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Spring in Boston

While we know you cannot visit us right now, we want to ensure that beautiful Boston, Massachusetts, with its unique blend of colonial history and cutting-edge innovation, is available to you as a virtual experience.  Explore diverse neighborhoods, visit civic landmarks, browse iconic museum collections, and enjoy the performing arts - all virtually! This will give you a taste of our city, so that when travel returns you know what awaits you in our amazing destination.

 

Museums & Exhibitions

Each day the Museum of Fine Arts will be highlighting various pieces of art over social media with descriptions, podcasts and commentary.

The Peabody Essex Museum is sharing exhibits, educational podcasts, and e-newsletters through their website and social media channels.

Learn more about the life and legacy of president John F. Kennedy virtually through a variety of interactive experiences created by the John F. Kennedy Library.

Other museums making their collections available through their website or social channels include: the Commonwealth Museum, Harvard Art MuseumsInstitute of Contemporary ArtIsabella Steward Gardner MuseumMuseum of African American History and the USS Constitution Museum.

#MuseumfromHome

Celebrate the world of art at home with the Museum of Fine Arts #MuseumfromHome. While the MFA is...

#PEMfromHome

Looking for creative projects for the kids or to spend your afternoon diving into collections from...

Ask a Scientist: Online Presentation by Museum of Science

Museum of Science will livestream every day on Facebook & Zoom with different topics. All past...

Commonwealth Museum

Experience the Commonwealth Museum from the comfort of your own home! The Commonwealth Museum...

Explore the Gardner's Stolen Art

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum brings all of the greatest museums to you virtually. You can now...

Family Activity: Basket Weaving

Evidence shows that basket making in North America using the twining technique dates back 9,000...

Fan Art Friday

Isabella Stewart Museum is introducing #FanArtFriday! while we are closed to the public, we're...

Gardner at Home

Enjoy the Gardner's art, music, gardens, and programs from your home. Explore the courtyard, read...

Harvard Art Museums from Home

The Harvard Art Museums are temporarily closed, but our channels are open and refreshed frequently....

Historian at Home: Online game, A Sailor's Life For Me

The USS Constitution Museum presents a weekly video series with Public Historian Carl Herzog. Carl...

History at Home

Stay curious and engaged with Plimoth's virtual workshops! We’re taking Plimoth’s award-winning...

Institute of Contemporary Art From Home

While the ICA is temporarily closed for the safety of our community, we are dedicated to bringing...

JFK Library from Home: Analyzing a Jacob Lawrence Painting

For Middle and High School Audiences: Throughout history, the experiences of those who have...

JFK Library from Home: Revisit a Kennedy Vacation Spot in Puzzle

This week's jigsaw puzzle features a sunny scene on Cape Cod, and six of the Kennedy family's dogs!...

Newport Mansions Mobile Audio Tours

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Gilded Age at your home! Five remarkable audio tours bring you a...

Online Art Collection & Art Talk presented by Rose Art Museum

We are thrilled to join the growing ranks of museums offering online access to their collections and...

Salem Witch Museum's Online Tour

Witch Trials Online Sites Tour Our online tour of the Salem witchcraft trials sites allows you to...

The JFK Library: #JFKLfromhome

Learn more about the life and legacy of president John F. Kennedy virtually through a variety of...

The Museum of African American History: An Online Exploration

Immerse yourself in Afro-American history and heritage with the Museum of African American History's...

Turning Back The Clock: The Raphael Room Textiles

Appreciate a behind-the-scenes look at Isabella Stewart Gardner's original vision for the Raphael...

USS Constitution Goes Virtual: Daily Virtual Tours

The USS Constitution Museum brings the Museum to you even if it is currently closed to the public to...

Virtual Cultural Experiences in Freedom's Way

Enjoy virtual cultural experiences in Freedom's Way National Heritage Area! The story of Freedom’s...

Virtual Resources at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

We, at HMSC, would like to share with you our many virtual resources - visit the HMSC Connects!...

Virtual Studio Visit with Futura & Conversation with Lupe Fiasco

On Thursday, April 23, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), hosts a virtual studio visit with...

Voices on King: Community Celebration

Join us online to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by surrounding yourself with...

Webisodes from the Boston Tea Party Museum

Enjoy webisodes from the Boston Tea Party Museum! Learn more about that famous event that forever...

Week of the Young Child Celebration

The Week of the Young Child is an annual national week-long event to celebrate the early learning of...

Art Talk Live: Setting the Fans Afloat

Exhibition designer Elie Glyn and production specialist Sean Lunsford will explain the creative...

Art Talk Live: Feeling Funny—Picasso in 1918

Pablo Picasso’s Pierrot from 1918 is a product of the artist’s infatuation with the commedia...

Art and Technology: 3,500 Years Ago

Since we are unable to welcome you into the museums at this time, we are bringing our experts to you...

The Abject Object—Decay and Irreverence in Dieter Roth’s Multiples

Known for his iconoclastic use of nontraditional artistic materials, ranging from chocolate to...

Coleslaw’s Corner: Science in Drag

This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home....

Caste: An Evening with Isabel Wilkerson

Join us for a special virtual symposium and evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel...

 

Performing Arts

An audio recording from Boston Lyric Opera's final dress rehearsal of the rarely produced Vincenzo Bellini opera, NORMA -  can be streamed at BLO.org and ClassicalWCRB.org.  

Enjoy exciting performances, behind the scenes content, and videos featuring various musicians with the Boston Symphony Orchestra's social media channels.

Beginning on March 23 at 8pm and continuing each night for four weeks, WCRB will take you to Symphony Hall and a selection of remarkable BSO performances from the Andris Nelsons era. 

Laugh Boston has compiled a list of recommended podcasts to lighten and lift your spirits.

 

BLO's A Winter's Evening

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) announces A Winter’s Evening, a seasonal concert with rising soprano...

Blue Heron Presents Complete Performance of Gabriel Fauré

In collaboration with our friends and colleagues from A Far Cry, we present to you today a complete...

Blue Man Group at Home: Cirque Du Soleil 60-Minute Special

Blue Man Group at Home looks a little different. Visit cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueconnect or check the...

Boston Ballet Online

Since we can't be in the theater sharing this with you live, check out Boston Ballets exclusive,...

Boston Symphony Orchestra: #BSOatHome

Enjoy exciting performances, behind the scenes content, and videos featuring various musicians with...

ChoreograpHER program by Boston Ballet at Home

Take a look back at our first BB@home: ChoreograpHER program, which featured six original works by...

Conversation with Mala’s playwright and director

In the four years since Mala's premiere at ArtsEmerson, it has been performed at two other theatres,...

From Boston Ballet with Love & Fan Favorites

We’re bringing you more fan favorites as we gear up for Triple Bill, an exuberant program showcasing...

SoWa From Home: Construction AREA

A R E A Gallery's response to COVID-19 is a new online platform just launched called Construction A...

Boston Ballet Brings Live Music To Your Living Room

End your week on a high note with the musicians of Boston Ballet! We're bringing live music to your...

The 3 C’s: Connection. Communication. COVID-19

This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home....

Boston Festival Chamber Series: Bach and the Violin

The Boston Festival Orchestra presents the Boston Festival Chamber Series: Bach and the Violin. This...

Boston Early Music Festival: Music of Solace and Joy

Save the dates for our next biennial Festival—June 6–13, 2021—"Music of Solace and Joy". We...

 

Family Friendly Activities

Dive into the lives of fascinating aquatic creatures with the New England Aquarium's #VirtualVisits! Each day the Aquarium's educators will be posting live videos on their social media accounts allowing everyone to learn more about the aquarium and it's animals. 

Franklin Park and Stone Zoo present #ZooToYou: a daily dose of animal cuteness, chats with our care staff, crafts and activities to do at home, and more!

Follow The Boston Children's Museum social media accounts for fun at home activities, homeschooling info, their list of our list of #100WaysToPlay and so much more!

The Museum of Science will be hosting a variety of innovative STEM webinars for kids to help unleash their inner creativity and solve problems.

#ZooToYou

Get an inside look to the care and commitment to our mission! Check out #ZooToYou: a daily dose of...

Ask a Scientist: Online Presentation by Museum of Science

Museum of Science will livestream every day on Facebook & Zoom with different topics. All past...

At Home Activities & Virtual Journey of Boston National Park

Climb Bunker Hill Monument with a National Park Service Ranger on a virtual tour and journey up the...

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

Historian at Home: Online game, A Sailor's Life For Me

The USS Constitution Museum presents a weekly video series with Public Historian Carl Herzog. Carl...

History at Home

Stay curious and engaged with Plimoth's virtual workshops! We’re taking Plimoth’s award-winning...

Local Self-Guided Scenic Drive & Walk

Bored at home due to Coronavirus quarantine? Try a local self-guided scenic drive/walk. Try taking a...

MOS at Home

The Museum of Science, Boston, one of the world’s largest science centers, has launched a new...

Old North Church Classroom Lessons

The following classroom lessons can be used in advance of a visit to the Old North Church to help...

Online Art Collection & Art Talk presented by Rose Art Museum

We are thrilled to join the growing ranks of museums offering online access to their collections and...

The Boston Children's Museum's Play & Learning Resources

Children spend their whole day learning, and Boston Children’s Museum provides resources for...

Virtual Resources at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

We, at HMSC, would like to share with you our many virtual resources - visit the HMSC Connects!...

Virtual Singalong Live Streaming

Every Monday through Friday at 10 am, musician Matt Heaton is live streaming virtual singalongs for...

Virtual Visit to the New England Aquarium

Dive into the lives of fascinating aquatic creatures with the New England Aquarium's #VirtualVisits!...

Family Game Night: 9 Men’s Morris

In the 17th Century, there was no school for the children in Plymouth Colony to attend. Pilgrim...

MarsBand: The Ultimate AudioVisual Tour of the Universe

A journey through the universe and a feast for the senses, MarsBand mixes stunning virtual...

 

Concerts and Nightlife

Live Nation has launched their Live from Home series including live streams and content from popular artists, listed below.

Big Night Live offers Big Night TV - featuring live dj performances you can access via their Facebook page. 

BLO's A Winter's Evening

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) announces A Winter’s Evening, a seasonal concert with rising soprano...

Celebrity Series: Boston "Freedom & Resilience" Stringfest with Castle of our Skins

Members of Boston's Castle of our Skins artist collective -- dedicated to advancing Black artistry...

Keep Your Distance Fest: A Virtual Music Festival & Live Stream Show

Hello Fellow Social Distancers! We're pleased to announce KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FEST: a virtual music...

Kidz Bop Daily Dance Break

Home with the little ones? KidsBop is livestreaming Monday-Friday on their YouTube Channel for a...

SoWa From Home: Construction AREA

A R E A Gallery's response to COVID-19 is a new online platform just launched called Construction A...

Celebrity Series: Fabiola Méndez Trio

Vocalist and Cuatro player Fabiola Méndez leads her trio -- featuring Juan Maldonado on bass and...

Livestream Concerts from the Beehive Restaurant

The Beehive stage is coming alive once again (with safety precautions & social distancing in...

Neighborhoods Blog: Allston & Brighton

Youthful energy emanates in these western enclaves - fabulous music clubs, eclectic dining options,...

Neighborhoods Blog: Jamaica Plain, Roxbury & Dorchester

You think you know Boston, right? Go ahead and broaden your Boston horizon.

Neighborhoods Blog: Roslindale and West Roxbury

Learn about authentic experiences awaiting you outside the city center.

Boston Harbor Islands

Beyond Boston

To the north, the colonial towns of Salem and Ipswich, Massachusetts, come out of their winter's nap. To the south, Cape Cod gets its first beachgoers of the year over Memorial Day weekend. The winter quickly becomes but a memory.

 

 

Foodies

Our local restaurants are a pivotal part of our community. They are working tirelessly to meet CDC standards AND to provide delicious meals for everyone. Use #DineinBoston on social media to show your support by sharing your take out or delivery experience, or share your own home creation!​

Brews & Beer Gardens

Breweries and Beer Gardens are open for outdoor seating so you can safely enjoy your favorite brews....

Foodie Deals

Whether it's steaks to go or discounts on curbside pick up, we've got you covered!

Public Garden couple in Spring

Spring Weather

 
 Monthly Avg  High Avg Low Avg   Precipitation
 March  46°  32°  9"
 April  56°  41°  6"
 May  67°  50°  3.2"

What to Wear: 
Bostonians dress smartly and simply. The weather can be unpredictable. Wear layers that can be removed or added. An umbrella is a good idea for May showers.

Day: If you're touring, wear comfy shoes for walking. Depending how early in the season you visit, you may want a heavier jacket.

Evening: Consider your agenda; the theater tends to be dressier and some upscale restaurants require jackets. It can get chilly in the evening.

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