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3 Free Museums in Boston

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Tue, Jan 19, 2016


Soak in Boston's culture (for free) at one of these local museums:

1."The Boston University Art Gallery, which presents four to five exhibitions annually and often incorporates local talent, is free daily. Located at 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m."

2. "The Art Complex Museum is free daily and houses the art collection of the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser family. The museum offers exhibitions, lectures, concerts, classes, demonstrations, and more. It’s located at 189 Alden St., Duxbury. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m."

3. "The Institute of Contemporary Art is free Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (a $15 savings). Families who participate in Play Dates the last Saturday of the month are also free (except in December). 100 Northern Ave., Boston."







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Rainy Day Activities in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, May 29, 2014

rainThere are a ton of activities to do outdoors in Boston, especially in the summertime.

But, what should you do if it's raining and you have a few people visiting?

Well, here are some ideas for some rainy day activities in and around the city.



Boston's Children Museum
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Science
Elizabeth Gardner Museum
Institute of Contemporary Art

Museums are great for all ages! Boston has over 40 museums in the area with various attractions. For a larger list of museums in the area, please click here

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium just finished renovations, which means that even if you've been there a million times, there will still be some awesome new animals and exhibits to see! 

Duck Tours

The Duck Tour boats have a removalble plastic barrier so tourists can still enjoy the city and views without sunny skies. 


TD Garden
The Opera House
Improv Aslym

In the summertime, there are a ton of performers that come to Boston. Whether you're into comedy, rap, ballet or circus performances, Boston has a wide range of venues for all the arts. 

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The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Posted by P.T. Vineburgh on Wed, Feb 20, 2013

museums,365 things to do in boston,charles river museum of industry and innovation,walthamLocated on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, CRMII is on the National Register of Historic Places as America’s first factory. Hands on exhibits feature American innovation and invention from 1812 to modern day, including the Boston Manufacturing Company, The Orient Bicycle and Metz Company, and the Waltham Watch Factory. Open Thursday-Sunday 10am-5pm.
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Evolve...at The Harvard Museum of Natural History....

Posted by P.T. Vineburgh on Tue, Feb 05, 2013

365 things to do in boston, harvard museum of natural history, cambridge, museumsThe Harvard Museum of Natural History is a great venue for exploring. Established in 1988, as the public face for 3 museums: the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum there are plethora of things to view and learn about. Presenting the incomparable collections of these parent museums and the research of scientists across the University, it has a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it, sparking curiosity and a spirit of discovery in people of all ages. Some of the current exhibits are The Fishes, the Africa and the Great Mammal Hall. 
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Today's the day to I.C.A!

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Wed, Dec 05, 2012

img new art museumICA Museum is a great way to spend a day checking out alternative, progressive artists (if you've had enough of renaissance paintings at the MFA). They have awesome displays and touring exhibitions from people like Anish Kapoor (the Bean in Chicago), etc. If it's nice out, you can take a walk around the harbor afterwards or go to one of the many new restaurants in the Waterfront neighborhood. Pick a pretty day with great Fall weather and take a trip to the ICA Museum!


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The cold weather can't kill the Glass Flower Gallery at Harvard

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Thu, Oct 11, 2012

365 things to do in boston glass flowers harvardDon't Sneeze - these glass flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History are fragile! When I heard about these glass flowers at Harvard it was hard to imagine. Let me reassure you folks that this is no joke. Even in the cold of winter, a garden of flowers blooms in the ‘Glass Flowers’ gallery. 

"This unique collection of over 3,000 models was created by glass artisans Leopold Blaschka and his son, Rudolph. The commission began in 1886, continued for five decades, and the collection represents more than 830 plant species."

Check out the hours, admissions costs, free admission dates, and more here.


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