Category Archives: Vacation Programs

iCode: One-Day Minecraft Camp, Jan. 20

iCode (73 Central Street in Wellesley) will offer one-day Minecraft camp on January 20, 8:30AM-3:30PM. It will include gaming, coding, modding, and an introduction to the Augmented Reality version of Minecraft. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, call 781-291-3131 or email

iCode Holiday Camp, Dec. 23, 24, 26, 27, 30

iCode of Wellesley will offer half-day and full-day camps during December school vacation:  December 23, 24, 26, 27, and 30. Camps include Robotics, Digital Arts & Media, Game Design, VR, Science Experiments, Electronics, Drones & Girls-Only. Pre-register here. For more information, email or call 781-291-3131.

Tufts CEEO Workshop: Engineering of Sports, Grades 3-5, Apr. 16-19

Tufts University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) will offer Engineering of Sports, a workshop for Grades 3-5, April 16-19, 9AM-3PM, with before-care and after-care hours available.

Code Ninjas: Programs and Events in Wellesley

Code Ninjas (161 Linden Street in Wellesley) will host these programs and events:

For more information, contact Annie Duong at 781-591-2413 or

Museum of Science: February School Vacation Events

During the February school vacation, Boston’s Museum of Science invites you see its planetarium show (tickets required) — Destination Mars: The New Frontier, narrated by Dr. Mae Johnson, the first Afro-American woman in space — and to visit its new exhibits (Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure, Nature’s Superheros: Life at the Limits) and these special events during the week (included with paid admission to the museum):

STEM Cooking Classes at Boston Public Market, Ages 7-10, Feb. 18-22

The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market (100 Hanover Street, Boston) will offer STEM cooking classes with Little Chefs Labs for ages 7-10 during February school vacation, 10AM-noon. Tickets are $40 (or $32 for members of The Trustees of Reservations), plus ticketing fees. Click to register:

BioBuilder Workshops for Ages 10-14: Kids Who Clone

BioBuilder Learning Lab will offer the following workshops at LearningLab (700 Main Street, Cambridge) for students in ages 10-14. There is a cost per student ($35 for the 3-hour workshops and $400 for the four-day workshop) and no charge for chaperones attending with them. Click the dates below for details and to register. For more information, email Kelley Klor at

Makers’ Corner: Vacation and After-School Programs for Grades 6-8

The Makers’ Corner for Grades 6-8, located at Underwood School, has announced February Vacation activities, for which students may sign up by individual days: Woodworking (February 19), glassblowing (February 20), and making a mock newscast at NewTV (February 21). In addition, the Makers’ Corner has announced Early Spring Clubs starting in the first week of March.

MIT Museum FebFest Vacation Events, Feb. 18-23

The MIT Museum celebrates February school vacation (February 18-23) with FebFest — a range of activities:

Events for teens and adults, included with museum admission:

  • Nautical Chain Reaction:  February 18, 10AM-Noon and 1:30-3:30PM
  • Nautical Day: February 23, 1-4PM

High-school students (free with pre-registration, which opens February 8):

  • Teen Science Cafe: February 23, 6-8:30PM. Dinner provided.

Workshops for ages 11-14 ($40 per student; pre-registration required):

  • Sail Through Engineering: February 19, 9AM-Noon
  • Structural Engineering: February 20, 9AM-Noon
  • Illuminating Protein Expression: February 22, 9AM-Noon

Walk-in workshops for ages 11+ (under 15 must be accompanied by an adult) $10 per person in addition to museum admission. On-site registration, first-come/first-served, starts at 10AM on day of workshop.

  • Sail Through Engineering: February 19 & 22, 2PM-3:30PM
  • Structural Engineering: February 20, 2PM-3:30PM
  • Intro to 3D Design: February 19 & 21, 10AM-1PM
  • Float Your Boat: February 20 & 22, 10AM-1PM

Idea Hub: Drop into the Museum’s maker space (included with museum admission; 30-minute sessions available for on-site signup on day of event)

STEM Courses at Newton Community Education

Newton Community Education will offer STEM courses for kids of all ages this winter. Register now at or call 617-559-6999.