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  • JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos

    Today

    9:00 AM EST

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos
    This special exhibition commemorates President Kennedy's centenary. Featuring a compelling selection of items drawn primarily from the library's collections, the exhibition will chronicle historic milestones in the President's career and administration, as well as the events in his personal and family life.

  • Gridiron Glory

    Today

    9:00 AM EST

    Museum of Science

    Gridiron Glory

    Museum of Science

    Gridiron Glory
    See the temporary exhibit Gridiron Glory, closing January 7, 2018. Learn the science of football, test your vertical jump, hear plays in a quarterback's helmet, and walk among over two hundred pieces of Hall of Fame memorabilia. Free with Exhibit Halls admission.

  • Shark and Ray Touch Tank

    Today

    9:30 AM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Shark and Ray Touch Tank

    New England Aquarium

    Shark and Ray Touch Tank
    Visitors to the Shark and Ray Touch Tank can reach out and gently stroke cownose rays, Atlantic rays, and epaulette sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal-clear water. The exhibit presents these incredible species in a way that highlights their importance in a healthy ocean ecosystem. It also emphasizes the value of conserving essential coastal habitats, such as mangroves and lagoons.

  • Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China
    Explore PEM's superlative Chinese export art collection through nearly thirty selected works, including furniture, paintings, and decorative objects. Created by Chinese artists in the 18th and 19th centuries for European and American markets, these works display a mastery of materials and form that made them the most coveted luxurious items of their day.

  • Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art
    Come and experience the liveliness of a drinking party, the opulence of a royal wedding, and the poetic evocation of spring on a delicate dish. With more than thirty highlights from the museum's wide-ranging Chinese collections spanning 3,000 years, this exhibition celebrates China's artistic achievements crystallized in seasonal festivals, religious ceremonies, and celebrations.

  • MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets

    Peabody Essex Museum

    MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets
    In the early 20th century, Indian artists viewed the village as the true local for India's identity, distinct from that of the British colonial cities of Calcutta, Bombay, and New Delhi. By mid-century, India has gained independence and its cities were replenished will all kinds of people fulfilling their dreams. This installation brings together images of confrontation, hope, fracture, and change, which traverse shifting grounds rich with contradictions.

  • Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast
    Explore the living relationships among humans, animals, ancestors, and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northwest Coast created during the past 200 years.

  • XYZT: A Journey in Four Dimensions

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    XYZT: A Journey in Four Dimensions

    Peabody Essex Museum

    XYZT: A Journey in Four Dimensions
    XYZT is an immersive art exhibit comprised of ten interactive virtual environments generated using math and physics models. In a darkened gallery, guests use their own movement and gestures to interact with light in a series of digital landscapes inspired by nature. Specific sensations, such as walking in the grass or putting hands into the sand, are transposed into abstract, sensory encounters with lines, dots, and letters.

  • Food Tour of Davis Square

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Off The Beaten Path Food Tours

    Food Tour of Davis Square

    Off The Beaten Path Food Tours

    Food Tour of Davis Square
    Explore colorful and historic Davis Square in Somerville. Learn why Davis Square is considered one of Boston's hippest and most diverse neighborhoods and best food scenes. The tour includes lots of food and fun.

  • Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style
    View the first exhibition to explore O'Keeffe's unified, modern aesthetic and distinctive self-styling by presenting her paintings with never-before-exhibited handmade garments and photographs of the artist. This critically-acclaimed, nationally-touring exhibition is on view at PEM from December 16, 2017, through April 1, 2018.

  • Holiday Bricktacular

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston-Somerville

    Holiday Bricktacular

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston-Somerville

    Holiday Bricktacular
    Build holiday memories every weekend in December in this mind-bopping winter wonderland. Write a letter to the Master Model Builder and send it to the North Pole, participate in holiday build challenges, and go on a holiday scavenger hunt in MINLAND.

  • Meet Myrtle the Turtle

    Today

    10:30 AM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Meet Myrtle the Turtle

    New England Aquarium

    Meet Myrtle the Turtle
    Meet Myrtle the green sea turtle, the aquarium's most famous resident. Get a deeper understanding of Myrtle's home, Giant Ocean Tank. Start with a personalized tour, spiraling up the exhibit's ramp alongside staff members who know Myrtle and her tank mates best. Leave the public exhibit path and slip behind the scenes for a guided peek at the science, technology, and husbandry necessary to manage this 200,000-gallon exhibit. Must be at least 12 years old.

  • Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Today

    11:00 AM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise
    On this fully narrated ninety-minute tour, hear tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea, and stories of characters past and present while sailing on the beautiful Boston Harbor.

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    Today

    11:00 AM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    New England Aquarium

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour
    Join an educator for a personalized behind-the-scenes tour of one of the aquarium's many galleries. Learn what the animals eat, how their tanks are maintained, how sick animals are nursed back to health, and other insider tidbits. Participants must be 7 years of age or older and any guests under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour cost is in addition to aquarium admission.

  • Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Today

    1:00 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise
    On this fully narrated ninety-minute tour, hear tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea, and stories of characters past and present while sailing on the beautiful Boston Harbor.

  • Marine Mammal Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    Today

    1:30 PM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Marine Mammal Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    New England Aquarium

    Marine Mammal Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour
    Go behind the scenes of the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center with a marine mammal trainer and learn what it takes to keep these charismatic marine animals happy and healthy. See where the seal and sea lions' food is prepared, learn how ice toys are made, and get up-close looks at the animals' favorite hangouts. Progam is available for guests over the age of 7 and guests under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is in addition to regular admission.

  • Food Tour of Davis Square

    Today

    2:00 PM EST

    Off The Beaten Path Food Tours

    Food Tour of Davis Square

    Off The Beaten Path Food Tours

    Food Tour of Davis Square
    Explore colorful and historic Davis Square in Somerville. Learn why Davis Square is considered one of Boston's hippest and most diverse neighborhoods and best food scenes. The tour includes lots of food and fun.

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    Today

    3:00 PM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    New England Aquarium

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour
    Join an educator for a personalized behind-the-scenes tour of one of the aquarium's many galleries. Learn what the animals eat, how their tanks are maintained, how sick animals are nursed back to health, and other insider tidbits. Participants must be 7 years of age or older and any guests under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour cost is in addition to aquarium admission.

  • Meet and Greet the Harbor Seals

    Today

    3:15 PM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Meet and Greet the Harbor Seals

    New England Aquarium

    Meet and Greet the Harbor Seals
    Participants will have a variety of opportunities to interact with the seals. Interactions vary from day to day and are done at the trainer's discretion. Visitors may have the chance to rub a seal's belly and back, give some signals to a seal, get splashed, touch a flipper, or even touch a seal's tongue. Most of the time, the seals are willing to give a kiss as well. Must be at least seven years old to participate.

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About The Area

Built on the revolutionary ideas of America's founding fathers (Boston counts John Adams and Benjamin Franklin as its own), this historic city continues to revolutionize pathways in arts, medicine, education and politics...MORE

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  • JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos

    Today

    9:00 AM EST

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos
    This special exhibition commemorates President Kennedy's centenary. Featuring a compelling selection of items drawn primarily from the library's collections, the exhibition will chronicle historic milestones in the President's career and administration, as well as the events in his personal and family life.

  • Gridiron Glory

    Today

    9:00 AM EST

    Museum of Science

    Gridiron Glory

    Museum of Science

    Gridiron Glory
    See the temporary exhibit Gridiron Glory, closing January 7, 2018. Learn the science of football, test your vertical jump, hear plays in a quarterback's helmet, and walk among over two hundred pieces of Hall of Fame memorabilia. Free with Exhibit Halls admission.

  • Shark and Ray Touch Tank

    Today

    9:30 AM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Shark and Ray Touch Tank

    New England Aquarium

    Shark and Ray Touch Tank
    Visitors to the Shark and Ray Touch Tank can reach out and gently stroke cownose rays, Atlantic rays, and epaulette sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal-clear water. The exhibit presents these incredible species in a way that highlights their importance in a healthy ocean ecosystem. It also emphasizes the value of conserving essential coastal habitats, such as mangroves and lagoons.

  • Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China
    Explore PEM's superlative Chinese export art collection through nearly thirty selected works, including furniture, paintings, and decorative objects. Created by Chinese artists in the 18th and 19th centuries for European and American markets, these works display a mastery of materials and form that made them the most coveted luxurious items of their day.

  • Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art
    Come and experience the liveliness of a drinking party, the opulence of a royal wedding, and the poetic evocation of spring on a delicate dish. With more than thirty highlights from the museum's wide-ranging Chinese collections spanning 3,000 years, this exhibition celebrates China's artistic achievements crystallized in seasonal festivals, religious ceremonies, and celebrations.

  • MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets

    Peabody Essex Museum

    MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets
    In the early 20th century, Indian artists viewed the village as the true local for India's identity, distinct from that of the British colonial cities of Calcutta, Bombay, and New Delhi. By mid-century, India has gained independence and its cities were replenished will all kinds of people fulfilling their dreams. This installation brings together images of confrontation, hope, fracture, and change, which traverse shifting grounds rich with contradictions.

  • Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast
    Explore the living relationships among humans, animals, ancestors, and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northwest Coast created during the past 200 years.

  • XYZT: A Journey in Four Dimensions

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    XYZT: A Journey in Four Dimensions

    Peabody Essex Museum

    XYZT: A Journey in Four Dimensions
    XYZT is an immersive art exhibit comprised of ten interactive virtual environments generated using math and physics models. In a darkened gallery, guests use their own movement and gestures to interact with light in a series of digital landscapes inspired by nature. Specific sensations, such as walking in the grass or putting hands into the sand, are transposed into abstract, sensory encounters with lines, dots, and letters.

  • Food Tour of Davis Square

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Off The Beaten Path Food Tours

    Food Tour of Davis Square

    Off The Beaten Path Food Tours

    Food Tour of Davis Square
    Explore colorful and historic Davis Square in Somerville. Learn why Davis Square is considered one of Boston's hippest and most diverse neighborhoods and best food scenes. The tour includes lots of food and fun.

  • Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style
    View the first exhibition to explore O'Keeffe's unified, modern aesthetic and distinctive self-styling by presenting her paintings with never-before-exhibited handmade garments and photographs of the artist. This critically-acclaimed, nationally-touring exhibition is on view at PEM from December 16, 2017, through April 1, 2018.

  • Holiday Bricktacular

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston-Somerville

    Holiday Bricktacular

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston-Somerville

    Holiday Bricktacular
    Build holiday memories every weekend in December in this mind-bopping winter wonderland. Write a letter to the Master Model Builder and send it to the North Pole, participate in holiday build challenges, and go on a holiday scavenger hunt in MINLAND.

  • Meet Myrtle the Turtle

    Today

    10:30 AM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Meet Myrtle the Turtle

    New England Aquarium

    Meet Myrtle the Turtle
    Meet Myrtle the green sea turtle, the aquarium's most famous resident. Get a deeper understanding of Myrtle's home, Giant Ocean Tank. Start with a personalized tour, spiraling up the exhibit's ramp alongside staff members who know Myrtle and her tank mates best. Leave the public exhibit path and slip behind the scenes for a guided peek at the science, technology, and husbandry necessary to manage this 200,000-gallon exhibit. Must be at least 12 years old.

  • Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Today

    11:00 AM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise
    On this fully narrated ninety-minute tour, hear tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea, and stories of characters past and present while sailing on the beautiful Boston Harbor.

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    Today

    11:00 AM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    New England Aquarium

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour
    Join an educator for a personalized behind-the-scenes tour of one of the aquarium's many galleries. Learn what the animals eat, how their tanks are maintained, how sick animals are nursed back to health, and other insider tidbits. Participants must be 7 years of age or older and any guests under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour cost is in addition to aquarium admission.

  • Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Today

    1:00 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise
    On this fully narrated ninety-minute tour, hear tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea, and stories of characters past and present while sailing on the beautiful Boston Harbor.

  • Marine Mammal Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    Today

    1:30 PM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Marine Mammal Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    New England Aquarium

    Marine Mammal Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour
    Go behind the scenes of the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center with a marine mammal trainer and learn what it takes to keep these charismatic marine animals happy and healthy. See where the seal and sea lions' food is prepared, learn how ice toys are made, and get up-close looks at the animals' favorite hangouts. Progam is available for guests over the age of 7 and guests under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is in addition to regular admission.

  • Food Tour of Davis Square

    Today

    2:00 PM EST

    Off The Beaten Path Food Tours

    Food Tour of Davis Square

    Off The Beaten Path Food Tours

    Food Tour of Davis Square
    Explore colorful and historic Davis Square in Somerville. Learn why Davis Square is considered one of Boston's hippest and most diverse neighborhoods and best food scenes. The tour includes lots of food and fun.

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    Today

    3:00 PM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    New England Aquarium

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour
    Join an educator for a personalized behind-the-scenes tour of one of the aquarium's many galleries. Learn what the animals eat, how their tanks are maintained, how sick animals are nursed back to health, and other insider tidbits. Participants must be 7 years of age or older and any guests under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour cost is in addition to aquarium admission.

  • Meet and Greet the Harbor Seals

    Today

    3:15 PM EST

    New England Aquarium

    Meet and Greet the Harbor Seals

    New England Aquarium

    Meet and Greet the Harbor Seals
    Participants will have a variety of opportunities to interact with the seals. Interactions vary from day to day and are done at the trainer's discretion. Visitors may have the chance to rub a seal's belly and back, give some signals to a seal, get splashed, touch a flipper, or even touch a seal's tongue. Most of the time, the seals are willing to give a kiss as well. Must be at least seven years old to participate.

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About The Area

Built on the revolutionary ideas of America's founding fathers (Boston counts John Adams and Benjamin Franklin as its own), this historic city continues to revolutionize pathways in arts, medicine, education and politics. Don’t forget to visit the numerous historic attractions, like the Freedom Trail and Boston Tea Party Ships.

The Boston nightlife is something that must be experienced. Having earned the title of America's Drunkest City (according to The Daily Beast), you can visit clubs and bars like Frost Ice Bar, Jillian’s, and Stage America’s Vaudeville Nightclub for an exciting evening of drinking and dancing.

Family fun includes a trip to the New England Aquarium to see seals, sharks, and penguins, dinosaurs at the Museum of Science, or the famous swan boats and “Make Way for Ducklings” statues in the Boston Public Gardens. Sports fans should be sure to catch a baseball game at Fenway Park, and basketball at TD Gardens.

FUN IDEAS & TRAVEL TIPS

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September 2017 Fun in Boston Based on a True Story Top Five Kid-Friendly Stops in Boston Top Five Sweet Stops in New York City Escape to Boston's Islands Seriously Adventurous Mini Golf An Unexpected Culture Break at the MAD Museum Boston's Very Own Oasis The Ocean's Most Misunderstood Creature The Most Relaxing Tour in New York City The Regulars are Coming Blast from the Past Step Back into the Nineteenth Century Top Five Boston Breweries Stop and Smell the Orchids A Football Fan's Dream Mrs. Mallard Returns to Boston Music With A Heartbeat The Funniest Murder in New York City Behind the Scenes at Madame Tussauds NYC Take a Peek at a 14 Foot Tall PEZ Dispenser Real-life Ghost of Christmas Past An Arctic Sojourn at Mt. Washington Vintage Christmas at Strawbery Banke Nineteenth Century New England Christmas Somerville Chocolate Factory Life of a Sailor on Old Ironsides An In-Depth Look at Boston Duck Tours Citi Performing Arts Center Shapes the Boston Art Scene Inside Look at Cape Ann Whale Watch Touring the Dark Side of Boston Meet the Wolfman The Up and Coming Eateries of East Boston Three Top Maine Campsites Behind the Scenes of the Boston Tea Party Springtime Fun in Boston Itinerary for a Single Day in Salem Discover the best hiking trails in Massachusetts In a Jam in Sandwich Trains Trains Trains Zip Into Summer Ski Across New England Massachusetts Movie Moments Hollywood Stars in the City Visit Historic Salem in Massachusetts Historical Fun in Connecticut Family Fun in New York City Make it Count in Massachusetts History on Cape Cod Inspired Fun in New Hampshire Top Things to Do In Rhode Island Outdoor Fun in Vermont See the Beautiful Berkshires Ship Up to Boston for Historical Fun Visit the Famous Big Apple
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WHAT'S NEARBY?

New York: New York City

Massachusetts: Cape Cod

Other States & Provinces: Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont

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