Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 10:00a -
Friday, Mar 31, 2023 9:00p

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Boston is full of family-friendly activities that the whole clan can enjoy together. Whether you’re looking to take advantage of the winter weather and head to the great outdoors, or head indoors for some educational exploration, we’ve got you covered.

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February Vacation Week: LEGO®️ Maritime Festival

When: February 18-26, 10am-5pm

Where: Charlestown 

Cost: Admission by donation

Info: Head to the USS Constitution Museum to learn about maritime history and build your own ship with LEGO® and DUPLO® Bricks. LEGO® masters can even enter their completed ship in a competition.

Presidents Day WinterFest

When: Monday, February 20, 2pm-7pm

Where: Quincy 

Cost: Free

Info: Celebrate Presidents Day with an action-packed festival featuring live performances of music and ice sculpting, a fire and ice science demonstration, a Rainforest Reptile show, and much more. After watching the performances, grab a bite from the local food vendors on site. 

Disney On Ice: Frozen & Encanto 

When: February 22-26, times vary

Where: West End 

Cost: $30

Info: Watch in wonder as your child’s favorite Disney characters come alive in this dynamic skating show. Anna, Elsa, and Mirabel will be joined by Disney favorites like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy, and more.

Winter Wonders at the Waterworks Museum

When: Thursday, February 23, 11am-3pm

Where: Cleveland Circle

Cost: Free

Info: Learn how to engineer snowflakes out of pipe cleaners, experiment with the freezing point of water, and experience the lifecycle of a snowman during this dynamic winter event. These activities are recommended for kids age 4 and up. 

Jurassic World Live Tour

When: March 31-April 9, times vary

Where: Allston

Cost: $15+

Info: Join a team of scientists on Isla Nublar as they experiment with recreating the dinosaur age. When a dinosaur escapes it’s up to you and the team to restore balance. During and after the performance you can get up close and personal with the dinosaurs. 

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Boston Children's Museum

When: Open Wednesday-Sunday 9am-12pm and 1:30pm-4pm

Where: South Boston

Cost: $20/per person, infants under 1 year old get in free

Info: The Boston Children’s Museum has been bringing education and fun to the city’s children for more than a century. The museum includes hands-on exhibits and activities to keep kids engaged while also teaching them about the world.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

When: Open daily 9am-5pm

Where: Harvard Square

Cost: $15/per adult, $10/per youth aged 2-18, children under 3 years old get in free

Info: The Harvard Museum of Natural History aims to spark curiosity in the natural world among adults and children of all ages. At this interactive museum you’ll learn about the flora and fauna that have shaped our world and how. 

New Hampshire Ice Castles

When: Open daily 4pm-10:30pm

Where: North Woodstock, NH

Cost: $29/per visitor aged 12 and up, $22/per child aged 4-11

Info: ‘Frozen’ comes to life in this magical structure made of ice in Northern New Hampshire. There’s lots of slides, caves, and tunnels for kids to explore, plus sleigh rides and a Frost Bar for the adults. 

Recreation Station on Pappas Way

When: Open daily from dawn until dusk

Where: South Boston

Cost: Free

Info: Take advantage of the winter weather (and any snow we get!) by visiting the Recreation Station on Pappas Way. Here you can borrow snowshoes and sleds for seasonal fun, find supplies for crafting the perfect snowman, and snag a few take-home activity kits to keep the fun going. 

Blue Man Group

When: Performances multiple times as week all 2023

Where: Downtown

Cost: $49+/per person

Info: If you’re looking for an arts experience that will keep your kids engaged, this is definitely it. Blue Man Group is a fast paced entertainment show celebrating music, comedy, and non-verbal communication. There’s something in it for everyone. 

Museum of Science

When: Open Sunday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-9pm

Where: West End

Cost: $25-29/per person, children under 3 get in free

Info: At this hyper-interactive museum kids can learn about science, history, and innovation in hands-on exhibits, programs, and demonstrations. From musical stairs to engineering workshops there’s something for everyone and every age.

Level99: A World of Challenges

When: Open daily 11am-10pm

Where: Natick

Cost: $29.99+/per person

Info: Level99 has fun for all ages and all interests. This exploratory complex is packed with escape rooms that challenge your team physically and mentally, a visual arts scavenger hunt, and competitive challenges you can play against other visitors. Plus, there’s pizza and other goodies available next door at Night Shift Brewing. 

Outdoor Ice Skating around Boston

When: Times vary per rink

Where: Around the city 

Cost: Free-$12 admission/per person

Info: You don’t have to be a professional, or even agile, to have a fantastic time ice skating in the rinks around Boston. Bring your own skates, or rent some on site, and enjoy this winter sport. Most rinks have chairs and other supports available for children just learning.

Puppet Showplace Theater

When: Performances & workshops weekly

Where: Brookline Village

Cost: $10+/per person

Info: Puppet Showplace Theater is an innovative workshop that shows productions and produces workshops and kids camps related to puppetry arts. And it’s not just for little kids! Some of the performances are designed for adults and teens as well.

Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe at the Weston Ski Track

When: Open Thursday-Sunday 10am-5pm

Where: Weston

Cost: $8-15/per person, children under 5 get in free

Info: Enjoy the great outdoors with the whole family at the Weston Ski Track. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are great ways to start kids off in winter sports and there are instructors on site to get the clan started.

Concord Museum

When: Open Thursday-Sunday 10am-5pm

Where: Concord

Cost: $8-15/per person, children under 5 get in free

Info: Explore the vibrant literary and American history of the Concord area at this charming and kid-friendly local museum. On President’s Day they’ll have an all ages performance by President Abraham Lincoln himself. 

New England Aquarium

When: Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm

Where: Downtown

Cost: $25-34/per person, children under 3 get in free

Info: Under the sea takes on a whole new meaning at the New England Aquarium. Watch and learn about ocean animals and ecosystems in live time at this vibrant institution. It’s educational and delightful, the penguins are absolute charmers. 

Experiential bars & restaurants

When: Hours vary

Where: Around Boston

Cost: Price varies

Info: There are many restaurants around Boston with experiential components that will keep the whole family engaged. At Puttshack you can play indoor mini golf, at PKL you can try your hand at pickleball, and at American Flatbread you can candlepin bowl with a slice in hand.

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