Seven February Break Ideas for Students Staying On Campus

Are you in disbelief that February break is just around the corner? Planning to stay on campus and don’t have plans yet? Here are some suggestions of things to do around the Boston!

  1. Explore the Museum of Fine Art


    Did you know that Brandeis students can get into the MFA for free just by showing a Brandeis ID? All art aficionados should check out the different exhibits on display this Winter, including the Takashi Murakami exhibit that opened this past October.


  1. Go Ice Skating at Frog Pond


Round up a group of friends and head to Boston Common for an outdoor skating experience. For $18, you can rent skates, freeze your fingers off, and glide gracefully (or not so gracefully) around the pond. Open from 10am to 9pm almost every day, you can experiencing skating in downtown Boston during a lively afternoon, a beautiful sunset, or a cool evening.


  1. Walk, Shop, and Eat at the Prudential Center


Want to hit up a cool shopping center? Check out the Prudential Center on Boylston street - from name brand stores to cute boutiques, you can treat yo self to a little shopping. When you get hungry after your shopping excursion, there are also a bunch of restaurants inside the center and along Boylston street, including Eataly, The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Sweetgreen, and Max Brenner.


  1. Check out the New England Aquarium - $15 at Brandeis Tickets with ID


Channel your inner marine biologist and visit the New England Aquarium. Home to a variety of fish, penguins, sharks, and more, the Aquarium is a great place to explore for a day. For an extra $5, you can also catch a movie at the Aquarium’s IMAX theater (tickets also available at Brandeis Tickets).


  1. Spend a day at the Museum of Science - $15 at Brandeis Tickets with ID


Located on the Green line, the Museum of Science is a great place check out for an afternoon. With all kinds of exhibits, touching on topics like conservation, mathematics, and physics, you can easily get caught up in the fun of the museum while also learning a new thing or two about science. This February, the museum is opening a new temporary exhibit called A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature - right in time for break!


  1. See a show in Boston


Miss X Ambassadors’ performance at Fall Flex? Don’t worry - they’re coming back to Boston the week of February break, along with a bunch of other entertainers, including Awolnation, Little Big Town, and Trevor Noah. Check out Disney On Ice at TD Garden to reminisce about your childhood or see one of Boston’s continuous shows, Sheer Madness or Blue Man Group, for some laughs and entertainment. Love Broadway? Waitress, a musical with music written by Sara Bareilles, is touring in Boston in February. For more information on other shows coming to Boston during the break, check out Ticketmaster.


  1. If all else fails and you can’t seem to get yourself out of bed during the cold February week, put on your comfiest clothes, snuggle up in your bed, and catch up on your favorite shows and movies because YOU DESERVE A BREAK.