Exploring Boston's Cultural and Educational Treasures During School Vacation Week

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School vacation is an opportunity for families to reconnect and have an adventure together. In Boston the city’s rich history and vibrant cultural scene, offers a multitude of options that seamlessly blend education with fun. And, a stay at The Newbury Boston puts families in the center of the destination and within walking distance of many area sites and attractions.

Museum of Science:
Known for its interactive exhibits and captivating displays. The Museum of Science is a must stop destination for school vacation. From exploring the cosmos at the Charles Hayden Planetarium to engaging in interactive exhibits like Changing Landscapes: An Immersive Journey which explores several Unesco World Heritage Sites or become an Arctic explorer with Arctic Adventure: Exploring with Technology. It's an educational experience that is both entertaining and enlightening for visitors of all ages.

Museum of Fine Arts:
Housing an extensive collection of art spanning centuries and continents, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston invites visitors to appreciate the beauty and diversity of human creativity. Take a guided tour, participate in a family scavenger hunt or wander through the galleries at your own pace, discovering masterpieces from around the world. In addition to the galleries, the museum offers a wide variety of hands on experiences for families from drop in art classes to experiencing how art is made through its Artists Toolbox Cart demonstrations.

New England Aquarium:
Dive into the world of water at the New England Aquarium. The aquarium showcases a breathtaking array of aquatic life, including sea turtles, jellies, sea dragons, the shark and ray touch tank and mesmerizing coral reefs. Don't forget to catch the sea lion and penguin presentations for an extra dose of aquatic wonder or take in an IMAX film at the Simons Theatre.

Historic Trails:
In Boston, history and historic landmarks come to life around every corner and down every street. Follow the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile route that takes you to 16 significant historical sites, including the Massachusetts State House, Paul Revere's House, and the Old North Church. Also, along this historic route, visitors can experience The Museum of African American History, dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans. The Museum and Black Heritage Trail® tell the story of organized Black communities from the Colonial Period through the 19th century showcasing the powerful stories of Black families who worshipped, educated their children, debated the issues of the day, produced great art, organized politically and advanced the cause of freedom.

Boston offers activities for kids of all ages to remain entertained and inspired for school vacation.  All that you need to pack is your curiosity to experience a Boston adventure.  For more information on Boston activities for the whole family, visit Meet Boston. And to book your stay at The Newbury Boston, to start your own family tradition. 

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