Things To Do in February

Discover the best things to do in Rhode Island this month, including family-friendly activities, festivals, performances, food events and shows. Here are our top picks:

  • Taste your way around the Ocean State with the Best Doughnuts passport, roar to the Dunk for Monster Jam and make pretty nature-inspired valentines with the kiddos in your February Bucket List.
  • Introverted extroverts: This one’s for you. We’ve rounded up 6 local book clubs you can join this winter.
Feb
17
Mon
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Feb 17 all-day
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation
Saturday, February 15, – Friday, February 21, 2020
Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun!

Special STEM Week Happenings:
10 am-4 pm: STEM Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: physics experiments with balance and motion, explore concepts of flight, test your engineering skill with a building challenge and special STEM museum quest.

1 pm and 2 pm: Flight Adventures Full Dome Planetarium Show
Cost: $3 per person/includes museum admission. Children must be age four and older to see a planetarium show.
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and models fly. Learn about the history and future plans of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators – like you! The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)
1 pm-3 pm, Monday, February 17: Discover Density (Monday, February 17, only)
Cost: Free with museum admission
Do you know the difference between weight and density? Do you know why some things sink and some things float? Join our educators for a hands-on exploration of these concepts.
1 pm-4 pm, Tuesday, February 18: Archaeology 101
Cost: Free with museum admission
Explore the science of archaeology with Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Get hands-on experience identifying and recording artifacts, try puzzling together broken pieces of pottery, and meet an archaeologist to learn what studying the past is all about.

Feb
18
Tue
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Feb 18 all-day
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation
Saturday, February 15, – Friday, February 21, 2020
Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun!

Special STEM Week Happenings:
10 am-4 pm: STEM Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: physics experiments with balance and motion, explore concepts of flight, test your engineering skill with a building challenge and special STEM museum quest.

1 pm and 2 pm: Flight Adventures Full Dome Planetarium Show
Cost: $3 per person/includes museum admission. Children must be age four and older to see a planetarium show.
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and models fly. Learn about the history and future plans of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators – like you! The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)
1 pm-3 pm, Monday, February 17: Discover Density (Monday, February 17, only)
Cost: Free with museum admission
Do you know the difference between weight and density? Do you know why some things sink and some things float? Join our educators for a hands-on exploration of these concepts.
1 pm-4 pm, Tuesday, February 18: Archaeology 101
Cost: Free with museum admission
Explore the science of archaeology with Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Get hands-on experience identifying and recording artifacts, try puzzling together broken pieces of pottery, and meet an archaeologist to learn what studying the past is all about.

Feb
19
Wed
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Feb 19 all-day
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation
Saturday, February 15, – Friday, February 21, 2020
Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun!

Special STEM Week Happenings:
10 am-4 pm: STEM Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: physics experiments with balance and motion, explore concepts of flight, test your engineering skill with a building challenge and special STEM museum quest.

1 pm and 2 pm: Flight Adventures Full Dome Planetarium Show
Cost: $3 per person/includes museum admission. Children must be age four and older to see a planetarium show.
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and models fly. Learn about the history and future plans of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators – like you! The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)
1 pm-3 pm, Monday, February 17: Discover Density (Monday, February 17, only)
Cost: Free with museum admission
Do you know the difference between weight and density? Do you know why some things sink and some things float? Join our educators for a hands-on exploration of these concepts.
1 pm-4 pm, Tuesday, February 18: Archaeology 101
Cost: Free with museum admission
Explore the science of archaeology with Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Get hands-on experience identifying and recording artifacts, try puzzling together broken pieces of pottery, and meet an archaeologist to learn what studying the past is all about.

Feb
20
Thu
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Feb 20 all-day
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation
Saturday, February 15, – Friday, February 21, 2020
Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun!

Special STEM Week Happenings:
10 am-4 pm: STEM Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: physics experiments with balance and motion, explore concepts of flight, test your engineering skill with a building challenge and special STEM museum quest.

1 pm and 2 pm: Flight Adventures Full Dome Planetarium Show
Cost: $3 per person/includes museum admission. Children must be age four and older to see a planetarium show.
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and models fly. Learn about the history and future plans of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators – like you! The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)
1 pm-3 pm, Monday, February 17: Discover Density (Monday, February 17, only)
Cost: Free with museum admission
Do you know the difference between weight and density? Do you know why some things sink and some things float? Join our educators for a hands-on exploration of these concepts.
1 pm-4 pm, Tuesday, February 18: Archaeology 101
Cost: Free with museum admission
Explore the science of archaeology with Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Get hands-on experience identifying and recording artifacts, try puzzling together broken pieces of pottery, and meet an archaeologist to learn what studying the past is all about.

Feb
21
Fri
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Feb 21 all-day
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation
Saturday, February 15, – Friday, February 21, 2020
Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun!

Special STEM Week Happenings:
10 am-4 pm: STEM Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: physics experiments with balance and motion, explore concepts of flight, test your engineering skill with a building challenge and special STEM museum quest.

1 pm and 2 pm: Flight Adventures Full Dome Planetarium Show
Cost: $3 per person/includes museum admission. Children must be age four and older to see a planetarium show.
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and models fly. Learn about the history and future plans of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators – like you! The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)
1 pm-3 pm, Monday, February 17: Discover Density (Monday, February 17, only)
Cost: Free with museum admission
Do you know the difference between weight and density? Do you know why some things sink and some things float? Join our educators for a hands-on exploration of these concepts.
1 pm-4 pm, Tuesday, February 18: Archaeology 101
Cost: Free with museum admission
Explore the science of archaeology with Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Get hands-on experience identifying and recording artifacts, try puzzling together broken pieces of pottery, and meet an archaeologist to learn what studying the past is all about.

Feb
26
Wed
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The battle lines for a lower-middle-class Jewish family in the Depression-era Bronx are drawn between the string-pulling parents, who think they know best, and their resistant offspring who have hatched their own dreams of the future. Desiring financial stability in tough times, the family is torn between realism and idealism as they try to navigate their lives.

Feb
27
Thu
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The battle lines for a lower-middle-class Jewish family in the Depression-era Bronx are drawn between the string-pulling parents, who think they know best, and their resistant offspring who have hatched their own dreams of the future. Desiring financial stability in tough times, the family is torn between realism and idealism as they try to navigate their lives.

Feb
28
Fri
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The battle lines for a lower-middle-class Jewish family in the Depression-era Bronx are drawn between the string-pulling parents, who think they know best, and their resistant offspring who have hatched their own dreams of the future. Desiring financial stability in tough times, the family is torn between realism and idealism as they try to navigate their lives.

Feb
29
Sat
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The battle lines for a lower-middle-class Jewish family in the Depression-era Bronx are drawn between the string-pulling parents, who think they know best, and their resistant offspring who have hatched their own dreams of the future. Desiring financial stability in tough times, the family is torn between realism and idealism as they try to navigate their lives.

Mar
1
Sun
Bird Walks @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Bird Walks @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join us as we brave the winter temps in search of some feathered friends. Some possible sightings include woodpeckers, chickadees, finches and hawks. We will pay special attention to the ponds where wintering waterfowl can provide unexpected species. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes.
Children must be ages five and older. Pets are not permitted. Pre-registration is preferred.