School Vacation at New England Botanic Garden

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK PROGRAMS

Celebrate your school vacation at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill with a week packed with family classes and workshops, nature walks, scavenger hunts, and a themed drop-in activity room with hands-on crafts, projects, and investigations for children of all ages.

Each February and April school vacation features a different kid-friendly theme designed to connect you and your young friends with the wonderful world right outside your windows. Learn, craft, create, tinker, play, and experiment together as a family.

Saturday, February 17th through Friday, February 23rd, 10am–4pm

Come 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!

Free Drop-in Activities | All Ages
Learn about the layers of the rainforest, study orchids up close, try a craft, and more in our drop-in jungle activity room.
Saturday to Friday, February 17–23, 10am–4pm
Included with admission

Rainforest Safari | Ages 6–12
Embark on an adventure through our subtropical conservatories and learn about the adaptions that help rainforest plants thrive.
Saturday, February 17, 11am–12pm
M: $9 Child, $6 Adult
NM: $18 Child, $24 Adult

Jungle Slime | Ages 5–10
Learn about the layers of the rainforest as we explore the conservatories and then mix up our own jungle-inspires slime.
Sunday, February 18, 2–3:30pm
M: $15 Child, $0 Adult
NM: $24 Child, $19 Adult

Adventures in Yoga | Ages 4–8
Get introduced to the basics of yoga together and try nature inspired poses
Monday, February 19, 1–2pm
M: $12 Child, $10 Adult
NM: $18 Child, $24 Adult

Felted Orchids | Ages 8–12
Explore the outstanding orchid displays and craft your own felt orchids.
Tuesday, February 20, 2–3:30pm
M: $20 Child, $0 Adult
NM: $28 Child, $18 Adult

Garden Buds | Ages 3–5
Join us for a circle time, a story, a take-home craft packet, and a guided garden adventure.
Wednesday, February 21, 10:30–11:30am
M: $8 Child, $0 Adult
NM: $16 Child, $19 Adult

Mossy Plant Monsters | Ages 7–14
Learn about the Japanese planting style of Kokedama and create your own live mossy plant monster.
Thursday, February 22, 1–2:30pm
M: $27 Child, $0 Adult
NM: $34 Child, $19 Adult

Wonders of Watercolor | Ages 7–12
Learn the basics of painting with watercolors using our conservatory plants for inspiration.
Friday, February 23, 1–2:30pm
M: $20 Child, $0 Adult
NM: $28 Child, $19 Adult

Please note, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill aligns its vacation week activities with the Worcester Public Schools calendar.

Photos: New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

New England Botanic Garden February Vacation
11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

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