Thanksgiving in Boston 2014

Plimoth Plantation

Spending Thanksgiving in Beantown? While we’re sure you’ve already got plans for the big meal itself, there’s plenty to do the rest of the holiday weekend that’s sure to delight family and friends (besides Black Friday shopping, that is). Check out a few of our suggestions for the top Boston attractions to enjoy on Thanksgiving weekend, and let us know what you think! Visit Historic Plimoth Plantation Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a recreated seventeenth-century village that showcases authentic Native American and early Colonial settlements. Engage with compelling actors as you explore real and reconstructed artifacts from the time period. Learn all about early relations between the Europeans and the Native Americans, and how the first Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Summer Sensations at the Boston Museum of Science

Boston museum of Science

There’s a lot happening this summer at the Boston Museum of Science. As usual, the museum curators have stepped up their game for the summer months, bringing you an array of exhibits, events, and shows for a summer filled with exploration and imagination. Your kids’ favorite exhibition this season might seem a bit more crass than you’d expect from the Museum, but it’s guaranteed to capture your attention and provide a deeply educational and fascinating look at the human body. GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body – inspired by the Penguin Group book hit book Grossology – opened May 25th at the MoS and runs through September 1. In this exhibit, children (and their families, too!) will learn about the weirdest and most obnoxious body functions through displays … [Read more...]

Special Exhibits at Boston Museum of Science

Museum of Science

Boston is well known for its history, architecture, and art, but it’s also an important center for scientific learning and development. From the brilliant minds in labs at MIT and Harvard to the dedicated researchers working with the Massachusetts Bay, Boston is teeming with scientific discoveries. So it’s no surprise that the Museum of Science is one of the most-visited attractions in the area. It’s popular with everyone from adults to school groups, and you’re guaranteed to learn something new with each visit. Now, while the Museum of Science has a number of stalwart permanent exhibits like impressive dinosaur fossils and the Hall of Human Life, some of the most exciting displays can be found among their temporary exhibits. Here’s a highlight of what’s currently on display … [Read more...]

Boston Museum of Science

boston museum of science

The Boston Museum of Science features a variety of exhibits, shows, events and activities—even a revolving schedule of IMAX films.  With over five hundred exhibits to take in, it’s difficult to find a dull moment.  You don’t have to be science-minded, just open-minded to enjoy this venerable over-175-year-old interactive institution featuring eye-catching exhibits from the musical piano steps and sensational kinetic sculptures to the stunning Omni Theater. The ample food court even affords a first-rate view of the Charles River.     The Museum began as the Boston Society of Natural History in 1830, founded by a collection of men who wished to share scientific interests. In essence, the museum began as a place where these men could store and display the … [Read more...]