February School Vacation Fun

Ongoing

Animagic – Museum of Animation and Special Effects, Lee
View technologies from the movies like The Matrix, X-Men, Predator & Chicken Run. See a real Academy Award. Make your animation movie. By appointment.

KidsRule Mountain Camp, Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, Hancock
Offering a fresh approach to ski instruction, one where the skills and confidence go as deep as the fun and laughter, utilizing Terrain Based Learning. Program includes a full day of instruction (half day for the 3 year old program), cocoa breaks, lunch and a lift ticket.

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens, South Deerfield
3000+ dancing butterflies in an indoor tropical garden. Food Court and Monarchs Restaurant along with Gift & Garden Shop.

Kidspace ArtBar at MASS MoCA, North Adams
Create your own art made of found objects. 11 AM – 5 PM.

Yankee Candle Village, South Deerfield
Every visit is an exciting adventure of shopping, entertainment and dining because there`s always something new! Christmas every day of the year! 10 AM – 6 PM.

February 19 – 23

February Freeze Vacation Week at Berkshire South, Great Barrington
Your kids will stay busy at the Center over February break! Students will spend the week swimming, creating, playing games, learning and exploring with fun activities all week long. Full-day, state-licensed care. Members $35/day Guests $45/day. 8 AM – 6 PM. Registration & information: [email protected] or 413-528-2810 ext. 34

Starlab Planetarium,  Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
Travel through space and time in the Starlab Planetarium, and experience stars, planets, and galaxies in the inflatable dome. Imagine being an astronomer and studying the night sky and constellations; understand the workings of our solar system; and identify celestial objects across the universe. Each show is 20 minutes with two shows per hour.

Make it Move! Vacation Camp at IS183, Stockbridge
Join our creative journey into movement in art. We’ll look at the masters who developed flying objects and basic machines back in time (think Italian Renaissance or Japanese Edo period inventors!) and imagine the ways we can make our own moving objects. We’ll explore how materials are assembled to move & float or carry & guide. Air, wind and water will be big partners in our art-making, as we play with everything from clay to wire and feathers in our constructions and creations. Ages 5 – 12; 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Programs, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Imagining the Impossible: Art and Movies at the Museum. Enjoy this fun-filled week of drop-in art activities and imaginative movies inspired by our special exhibition, including The Spiderwick Chronicles (Monday), Labyrinth (Tuesday), Dark Crystal (Wednesday), The Never Ending Story (Thursday), A Series of Unfortunate Events (Friday), and more. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Children free to age 18. 1 PM – 4 PM.

February 20 – 23

Winter Adventure Camp, Pleasant Valley Wildlife, Lenox
Join the adventure and explore Pleasant Valley in winter. Each day we’ll learn about the wildlife that stay active in the cold and snow, and the adaptations that enable them to survive. We’ll build snow shelters and snowshoe or hike into remote parts of the sanctuary. Snowshoes will be provided. Dress for the weather because we’ll be outside as much as possible; warm outerwear and boots required! Bring a lunch and two snacks each day.

February 17

Mutts Gone Nuts, Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Expect the unexpected in this top-notch presentation that includes: high flying frisbee dogs, tightwire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs and of course—the one and only—Sammie the Talking Dog! 2 PM & 5 PM.

February 18

Billy Budd in the Breadbox, Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Based on the book, Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor, by Jana Laiz. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. 11 AM.

February 19

Billy Budd in the Breadbox, Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Based on the book, Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor, by Jana Laiz. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. 11 AM.

Jack and the Beanstalk with Nappy’s Puppets, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
With songs and stories and well over 80 handcrafted shadow puppets, Jack and the Beanstalk is sure to delight young and old. Jack and the Beanstalk utilizes the ancient art of shadow puppetry in a new and innovative way; the puppeteer was featured on the popular television program Between the Lions, among others. 11 AM – 12 PM.

February 20

Princess Song & Tea Party, Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield
Enjoy tea & treats while our Princesses delight you in song! After the show, get your photo taken with a Princess! Only $10 per person, all inclusive. 1 PM – 3 PM.

All Ages Yoga, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
Join us over school break and re-energize with instructors from North Adams Yoga. Yogis of all ages are welcome to stretch and refocus during this free, 45-minute class in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Recommended for adults and children ages three and up. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

February 21

Jack and the Beanstalk with Nappy’s Puppets, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
With songs and stories and well over 80 handcrafted shadow puppets, Jack and the Beanstalk is sure to delight young and old. Jack and the Beanstalk utilizes the ancient art of shadow puppetry in a new and innovative way; the puppeteer was featured on the popular television program Between the Lions, among others. 11 AM – 12 PM.

Hancock Shaker Village Pop Up, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
The team from Hancock Shaker Village takes over the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation for a day of play! Join this special pop up where you can experience some of the Shaker Village’s famous crafts and activities right here in the Museum galleries. 11 AM – 3 PM.

All Ages Yoga, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
Join us over school break and re-energize with instructors from North Adams Yoga. Yogis of all ages are welcome to stretch and refocus during this free, 45-minute class in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Recommended for adults and children ages three and up. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

February 22

Game Night at 2Flights Up, Dalton
Game Night for family and friends! We have over 250 games in our growing game library, and we typically have a “Featured Game” for the night, perhaps a medium or heavy weight game that takes some set up time. These are free form events, so bring along games you want to play or play games that others have brought along.

Jack and the Beanstalk with Nappy’s Puppets, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
With songs and stories and well over 80 handcrafted shadow puppets, Jack and the Beanstalk is sure to delight young and old. Jack and the Beanstalk utilizes the ancient art of shadow puppetry in a new and innovative way; the puppeteer was featured on the popular television program Between the Lions, among others. 11 AM – 12 PM.

Night Owl Skiing at Bousquet Ski Area, Pittsfield
Only $10 for skiing from 3 PM – 9 PM

All Ages Yoga, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
Join us over school break and re-energize with instructors from North Adams Yoga. Yogis of all ages are welcome to stretch and refocus during this free, 45-minute class in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Recommended for adults and children ages three and up. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Top Bananas, Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield
Nutshell Playhouse presents a fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights, featuring a puppet that morphs, a snake that sings, a saw that plays music, tap-dancing, new and old songs and the usual abundance of shenanigans. Free! 1 PM.

Billy Budd in the Breadbox, Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Based on the book, Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor, by Jana Laiz. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. 11 AM.

Marionette Show: The Frog Prince at Ventfort Hall, Lenox
The popular puppeteer Carl Sprague returns the mansion to charm all ages with the classic fairytale “The Frog Prince” by the Brothers Grimm. This classic fairy tale is about a prince who is turned into a frog by an evil witch. To break the spell a princess must grant him one wish. After the show, meet this wizard, who knows how to pull strings, over punch and cookies. 3:30pm

February 23

Billy Budd in the Breadbox, Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Based on the book, Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor, by Jana Laiz. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. 11 AM.

Cinderella, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
The talented young performers of Berkshire Children’s Theater return to the Museum to perform the classic fairy tale Cinderella under the direction of Kara Demler. 11 AM – 12 PM.

February 24

Billy Budd in the Breadbox, Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Based on the book, Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor, by Jana Laiz. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. 11 AM.

Cinderella, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
The talented young performers of Berkshire Children’s Theater return to the Museum to perform the classic fairy tale Cinderella under the direction of Kara Demler. 11 AM – 12 PM.

Family Day! Imagination Celebration: Fantasy Characters and New Worlds, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Explore our current exhibition, Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi with curator Jesse Kowalski (1:30 p.m.) and draw characters and settings inspired by the art on view and your imagination with illustrator/educator Patrick O’Donnell. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Children free to age 18. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Marionette Show: The Frog Prince at Ventfort Hall, Lenox
The popular puppeteer Carl Sprague returns the mansion to charm all ages with the classic fairytale “The Frog Prince” by the Brothers Grimm. This classic fairy tale is about a prince who is turned into a frog by an evil witch. To break the spell a princess must grant him one wish. After the show, meet this wizard, who knows how to pull strings, over punch and cookies. 3:30pm