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February Vacation at the JFK Library & Museum

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Official Website:February Vacation at the JFK Library & Museum
Venue:John F. Kennedy (JFK) Library & Museum
Location:Columbia Point, Boston, MA
Phone:(617) 514-1600
Dates:Monday, February 20, 2017 - Friday, February 24, 2017
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
Category:School Vacation

February Vacation at the JFK Library & MuseumThe John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will offer several family-oriented activities and programs throughout Presidents’ Day week, including our signature Presidents’ Day Family Festival featuring presidential storytelling, activities and performances.

Presidents’ Day Family Festival
Monday, February 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In celebration of Presidents’ Day, the JFK Library will host its sixth annual Family Festival featuring presidential storytelling, creative activities, musical performances, and Museum tours and hands-on programs to bring the Library to life in new ways for all ages.

First-Day-of-Issue Stamp Dedication Ceremony
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The US Postal Service will commemorate the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth by dedicating a Forever stamp in his honor. The 10 a.m. ceremony will launch the Forever stamp, making the First-Day-of-Issue Stamp exclusively available at the Presidents' Day Family Festival on February 20 and available nationwide in Post Offices starting on February 21.

Special Festival Day activities are free with paid admission. Visitors ages 17 and under are admitted free of charge. EBT, military, and student discounts are available. For all other visitors, visit us on Facebook or Twitter for a special buzzword that will give you $2 off admission prices. The opening stamp dedication ceremony and closing concert are free for all. The Family Festival is especially appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Celebrate! with Bright Star Touring Theatre

Black History Hall of Fame
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
African American Heritage Month
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Join us for this fast-paced performance honoring African American Heritage Month! Meet over a dozen groundbreakers and hall-of-famers who have contributed to shaping our nation’s past, present and future. Young audience volunteers help the cast bring this show to life.

The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the arts. This program reflects President and Mrs. Kennedy's concern for and support of the arts and culture as important components of a democratic society. In order to optimize your comfort and enjoyment, reservations are required for all visitors to this free program.

To make a reservation, visit our Celebrate! page or call 617-514-1644 and leave a message. Children are seated on the floor with their caretakers. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Looking for more fun things to do? Check out our Boston February Vacation Week guide for lots more great ideas on things to do with the kids this week.


The Museum is open daily from 9:00am-5:00pm except for certain holidays.


Adults $14 | Seniors 62+ $12 | College Students with ID $12 | Youth/Teens 13-17 $10 | Children 12 and under FREE


Columbia Point, Boston, MA map

Children under 12 are always admitted free to the JFK Library

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