Boston Museums and Education Centers

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Apple Picking
Smolak Farms
315 South Bradford St.
North Andover, MA 01845

Adams National Historic Site
Adams St.,
Quincy, MA 02169
Hours 9AM-5PM Daily, April 19-November 10
(Home of the Adams family, from 1788-1927)


Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 333-0690

Boston Children’s Museum:
Megan Dickerson,
Community Partnership Contact
Tel: 617-426-6300 ext. 311
E-mail: gro.sdiknotsob|nosrekcid#gro.sdiknotsob|nosrekcid

Children’s Wharf at 300 Congress Street, Boston MA 02210

* Group rates are available for school and community groups; advance reservations are required and can be made by calling (617) 426-6500 ext. 405 or emailing gro.muesuMsnerdlihCnotsoB|stisivpuorg#gro.muesuMsnerdlihCnotsoB|stisivpuorg.
* Target $1 Friday Nights are offered every Friday from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
* Telephone # 617 426 8855 - Group rate $6 per kid and $10 adult (5th adult free) *I think they gave us a number of the mentors for free

$1 Friday Nights: Friday nights from 5p.m.-9p.m. admission to the BCM is $1 per person!

Boston Duck Tours:

* They have a deal with the Aquarium: After boarding your Boston Duck Tour, you’ll be handed your fantastic Souper Salad Boxed Lunch tote and start your journey around the city and into the Charles. After the tour, head over to the New England Aquarium.
o Senior/Students: $50.10
o Children 3-11: $40.50
o (prices include: duck tour, lunch, ticket to the Aquarium! To add an IMAX movie you add another $4.00 per person)
* They also have other deals on their website – some sounds interesting, check them out!

Boston Massacre Site
Old State House
206 Washington St.,
Boston, MA 02134

Boston Science Museum:
They have a ton of information about exhibits, activities, hours, tickets, and trip planning – Check it out!

* Groups of 15 or more people can schedule a Museum visit for a discounted price when booking at least two weeks in advance.
o General Admission reservations for our exhibits and shows can be made through Science Central: 617-723-2500, open daily, 9:00 a.m. - * 5:00 p.m., gro.som|spirtdleif#gro.som|spirtdleif.
* We have a contact in the office – so let us know if you are interested and we can get you hooked up!

Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum
Congress Street Bridge,
Boston, Ma 02127
Tel: 617.338.1773
email: moc.sruotcirotsih|drofps#moc.sruotcirotsih|drofps

Bunker Hill Museum
43 Monument Square
Charlestown, MA 02129
Tel: (617) 242-7275

The Butterfly Place
120 Tyngsboro Road,
Westford, MA 01886
(An indoor living space that has been carefully designed for the propagation and development of some of natures most colorful living beings.)


Cahoon Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Road
Cotuit, MA 02635
(508) 428-7581

Courthouse Tours
Vicky L. Kruckeberg
(Free 45minute docent-lead tour of the John Adams Courthouse in downtown Boston, MA. DREAMers will learn about the court system, the history of the 1894 building, and the role John Adams played in drafting the Massachusetts constitution! Children's Art Classes… Free with your admission. The last Saturday of each month, June through October. Classes held between 9:30AM and 10:30AM.)


DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773-2600
(781) 259-8355
(35 acres of sculpture!)

Duck Boat Tours:
Captain Bob Leikauskas
Super Tours


The EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
Tel: (508) 929-2700
(The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the EcoTarium offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a thrilling multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, ride a narrow-gauge railroad, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits.)


Franklin Park Zoo:
1 Franklin Park Rd Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 989-2005
At Franklin Park Zoo, children and adults alike can experience hundreds of exotic animal species from around the world right in the middle of Boston! Explore the wonders of a tropical rainforest, the Australian outback, or the African savannah in one of these exhibit areas

  • In order to receive a group discount, you must make a reservation at least two weeks prior to the date your group wishes to attend.
  • Effective April 1, 2007, group rates are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 2-12 and $8.50 for seniors (62+). (MA school groups are free so you might be able to work out even more of a deal after explaining about DREAM being a non-profit and what type of work you do – we could help you out with ideas!)

Freedom Trail
99 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 02111-1755
(617) 357-8300
(It begins at the Boston Common and winds its way through downtown Boston, the North End and Charlestown ending at the Bunker Hill Monument. It tells the story of America's first patriots as they fought for freedom against the royal army.)

Fresh Meadows Farm
43 North Main St.
Carver, MA 02330
Tel: 508-866-7136
Cell: 508-840-0867
Email: moc.seirrebnarcswodaemhserf|mod#moc.seirrebnarcswodaemhserf|mod

(DREAM donors, Sarah and Jeff Husted took 7 children, 1 mentor, and 1 staff member to FMF in Fall, 2011. Dom, the owner of the Farm is a good friend of Sarah and was very excited to share his beautiful farm with DREAM. Dom's brother John is a Duxbury High School teacher and was also excited and very helpful throughout the trip!)



Hammond Castle Museum
80 Hesperus Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930-5299
(978) 283-2080
(HCM rocks! John Hays Hammond, Jr. built his medieval-style castle between the years 1926 and 1929 to serve both as his home and as a backdrop for his collection of Roman, medieval, and Renaissance artifacts. In addition, the building housed the Hammond Research Corporation, from which Dr. Hammond produced over 400 patents and the ideas for over 800 inventions. Second only to Thomas Alva Edison in number of patents, Hammond was one of America's premier inventors. He earned him the title, "The Father of Remote Control." )


The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 478-3100
(This place has amazing…bind mlowing, yes, bind mlowing exhibits!)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 566-1401
(Three floors of galleries surround a garden courtyard blooming with life in all seasons.)


John F. Kennedy Library-Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
(866) 535-1960

John F. Kennedy National Historic Site
83 Beals St.
Brookline, MA
(John F. Kennedy NHS preserves the birthplace of America’s 35th president.)



Chris Connors,
Educator, Journalist, Blogger,etc…
Connors934 @ gmail, twitter, vimeo, flickr, youtube
(Chris is a great guy, and a jack of all trades. He does science experiments and invention workshop type stuff with young people. Josh met him at a party and he was very quick to offer his know-how to DREAMers.)

Maple Sugaring
Breakheart Reservation
Forest St. Saugus, MA
(Breakheart Reservation in Saugus offers free programs for schools and nonprofit groups Monday-Friday, March 10-March 14. Tours include tree identification, tappings, history of maple sugaring, wood harvesting, sap boiling, and sampling of real maple syrup on pancakes and popcorn. Preregistration is required and can be arranged by phone at 781-438-1388 Monday-Friday, 10 a.m-4 p.m.)

The Mary Baker Eddy Library
200 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.450.7000
Tel: 888.222.3711
(Explore the power of ideas to inspire individuals to change the world. Two floors of library exhibits, including the Mapparium, Hall of Ideas, Monitor Gallery and Quest Gallery.)

MIT Museum
Building N51
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Museum of Bad Art

Museum Of Bad Art
Basement of Dedham Communitiy Theatre
580 High Street
Dedham MA 02026

Museum of Bad Art
Basement of Somerville Theater
55 Davis Square
Somerville MA
(Art too bad to be ignored.)

Museum of Fine Arts
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Tel: 617-267-9300
(Boston DREAMers use student ID's to get in for free!)


The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1000 W. Columbus Ave,
Springfield, MA 01105
Tel: (413) 781-6500‎

Natick Community Organic Farm
117 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760
(Public and group programs & tours!!!)

National Center of Afro-American Artists
300 Walnut Avenue,
Boston MA 02119
Email: gro.afm|rehtiagb#gro.afm|rehtiagb

New England Aquarium:
Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

  • There is a section on the website about group rates, calling may get you a better deal!
    • Reservations are available Monday – Saturday from 9:00am – 4:30pm
    • Email gro.qaen|selaspuorg#gro.qaen|selaspuorg
    • Call: 617-973-5206
  • Aquarium Admission:
    • College - $14.95
    • Student - $8.95
  • Aquarium/IMAX Combo:
    • College - $18.95
    • Student - $12.95



Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
11 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617.495.3397
(Serves K-12 educational programs)

Plimoth Plantation
P.O. Box 1620
Warren Ave.,
Plymouth, MA 02362
Tel: 508.746.4978



Rose Art Museum
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453-2728
(781) 736-3434


South Shore Natural Science Center
Jacob's Lane
Norwell, MA 02061
(Hands-on, interactive learning experiences that encourage investigation of the natural world. Programs explore timely natural science themes and enrich understanding of human interrelationships with the environment.)

Springfield Quadrangle
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103-1548
(413) 263-6800
(Combination of the Science Museum and Planetarium, George Walter Smith Art Museum, MFA, Indian Motorcycle Museum, Dr. Seuss Museum, and Connecticut Valley Historical Museum.)

State House
Boston, MA
(State House Tours are offered Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am and 3:30pm. Tours of the capitol last approximately 45 minutes. Tours are free of charge but we do request a reservation.)

Swan Boats in Boston Public Garden:
617-522-1966 - general information 617-591-1150 - to be added to Groups List
A cute little boat ride in the park – on a nice day it is amazing and it is cheap!

  • Rates (for groups of 20 or more):
      • Adults $2.50
      • Children $ 1.00 (age 2 to 15 years)









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