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Free Things To Do

The Boston area offers an abundance of free activities for everyone.

Seasonal Activities

Boston Pride Illumination Event

Illuminate for Pride is a community effort with the City of Boston and the community to show your...

Daniel Gordon on The Greenway

The Greenway Conservancy completed installing the first phase of the 2021 park-wide public art...

Free Public Art Project: Water 2021

DATMA’s free public art projects will examine the role of water within the histories, economies, and...

Lawn On D is back!

The 2021 season of The Lawn On D has begun! While we are still operating under COVID-19 regulations...

The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views

The Boston Camera Club this week announced The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views, an outdoor photography...

Field of Vision Photography Exhibition by the Photography Resource Center at CambridgeSide

Enjoy the splendor of the countryside through the talented lens of local photographers....

ICA Free Thursday Night

The ICA is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM. Tickets for Free Thursday Nights...

Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series

The Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series presents 15 free outdoor concerts in the schoolyard, from June 6...

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Outdoor Market

The Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market will take place outside on Seaport Common and will feature...

SoWa First Friday

On the First Friday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops and showroomsof the SoWa Art +...

ICA Watershed Opens: Firelei Báez

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) will open the next season of the Watershed, its...

Labyrinth Walking Wellness Series

Join us for this program of the Friends of Armenian Heritage Park in collaboration with City of...

SoWa Second Sunday

On the Second Sunday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops and showroomsof the SoWa Art +...

Saint Anthony's Feast

We are excited to announce that the City of Boston has given the green light to hold the 2021 Saint...

Virtual Activities

#PEMfromHome

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

#ZooToYou

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

A Reimagined Boston Lyric Opera

A lot has happened since last February, when we announced four mainstage productions for Boston...

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...

Atlascope

Atlascope is a tool for exploring historic urban maps in metropolitan Boston and telling stories...

BAMS Fest presents: Womxn do it Better Playlist

In honor of Womxn's Month, we wanted to create a playlist that celebrated, amplified and gave...

Black Gems Unearthed

Black Gems Unearthed is an educational video series about Black History of Massachusetts. We bring...

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

Welcome to the BB family. We’re so glad you’re here. Since you watched The Nutcracker this season,...

Boston Book Festival Archive

It’s no exaggeration to say that the twelfth annual Boston Book Festival was unlike any other in our...

Boston Pops Spring Celebration on BSO NOW

Delight in the Boston Pops Spring Celebration on BSO NOW! The season includes six concerts released...

Boston Pride Illumination Event

Illuminate for Pride is a community effort with the City of Boston and the community to show your...

Boston Pride Virtual Events

Boston Pride and the City of Boston has announced that the 2021 Pride Parade and Festival will not...

Boston Public Library: Art & Architecture Virtual Booklet

Boston Public Library is pleased to announce the creation of an expansive new booklet celebrating...

Boston Symphony Orchestra: #BSOatHome

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

Bring The Greenway Home

For over a decade, it has been the Greenway Conservancy’s mission to manage and care for The...

ChoreograpHER program by Boston Ballet at Home

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

Civics at Home

Make a Difference These activities for children and families encourage young people to think about...

Commonwealth Museum Online Exhibits

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

Daniel Gordon on The Greenway

The Greenway Conservancy completed installing the first phase of the 2021 park-wide public art...

Earth Month at Boston Children's Museum

How to Start Composting at Home Composting is the process of decomposing organic matter including...

Enjoy National Engineers Week Activities Any Time

National Engineers Week may have ended, but the activities, resources, and educational content...

Enjoy Taco & Tequila Tuesday At Home

Featuring a New Taco & Tequila Pairing every Tuesday! Tacos also available a la carte for $5/ea....

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...

Free Public Art Project: Water 2021

DATMA’s free public art projects will examine the role of water within the histories, economies, and...

Freedom Trail Foundation - Virtual Tours Live!

Virtual Tours Live! With an engaging historian as your guide, “visit” 12 official historic sites...

Freedom Trail Foundation Resources

This Day in History videos provide mini-history lessons for each day of the year by typing in the...

Freedom Trail Foundation Virtual Programs

The Freedom Trail® and Black Heritage Trail® have rich opportunities for everyone to learn and...

Freedom Trail Foundation's Classrooms Live

The Freedom Trail Foundation's new Classrooms Live! offers teachers the opportunity to invite a...

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...

Gardner at Home

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

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

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

Harvard Art Museums from Home

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

Hippie Hour at Midway Cafe

Check out Midway Cafe's Hippie Hour Livesteam on Facebook.

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...

Imagining the Age of Phillis

Revolutionary Spaces commissioned a short film series called Imagining the Age of Phillis to bring a...

Institute of Contemporary Art From Home

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

International Jazz Day & The Boston Beat

In honor of International Jazz Day (April 30), enjoy this tribute to Boston! “(This is) The Boston...

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!...

JFK Library's Teaching And Learning Tuesdays

The department of education and public programs is dedicated to providing additional support to...

Joyful Discovery From Home - Online Resources from Boston Children’s Museum

Joyful Discovery From Home Enjoy these Online Resources from Boston Children's Museum Each of these...

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...

Lawn On D is back!

The 2021 season of The Lawn On D has begun! While we are still operating under COVID-19 regulations...

Live Virtual Walking Tour of Boston's Freedom Trail

Lots of plans have had to change in 2020, so if you can’t make it to Boston this year, join our live...

Local Self-Guided Scenic Drive & Walk

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

Explore the Outdoors in Boston

Enjoy beautiful waterways, elaborate bike paths & networks of urban green space.

July 4th/Harborfest

Celebrate the revolutionary history at Boston Harborfest, taking place July 1-4.

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Downtown/Financial District

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Explore Boston Neighborhoods

Each Boston neighborhood tells its own story, a tale of community, culture, and eclectic commercial areas.

Parks

A breath of fresh air: explore Boston's many open spaces