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Boston School Vacation Week February 2022

It's February School Vacation week in the Boston area!   Boston Museums and organizations have set up some fantastic programming for February Vacation Week.   In addition, you'll find lots of fun performances, puppet shows, super science & art workshops, sports camps, winter fun and more. Wanna get outside? Find a place to go Skiing near Boston or Snow Tubing near Boston; or discover a new place to go cross-country skiing.   Enjoy!

February Vacation Week Activities at New Bedford Whaling MusNew Bedford, $
Sat, February 18, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
To kick off School Vacation Week the first event – a ticketed movie and craft – is on Saturday morning (2/18). During the following weekdays, the museum is offering free activities every morning in the Jacobs Family...
Little Women Film FestivalConcord, $$
Today  -  Thu, February 23, 2023   
All four major motion pictures of Little Women (1933, 1949, 1994, 2019) will be shown chronologically on consecutive Thursdays in February (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd) at 7:00 pm in The Concord School of Philosophy on the...
A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan 20235 Locations, $$$
Wed, March 15, 2023  -  Sun, March 19, 2023   
A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn in Rockport next Wednesday, March 16 (just a week away!). What a joy it is for us to assemble this annual Sojourn and be able to return to in-person performances.
Boston BeanpotBoston
Mon, February 6, 2023  -  Mon, February 13, 2023   
The Beanpot, TD Garden’s annual college hockey tournament, will return in February 2023. The 70th annual Beanpot tournament will take place on the first two Mondays in February.
Presidents’ Day Program: Meet President Abraham Lincoln!Concord, Free
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Mon, February 20, 2023   
Join us for a visit with President Lincoln from your own home. Send us a question ahead of time or just join to listen and learn about our 16th president.
Drumlin Farm Activities for February Vacation WeekLincoln, $$
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Looking for something to do over school vacation week in February and April? Drumlin Farm offers school vacation week programs for children in grades Pre-K-8.
Quincy Lunar New Year FestivalQuincy, Free
Wed, February 15, 2023  -  Wed, February 15, 2023   
Please join us virtually for the 32nd Annual Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, February 14th 2021 Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with Cultural Performances, Community Stories, Chinese Zodiac, Storytelling … and more!
ICA February Vacation Week ActivitiesBoston
Tue, February 21, 2023  -  Thu, February 23, 2023   
Come visit us Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of school vacation week! Take in the art on view in our galleries. Explore our building—and use it as a giant viewing device!
President's Day Open House at the ICABoston, Free
Tue, February 21, 2023   
In honor of President’s Day the ICA is offering free admission on Monday, February 21. Visitors are invited to start February vacation week with three exciting new exhibitions, and fun activities.
Women's Beanpot Hockey TournamentBoston, $
Tue, February 7, 2023  -  Tue, February 14, 2023   
Just as the first two Mondays of February have become fixtures on the calendar for the men's Beanpot, the Tuesdays after each men's Beanpot round are reserved for a showdown of Boston's finest women's hockey teams.
Children's Winter Festival on the Boston CommonBoston, Free
Wed, February 22, 2023   
Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be bringing the annual Children’s Winter Festival to Boston Common during school vacation week. This year's festival will feature music, giveaways, various winter...
Blue Man Group February Vacation Week FunBoston, $$$
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Sat, February 25, 2023   
Families looking for fun activities during school vacation week can stop their search. Blue Man Group Boston will be back just in time for February School Vacation Week with their unique brand of zany creativity.
Winter Camp 2023 by Highland Street FoundationBoston, Free
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Enjoy educational and cultural field trip experiences including scavenger hunts with Boston Harbor Now, StoryWalks at various parks around Boston and free admission to Buttonwood Park Zoo, Museum of African American...
Wayland Winter Farmers Market (Russell's)Wayland, Free
Sat, January 7, 2023  -  Sat, March 11, 2023   
The Market takes place weekly on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM, Jan. 9 -March 13, 2016. The market is located in the greenhouses at Russell's. More than 100 vendors will attend over the course of our 10-week season.
February Vacation Week at The Umbrella Arts CenterConcord, $$
Tue, February 21, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
We have designed our February Vacation Week Art Explorers program with variety in mind to give students the opportunity to discover, explore, and experiment in the arts.
27th Annual Bugs Bunny Film FestivalCambridge, $$
Fri, February 17, 2023  -  Sun, February 26, 2023   
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!
Peabody Essex Museum February Vacation Week ActivitiesSalem, $
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
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 more!
Boston February Vacation Week at the MFABoston, Free
Tue, February 21, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Discover how art is connected to the world around us with family-friendly activities, including art making and story hour as well as guided tours and mindfulness exercises.
QARI Lunar New Year Festival: QuincyQuincy, Free
Sun, February 5, 2023   
The Annual Quincy QARI Lunar New Year Festival will celebrate the new Lunar Year which will take place at North Quincy High School.
Best Sledding in Rhode IslandRhode Island, Free
Thu, December 15, 2022  -  Fri, March 31, 2023   
Time to get out the sleds, saucers, and tubes. Here are the best Rhode Island spots
Favorite Sledding Hills in the Boston AreaMassachusetts, Free
Thu, January 5, 2023  -  Wed, March 1, 2023   
Discover some of the top sledding choices in the Boston area (submitted by our in-the-know readers). Bundle up and hold on tight! Get ready for a great day in the snow.
Sledding Spots: Trustees of ReservationsMassachusetts, $
Sun, January 15, 2023  -  Fri, March 31, 2023   
With winter upon us, now’s the perfect time to visit a Trustees reservation where sliding is a downhill delight. So bundle up, head out, and let the snow – and gravity – guarantee a good time.
Ice Castles, NH (New Hampshire)New Hampshire, $$$
Fri, January 27, 2023  -  Sun, March 12, 2023   
Ice Castles, an acre of land filled with frozen ice walls, tunnels, towers, and archways illuminated by multicolored lights, is a literal winter wonderland.
Lincoln Winter Carnival 2023Lincoln, Free
Fri, February 3, 2023  -  Sun, February 5, 2023   
Chase away those winter blues at our annual winter carnival of events! Over the course of 3 days, enjoy ice sculpture demos, outdoor scavenger hunts, outdoor ice skating and more!
QARI Lunar New Year Festival: QuincyQuincy, Free
Sun, February 5, 2023   
The Annual Quincy QARI Lunar New Year Festival will celebrate the new Lunar Year which will take place at North Quincy High School.
27th Annual Bugs Bunny Film FestivalCambridge, $$
Fri, February 17, 2023  -  Sun, February 26, 2023   
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!
Enchanted Forest at FruitlandsHarvard, $$
Sat, February 18, 2023  -  Sun, February 26, 2023   
Calling all woodland fairies, elves, and gnomes! The Frost King has come to spend the winter at the Fruitlands Fairy Forest and he has brought all sorts of new enchantment with him.
Peabody Essex Museum February Vacation Week ActivitiesSalem, $
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Visit PEM this week to experience books in exciting new ways — discover how they're created, see special performances, participate in collaborative art-making projects, hear readings from authors and more!
Prehistoric Planet Vacation Week at The EcotariumWorcester, $$
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
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....
Drumlin Farm Activities for February Vacation WeekLincoln, $$
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Looking for something to do over school vacation week in February and April? Drumlin Farm offers school vacation week programs for children in grades Pre-K-8.
Winter Camp 2023 by Highland Street FoundationBoston, Free
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Enjoy educational and cultural field trip experiences including scavenger hunts with Boston Harbor Now, StoryWalks at various parks around Boston and free admission to Buttonwood Park Zoo, Museum of African American...
Blue Man Group February Vacation Week FunBoston, $$$
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Sat, February 25, 2023   
Families looking for fun activities during school vacation week can stop their search. Blue Man Group Boston will be back just in time for February School Vacation Week with their unique brand of zany creativity.
Presidents’ Day Program: Meet President Abraham Lincoln!Concord, Free
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Mon, February 20, 2023   
Join us for a visit with President Lincoln from your own home. Send us a question ahead of time or just join to listen and learn about our 16th president.
Boston Nature Center February Vacation Week ProgramsBoston, $$
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Sat, February 25, 2023   
During February school vacation week, children (ages 5-14) will explore winter nature though hands-on investigation, art projects, games, and more.
Boston February Vacation Week at the MFABoston, Free
Tue, February 21, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Discover how art is connected to the world around us with family-friendly activities, including art making and story hour as well as guided tours and mindfulness exercises.
February Vacation Week at The Umbrella Arts CenterConcord, $$
Tue, February 21, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
We have designed our February Vacation Week Art Explorers program with variety in mind to give students the opportunity to discover, explore, and experiment in the arts.
ICA February Vacation Week ActivitiesBoston
Tue, February 21, 2023  -  Thu, February 23, 2023   
Come visit us Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of school vacation week! Take in the art on view in our galleries. Explore our building—and use it as a giant viewing device!
Children's Winter Festival on the Boston CommonBoston, Free
Wed, February 22, 2023   
Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be bringing the annual Children’s Winter Festival to Boston Common during school vacation week. This year's festival will feature music, giveaways, various winter...
Celebrate! Valerie Tutson: Tales From African TraditionsBoston, Free
Thu, February 23, 2023  -  Thu, February 23, 2023   
Drawing from her own travels, internationally known storyteller Valerie Tutson brings to life myths, folktales and historical accounts.
ICA Playdate: Puppets! (Act 2)Boston, Free
Sat, February 25, 2023   
Join us for a second chance to jump into the world of puppetry through performance, narrative, and craft with Puppet Showplace Theater!
Oscar Nominated Short Films in Animation, Live Action & DocumentaryBoston
Mon, February 27, 2023  -  Sun, March 5, 2023   
Watch the Oscar-nominated shorts in animation, live action & documentary with the ICA. Audiences get the chance to experience some of today’s most exciting independent film work.
World of Owls by WingmastersWenham, $$
Tue, February 28, 2023   
Come see live owls up close in this indoor presentation that will introduce you to different owls and other birds of prey in our region. The presentation starts at 10:30 a.m. and includes admission to the museum.
Wicked Tulips Flower Farm U-Pick Tulip ExperienceRhode Island, $$
Wed, May 3, 2023  -  Sun, May 7, 2023   
Tiptoe through more than 600,000 tulips, experience the sights, sounds, and smells of spring on a historic farm and bring home a fresh hand picked bouquet of the most amazing tulips you have ever seen.
Little Women Film FestivalConcord, $$
Today  -  Thu, February 23, 2023   
All four major motion pictures of Little Women (1933, 1949, 1994, 2019) will be shown chronologically on consecutive Thursdays in February (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd) at 7:00 pm in The Concord School of Philosophy on the...
February Vacation Week Activities at New Bedford Whaling MuseumNew Bedford, $
Sat, February 18, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
To kick off School Vacation Week the first event – a ticketed movie and craft – is on Saturday morning (2/18). During the following weekdays, the museum is offering free activities every morning in the Jacobs Family...
A Story Beyond: A Shadow Puppet ShowCambridge, $
Sat, February 18, 2023  -  Sat, February 25, 2023   
A young heroine struggles to save her village from the looming Dark Cloud. The stories we tell create the reality we live, in an original fable told with music, masks, and puppetry.
President's Day Open House at the ICABoston, Free
Tue, February 21, 2023   
In honor of President’s Day the ICA is offering free admission on Monday, February 21. Visitors are invited to start February vacation week with three exciting new exhibitions, and fun activities.
Kids Pasta Making Class with Seven Hills Pasta Co.Boston, $
Wed, February 22, 2023  -  Wed, February 22, 2023   
Fun class for the little ones during February vacation at the Boston Public Market! Learn how to make pasta, craft different pasta shapes and taste your creations!
Hasty Pudding Parade: Jennifer CoolidgeCambridge, Free
Sat, February 4, 2023   
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces actor JENNIFER COOLIDGE as the recipient of its 2023 Woman of the Year Award. The festivities will begin at 1:45pm on February 4th, 2023, when Ms. Coolidge will lead a parade...
Powers Music School Homecoming PartyBelmont, Free
Sat, February 11, 2023   
Join the Powers community for our Housewarming Party on Saturday, February 11! Live music, explore the building and our programs, have a snack, and enjoy our new home!
February School Vacation Week with Boston Parks & RecreationBoston, Free
Tue, February 21, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Children, parents, and caregivers are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for February school vacation week. From open gym and fielding clinics to an outdoor winter festival, you'll find February fun for all.
Harry Potter Marathon at Maynard Fine Arts TheatreMaynard, $$
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Sun, February 26, 2023   
The Maynard Fine Arts Theatre will be showing ALL 8 Harry Potter movies from February 20th-26th! We will have packages, special treats (remember butter beer floats?) and other fun surprises!
SoWa First FridaySouth End, Free
Fri, February 3, 2023  -  Fri, February 3, 2023   
It’s a short month for valentines and everyone, but long on excitement when you visit our artists. First Friday is February 3rd, so save the date.
February Vacation Week at the Concord MuseumConcord, $
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Visit the Museum during February vacation week and participate in family activities in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum. Free with Museum admission. Members visit free.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: February Vacation!Dover, $$
Thu, February 23, 2023  -  Thu, February 23, 2023   
Each day, for three hours, children will learn kitchen basics and enjoy hands-on cooking with Powisset Cooks! instructors. Each child will make their own individual items.
8 Steps to Becoming a Foster ParentVirtual/Online, Free
Wed, February 15, 2023  -  Wed, February 15, 2023   
There are common reasons that seem to be discouraging people from becoming foster parents. Join our February Webinar Wednesday to hear our foster parents share the challenges they have faced and how they found help.
Boston Design Week 2023Boston, Free
Tue, April 25, 2023  -  Sat, May 6, 2023   
The Annual Boston Design Week (BDW) takes place April 25-May 6, 2023, featuring 80+ virtual and outdoor events citywide, including the annual Design Week Awards, Friday May 7th.
Stone Zoo February Vacation Week FunStoneham, $
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, March 3, 2023   
Winter school break is the perfect time to connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring all the Zoo has to offer. There will be fun winter-themed activities, crafts, a scavenger hunt and much more to discover.
February vacation week at Franklin Park & Stone ZoosBoston, $
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, March 3, 2023   
Make your way to Franklin Park Zoo for the Animalympics during February school vacation week! Franklin Park Zoo’s animals will be getting into the Olympic spirit with themed enrichment items throughout the week.
February School Vacation Week at Franklin Park ZooBoston, $
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Looking to shake off the winter cold? Visit the tropics without leaving Boston; Warm up with fun winter activities during school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston!
A Visit with Abraham Lincoln: Concord MuseumConcord, $
Mon, February 20, 2023   
Steve Wood’s first-person historical interpretation, “A Visit with Abraham Lincoln,” includes stories of Lincoln’s early life, campaign debates, the Civil War, and concludes with a stirring reading of the Gettysburg Address.
February vacation week at Franklin Park & Stone ZoosBoston, $
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, March 3, 2023   
Make your way to Franklin Park Zoo for the Animalympics during February school vacation week! Franklin Park Zoo’s animals will be getting into the Olympic spirit with themed enrichment items throughout the week.
Stone Zoo February Vacation Week FunStoneham, $
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, March 3, 2023   
Winter school break is the perfect time to connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring all the Zoo has to offer. There will be fun winter-themed activities, crafts, a scavenger hunt and much more to discover.
February School Vacation Week with Boston Parks & RecreationBoston, Free
Tue, February 21, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Children, parents, and caregivers are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for February school vacation week. From open gym and fielding clinics to an outdoor winter festival, you'll find February fun for all.
February Vacation Week: LEGO®️ Maritime FestivalCharlestown, $
Sat, February 18, 2023  -  Sun, February 26, 2023   
Let your imagination set sail this February School Vacation Week! Head to the USS Constitution Museum to build your own ship with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks.
Harry Potter Marathon at Maynard Fine Arts TheatreMaynard, $$
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Sun, February 26, 2023   
The Maynard Fine Arts Theatre will be showing ALL 8 Harry Potter movies from February 20th-26th! We will have packages, special treats (remember butter beer floats?) and other fun surprises!
February Vacation Week at the Concord MuseumConcord, $
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Visit the Museum during February vacation week and participate in family activities in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum. Free with Museum admission. Members visit free.
Winter Wonders at the Waterworks MuseumChestnut Hill, Free
Thu, February 23, 2023  -  Thu, February 23, 2023   
Join us at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum as we explore ice and snow through STEAM activities and crafts! Drop in between 11am - 3pm on 2/23!
Play Songs & GamesBoston, Free
Fri, February 24, 2023  -  Fri, February 24, 2023   
Kids ages 3-8 are invited to join Castle of our Skins February Vacation Week for a fun-filled, interactive workshop exploring Afro-American and Caribbean ​songs and games.

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