Check out several entertaining and enlightening activities for you and your family during the Massachusetts school vacation week this SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014 TO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014!
From fun educational events to active games, there are numerous events to enjoy in the Greater Boston area. The following suggestions for fun-filled activities will help keep your kids busy all week long!
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Celebrate President’s day at the JFK library and museum. Re-enacted versions of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant will be speaking about the history behind their lives. There will be arts and crafts making, including origami sailboats. Also, The Harvard “Din and Tonics” will be performing historical Kennedy campaign songs.
Old Sturbridge Village
Join in the fun at OSV by participating in sleigh rides, sledding, puppet shows, candle-making, presentations from John Quincy Adams, and more!
Regular admissions prices, osv.org, Feb. 15-23, Sturbridge, (800) 733-1830
Celebrate both National Engineers Week and School Vacation Week at MIT, and participate in engaging engineering programs at the museum. Activities incorporate robotics, science, photography, and more!
Workshops $10, mit.edu/museums, Feb. 18-22, Cambridge, 617-253-5927
Peabody Essex Museum
Instead of entertaining your kids with television at home during the break, take your kids to the Peabody Essex Museum where there are numerous interactive games, hands-on activities, and performances!
Regular admission prices, www.pem.org, Feb. 18-21, Salem, 978-745-9500
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Students at the College will be participating in open dialogue about art. Also, enjoy exhibits and activities guided by the students!
Free, massart.edu, Feb. 23, Boston, 617-879-7000
Enjoy the outdoors by ice skating at Frog Pond in Boston Common! Reserve a spot to receive free ice skating.
Free, cityofboston.gov, Feb. 21-24, Boston, 617-635-2120
Franklin Park Zoo
Celebrate with “Little Joe,” the gorilla, on Presidents’ Day for his 20th birthday on February 18. The first 200 visitors will receive a free slice of cake!
Regular admission price, zoonewengland.org, Feb. 18, Dorchester, 617-541-5466
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