School Vacation February Fun


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 up close. Make your animation movie. Call for an appointment today!

Berkshire Carousel, Pittsfield

Take a ride on an authentic classic wooden carousel! There are thirty-nine horses, one donkey, a handicap accessible chariot, a rocking chariot, and a spinning tub all designed, crafted and painted by Berkshire residents. Thurs – Sun, 12pm – 4pm.

Bouncy-House at The Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough

Indoor family entertainment center featuring inflatables for all ages, mini golf, gem mining and birthday parties. Mon–Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-6pm.

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens, South Deerfield

3000+ dancing butterflies in an indoor tropical garden. Food Court, Monarchs Restaurant, Gift & Garden Shops, tours, events, weddings and function rooms.

Celebrate Maple Syrup Season, Hancock

Celebrate Maple season at Ioka Valley Farm! Come see our sugarhouse’s new additions and renovations, ask the sugarmaker questions and sample maple products. Calf-A is serving pancakes,waffles & french toast with our Pure Maple Syrup! Open Saturday & Sunday, 2/11 – 4/9, 8am – 3:30pm & President’s Week: 2/20 – 2/24, 8:00am – 12:30pm.

Yankee Candle Village, South Deerfield

Something for all ages and where it’s Christmas all year long!

February 18 – February 25

Learn about your favorite cartoons.

Photo Credit: Norman Rockwell Museum

Vacation Week Drop-In Art Programs, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Enjoy this fun-filled week of drop-in art activities and demonstrations inspired by our special exhibition, Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning. Scooby, Judy Jetson, Yogi, and friends inspire fans of all ages to try their hand at cartooning. 1pm – 4pm. Meet Scooby –Doo daily at 1:00 February 18-February 25.


February 20 – 23

Bousquet February Vacation Camp, Pittsfield

Enroll the kids for four days of skiing and riding at Bousquet Mountain. Learn from the best instructors in the area to improve skills and have fun. Call to reserve a spot today. 9:30am – 3pm.

February 20 – 25

Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield

Danny Dollar is just your average neighborhood kid! A good student Monday through Friday, basketball with friends on Saturday, church with the family on Sunday, and puts up with his annoying older sister seven days a week. Just an ordinary kid, who happens to have multiple odd jobs, visits the bank every week to deposit his earnings, and whose entrepreneurial skill would likely earn him a job at any big-time investment firm. Yep, just your typical kid who aspires to be a millionaire! Only his grand ideas don’t always go as planned. From his lemonade stand to a big company board room, it’s all part of the every-day life of Danny Dollar, Millionaire Extraordinaire! $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child. Children 3 and under free. 11am.

February 20 – 24

February Freeze at Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Great Barrington

Spend your week or even just the day of your winter break with Berkshire South. When you drop your child off know they will swim in our pool, hike on our trail, play basketball in the gym and attend a fun, disco dance party! Cost per day, per child: Member $35/ Guest $45. 8am – 6pm.

February 21 – 23

Vacation Ski & Outdoor Adventures at Notchview, Windsor

In the morning, kids learn to ski or fine tune their skiing skills with Notchview’s knowledgeable ski instructors. After a full morning of cross-country skiing on the trails, everyone heads back to the lodge for lunch followed by an afternoon of choice activities including more outdoor exploration of the woods or indoor arts and crafts. Lunch included! Ages 7-12. 8:45am – 3:30pm.

February 21 – 24

School Vacation Winter Adventure at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox
Each day we’ll learn about the wildlife that stays active in the cold and snow and the adaptations that enable these species to survive. Depending on the weather, we’ll build snow shelters and snowshoe or hike into remote parts of the sanctuary. Snowshoes/microspikes 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. 10am – 3pm.

February 18

Chow Time at The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield

Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

February 19

Family Winter Olympics, Notchview, Windsor

Bring the family and head to the cobble for this fun winter obstacle course. Be prepared to be silly and work together to get to the finish line. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Kids Free. This event happens with or without snow. 11am – 1pm.

February 20

Presidents’ Day Celebration at The Clark, Williamstown

Celebrate Presidents’ Day in style with a trip to the Clark’s shiniest galleries! Learn about colonial silver in the newly opened Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery, metallic art-making activities and hear a colonial American fife and drum and more. All activities free; complimentary admission is provided to one adult per child participating in the activities. Children always admitted free. 11am – 4pm.

February 21

Records and Burpee Zoo Show, Pittsfield

The Zoo Show is coming back to Berkshire Museum! Meet seven live animals from the Records and Burpee Zoo and learn about their adaptations, how they survive in the wild, and the consequences of keeping wild animals as pets. $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child. Children 3 and under free. 1pm.

February 22

From Up on Poppy Hill at Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

Anime Wednesday film series celebrates the more contemporary art form of Japanese animation. Goro Miyazaki’s post-war film explores a friendship between high-school students Umi and Shun—but a buried secret from their past threatens to pull them apart. 6pm – 7:30pm.

February 23

Instrument Petting Zoo, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield

Have you always wondered what playing a certain instrument would be like? Come join the Berkshire Music School and their Instrument Petting Zoo at the Museum! You will be able to see, play, and listen to your favorite instruments. Included with regular museum admission. 2pm.

February 25

Kitchen Ka-Boom! At The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield

Join us for some science fun and experiments. All experiments are kid-safe and can be recreated using items found in almost any kitchen. Each session will feature different experiments. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested. 11am – 12pm.

Chow Time at The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield

Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

Kids Party at Berkshire Paint and Sip, Pittsfield

Paint Howling Wolf on a 16 x 20 canvas. Kids ages 6 – 12. All painting materials, instruction and light snack included. $25pp. 11am – 1pm.