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Things to do During Boston School Vacation Week

It's School Vacation week in the Boston area! Local Museums and organizations have set up some fantastic programming kids and families. In addition, you'll find entertainment that includes live music performances, puppet & marionette shows, super science & art workshops, sports camps, and more. Spring is here - Enjoy!


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Favorite Sledding Hills in the Boston AreaMassachusetts, Free
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Sample some of the top sledding choices in the Boston area. And hold on tight!
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Snow Tubing at Nashoba ValleyWestford, $$
Sun, January 5, 2020  -  Wed, March 25, 2020   
Cruise the slopes of Nashoba Valley's Snow Tubing Park seven days and seven nights. Bring the family and enjoy one of the fastest-growing winter recreational activities.
Peabody Essex Museum - Open with Free Admission MLK WeekendSalem, $
Sat, January 18, 2020  -  Tue, January 21, 2020   
Celebrate PEM's new exhibit, Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle, a collection by one of the best known African-American artist of the 20th century. PEM will be open for free all weekend in honor of MLK Jr.
LEGO Maritime Festival at USS Constitution MuseumCharlestown, $
Sat, February 15, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
Set sail with your family this February School Vacation Week at the USS Constitution Museum and build your own ship with LEGO® and DUPLO® Bricks.
Sing-A-Long Wizard of OzArlington, $$
Mon, February 17, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
An interactive film/theatrical event with loads of audience participation, a lively master of ceremonies, costume contest, and 'fun-packs' for all! Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the story of Dorothy and her fantastical journey...
February School Vacation CampNewton
Mon, February 17, 2020  -  Fri, February 21, 2020   
February break is right around the corner, so make sure to register your child for JCC School Vacation Camp! Your child can choose up to three different electives each day - whatever they like best.
Mini-Spa and Tea PartyNorwood, $
Mon, February 17, 2020  -  Mon, February 17, 2020   
Manicures, facials and tea! What else could a girl ask for? What a better way to start your February vacation. Come join us at Adorn Boutique Studio
PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration February VacationNewton, $$
Tue, February 18, 2020  -  Fri, February 21, 2020   
Join PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration during school vacations! Each day we will explore a new themed nature topic through songs, games, and hands-on exploration. Offered in Newton and Wellesley.
Winter in the 1800sChestnut Hill, Free
Fri, February 21, 2020  -  Fri, February 21, 2020   
Join us on Friday, February 21st from 11am – 3pm during February School Vacation Week to try out a variety of everyday winter activities from the past!
Geography BingoBoston, Free
Fri, February 21, 2020  -  Fri, February 21, 2020   
Vacation Week: Bring your geographic knowledge and map curiosity to the Leventhal Map and Education Center and join us for a fun round of Geography Bingo. We'll have fun and award prizes. Grades 3 and up.
Celebrate! Bright Star Touring Theatre: We Can Do It! American Women in HistoryBoston, Free
Sat, March 28, 2020   
Be inspired by some of the world’s most remarkable female pioneers. Discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more!
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Cambridge Science Festival 2020Cambridge, Free
Fri, April 17, 2020  -  Sun, April 26, 2020   
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!
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Battle of Lexington: Boston Patriots Day Reenactment 2019 (with Video)Lexington, Free
Mon, April 20, 2020   
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 ride, followed by day-long events.
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The Boston Marathon 2020Boston, Free
Mon, April 20, 2020  -  Mon, April 20, 2020   
The Boston Marathon is one of the city's biggest events of the year - featuring 25,000 elite runners from around the world competing in a route made difficult by rolling terrain and features such as 'Heartbreak Hill.'
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Acton Patriot's Day Celebration 2020Acton, $
Mon, April 20, 2020   
Patriots’ Day marks the first day of the Revolutionary War and the first bloodshed of the Civil War. At the Faulkner Homestead visitors can glimpse both eras. Step back into our local history and see women preparing...
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Rick Adams: Red's Recycle 'o RamaBoston, Free
Tue, April 21, 2020   
Assisted by Rusty, the recycled and recycling dog, Red uses storytelling, magic, juggling, hand shadows, original songs and fun-loving tips on how and why to recycle, reuse, and reduce. Join in and explore creative and...
Summer Institute in Global LeadershipBoston, $$$
Mon, June 22, 2020  -  Fri, August 7, 2020   
The United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB)'s Summer Institute in Global Leadership is an exciting way for teens to engage in global issues, build leadership skills, and make new friends.
Summer Institute for the Gifted at BU AcademyBoston, $$$$
Mon, July 6, 2020  -  Fri, July 24, 2020   
The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG), enriching minds where creativity thrives, offers a program for gifted, creative, and academically talented students ages 5 to 12 at Boston University Academy.


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