BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — This weekend marks the end of winter break for thousands of students across New England.
For parents who want to find something special to do during the kids' last days off, here's a list of events happening this weekend in Boston:
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1. MFA Wizard School Scavenger Hunt
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is holding a magical scavenger hunt where participants will be tasked with finding art that echoes the characters, places, and enchanted objects from the Harry Potter books.
Kids and adults can team up to find giants that will remind you of Hagrid, centaurs and unicorns that would feel at home in the Forbidden Forest, and dragons that would strike fear into the hearts of Triwizard Tournament participants.
For muggles who don't know Harry Potter that well, there will be a cheat sheet. Click here for more.
2. Jamaica Pond parkrun 5K
Temperatures are expected to be between 40-50 degrees this weekend, which is perfect weather for a morning family jog around Jamaica Pond. All ages and abilities are welcome.
The timed 5K course stretches around the water beginning at Pinebank Promontory at Moraine Street and Jamaicaway. It starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Registration is free here.
Organizers say after you've burned off those calories, you're invited to join the other runners for coffee and a chat at City Feed & Supply on Centre Street.
3. Gothic Tales For Tykes
If your kiddo is more into ghosts and goblins, they may enjoy this Spooky Story hour for little ones who are seriously missing Halloween.
Gothic Tales for Tykes will be held at Gore Place, a historic mansion in Waltham. It runs from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. For $10 entry, kids and parents can enjoy scary stories inside the 1793 Carriage House. They also get to make a Lunch Bag monster.
Click here for more information.
4. Marlborough Motorcycle Show
This weekend marks the fourth annual Northeast Motorcycle Show in Marlborough. The two-day event will be held on Saturday Feb. 22 and Sunday Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Best Western Royal Trade Plaza.
Visitors will be able to browse the custom bike show, meet motorcycle dealers, and chat with custom bike builders. The event will also feature live music, and there will be food and drinks for sale.
Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for kids ages 6 to 12, and it's free for children under 5.
5. ImprovBoston's Family Show
Every Saturday at 4 p.m., entertainers put on an improv and music extravaganza completely made up on the spot based on audience suggestions. Children who want to participate will even get a chance to come up on stage to take part in the fun.
The famed Family Show has previously won the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater.
Click here for tickets. It is $15 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under.
6. Little Women: The Broadway Musical's Final Show
This Sunday marks the final performance of Little Women at the Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston. The play, based on Louisa May Alcott's life, has been playing at the theater since the end of January.
It's a classic tale of Civil War-era America loved by generations of theater-goers.
Tickets for the final performance on Friday at 1 p.m. are available here at a discounted rate.
7. Franklin Park Winter Festival
On Saturday February 22, families can come to Franklin Park for a free day of cozy games, crafts, nature walks, hot cocoa, and fun at the Clubhouse.
The Franklin Park Winter Festival runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
It's happening rain or shine, and if there is snow on the ground it's a great place to take the sleds and snowboards. All ages are welcome, and it's free to attend.