Activities In Boston to Escape the Heat

Beat the heat with these air-conditioned activities.

Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center

Visit the Skywalk Observatory, Boston’s only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond. Let your eyes and ears do the walking as you experience the exclusive state-of-the-art Acoustiguide audio tour detailing the city’s many points of historic and cultural interest.


The Mapparium

This world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe is one of the key attractions at the Mary Baker Eddy Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.

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Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISGM) is a museum in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum houses an art collection of world importance, including significant examples of European, Asian, and American art, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts. In 1990, thirteen of the museum’s works were stolen; the high-profile crime remains unsolved and the artwork’s location is still unknown. Today, the museum hosts exhibitions of historic and contemporary art, as well as concerts, lectures, family and community programs, and changing courtyard displays. In accordance with the will of Isabella Stewart Gardner, admittance is discounted to those wearing Boston Red Sox memorabilia, and is free to anyone named Isabella.


IMAX at the New England Aquarium

Experience 12,000 watts of digital sound and New England’s largest screen. The Simons IMAX® Theatre offers the most cinematic way imaginable to see these beautiful and astounding creatures from our blue planet.

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