February Vacation Fun in Central Mass!

Here comes February Vacation in Central Mass! The kids will be out of school, now what?  Here are some fun ways to spend time with the family. Check back often!  More events will be added!

Indoors

EcoTarium Prehistoric Planet Days
Dates: Monday – Friday

What was the world like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth? Dig in with paleontology and geology to learn about the history of our planet. You will track footprints, touch real fossils, meet distant descendants of the dinosaurs, and more! Ongoing activities throughout the day.

American Heritage Museum Vacation Week
Dates: Monday-Friday

The museum is opening with special hours on Monday and has family programming all week long! Scavenger hunts, hands-on activities, board games, and other fun family activities. If you haven’t been yet, this is a great opportunity to visit!

The Butterfly Place Opens for the Season on 2/14
Dates: Open Daily 10am-4pm

Enjoy a tropical environment, even if just for an hour. Walk along a winding pathway. Observe butterflies sipping from flowers, basking in the sunshine and flying freely in a natural habitat. See koi, quail birds and more.

Worcester Art Museum Feb Vacation Workshops
Dates: Monday – Friday, pick one, some, or all five days.

So many creative, fun classes to choose from! Extended day available.  Want to enjoy the museum as a family instead? Kids get free admission! See their tips on how to enjoy the museum with kids.

Discovery Museum Engineers Week
Dates: Sunday February 18 – Sunday February 25 (Reserve your tickets ahead, no walk ins during vacation week)

Celebrate Engineers Week at Discovery Museum! Get your tickets and celebrate engineers week at the museum.  Drop in activities from 10am – 2pm each day.

New England Botanic Garden Rainforest Week
Dates: Daily February 17-23

Join the Botanic Garden for a week of jungle fun this February vacation. Escape the winter and warm up in their subtropical conservatories then come monkey around with drop-in crafts, family workshops, and more!

Showcase Cinemas Family Feb Vacation Favorites
Daily

Showcase Cinemas Features Family Favorite Movies

Solomon Pond Mall Events
Each weekday they have free family fun events.  Most are from Noon – 1pm.  Kosmic Kelly, Animal Adventures and a DJ Dance Party!

Animal Adventures Tours
Dates: All Week

It’s FebZOOary Vacation at Animal Adventures in Bolton. Join us them this week and see all your favorite animals. Book your tour now while spots are still available, Capybara, Muntjac encounters and much more.

 

FunStuf Party Place Vacation Week

Worcester Historical Museum & Salisbury Mansion Vacation Week
The museum and mansion offer free admission to all for the whole month of February.  During vacation week, they have special events for all ages from 11 am – 1 pm.

West Boylston Cinemas
Dates: Daily

Catch a family friendly movie at WB Cinemas. Ticket prices are only $6 – $9.

Urban Air Bellingham
Special extended hours this week at Urban Air!  Open Daily from 10 am!

See the WCKC Indoor Play Guide
Dates: Daily

Climb, Bounce, Bowl, Skate, Golf and More!

Mass Staycations with Indoor Pools
Dates: All week

Wanna get away but stay close to home?  We found some sweet hotels and resorts that are super family-friendly.

Outdoors

Old Sturbridge Village Maple Days
Date: Maple Days is scheduled to begin on Friday, February 23

See the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to “sugaring off”. Additional winter season events include walking through historic buildings, engaging with costumed historians, and seeing heritage-breed animals.

Wachusett Mountain February Fun Events
Throughout the week Wachusett Mountain Ski offers super fun special events.  Check them out!

Worcester Common Oval Ice Skating
Date: Daily

If we have snow:
  • There are great sledding hills in Central MA, check our sledding guide.
  • Totally Tubular! These local attractions offer snow tubing.
  • Snow shoe with Mass Audubon (rentals available). 6 inches of snow needed for this activity. Worcester residents with a library card and snow shoe for free!
Worth the Trip

1/2 Price Admission to RWP Zoo
Dates: Daily During School Vacation Week (Typically Wed-Sun in winter)

Even though it is winter, there is plenty to do at the zoo!

New England Aquarium
Dates: Monday – Friday; 9am-5pm

Special events are always planned during vacation week. Guests visiting on these dates can see feedings of penguins daily and listen to penguin talks. Aquarium trainers will offer daily presentations in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center and also at the Atlantic harbor seal exhibit. Feedings and presentations at the top of the Giant Ocean Tank will take place daily.

Springfield Museum Special Events
Inspired by their special exhibit Animationland, play with optical illusions, try your hand at origami, design a comic strip, and more. Free with museum admission! Animationland runs through May 5th.

Highland Street Foundation Free Week

Looking for more things to do over February vacation? Check out our calendar for the latest.

Save the Date!

The Central MA Summer Camp Expo is coming to the Bancroft School Field House on Saturday March 2!  Free Admission:

Central MA Summer Camp Expo & More!

 

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