February Vacation Ideas in and Around Portsmouth

A percussion class, the wrap-up of a children's film festival, and two great art programs are on today's schedule.

This week, Feb. 18 through 22, is February vacation for Portsmouth schools — leaving you four weekdays (plus the weekend) to find things for them to do.

Featured below are a few activities for today! 

Click the blue links to see more, including locations and contact information — and be sure to call ahead to confirm.

Tuesday, Feb. 19:

Music: Rhythm Quest Percussion, a youth-based percussion ensemble open to ages 12 to 18, is scheduled to get together tonight at 6. Give your future Lars Ulrich an outlet — and, the best part is that the program runs year-round. $30.

Boating: Herreshoff Marine Museum continues its After-School Boat Shop School today from 3 to 5 pm. For teens. Free; donations appreciated.

Nature: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum continues its February vacation program for kids in grades 1 to 4. Day rate $40 members/$45 nonmembers; half-day $25. Space is limited.

Creatures: George Hail Library welcomes Biomes Marine Biology Center at 10:30 am. Free. For ages 5 to 10. Registration required.

Film: The Providence Children's Film Festival wraps up today — click here for the calendar of movies and showings. $7.50 adults/$4 kids.

Art: Rhode Island School of Design Museum offers two programs aimed at spurring kids' interest in the arts. Adults $12, kids 5-18 $3, kids under 5 free.

  • Tours for Tots: Color Blocks, 2 to 2:45 pm. Ages 3-5.

Science: Julie Collier leads an exploration of birds of prey at Providence Childrens Museum's "Wingmasters" program. Shows at noon, 1 and 2 pm. Free with $8.50 per person admission.

East side February 19, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Jim - there is a soup and salad lunch at the church across from the roller rink. You should go.
the1 February 21, 2013 at 09:44 PM
my suggestion for Feb vacation is that we actually DO AWAY with it! lets just have 1 vacation in March and do away with the feb and april vacations.
Chuckie Haggerty July 16, 2013 at 10:23 AM
This looks awesome. I might have to consider this for my next vacation. I recent went to <a href="http://surfresortnicaragua.com/">surf in Nicaragua</a> and it was a blast. I am always looking for a different place to vacation at each year. Thanks for the post!


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