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Skywalk Observatory tickets

Gate Prices Adult $21.00
Child (3-12) $15.00

At the 50th floor of the Prudential you'll find the famous Skywalk Observatory, Boston's only sky-high vantage point. On a clear day, see all the way to New Hampshire. And at night, the entire skyline stretches before you. For everyone, but the faint of heart.

The Prudential Center’s Skywalk offers New England's only sky high vantage point with breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of Boston and beyond! The observatory in this unique landmark building offers engaging interactive exhibits that give visitors a real flavor of Boston’s distinctive culture and neighborhoods. You’ll leave with a greater understanding of the layout of Boston and the surrounding area, and an appreciation for the beauty (both natural and manmade) of this New England capitol city!

The unique 40-minute ‘Acoustiguide Opus Touch’ self-guided player details the city's historic past and current sites as you stand and observe from 52 stories high. The theater features films including Dreams of Freedom: Boston’s Story and Wings Over Boston that give context to what you’re seeing. Coincidentally, the Dreams of Freedom Immigration Museum is Boston's only educational immigration experience, and is a great way to learn about the city’s multiculturalism.

The Skywalk Observatory is the ideal place to begin a tour of Boston, offering unparalleled views of the city. Think of the Prudential Center as Boston’s Empire State Building! On a clear day, you can see up to 100 miles away and far out to sea as well. Visitors are able to get a bird's eye view of Boston's Hancock Tower, Fenway Park, the Boston Common and Public Gardens, the Esplanade and Hatch Shell, the Charles River, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, MIT, Harvard University, and countless other Boston landmarks.

The view from the Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center gives you a great perspective on Beantown that can’t be found anywhere else in the city, and provides a great way for tourists to orient themselves to Boston’s various landmarks. Don’t miss your chance to stand atop Boston’s beloved Prudential Center and see all of Boston before taking on the sights and attractions of the city at ground-level!

The Go Boston Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Skywalk Observatory tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

To access the Skywalk, enter through the Lower Lobby of the Prudential Center (800 Boylston Street) - Look for the sign that says Skywalk in the Belvidere Arcade. Proceed down the escalator in front of the Prudential Tower, turn left and take the elevator to the 50th floor. Exit the elevator and present your pass at the ticket desk. Enjoy the View!


Summer (March 1 – November 4): Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm (last elevator up: 9:30pm).
Winter (November 5 – February 28): Daily: 10:00am – 8:00pm (last elevator up: 7:30pm).


Christmas Day. May close early due to private events. Please call to confirm hours of operation for a specific date.


Please be advised that the Skywalk Observatory is also a banquet facility. The 360 degree view may not always be available and the Skywalk Observatory does occasionally close for private functions or inclement weather. We recommend calling ahead to ensure that they are open during the time you wish to visit.


Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street
50th Floor
Boston, MA 2199

Public Transportation

Take the T: Green Line “E" train to Prudential stop OR Orange Line to Back Bay stop.

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