparing recipes...
Sat, February 13, 2016  -  Sat, February 13, 2016   
Farm Inspired Crafts for KidsIpswich, Free
Join us in the farmhouse for a craft making party! Leave your hat and mittens at the door and come get creative on the farm!
Mon, February 15, 2016   
Zoom in on ScaleSalem, $$
Explore the art and ideas in Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art as we shrink things down to get new perspectives on the world around us - and beyond!
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Learn, Play and Have Fun at Zaniac WoburnWoburn, $$
Zaniac Woburn delivers a math and science experience to students in K through 8th grade that engages, motivates, and excites them. Beginning on Monday February 15, Zaniac Woburn is hosting half-day...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation: Creative Arts Theatre ProgramReading
Join Creative Arts for a fun-filled February vacation program. The performance for this program will be Alice In Wonderland. EVERY participant gets a role, whether it be acting, stage production, or...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Have a WILD vacation at Stone Zoo!Stoneham
Stone Zoo is home to a number of animals that are naturally adapted to colder weather including snow leopards, Mexican gray wolves, North American river otters, Canada lynx and more.
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Vacation: Creative Arts Visual Arts WorkshopReading
These workshops are designed for children ages 6-12. Bring in your little artist for a fun week of exploring paint, sculpting, printmaking, paper, and advertising!
Tue, February 16, 2016   
Zoom in on ScaleSalem, $$
Explore the art and ideas in Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art as we shrink things down to get new perspectives on the world around us - and beyond!
Wed, February 17, 2016  -  Wed, February 17, 2016   
Families in the Farm Kitchen: Cheese MakingIpswich, $$
With the help of our cheesemaker we will make a batch of fresh farm cheese while we learn about how our cows turn green grass to creamy, nutritious milk.
Thu, February 18, 2016  -  Thu, February 18, 2016   
Farm Inspired Crafts for KidsIpswich, Free
Join us in the farmhouse for a craft making party! Leave your hat and mittens at the door and come get creative on the farm!
Thu, February 18, 2016  -  Thu, February 18, 2016   
Families in the Farm Kitchen: Bread and Butter MakingIpswich, $$
Cooking together and having fun in the kitchen makes our farm family happy. We will make homemade rolls and top them with freshly made Jersey butter.
Thu, February 18, 2016  -  Thu, February 18, 2016   
Cinderella or The Tale of Griselda and PrunellaAndover, $
Our delightful adaptation includes kooky stepsisters, a scooter riding princess and of course silly shoe snafus! Friendship blossoms when respect and kindness are remembered. Wear your costumes,...
Fri, February 19, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Families in the Farm Kitchen: Cheese MakingIpswich, $$
With the help of our cheesemaker we will make a batch of fresh farm cheese while we learn about how our cows turn green grass to creamy, nutritious milk.
Sat, February 20, 2016  -  Sat, February 20, 2016   
Farm Inspired Crafts for KidsIpswich, Free
Join us in the farmhouse for a craft making party! Leave your hat and mittens at the door and come get creative on the farm!
Sat, February 20, 2016  -  Sat, February 20, 2016   
Families in the Farm Kitchen: Bread and Butter MakingIpswich, $$
Cooking together and having fun in the kitchen makes our farm family happy. We will make homemade rolls and top them with freshly made Jersey butter.
Sat, April 22, 2017  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
April Vacation Program for pre-k - 2nd gradeMedford, $$
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

Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
February Break Programs at Mass AudubonCanton, $$
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary is offering an exciting vacation week opportunity for children in grades K-5 that encourages and stewards a child’s sense of curiosity and love of nature!
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
Mass Audubon Blue Hills February Vacation DaysMilton, $
Join us for fun and adventure at our Environmental Education Center on Chickatawbut Hill for one day to four days at our February vacation day camp
Sat, February 20, 2016  -  Sat, February 20, 2016   
Pacific Island Day at Battleship CoveFall River, $$
During February vacation, families can spend a day aboard Battleship Cove’s historic vessels. Learn how to tie knots, fold the American flag, and more!
Wed, February 17, 2016  -  Wed, February 17, 2016   
February Break Magic Show featuring Mike Bent's Abrakidabra!Sharon, $
Hertz Nursery School invites you to experience the magic of Mike Bent's Abrakidabra! Wednesday February 17th 10 am at Temple Israel in Sharon. $10/child. Children under 2 free. Family max $20. Check...
Thu, February 18, 2016   
The Greatest Pirate Story EverToldNorwell, $$
It’s Pirates of the Caribbean meets Whose Line is it Anyway? Off Broadway’s improvised, interactive, musical pirate adventure is filled with boatloads of laugh-out-loud moments for both kids and...

Western Mass

Sat, February 6, 2016  -  Sun, February 21, 2016   
Commerford Kid's Fun Fair & Traveling Zoo3 Locations, $$
Commerford Zoo' kids fun fairs are a fun, friendly, and safe place to bring your family. Enjoy rides, games, and a unique chance to interact with exotic animals.

Central Mass

Sat, February 13, 2016  -  Sat, February 19, 2011   
February Vacation Week: Old Sturbridge VillageSturbridge, $$
February school vacation week at Old Sturbridge Village with a mix of invigorating outdoor fun and cozy indoor activities and hands-on crafts.
Tue, February 16, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
School Vacation Week at EcotariumWorcester, $$
When school's out, the EcoTarium is the place to be. Each February, April and December, our education team cooks up creative ways to learn and have fun -- all designed especially for school-age kids...
Sat, February 20, 2016  -  Sat, February 20, 2016   
Antique Sleigh RallySturbridge, $$
Come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally. The sleigh rally competition will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds.

Rhode Island

Fri, February 12, 2016  -  Sun, February 21, 2016   
Newport Winter FestivalRhode Island, $
Visit Newport, Rhode Island for a week of concerts, ice skating, performances, scenic train rides, tours, seal watch cruises, tastings, story...
Mon, February 15, 2016  -  Fri, February 19, 2016   
School Vacation FUN! at Providence Children's MuseumRhode Island
Providence Children’s Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun, with special activities and performances all week long! Call (401) 273-KIDS or visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org.