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Monday, February 8, 2016
Greetings!   There's only a week left until February Vacation is here.  Most schools in the area have next week off, and there really are a TON of exciting things to do, so be sure to check out our Boston February Vacation Guide and start idea planning for this week and next.   And since the snow is finally here, check out some places to take advantage of the great outdoors in our Winter Fun Guide.

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Family Fun for the Week of 2/8 - 2/14

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LINX Dance Camps - Wellesley
In our state-of-the-art studios, & under the direction of our award winning instructors your dancers will enhance their skills and explore different forms of dance including: Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical & Tap.

Boston Metro

21st Annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival - Cambridge
Fun for all ages, the Bugs Bunny Film Festival brings the best Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes cartoons back to the big screen during February vacation week!
Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

I LOVE Science at Harvard Museum of Natural History - Cambridge
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.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

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Lunar New Year Celebration at Peabody Essex Museum - Salem
Join us for a fun-filled Chinese Lunar New Year celebration as we mark the Year of the Monkey at the Peabody Essex Museum. Enjoy performances, films, special events for kids & families, and drop in art activities.
Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10am - 4pm

Winter Camp 2016 - Fr-ee Skating at Frog Pond Week - Boston
Highland Street Foundation is pleased to announce Winter Camp 2016 which will include fr-ee ice skating on Boston Common's Frog Pond during February school vacation week (February 15-19).
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - Friday, Feb 19, 2016

'Polartec Big Air' at Fenway - Boston
Polartec Big Air at Fenway will feature a 140-foot high snow ramp, taller than the light towers at Fenway Park, and bring in slopestyle ski & snowboard athletes from around the world including Olympic and World Champions.
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - Friday, Feb 19, 2016

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Goldfish Swim School - Opening in Burlington This Spring!
Goldfish Swim School is excited to announce the opening of our newest location in Burlington, MA this spring! Discover what makes Goldfish Swim School the best choice. Pre-register today to learn more.

The Tanglewood Marionettes present: Sleeping Beauty - Brookline
This production of Sleeping Beauty begins with a brief demonstration of the art of puppetry. Through humorous interplay, the audience will learn about various forms of puppets.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Valentine's Day Storytime feat. Curious George - Boston
Our pal, Curious George, is BACK at Make Way for Ducklings Join the Make Way for Ducklings Store for a special Valentine's Day Storytime and meet George himself
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Saturdays at Fay: Jungle Jim's Superhero Training - Southborough
Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8. This month’s program will feature Jungle Jim's Superhero Training. During the program, the audience will be transformed into traditional superheroes, and it will conclude with a discussion about the heroes in our daily lives. Space is limited so please register in advance.
Saturday, February 13 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Presidents' Day Family Festival at JFK Library - Boston
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 the Library to life in new ways for all ages.
Monday, Feb 15, 2016

The Snowflake Man - Brookline
'The Snowflake Man' is an award-winning puppet production inspired by inventor Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

Model Train Weekend - Lexington
February school vacation starts with model railroading fun! Trains climb mountain passes, shunt freight cars, and use branch lines to pick up and set out cars at the many industries and stations along the way. Great for all ages. $7 per family.
Saturday & Sunday, February 13 - 14, 2016

February Vacation Week Activities: MFA - Boston
The MFA is hosting Vacation Week Activities which offers a wide range of ongoing activities for children.
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - Friday, Feb 19, 2016

Mary Poppins - Boston
While Mary Poppins takes the children on many memorable adventures, Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she influences; even their parents will learn a lesson or two.
Friday, Jan 29, 2016 - Sunday, Feb 28, 2016

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Start Planning Your Vermont Vacation. It's Bold Outside.
Vermont is a serious skiing state - with 19 alpine ski resorts, 30 cross-country touring centers and 6,090 acres of alpine terrain. But beyond skiing and riding, there are countless ways to enjoy our pristine snow, mountains, trails and woodlands. Enjoy a Vermont Vacation this winter!

Celebrate February Vacation Week at the MIT Museum - Cambridge
Stop by the MIT Museum during February vacation for Feb Fest. This year´s theme is How to Build a City in Six Days. Learn how to plan, design and build a community.
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - Saturday, Feb 20, 2016

North Suburbs

Farm Inspired Crafts for Kids - Ipswich
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
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Lunar New Year Celebration: Peabody Essex Museum - Salem
Come join in the exciting Chinese Lunar New Year in a fun-filled weekend celebration at the Peabody Essex Museum.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Valentine's All Night Blackwatch Event: Hidden Hearts - Burlington
Join us for Valentine's All Night Blackwatch Event: Hidden Hearts The Blackwatch is an event designed for older students and focuses on role-playing, character development and puzzle-solving. For ages 13 and up.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

February Vacation Adventures: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary - Topsfield
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 in winter.
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - Thursday, Feb 18, 2016

M is for Museum: Preschool Fun at Wenham Museum - Wenham
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Wenham Museum this year. Using the museum´s antique valentines for inspiration, create some valentine cards for the special people in your life.
Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - Friday, Jun 10, 2016

Legopalooza Pop-up Lego Studio - Wenham
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
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

February Break Sword Adventure: Fire and Ice - Burlington
Join us for February Break Sword Adventure: Fire and Ice: Come investigate a mystery and bring your friends Full Day Adventures from 9am - 3pm. Extended Day option available from 8:30am-5pm.
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - Friday, Feb 19, 2016

February Vacation Cooking Camp - Lawrence
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 under the supervision of our chef.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Feb 15, 2016 - Feb 19, 2016

South Suburbs

Mass Audubon Blue Hills February Vacation Days - Milton
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
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Feb 15, 2016 - Feb 19, 2016

New England Revolution Invite Fans to 2016 Jersey Launch - Foxboro
Fans invited to join the New England Revolution players as they reveal the club´s new primary kit February 11 at Gillette Stadium´s Optum Lounge
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

Oliver Ames High School Music Dept Meet & Greet & Treats - Easton
Leading Characters of the upcoming Oliver Ames HS Musical Wizard of Oz (3/4, 3/5 3/6) will be available for photos and autographs. Bring your cameras. Light refreshments.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Providence Children's Film Festival - Providence
The Festival seeks to give families in the region the opportunity to see a rich collection of international and/or independent films, including award-winning animation, features and documentaries.
Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

Act it Out - Easton
Join us as we become our favorite characters and create props for lively renditions of classic stories! Each week we’ll explore a new book through play acting, music, movement and crafts.
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

Newport Winter Festival - Newport
Visit Newport, Rhode Island for a week of concerts, ice skating, performances, scenic train rides, tours, seal watch cruises, tastings, story times, and much more.
Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

School Vacation FUN at Providence Children's Museum - Providence
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
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - Friday, Feb 19, 2016

West Suburbs

Belmont Second SaturDay Concert - Belmont
Join us for music, stories, and fun on the second Saturday of the month as we host a monthly fr-ee event for toddlers and preschool-aged children and their families.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

AFN Sweetie Valentine's Day Party - Acton
The Acton Family Network hosts their annual Sweetie Valentine's Day Party on February 13th Fun for the whole family includes crafts, activities and entertainment. All are welcome
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Model Train Show - Lexington
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.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

Backyard and Beyond: Backyard Birding - Acton
We´ve been getting lots of visitors to our bird feeders Winter is a great time to spot backyard birds. Join us to learn more about birds and see who you can spot our feeders.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Valentine Card Making Extravaganza - Arlington
Handmade Valentines are the best Make Valentines for your friends, family, and classmates at our fun paper buffet. Projects designed for ages 8 and older; many are suitable for ages 4 and up with a participating adult.
Monday, Feb 8, 2016 - Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Winter World Exploration - Framingham
Come and explore Garden in the Woods by snowshoe Learn about winter tree identification, gardening, wildlife, and experience the beauty of New England while learning to read wildlife cues.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Storytime with Picture Book Authors Bob Shea and Ryan Higgin - Dedham
Author-Illustrators Bob Shea & Ryan Higgins visit The Blue Bunny for a holiday storytime and booksigning for kids with craft and refreshments. The two special guests will read from their picture books, followed by a simple craft and refreshments for the kids.
Monday, Feb 15, 2016

Astronomy NIght at Powisset Farm - Dover
Join us and our local Astronomer for Powisset Farm's Star Party You will see and learn more about the stars, planets and moon. The event will be held from 6-7pm.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

The Story Pirates - Newton
Story Pirates celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a loud, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional improvisers and musicians.
Monday, Feb 15, 2016

A Visit with President Lincoln - Concord
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.
Monday, Feb 15, 2016

Mommy and ME Valentine's Party - Newton
Get ready to celebrate Valentine's with Mommybites Boston Enjoy healthy snacks, a My Gym demo class, gift bags, raffles, photo booth, vendor time, socializing and more
Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Love Fest II with Karen K & The Jitterbugs - Lexington
Love Fest II is a a Valentine's Day Celebration for Families, features a Karen K and the Jitterbugs concert and Valentine´s Day card-making activity.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Central Mass

February Vacation Week: Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge
February school vacation week at Old Sturbridge Village with a mix of invigorating outdoor fun and cozy indoor activities and hands-on crafts.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - Saturday, Feb 19, 2011

Love Bites Zombie Movie and Role Play Event for Teens - Millbury
Have a blast learning skills like disaster prep from FEMA, First aid from The Red Cross, Psychology, Physics, Leadership, Archaeology, DNA extraction, lock picking and more Then put your skills to the test teaming up with your friends in the ultimate NERF Battle, completing objectives and saving the world It's going to be AMAZING
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Monster Jam® is Crushing its Way Through Worcester´s DCU Cen - Worcester
Come see the world's largest Monster Truck show at the DCU Center in Worcester as they perform various intense stunts like donuts, wheelies, and of course, crushes.
Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

Winterfest at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge
Come and celebrate winter with Winterfest during February vacation week at Old Sturbridge Village. There will be plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for people of all ages.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live - Worcester
Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel takes the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

School Vacation Week at Ecotarium - Worcester
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 and their families. These theme-based weeks are filled with activities focused around a particular science or nature topic.
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 - Friday, Feb 19, 2016
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