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Massachusetts Museum & Venue Opening Dates & Info

A list of museums that are opening up in Phase 3Massachusetts Museum Opening Dates  Info

Here is a list of Massachusetts museums that are currently open, or that will be re-opening during phase 3 guidelines.  We will monitor the field each week to let you know more information as we learn of it.  In the meantime, keep wearing masks - enjoy the outdoors and stay the course!

There are lots of innovative events & activities that are cropping up as well that allow for famiy fun and social distancing.  Check out our drive-ins near Boston guide, as well as our weekly events newsletter for great ideas. 

For more insights about what to expect during the phase 3 reopenings of these insitutions, here's a helpful article from WBUR

Open Museums, Zoos & Venues - Boston 

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) opens September 26

Boston Common Carousel now open!

Boston Public Market opens September 16 (Wed – Sat from 8AM – 6PM)

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum opens August 17

Paul Revere House - opens July 22, (Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4pm)

USS Constitution Museum opens August 7

Museum of Science, Boston opens July 26

Boston Children's Museum opens July 22

Codzilla High Speed Boat Ride opens July 18

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum opens July 17 

Zoo New England open 

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) opens July 16

New England Aquarium opens July 16

Old North Church open July 16

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opens July 15

Greenway Carousel  open Friday (11am - 7pm), Saturday & Sunday (11am - 8pm)

Boston Duck Tours (Prudential location)  opens July 13th at 10AM!


Open Museums - North Suburbs

Hammond Castle Museum (Gloucester, MA)

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate (Ipswich, MA)

Salem Witch Museum (Salem, MA) opens July 9

Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA) opens July 18


Open Museums - South Suburbs

Patriots Hall of Fame (Foxborough) opens September 11

Whydah Pirate Museum (Cape Cod) opens July 9 

Fuller Craft Museum - Opening to the public Aug. 6.

Newport Mansions (Newport, RI)

Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth, MA)

Coggeshall Farm Museum (Bristol, RI)

Battleship Cove (Fall River)

Capron Park Zoo (Attleboro) open daily 10am-4pm


Open Museums & Venues- West Suburbs

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum galleries open Thursday, October 8

American Heritage Museum opens July 8 

Discovery Museum (Acton, MA) opens July 28 (*Free admission for all visitors thru 8/23). 

Stone Zoo open

Fruitlands Museum galleries & grounds open 

Drumlin Farm (Lincoln, MA) - open Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm

Southwick's Zoo open Mon & Wed 10am - 3:30pm | Tue., Thu ., Fri., Sat., & Sun.  10am - 5pm.  

The Fitchburg Art Museum reopens July 22 and will offer free admission until Sept. 6. 

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA, NW Mass.) opens July 11 

Old Sturbridge Village (Reserved, timed admission)

Fuller Craft Museum - Opening to the public Aug. 6.

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum (Lincoln, MA)



Canobie Lake Park (Salem, NH) - opens July 16

Apex Entertainment Center (Marlborough) - open M-TH (11:30am-8pm); FRI (11:30am-10pm); SAT (11am-10pm); SUN (11am-8pm)

Story Land (Glen, NH) - open July 17


August 28 - Showcase Cinema de Lux will open locations in Dedham, Revere, Randolph, North Attleboro, Foxboro, Blackstone Valley, Lowell and Woburn.  Showcase SuperLux in Chestnut Hill will re-open with a special food service offered in partnership with Davio’s.



Facing serious financial effects of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the
EcoTarium in Worcester plans to close September 4,2020 for the fall and winter seasons.