February vacation arrives at the Providence Children’s Museum this Saturday, February 13. School vacation in the winter is always the most difficult because outdoor activities are not an option, so let the museum help. Below are a few things you can do with your kids to keep them busy — and keep you happy — until they go back to school.

The Providence Children’s Museum is open daily during vacation, Saturday, February 13 through Sunday, February 21 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Heart Smart
Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a twist! Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Keith Munslow
Monday, February 15  • 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Popular children’s singer and storyteller Keith Munslow entertains families with a lively participatory performance. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

The Hoopoe Show
Tuesday, February 16  •  11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Hoopoe the mime (Chris Yerlig) gets the kids into the act and entertains them with silent comedy. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Mad Science
Wednesday, February 17  • 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Mesmerizing science experiments exploring air power and pressure with hot air balloons, a vortex generator and a hovercraft. Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

Imagination Playground
Thursday, February 18  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kids are free to build whatever they like with big blue foam blocks and other random, kid-friendly building materials.

Paper Caper
Friday, February 19  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Paper is not just for writing. Kids can learn how to design paper airplanes, fashion and more.

ALSO Friday, February 19  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join astronomers from Brown University and learn about the stars in the night sky. The Museum is open free of charge from 5-8 p.m. for MetLife Family Friday, sponsored by the MetLife Foundation.

Be an Engineer
Saturday, February 20  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Kids get to investigate the interesting world behind engineering, in celebration of National Engineers week.

Sunday, February 21 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Create different contraptions with a large-scale building kit.

For more information about things to do during school vacation, click here.