Category Archives: Vacation Programs

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.

Mathnasium Winter Break ‘Multiplication Carnival’

Over the winter school break, the Mathnasium will hold a Multiplication Carnival for Grades 3-5. Register for a 3-hour program, 9:30AM-12:30PM on December 27, 28, or 29. For more information, email

Empow Studios: Vacation Camps

Empow Studios will offer NanoCamps December 26-28 over the winter school vacation. And for a limited time, Empow is offering a 12% discount on registrations for its 2019 camps over school breaks and summer vacation.

New England Sci-Tech: STEM Programs and Maker Space in Natick

New England Sci-Tech is a non-profit STEM education center and maker space on the Natick/Wellesley line (16 Tech Circle in Natick), launched last June. It offers classes and workshops in a wide range of STEM fields, amateur radio licensing, maker lab space, summer and after-school programs, public astronomy nights, educational support for schools and home-schoolers, tutoring, support for science fairs and other student STEM projects, space rentals for birthday parties, and more. Sign up for its mailing lists or become a member (rates of $25 to $75 per month).

Empow Studios: 15% Discount for 2019 Camps Ends Oct. 31

Empow Studios has announced its 2019 schedule for camps with a 15% discount available through October 31. This includes vacation camps in February and April (in Brookline, Lexington, and Newton) as well as summer camps (in Belmont, Back Bay, Brookline, Franklin, Lexington, Natick, Newton, Shrewsbury, and other locations coming soon). Camp themes include Tech & Design, Java Coding, and Minecraft.

Empow Studios: Fall Schedule and One-Day NanoCamps for School Days Off

Empow Studios in Lexington and Newton will offer single-day NanoCamps on the following days that public schools will not be in session:  September 10 & 19, October 8, November 6 (Lexington only) & 12, December 26-28, and January 21. Register online.

Also, Empow Studios’ fall schedule is open for registration, including clubs for MineCraft, Girls STEAM, Video Game Design, Coding, Robotics, and YouTube.