It's school vacation week in Brookline, and that means a week of keeping your school-aged children entertained.
There's plenty of snow for sledding and snowman-making, however you might want to get out and explore science, history, art or more with your children. Or maybe you just want an indoor space to play?
Here are a few ideas for things to do and places to visit this vacation week, within an hour and a half of Brookline:
- The Old Manse in Concord
- Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem
- Minute Man National Historical Park in Lexington
- The fisherman's town of Gloucester
- Two indoor play spaces for kids in Woburn
- The Discovery Museums in Acton
- The Museum of Science in Boston
In and near Brookline:
- Racecar Learning: The Larz Anderson Auto Museum (15 Newton St.,Brookline) is hosting BUCKLE UP! Fast, Fun, February this week. Learn what it takes to be a race car driver with fun, racing-related activities all week long. Kids activities begin on Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the special racing activities run Tuesday to Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, students and seniors and free for children under six years old.More info here.
- Puppet Show: Head to the Puppet Showplace Theater (32 Station St.,Brookline) to see "Under Night Sky," which follows three children on journeys united by threads of courage, love and hope. This show repeats all day. Admission is $8. More info here.
- “Oliver”: Wheelock Family Theatre's production of "Oliver" will play all week with 1 p.m. matinees daily Monday, Feb 18 through Friday, Feb. 22 on theWheelock College campus (180 Riverway). Tickets are $20-$30. More info here.
- Museum of Fine Arts: Join the Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Ave.) and participate in free activities for youth all week. From art-making classes to story hours, there is something for all ages. Programs run Feb. 18-22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to 8 p.m. More info here.
Tell us in the comments where you venture out during school vacation weeks.