Family Things to do in Boston

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Boston might be known for hearty food, “Cheers,” and Fenway Park, but there’s a lot more to the city than baked beans, bars and baseball and it’s certainly a place you might want to consider when planning your next family vacation. There are lots of Boston Family Attractions to see and your family will probably have a wicked good time at all of them. Although, contrary to popular belief, the Boston Duck Tour didn’t actually begin in Beantown, the tour has become a quintessential part of any Boston visit. Since beginning operations in 1994, Boston Duck Tours have grown steadily over the years and now carry nearly 6,000 passengers around the city on a busy day. It’s nearly impossible to walk around the city without seeing one of the iconic yellow vessels and your family is … [Read more...]

Boston Tour Deals

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Take advantage of one of many Boston Tour Packages and see some of the sites in one of the country’s most historic cities. There are some wicked good Boston Attraction Packages available so you’re sure to find one that works for you and whoever you are traveling with. No trip to Beantown would be complete without a visit to one of the oldest ballparks in the USA. A Fenway Park Tour is obviously a hit for baseball fans, but stepping inside the family-friendly home of the Red Sox will bring a smile to the face of history buffs and children as well. Also you don't have to worry about the Curse of the Bambino - it got broken in 2004.  Boston’s Museum of Science is also a well-known and highly-regarded stop for anyone visiting the city. The planetarium gives astral observers a … [Read more...]

Boston Museum of Science

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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...]

What’s New at the Museum of Science Boston This Summer?

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The summer weather is already underway, and before you know it, the kids will be out of school. Of course, summer is a time for barbeques and swimming pools, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in a little educational fun for the kids at the world-class Museum of Science, Boston. Better yet, the whole family will enjoy the new exhibits, shows, and events opening at the Museum this summer. From ancient Egypt to outer space, the opportunities for discovery are endless.   Most recently the Museum presents Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, a new temporary exhibit which opened on May 27, 2012. With the help of real archeologists, visitors will participate in interactive challenges and view authentic artifacts to bring to life the mysteries of ancient Egyptian … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Exhibit Travels to Boston

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets image; Taken by Flickr user Colin ZHU Hitching their broomstick to the publicity-wagon surrounding the sixth Harry Potter film, the Museum of Science announced today that they will be the next stop for "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" this fall.  This traveling exhibit is currently on display at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry and showcases over 200 costumes, props, and set features from the record-setting wizard films - including the Great Hall, elaborate outfits from the Yule Ball, and the Gryffindor common room. The Museum of Science will be the only New England venue to host the highly-anticipated exhibit, and although it is not set to debut in Beantown until October 25th, tickets are already on sale.  You can purchase tickets … [Read more...]