February Staycation fun at Central MA (and beyond) museums!

Staying close to home for the 2020 February break? Here is what is happening right here at our local museums.

EcoTarium Feb Vacation Engineering Week
Discover the way engineering improves our lives. Daily drop-in activities, science discoveries and planetarium shows. Or, sign up for School Vacation Camp – each day explores an in-depth theme. Come for a day or stay all week!

Worcester Art Museum Workshops
The Worcester Art Museum offers full and half day workshops for ages 3 to 17 years in watercolor painting, cartooning, photography and more – starting at just $27!

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Cure your cabin fever and connect with nature this February vacation. Create your own nature inspired graffiti art and join us for drop-in crafts, nature walks, family workshops, and more!

Fruitlands Museum
Get outdoors with Fruitlands this week!  Opportunities on select days to get out in the fresh air with their family friendly events.

Worcester Historical Museum

Admission is FREE in February to tour the galleries, explore the Alden Family Gallery at WHM, and to visit our largest artifact, Salisbury Mansion.  On Feb. 18-21, WHM will offer CURSIVE HANDWRITING workshops from 10AM to noon, and drop-in HISTORY DETECTIVE family scavenger hunts.  Registration is required for Cursive Workshops through the Museum’s website.

Discovery Museum
Celebrate National Engineers Week! Feb 15- Feb 22. Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with re-purposed and recycled materials. Daily specific events listed on their website! It’s also a great week to check out their new exhibit: Toys: The Inside Story!

Old Sturbridge Village
Visitors will be treated to a festive story experience in which residents of a 19th century New England town prepare for a seasonal celebration – a winter ball, filled with “warmth and cheer!”  Each trade shop, home, and business on the Village Common will be brought to life by costumed historians as they talk about how 19th- century folks would have prepared for such a lively event. February 15-23.

Springfield Museums
“Sugar Rush: From Masterpiece to Mad Science” is our theme for this year’s February School Vacation Week, February 17 – 21, 2020. Please join us for family-friendly art and science activities inspired by the special exhibition “Sweet: A Tasty Journey.” Free with museum admission!


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