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February Vacation Fun in Central Mass!
courtesy of Worcester Central Kids Calendar

It’s February Vacation in Central Mass and the kids are out of school, now what?  Here are some fun ways to spend time with the family. Check back often!  More events being added daily!


American Heritage Museum Vacation Week
Dates: Monday-Friday

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

Monster Jam at DCU Center
Dates: Feb 17 – 19

Get your tickets  in advance and kick off school vacation week with Monster Jam!

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.

Solomon Pond Mall Vacation Events
Dates: Monday – Friday

Kosmic Kelly, Animal Adventures and more at the children’s play area on the lower level.

The Butterfly Place Reopens 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

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: Monday – Saturday (Reserve your tickets ahead, no walk ins during vacation week)

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

Animal Adventures Tours
Dates: All Week

Animal Adventures in Bolton is offering group and private tours all week.

Klem’s Vacation Week Events

Dates: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am (Also Wednesday at 2pm)


FunStuf Party Place Vacation Week
Dates: Monday – Friday (With a Dino Kick off event on Friday evening 2/17)

Baby Yoda Day, Minion Day, Sonic Day and More!

Worcester Historical Museum
Dates: February 21-26

It’s not only free admission February, but the museum has a week of family fun planned. Scavenger hunts, crafts and more!

Hanover Theatre: Annie!
Dates: Wednesday – Sunday

Get tickets to the musical everyone loves, Annie!

West Boylston Cinemas
Dates: Daily

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

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.


Old Sturbridge Village Maple Days
Dates: Wednesday – Sunday

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.

New England Botanic Garden Yeti’s
Dates: Daily

The Yetis are back! A fun-filled winter scavenger hunt and adventure awaits you. Explore the gardens and meet all fifteen colorful, furry, friends.

Cornerstone Ranch Riding Workshop
Date: Tuesday February 21

They are offering an all-day workshop for kids ages 8-16. You can also book a sleigh ride (or wagon ride) for the whole family throughout the week!

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.

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-6pm

Special hours and events during vacation week. Guests visiting on these dates can see feedings of penguins daily at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and listen to penguin talks at 2:30 p.m. Aquarium trainers will offer daily presentations at 2:00 p.m. in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center and at 3:30 p.m. at the Atlantic harbor seal exhibit. Feedings and presentations at the top of the Giant Ocean Tank will take place daily at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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