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Free Things To Do

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

Seasonal Activities

20 Knots: Daffodils For Boston

A garden of modern art sprouts in Seaport. Visit the Daffodil installation on Seaport Common from...

WOW: Wind on Water Public Art Exhibit

The Navy Yard Garden Association has launched the free public art exhibit WOW: Wind on Water by...

SoWa First Friday

SoWa First Friday is open with a limited capacity. Please check with individual galleries and artist...

ICA Watershed Opens: Firelei Báez

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

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...

20 Knots: Daffodils For Boston

A garden of modern art sprouts in Seaport. Visit the Daffodil installation on Seaport Common from...

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...

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...

Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere and His Ride

While the Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere and His Ride exhibition is temporarily closed, it was...

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 Baltic Film Festival: Spring Mini Festival

The third annual Baltic Film Festival in Boston plans to present three days of the latest...

Boston Book Festival Archive

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

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...

Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Cambridge Center for Adult Education provides a wide range of high-quality, low-cost educational...

Cambridge Science Festival

Learn cool things, nerd out on something new, get curious! Take the 30 Days of Science Challenge!...

Celebrity Series at Home: Dreamers' Circus

This performance will also be available for On Demand viewing for all ticket holders until Thursday,...

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...

Company One's Hype Man: a break beat play

Frontman Pinnacle and his hype man Verb have been making Hip-Hop together since they were kids. Now...

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,...

Digital Learning with Plimoth Patuxet Museums

We’re taking Plimoth’s award-winning education programs out of the 17th century and going online....

Enjoy National Engineers Week Activities Any Time

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

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...

Family Activity: Muster and March

In this age of social distancing, we can still muster together while staying apart. The annual...

Fan Art Friday

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

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...

History at Home Presented by the Concord Museum

Welcome to History at Home presented by the Concord Museum! In these challenging times, to remain...

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!...

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...

Kidz Bop Daily Dance Break

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

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...

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