February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Zoo in You

Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and the Springfield Museums will introduce you to them! Visitors of all ages can explore the fascinating and complex world that is our microbiome in Zoo in You, a new exhibition on view January 21 through April 30 at the Springfield Science Museum. Visitors are invited to explore this vibrant world of our inner microorganisms through engaging, interactive, and bilingual exhibits and programs.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Exhibition: Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero

February 3–August 17. Featuring works seen for the first time outside Italy, this groundbreaking exhibition centers on the ancient town of Oplontis on the Neapolitan coast, a site that was buried and preserved when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. The exhibition focuses on two adjacent, spectacular Roman archaeological sites—one an enormous luxury villa (“Villa A”) that once sprawled along the coast of the Bay of Naples, the other a nearby commercial-residential complex (“Villa B”), where products from the region were exported.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents "Gentrification"

Springfield-born Marlon Seymour, also known as $3YM@UR, is the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition titled “Gentrification.” The exhibit runs through Feb. 24, with a reception scheduled Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and an evening reception and closing celebration also will be held Feb. 23. This exhibit is free, open to the public.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, The Legend of the Lares

In ancient Rome, the domestic gods called Lares Familiares took the form of bronze statuettes or painted figures and were worshipped daily in household shrines. The Legend of the Lares, curated by 2015 Mount Holyoke College graduate Taylor Anderson, provides an overview of these enigmatic and versatile gods, and the devotional tools of the Roman home. The gem-like installation features more than a dozen bronze Lares and other gods. On view through May 28

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Meet Your Samurai Ancestors

Springfield Museums host a unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series with colorful Japanese woodblock prints depicting samurai warriors and examples of 19th century armor and swords used by actual samurai. Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Samurai Heroes draws from Japanese artwork, arms, and armor to provide visitors with a rare glimpse of the real-life inspiration for the popular cartoon and graphic novel series. through – May 14, 2017.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory, School Vacation Fun

School vacation week kicks off on Saturday, February 18th with the Birds of Prey presentation. Join rehabilitator and wildlife biologist Tom Ricardi. Try your hand at the Junior Ranger activities and some of the crafts being offered. Make a pine cone bird feeder with a Park Ranger using a pine cone, sunflower butter, and birdseed. Make a postcard using rubber stamps depicting animals that make their home on the grounds of the Armory. Junior Rangers of all ages are invited to make their own paper Park Ranger Stetson hat. All activities take place from 10:00am-4:00pm, Wednesday thru Sunday.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Programs

Feb 18-25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy this fun-filled week of drop-in art activities and demonstrations inspired by our special exhibition, Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning. Develop your own sidekick and storylines inspired by the works on view led by Education and Outreach Manager, and illustrator/game designer, Patrick O’Donnell. Scooby, Judy Jetson, Yogi, and friends inspire fans of all ages to try their hand at cartooning! Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Every Day Art Program

Statement Pieces. February 18 – 28, All day. Free with Museum Admission. Get inspired by Eloise’s imaginative costumes and bold fashion sense as you create your own wearable art.

West Dover VT

Mount Snow Presidents' Week Winterfest

February 18 – 26. Join us Presidents' Week for events, activities, skiing and riding, contests, live music, and more. Make your plans to get here for the festivities!

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle February School Vacation Fun!

Feb. 18 - 26. FREE Crafts with Santa (times vary), Scavenger Hunts, Face Painter, Caricature Artist,
Make-Your-Own Pizza at Chandler’s Restaurant. Make Yankee Candle Village a school vacation destination! Fun events each day! Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall, Investigation Station

Feb 18-26. We are expanding our winter hours this week so stop by the welcome desk for investigation stations at the welcome desk every day 10am to 4pm! Saturday 2/18—Monday 2/20:  Mammal adaptations. Tuesday 2/21—Thursday 2/23: Indoor Birding. Friday 2/24—Sunday 2/26:  Dinosaurs.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum School Vacation Fun

Feb 20-24. Explore three giant hangars filled with over 80 aircraft and experience the wonders of flight. A variety of activities will be offered daily including hands-on Build and Fly Challenges, open cockpit experiences aboard real aircraft, aircraft quests, and more! Additional activities are scheduled: The Great Paper Airplane Contest, Straw Rocket Launch, LEGO Flying Machine Contest!

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum, Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

February 20-24, 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Free with Museum Admission; advance sign-up required. Children ages 4-11 will enjoy reading aloud to Reading Buddy dogs, who provide a gentle, comforting listener to readers as they practice their fluency and strengthen their confidence in reading.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 School Vacation Camps

Feb 20-24, 8AM - 5PM. $40 per day or $150 for the week. Skating, games, laser tag & more!

Springfield MA

Bounce! Vacation Week

Bounce is open for special hours vacation week. 2/20 - 2/24 open 10AM - 8PM!

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round will be open during the School Vacation Week. In addition to our current hours of Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4 PM we will be open Monday through Friday, 11am to 3pm.

Somers CT

Sonny's Place Winter Vacation Fun

Sonny's Place will be open 11am-8pm daily February 20th-24th. The arcade bar will open at 12pm daily as well!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, February Vacation Week Fun

Feb 21-24. Visitors can enjoy a combination of fun activities, special guests, and live performances by some of the region’s best family performers, as well as the popular Zoo in You and Turtle Power! Feb. 21 – Trickster Tales by Barefoot Puppets. A Springfield Thunderbirds hockey player and feathered mascot Boomer will encourage children to show off their slap shot in an inflatable hockey game. Feb. 22 – Jenny the Juggler performs. Interskate 91 will be back for another round of floor games, including Hot Potato, the Limbo and Four Corners. Feb. 23 – In the Nick of Time concert. Kids of all ages can meet their favorite Looney Tunes characters straight from a local amusement park. Feb. 24. – Little Puppet Show by Mr. Vinny.