The New England Aquarium is a great place to spend a few hours while you are visiting Boston. The Seadragon exhibit features both species of Seadragons, the Leafy Seadragon and the Weedy Seadragon. These unique creatures use there amazing camouflage skills to hide among the seaweeds. Watch the seals and sea lions as they play the day away or visit the Amazon Rain Forest where Piranhas, Anacondas, Electric Eels and Stingrays are waiting for you.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of the largest art collections in the United States featuring over 450,000 pieces of art. This museum is open 7 days a week, has self-guided tours in 8 different languages, and 2 gift shops if you need to buy a gift for someone at home or a gift for yourself. The Samurai collection is on display now as well as pieces from the Michelangelo master collection. There are always new collections to see at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston so you will want to come back again and again, as it is a new museum every time.
Visit The Museum of Science in Boston for a look into history and the future. See the Colossal Fossil: Triceratops, a 65 million year old fossil or see the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. Learn about our world in the 5 story tall IMAX theatre, journey to Tornado Alley, the African Serengeti or the Cities Beneath the Sea. The kids will be sure to enjoy Big Birds Adventure: One World, One Sky, where friends from Sesame Street teach kids about the stars.
Faneuil Hall has been a market place and a meeting hall since 1742. The original Grasshopper weather vane still sits a top this historic building. Tours of this hall run daily, led by a National Park Service Ranger. The market place is still alive with excitement, there is a store selling most everything, from clothing, eye wear, jewelry, to luggage, bath supplies, house wear. There is something for everyone. My favorite part of these markets are the street performers, there are lots of bands, jugglers, magicians, and there are some things that words cannot describe.
The USS Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat. This vessel was built in the Boston Navel Yard and was completed in 1797, her claim to fame came in the War of 1812 when she defeated 5 British Warships and captured numerous other merchant ships. Today she can be viewed in Boston. Tours are available guided by active-duty Navy Sailors who will take you through the ship’s spar deck (top deck), gun deck and the berth deck. Remember that anyone who wants to board the USS Constitution must have valid picture ID and must undergo a visual inspection of all bags.
The Freedom Trail in a 2.5 mile brick path that goes through Boston that leads to 16 significant historic sites starting at the Boston Common to the USS Constitution with stops at important graveyards, churches and other meaningful stops. See the Paul Revere House, the Old South Meeting House, and the Old State House.