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What's Open? Massachusetts Museum & Venue Opening Updates

A list of museums that are opening up in Phase 3Massachusetts Museum  Venue 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! 

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Most venues require advance registration, and many have timed ticketing.  So make sure you plan ahead for your next outing. 

Boston Reopening Plan:  Phase 3 Step 2
**Re-Opening March 1**

Governor Baker announces effective March 1st, indoor performance venues such as concert halls, theaters, and other performances spaces can open with 50% capacity with a 500-person maximum.  

 Theaters  Performance Halls Roller Skating Rinks
Obstacle Courses Laser Tag Trampoline  Venues


Indoor recreational activities with greater potential for contact, including laser tag, roller skating rinks, trampolines and obstacle courses are allowed to reopen at 50% capacity.

Boston Reopening Plan:  Phase 4 Step 1
**Re-Opening March 22**

Effective March 22,  concert, convention and wedding venues, as well as sports arenas like Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium and TD Garden, can open with 12% capacity.  Under the 12% guidelines, the TD Garden would be permitted roughly 2,300 fans, Fenway Park about 4,500 and Gillette roughly 7,900 fans.

Concert Venues Convention Center Venues Wedding Venues
Sports Arenas    

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What's Open Right Now? (as of February 26, 2021)

Arcades Aquariums Gyms / Rec Centers
Movie Theatres Museums Sightseeing Tours

The following Boston museums and venues are open.  We will continue to monitor the situation to update this list as we get more information.  

American Heritage Museum  (Hudson) - OPEN Wed - Sun from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Battleship Cove (Fall River) - OPEN Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 9 am to 4 pm. 
**Open all February Vacation week (15-21 Feb) and KIDS 12 AND UNDER GET IN FREE! 

Boston Public Market OPEN Wed – Sat from 8AM – 6PM

Capron Park Zoo (Attleboro) OPEN daily 10am-4pm  - last admission: 3:00 PM

Children's Museum at Holyoke - OPEN Tue - Sun w/2 hour time slots

Children's Museum in Easton (Easton) OPEN 3 days a week: Wed, Fri & Sat  10am-12pm

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum (Lincoln, MA) open Wed – Fri, 10AM – 4PM, last pass slot at 2PM | Sat – Sun, 10AM – 5PM, last pass slot at 3PM

Discovery Museum  (Acton) - OPEN daily w/time slots 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3pm-4:30pm

Drumlin Farm (Lincoln) - OPEN Tue-Sun w/reservation; restrooms open; buildings closed.

Fruitlands Museum  grounds open, reservations required

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum OPEN:  All tickets will be sold for a specific entry time between 11 am - 3:30 pm (10 am - 3:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays; 11 am - 7:30 pm on First Thursdays).  CLOSED on Tuesdays.

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)  OPEN Wed–Sun, 10 am–5 pm

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA, NW Mass.)  - OPEN Thursdays-Mondays, 10am-5pm | reservation required.  Closed Tuesdays + Wednesdays

Museum of African American History - OPEN Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Museum of Science, Boston  - OPEN  9:00am - 5:00pm 

New England Aquarium  OPEN (view info)  Monday–Thursday, 10 am–5 pm |
Friday, 10 a.m.–8 pm |  Saturday and Sunday, 9 am–6 pm

Old Sturbridge Village (OPEN for  Winter Walks & activities - Reserved, timed admission)

Peabody Essex Museum (Salem) - OPEN Thursday - Sunday 11-5pm

Stone Zoo  (Stoneham) OPEN 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily | reservations required

The Hall at Patriot Place  (Foxboro) - OPEN Fri-Sun from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Whydah Pirate Museum (Cape Cod)  - OPEN Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 3pm

Zoo New England (Boston)  OPEN daily w/time slots from 9am - 2:30pm

 

Still Awaiting updates...

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)  (Re-opening March 20)

Boston Children's Museum opens this spring (Date TBD)

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum  closed thru March 4

Harvard Museum of Natural History opens TBD

Old North Church opens TBD

Paul Revere House - opens TBD

USS Constitution Museum opens TBD

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North Suburbs

Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA) OPEN Thursday - Sunday 11-5pm

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate (Ipswich, MA)  (Grounds Open & Firepits by reservation)

Hammond Castle Museum (Gloucester, MA)  (temporarily closed for renovations)

LegoLand Discovery Center opens  TBD

Salem Witch Museum (Salem, MA)  (temporarily closed)

Stone Zoo OPEN 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily | reservations required

 

South Suburbs

Battleship Cove (Fall River) - OPEN Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 9 am to 4 pm. 

Capron Park Zoo (Attleboro) OPEN daily 10am-4pm  - last admission: 3:00 PM

Children's Museum in Easton (Easton) OPEN 3 days a week: Wed, Fri & Sat  10am-12pm

Coggeshall Farm Museum (Bristol, RI) - opens TBD

Fuller Craft Museum - opens TBD 

Patriots Hall of Fame (Foxborough)  OPEN Fri-Sun from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Newport Mansions (Newport, RI) The Breakers is open daily at 10 a.m., with last admission at 4 p.m. The house and grounds close at 5 p.m.   The Elms is now closed for the winter season. All other mansion properties remain closed.

Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth, MA) Mayflower II and the Plimoth Grist Mill will re-open for the season on April 10, 2021.

Whydah Pirate Museum (Cape Cod)  - OPEN Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 3pm

 

West Suburbs

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum (Lincoln, MA) OPEN Wed – Fri, 10AM – 4PM, last pass slot at 2PM | Sat – Sun, 10AM – 5PM, last pass slot at 3PM

Discovery Museum (Acton, MA) OPEN daily w/time slots 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3pm-4:30pm

Drumlin Farm (Lincoln) - OPEN Tue-Sun w/reservation; restrooms open; buildings closed.

Fruitlands Museum  grounds open, reservations required

The Fitchburg Art Museum - opens TBD

Fuller Craft Museum - opens TBD

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA, NW Mass.)  - OPEN Thursdays-Mondays, 10am-5pm | reservation required.  Closed Tuesdays + Wednesdays

Southwick's Zoo (Mendon)  Closed for the Winter - Re-opening April 12, 2021

Whydah Pirate Museum (Cape Cod)  - OPEN Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 3pm

Recreation Centers

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

 

SEASONAL (Currently Closed)

Canobie Lake Park (Salem, NH) 

Codzilla High Speed Boat Ride 

Story Land (Glen, NH) - 

Boston Common Carousel 

Greenway Carousel  

Boston Duck Tours 

Southwick's Zoo (Mendon) CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

 

CLOSINGS

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.

More Things to Do in Boston

For more ideas on things to do in Boston and things to do in Boston with Kids, visit our handy guide to help you navigate the best family-friendly places to visit.

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

You can also stay on top of what's going on in Boston on our Boston events calendar.   We highlight lots of family-friendly events and activities to help you make the best of your free time.