There’s plenty of fun to be found across Massachusetts. Any time of the year, festivals, shows, exhibits and more keep everyone entertained. Here is a roundup of some of 2016’s biggest events in February. Stay up-to-date about happenings the whole year through with our searchable online calendar at BostonParentsPaper.com and our print calendar in Boston Parents Paper.
Animals: Machines in Motion, opens Feb. 14. Learn about how living and extinct species have evolved over time to live on Earth. The experience is like no other, featuring digital media, scientific models and real specimens! Come face to face with a life size T. Rex and even a giraffe heart. Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston; 617-723-2500; mos.org.
Fancy Nancy: The Musical, Feb. 18-28. Based on the popular book by Jane O’Connor, this spectacular musical will challenge Nancy when she is given the part in a play as a dull brown tree. Watch as she brings her flair and personality to the role. Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St., Boston; 617-933-8600; bostonchildrenstheatre.org.
Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton offers an affordable way to get your kids on skis or a snowboard this winter, all without having to leave the Boston area. They also offer a February vacation camp for kids ages 7-15, open to all ability levels. 4001 Washington St., Canton; 781-828-5070; ski-bluehills.com.
Mary Poppins, through Feb. 28. Mary Poppins arrives at the Banks family doorstep just in time! Using a little bit of magic combined with common sense, she teaches the family the importance of each other. Enjoy the street smart performance with a few adventures along the way. Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, Boston; 617-879-2300; wheelockfamilytheatre.org.