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25+ Ways to Have Fun in and Around Boston This Weekend

School vacation week is wrapping up, but there’s still a ton of fun to have throughout the weekend. From your last chance to skate at Patriot Place for the season to “School of Rock” at the Opera House and even an Oscars viewing party on Sunday night, here are our picks for a weekend of fun for the entire family.

Friday, Feb. 22

Artful Animals Fun at the Museum of Fine Arts

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has family programming all week during school vacation. Enjoy artful animals during Cogan Family Foundation Vacation Week Adventures. Be inspired by the furry, fluffy and feathered to create art. Hunt for animals on a family tour. Listen to animal-themed children’s stories and attend a performance. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. . Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

Free Ice Skating on Frog Pond

Enjoy free ice skating on Frog Pond all week long during school vacation week. Free admission also includes skat rentals. There are six sessions daily and tickets are on a first come, first serve basis. 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Boston Common Frog Pond.

February School Vacation Week Fun at the Franklin Park Zoo

Head to the Franklin Park Zoo any day during school vacation week and learn all about the incredible biodiversity of the natural world. From craft to zookeeper chats and more, you’ll have a great day at the Franklin Park Zoo with its vacation programming. Feb. 18-22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

National Engineers Week at the Boston Children’s Museum

Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Boston Children’s Museum. Enjoy activities that will challenge you to build, design, create and problem-solve, plus additional special programming. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston.

Winter Skate at Patriot Place

Head to Gillette Stadium for some ice skating at Patriot Place for this time-honored, outdoor skating tradition. Price is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Skate rentals are $5. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

Disney On Ice Presents Mickey's Search Party

Catch Mickey and friends as they return to the TD Garden for Disney On Ice’s “Mickey’s Search Party,” an all-new show promising to bring the magic closer to fans than ever before through dynamic and immersive moments taking place on the ice, in the air and in their seats. Tickets start at $15. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston.

Boston Public Market Children’s Scavenger Hunt

Head on over to the Boston Public Market and join the Highland Street Foundation Winter Camp for a scavenger hunt around the market featuring educational elements that help kids understand food and their local food system. 1-3 p.m. Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston:

Blue Man Group

Catch Blue Man Group during its expanded schedule this week. Tickets start at $39. Performances today at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

American Girl Live at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre

This all-new musical takes place at a sleepover camp where iconic American Girl characters come to life in a tale of adventure, friendship and bravery. Tickets start at $35. 7 p.m., 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

“School of Rock” at the Opera House

Grab the kiddos and take them to a show the whole family will enjoy while Broadway in Boston presents “School of Rock” at the Boston Opera House all week long. Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

Saturday, Feb. 23

National Engineers Week at the Boston Children’s Museum

Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Boston Children’s Museum. Enjoy activities that will challenge you to build, design, create and problem-solve, plus additional special programming. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston.

Winter Skate at Patriot Place

Head to Gillette Stadium for some ice skating at Patriot Place for this time-honored, outdoor skating tradition. Price is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Skate rentals are $5. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro. 

Blue Man Group

Catch Blue Man Group during its expanded schedule this week. Tickets start at $39. Performances today at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

American Girl Live at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre

This all-new musical takes place at a sleepover camp where iconic American Girl characters come to life in a tale of adventure, friendship and bravery. Tickets start at $35. Performances today at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:20 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston. 

Disney On Ice Presents Mickey's Search Party

Catch Mickey and friends as they return to the TD Garden for Disney On Ice’s “Mickey’s Search Party,” an all-new show promising to bring the magic closer to fans than ever before through dynamic and immersive moments taking place on the ice, in the air and in their seats. Tickets start at $15. Performances today at 1 p.m. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston.

“School of Rock” at the Opera House

Grab the kiddos and take them to a show the whole family will enjoy while Broadway in Boston presents “School of Rock” at the Boston Opera House. Tickets start at $20. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

Cheap Trick

Catch Cheap Trick tonight at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium. Tickets start at $47. 8 p.m., Lynn Memorial Auditorium, 3 City Hall Square, Lynn.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Kids in the Kitchen: Mini Egg Frittatas

Children ages 6-12 can explore and taste the food of the season at Boston Public Markets Kids in the Kitchen series. Today Chef Stephanie will teach you how to make mini egg frittatas with seasonal veggies. 10 a.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

Winter Skate at Patriot Place

Today’s the last open outdoor skate of the season at Patriot Place. Price is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Skate rentals are $5. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

American Girl Live at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre

This all-new musical takes place at a sleepover camp where iconic American Girl characters come to life in a tale of adventure, friendship and bravery. Tickets start at $35. Performances today at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., 265 Tremont St., Boston.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston. 

Disney On Ice Presents Mickey's Search Party

Catch Mickey and friends as they return to the TD Garden for Disney On Ice’s “Mickey’s Search Party,” an all-new show promising to bring the magic closer to fans than ever before through dynamic and immersive moments taking place on the ice, in the air and in their seats. Tickets start at $15. Performances today at Noon and 4 p.m. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston.

“School of Rock” at the Opera House

Grab the kiddos and take them to a show the whole family will enjoy while Broadway in Boston presents “School of Rock” at the Boston Opera House. Tickets start at $20. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

Blue Man Group

Catch Blue Man Group during its expanded schedule this week. Tickets start at $39. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

91st Annual Oscar Viewing Party At The Lansdowne Pub

Dress to impress at the Lansdowne Pub’s Oscar viewing party tonight complete with a red carpet, special Oscar’s inspired cocktails and more. This is a 21+ event. 7 p.m. Lansdowne Pub, 9 Lansdowne St., Boston.

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