Educational things to do in Boston
Boston has been a city engraved in our minds since we were kids. It’s the site of the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere House and the Freedom Trail. A city this old and historic is the perfect setting for an educational field trip for all grades. You’ll find skyscrapers lined up steps away from America’s first botanical garden and oldest public park. You’ll see buildings dating back to the Revolutionary War and cobble-stone streets steps away from the newly restored seaport. On top of being a huge part of history, Boston is home to some of the finest colleges and universities in the country. Whether you’re looking to walk your students through the past or plan a tour for their future on top campuses, Boston will be sure to give students the experience of a lifetime!
Below are six things educational things to do in Boston.
- Harvard Museum of Natural History.
- MIT Museum.
- Freedom Trail.
- LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston.
- New England Aquarium.
- Boston Children's Museum.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
The Harvard Museum of Natural History’s mission is to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it. Are your kids interested in Africa, birds, evolution or Earth and science? They will find an exhibit at the museum to delight them. Definitely check the site for family friendly programs, and if staying for an extended amount of time, check out the kids’ classes so you can start your children’s Harvard early.
The MIT Museum has exhibit after exhibit about pioneering MIT professors and students in robotics and engineering. Most of the exhibits are interactive and require little hands to push a button, tinker and interact with science. All summer long the MIT Museum hosts drop-in activities for kids age 8 and older that include balloon rockets, LEGO Mindstorm and more. Activities are included with the price of admission so definitely check the website.
The city of Boston has made it so very easy to walk the revolutionary steps of our founding fathers. You can purchase tour tickets to the Freedom Trail and an expert will guide and educate you on all of the 16 historical sites. Or, take a self-guided tour as you follow the 2 1/2-mile red-lined/bricked route through churches, Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall and other American Revolution historical sites in Boston.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston
With LEGOLAND Discovery Center just a short drive from downtown Boston, your kids can take a class with a LEGO Master, catch a few 4D movies and see the City of Boston recreated with lights and animation.
New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium hosts thousands of visitors each year, and with your favorite sea animals and educational sessions on conservation, everyone will have so much fun that they will forget it is all educational. Definitely check the website for special events, 3D IMAX films and penguin feedings.
Boston Children’s Museum
For over 100 years, Boston Children’s Museum has been delighting children with educational and engaging exhibits. There are three levels of fun and entertainment for your loved ones that include water play, a fully explorable block of Boston, cultures from around the world and exhibits to feed growing minds and bodies.
With so much history and things to do it can become overwhelming to plan such a trip. Let us make it easy for you. Interested in booking a trip to Boston? Check out our itinerary for a fully inclusive 3 day, 2 night tour!