Explore the world of science and astronomy, and enjoy some great exhibits, a planetarium, and the Mugar Omni Theater.Pass Description: Date specific coupon admits 4 persons at $7 each. Omni Theater, Planetarium, Special Shows & Parking are not covered by the pass.
Children of all ages will enjoy the interactive displays available at the museum. The focus is on early childhood education in the fields of science, culture, and the arts.
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm, Fridays 10am-9pm New Year’s Day Noon-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
Two museums to explore filled with hands-on activities for children from toddlers to school-age children. The emphasis is on exploration in the fields of science and math.
Hours: (check website for holiday hours) Closed Mondays. Science museum open Tues, Thurs & Fri 1-4:30pm, Weds 1-6pm Sat/Sun 9-4:30 September – June. Summer: both museums open 9-4:30
Located in Worcester the museum has wild animals, a train, picnic areas, and lots of hands-on exhibits geared to the exploration of science for school-age children.
Hours: Tue. – Sat. 10am -5pm, Sun. Noon-5pm. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
This ever-changing living museum – New England’s premier wildflower garden – has more than 1600 kinds of plants, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens, as well as the unique “New England Garden of Rare and Endangered Plants.”
- April 15–July 4: Garden in the Woods and its Garden Shop open Tuesdays through Sundays and Holiday Mondays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with last admissions at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with last admission at 7:30 p.m.
- July 5–October 31: Garden in the Woods and its Garden Shop open Tuesdays through Sundays and Holiday Mondays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with last admission at 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 1–Dec 15: Botanic Garden, Garden Shop, and Visitor Center closed.
New Winter Hours for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing: Dec. 15 -23 open 10:00 am to dusk; Jan. 2 – Mar. 15, 2012 open 10:00 am to dusk. Call for conditions. CLOSED WEEKENDS.
Telephone: 508-877-7630 EXT. 0
The Higgins Armory Museum, with 5,000 objects on four floors, is the only institution in the Northeast dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of arms and armor. A visit to the Higgins will spark your imagination with the fact behind the fairytale! The Higgins Armory will close at the end of 2013, and all collections will be transferred to the Worcester Art Museum.
Hours: Tues. to Sat. 10am – 4pm, sun. noon-4pm. Closed: Mondays, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Open selected Monday holidays.
Visit the home of Isabella Stewart Gardner and enjoy the collections housed there. The galleries are filled with paintings, sculpture, tapestries, furniture, and decorative arts from cultures spanning thirty centuries. The interior garden is a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year.
Hours: Tues. through Sun. 11am-5pm. Open: New Years Day, MLK Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Coumbus Day and Veterans’ Day . Closed: Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The museum offers not only outstanding art, but innovative and exciting ways for you to interact with these masterpieces and with fellow art lovers.
Hours: Daily 10am-4:45pm. Wed. through Fri. open until 9:45.
Pass Description: Free parking for one car at over 50 state parks in Massachusetts. See which parks charge a parking fee.
Telephone: Varies by park. Check the website for details.
Located at the the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, the museum collects, preserves, and interprets the stories of “Old Ironsides” and the people associated with her. The museum offers a variety of engaging activities, exhibits, and programs.
Pass Description: Free admission. Pass good for 9 people.
Hours: MUSEUM: November 1 – March 31, open daily 10:00 – 5:00 Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
April 1 – October 31, open daily 9:00 – 6:00
SHIP: November 1 – March 31, open Thursday –Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00 Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Over 80 Willard clocks are exhibited in the birthplace and original workshop of the Willard clockmakers, along with family portraits, furnishings and other Willard family heirlooms.
Pass Description: Pass is for free admission for 2 adults
Apr 1-Dec 31: Weds-Sat 10:00-4:00, Sun 1:00-4:00
Jan 1-Mar 30: Fri/Sat 10:00-4:00, Sun 1:00-4:00
Worcester Art Museum – Worcester
This is a world-class art museum right in our own backyard. There are constantly changing exhibits, a large collection of Paul Revere silver and other American art, a library, and some unique permanent exhibits.
Pass Description: Free admission for 2 people. (Children 17 and younger are admitted free).
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, 11AM – 5PM; Sat. 10 am to 5 pm. Third Thursday of every month, 11AM – 8PM