Vacation Days and Curriculum Days

A note about registration: Many of our programs fill quickly, so we highly recommend registering on the waiting list. We go to this list first if a space opens up. And by adding your name, you can help us better plan for the programs that are in high demand.

Spring 2024 Vacation Days

April School Vacation Week 

Monday through Friday, April 15-19
8:45 AM – 3:00 PM

Age Groups:
Jumping Mice: Grades K-1
Brown Bats: Grades 1-2
Groundhogs: Grades 3-5

Fee per child per day: Tier A-$110 | Tier B-$92 | Tier C-$78  | Tier D-$60
Limited to 12 participants for Jumping Mice
Limited to 15 participants for Brown Bats and Groundhogs

Spend your days off from school learning and playing outside at the Hitchcock Center! Our theme this spring is water conservation. We’ll explore topics in spring ecology while playing games, making crafts and spending time with our live animals. Sign up for as many days as you wish. Five year olds must be in kindergarten in order to participate. First graders may register for the K-1 age group or the 1-2 age group.  Non-refundable within a week of the program, all cancellations incur a 10% administrative fee. 


Out of a strong commitment to improve access to our programs we are now offering a sliding scale fee structure aimed to provide greater flexibility in choosing a price that is right for you and your family.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy for Hitchcock’s seasonal programs: You may cancel your registration for any of our programs up to a week prior to the program’s start date to receive a refund minus a 10% administrative fee.  If you cancel within 7 days or less of the program’s start date, we cannot offer a refund unless we are able to fill your spot in the program.

COVID-19 Safety

Read our complete COVID-19 Program Participant Guidelines.

Our programs are designed to be fun and engaging and above all safe. The COVID-19 program guidelines are designed to help protect everyone as we meet the strict health and safety requirements of the CDC and our state. Please take the time to read the information thoroughly. If you feel that you or your child(ren) cannot follow these guidelines, we ask that you wait until these restrictions have been lifted to join one of our programs or events. We may change our guidelines to reflect new guidance from CDC and Massachusetts.

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