Enrichment Resources

February Break Opportunities for Families

February Vacation Week at Mary Baker Eddy Library

For February School Vacation, the Library will host a week of free activities centered on sustainable food. Visitors will discover what it was like to live at 'Pleasant View,' Mary Baker Eddy's home in Concord, NH.

Venue: The Mapparium: Mary Baker Eddy Library
Location: 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA map
Phone: 1-617-450-7000
Dates: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - Sunday, February 23, 2014
Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor: Indoor
Cost: Free
Category: School Vacation

Free Children's Concert with Brass and Percussion

“Fire in the Big-Top!”, a musical tale for narrator, brass, and percussion, will be performed by the Fenway Brass Quintet on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 am at St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church in Quincy.

Location: 1 Linden St, Quincy, MA, 02170
Phone: (617) 472-0737
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Hours: 11 am -12 pm
Ages: Toddlers, Kids
In/Outdoor: Indoor
Cost: Free
Category: Performances

Setting Sail - February School Vacation Week

During February School Vacation Week find out what it took to build and maintain a ship like the Constitution, from the live oak in her hull to the caulking that keeps her afloat.

Venue: USS Constitution Museum
Location: Navy Yards, Charlestown, MA
Dates: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - Sunday, February 23, 2014
Hours: 10am-5pm, daily
Ages: Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor: Indoor
Cost: Free
Category: Learn Something

Free Family Fun at the Arsenal

Free Family Fun at the Arsenal Center with more drop-in art and theatre workshops. Experiment with paint, paper and collage to create works of art together.

Venue: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Location: 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
Phone: 617-923-0100
Dates: Sat from 2/15/14 - 2/15/14
Hours: 10AM - 12Noon
Ages: Kids
In/Outdoor: Indoor
Cost: Free
Category: Arts & Crafts

Lunar New Year Festival: Quincy

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday for Chinese families as it is a time of reunion and thanksgiving. This festival is one of the most popular and largest celebrations of the Lunar New Year in Massachusetts.

Location: 316 Hancock St., Quincy, MA, 02171
Phone: 617-472-2200
Dates: Sunday, February 16, 2014
Hours: 10:30-4:30pm
In/Outdoor: Indoor
Cost: Free
Category: Special Events

Cambridge Science Festival

Be Curious! Join scientists, engineers and more at the Cambridge Science Festival, a 10 day celebration showcasing fun and interactive science, technology, engineering and math for everyone!
Location: In and Around, Cambridge, MA, 02139 map
Dates: Friday, April 18, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Hours: 10 days, all times!
Ages: Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor: Indoor, Outdoor
Cost: Free see below
Category: Science & Technology

February Vacation Week Activities: MFA

The MFA is hosting February Vacation Week Activities offering a wide range of ongoing activities for children, such as art-making workshops, interactive theatrical performances, and family-oriented gallery tours.

Venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
Phone: (617) 267-9300
Dates: Monday, February 17, 2014 - Friday, February 21, 2014
Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor: Indoor, Outdoor
Cost: Free see below
Category: School Vacation

February Vacation Week Enrichment Program: Tufts

The weeklong enrichment program at Tufts' Eliot-Pearson School offers fun and engaging projects taught by experienced teachers and specialists. This will involve preschool children through grade 2 with options for different activities in arts, movement & dance, beginning Spanish, theater & Engineering.

Venue: Eliot-Pearson Children's School - Tufts University
Location: 105 College Ave, Medford, MA, 02155
Phone: 6176273434
Dates: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from 2/18/14 - 2/21/14
Hours: Hours Vary see below
Ages: Kids
In/Outdoor: Indoor, Outdoor
Cost: see below
Category: Camps

February Vacation Week: Watertown Free Public Library

The Watertown Free Public Library Children’s Department offers a welcoming space for children from birth to fifth grade. Whether your child has just started to crawl or is working on their first research assignment, you are sure to find something here for you.

Venue: Watertown Free Public Library
Location: 123 Main St., Watertown, MA, 02472 map
Phone: 617-972-6431
Dates: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hours: 3:30 PM
Ages: Kids
In/Outdoor: Indoor
Cost: Free
Category: Science & Technology

Boston ParkSCIENCE Children's Festival

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department invite families to the Franklin Park Golf Course Clubhouse for the ParkSCIENCE Children’s FestivalThe free Festival will provide fun during February school vacation week with indoor and outdoor activities including science experiments and activities, sledding and snow shoeing, arts, crafts, games, and more.

Location: Pierpont Road off Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA, 02121
Phone: 617-635-4505
Dates: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Hours: 10:00 am - 2:00pm
Ages: Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor: Outdoor
Cost: Free
Category: Science & Technology

Helpful Links

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

NAEYC Helpful Links for families (academic and otherwise)

NCTM:  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (homework help, how to help your child succeed in Math, Math Corner)

International Reading Association (great links and downloads for parents)

Khan Academy (math and science resources to use as a reference tool when students are struggling with homework)

Upper School (grades 7-12) Math department web page (to find information on course assignments and expectations)