February 2013 Vacation Week Activities
If you're going to be home this week with your children you may have visions of sleeping late (hahaha) but your children might be asking, "Can we do something fun?"
Here's a list of February 2013 vacation week activities that you and your children can enjoy. I've listed them in order of distance from Sharon MA and by category. Where possible, I've included the link to the activity and more information. You may want to call and find out what day(s) and times they expect the fewest visitors so you don't go at peak times.
Sharon Public Library
Wednesday, Feb. 20 - Ages 6 and up - 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. - "Oodles of Underwear" - Celebrate Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants with stories, song and a craft. Pre-registration Required. Call Danielle Margarida 781-784-1578 ext. 1432
Thursday, Feb. 21 - Ages 5 to 7 - 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Party games and crafts with Mo Willem characters, Elephant and Piggie. Pre-registration Required. Call Danielle Margarida 781-784-1578 ext. 1432
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
Wednesday, Feb. 20 - Ages 4 to 12 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Adults and Children $5/member, $8/non-member - Experience the magic of calling for owls after listening to the classic story, Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. This activity is designed for families with younger children. Pre-registration is required. You can register online or by calling 781-784-5691.
Sunday, Feb. 24 - Families with children ages 7 and Up - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Free - Registration Not Required - Sunday Saunter 2 - Join Patti Austin for a relaxed, on-the-trail interpretive walk. Walks are cancelled in inclement weather; call prior to attending if the weather is questionable. Bring your nature questions and sense of exploration.
Metropolis Skating Rink in Canton MA - Tel: 781-575-6660 - 2167 Washington Street (Route 138) Canton MA 02021 - Public Skating 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. from Feb. 18 to Feb. 22. Adults $3, Children $2. No skate rentals.
Winter Skate at Patriot Place, Foxboro MA - Tel: (508) 203 - 2100 - North Marketplace - Adults $8, Children 12 and under $6, Seniors 65+ $6 - Skate Rentals $4. Bring a new or gently used coat to benefit Cradles to Crayons and get $2 off your admission. On Feb. 20th get half off the price of skating (not including rentals) when you present a Patriot Place restaurant receipt with the same date.
Franklin Park Zoo - School Vacation Week Activities Feb. 18 - 22 -Tel: 617-989-2000 - Warm up in the Tropical Forest kept at a balmy 72 degrees year-round. Throughout February 2013 school vacation week, learn more about the animals that call the Tropical Forest home. There will be zookeeper encounters, daily storytimes, crafts and more.
Feb. 18 - 10:30 a.m. - Celebrate Little Joe's 20th birthday! Little Joe is a western lowland gorilla. Guests will have the opportunity to sign a giant card for Little Joe as well as draw with Jen Bradley, artist of the Ape Drawing Project. Birthday cake samples will be available on a first come, first served basis for the first 200 people!
Patriot Place Vacation Week Activities, Foxboro MA - There are so many activities to choose from during February 2013 vacation week at Patriot Place. You'll find a full calendar of events for the whole family!
Children's Museums- Click links for schedule of activities
Easton Children's Museum, Tel: 508-230-3789
Providence Children's Museum, Tel: 401-273-5437
The Discovery Museums in Acton, Tel: 978-264-4200 - This is a wonderful museum that has two separate buildings geared for different age groups. The Children's Discovery Museum is geared for ages 7 and under (approximately), while the Science Discovery Museum is geared for school age children (approximately 7 and up).
Ecotarium, Tel: 508-929-2700 - This is a very family-friendly, hands-on museum in Worcester, MA about 1 hour from Sharon MA. The museum is wonderful, but I do want to add a word of caution about the sledding slope outside the museum. It is quite steep and leads directly into the parking lot.
Larz Anderson Auto Museum - 15 Newton St., Brookline, MA - Tel: 617-522-6547, ext. 21 - Feb. 19-22 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Learn what it takes to be a race car driver! Enjoy fun race car-related activities all week. From 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day there is a special racing activity. Adults: $10, Seniors, students, kids: $5, under age 6: Free
As an addition to this post, I want to add a link to Krysten Callina's blog post on vacation week activities. Krysten extends her list to Rhode Island and sections of MA that are further away from Sharon. Vacation week is a perfect opportunity to take the time to explore further from home!
Whatever February 2013 vacation week activities you choose, I hope you and your family have fun!
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