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Location & Hours

Location & Hours

CityPASS Admission

Highlights

CityPASS Entry

Offers/Upgrades

Advice for Visitors

Map

Location & Hours

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Off Atlantic Avenue, near Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Mon-Fri, 9am–5pm
Sat-Sun, 9am–6pm
Extended summer hours; see website.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(617) 973-5200
neaq.org

Museum of Science

1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

On the Charles River

Open daily, 9am-5pm
Jul 5 - Labor Day until 7pm
Fri, 9am–9pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

(617) 723-2500
(617) 589-0417 TTY
mos.org

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Sat-Tue, 10am-4:45pm
Wed-Fri, 10am-9:45pm
Closed New Year's Day, Patriot's Day (3rd Monday in April), Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

617-267-9300
617-369-3188 TTY
mfa.org

Skywalk Observatory

Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

Summer: Open daily, 10am–10pm
Winter: Open daily, 10am–8pm
Last admission 30 minutes prior to close.
Closed Christmas Day
Skywalk frequently closes for private functions. Please call (617) 859-0648 or check website before visiting to ensure access.

(617) 859-0648
skywalkboston.com

Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

10-minute walk from Harvard Square

Open daily, 9am-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

(617) 495-3045
hmnh.harvard.edu

CityPASS Admission

New England Aquarium

CityPASS includes general admission to New England’s premier aquarium offering more than 800 species of marine animals.

Museum of Science

CityPASS includes general exhibit halls admission to explore hands-on, minds-on science.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

CityPASS includes general admission to all permanent and special exhibits featuring masterpieces of art from around the world and across the ages.

Skywalk Observatory

CityPASS includes general admission to Skywalk, including 360-degree views, audio tour, multimedia theater and Dreams of Freedom Museum.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

CityPASS includes general admission to all permanent and special exhibits and special programs at this highly acclaimed natural history museum. Also included is admission to the adjacent Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

Highlights

New England Aquarium

  • Learn what it takes to be a turtle rescuer and get hands-on experience in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating sea turtles in the Sea Turtle Hospital.
  • Get a magical look at a Carribean coral reef in the Giant Ocean Tank, with more than 3,000 carefully sculpted coral elements and more than 1,000 animals, including Myrtle, a 550-pound green sea turtle who has been living at the Aquarium for more than 40 years.
  • Gently stroke cownose rays, Atlantic rays and epaulette sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal clear water of the Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. See the only two species of seadragons in the world in the seadragon exhibit.
  • Don’t miss the bustling penguin colony, home to three species of penguins and over 80 individual penguins in all.

Museum of Science

  • Get an up-close view Cliff the Triceratops, a 65-million-year-old fossil discovered in the Dakota Badlands in 2004.
  • Take a journey inside the human body in the Hall of Human Life, where you’ll learn about breakthroughs in science that will change the way you engage with your biology and manage your health
  • Catch one of the live demonstrations that take place daily, from design challenges to live animal shows.
  • Explore the 700+ innovative and interactive exhibits for hands-on experiences that will entertain and educate minds of all ages.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Don’t miss the spectacular new Art of the Americas wing, with 53 new galleries devoted to the Pre-Columbian era through the third quarter of the 20th century.
  • Explore the MFA’s collection of Asian art, one of the finest in the Western world, encompassing Japanese, Chinese, and Indian painting and sculpture; Japanese prints and metalwork; Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese ceramics; and the arts of the Islamic world.
  • View artworks by some of the greatest artists in history, including Titian, Dürer, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Gauguin, and Renoir, in the Art of Europe collection.
  • See 13-foot-tall Juno, the largest classical statue in the U.S., dating back to the Roman Imperial Period.
  • Visit the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Rotunda and Colonnade, at the heart of the MFA, and see murals featuring mythological heroes and themes created by renowned artist John Singer Sargent.

Skywalk Observatory

  • Start your tour of Boston with 360-degree panoramic views of the city and countless Boston Landmarks.
  • Get a real flavor of the city’s distinctive Culture and neighborhoods with engaging interactive exhibits.
  • Explore the city’s historic past with the included multimedia tour and Dreams of Freedom Museum.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

  • See the amazingly realistic Glass Flowers collection, with over 3000 models on display representing more than 830 plant species.
  • Take a walk through the woods in New England Forests, where you’ll learn about the natural history and ecology of New England’s regional forests and the creatures that live there.
  • Visit the Africa Gallery and see impressive mounted specimens of African wildlife collected over a century ago, including hippopotamus, lion, ostrich, hyena, gorilla, and a variety of rare animals from the island of Madagascar.
  • Examine thousands of rare minerals and sparkling gemstones, plus rock and mineral specimens dating back to the beginning of our solar system, in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Gallery.

CityPASS Entry

New England Aquarium

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the box office Advanced Ticketing window (look for the CityPASS sign) to skip the main ticket line and receive general admission to New England’s premier aquarium, offering more than 800 species of marine animals.

Museum of Science

Explore hands-on, minds-on science with general admission to exhibit halls. Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the main box office to redeem for a general admission ticket and to purchase optional upgrade tickets.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at ticket desk of any entrance to exchange for an admission ticket for general admission all permanent and special exhibits, featuring masterpieces of art from around the world and across the ages.

Skywalk Observatory

Present CityPASS booklet at the 50th floor by proceeding down escalators to the express elevators. If you encounter a line there, you may hand your booklet to the Skywalk employee handing out the audio tours to skip the line. Present CityPASS voucher at the kiosk desk located on the main level in the mall or at the 50th floor. Receive general admission including 360-degree views, the Acoustiguide audio tour, multimedia Skywalk Theater and Dreams of Freedom Immigration Museum.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the main visitor services admission desk. If a line develops, additional staff will be brought in to assist you. CityPASS includes general admission to all permanent and special exhibits, as well as special programs at this highly acclaimed natural history museum. Also included is admission to the adjacent Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

Offers/Upgrades

New England Aquarium

Simons IMAX® Theatre: The 45-minute IMAX® films are available to CityPASS holders at the discounted price of $5. IMAX® Special Presentations are available for $12.95 adults, $10.95 children..

Whale Watch Cruise: April-October only. Additional cost required for CityPASS holders; check prices.

Discount: 10% off a purchase of $25 or more at the Gift Shop. See booklet for details.

Museum of Science

Mugar Omni Theater (IMAX®): Cost for CityPASS holders: One show, $10 adult, $8 child (3-11). Double feature (IMAX/Planetarium), $15 adult, $12 child (3-11).

Charles Hayden Planetarium: Cost for CityPASS holders: One show, $10 adult, $8 child (3-11). Double feature (IMAX/Planetarium), $15 adult, $12 child (3-11).

4D Theater: Cost for CityPASS holders: $6 adult, $5 child (3-11)

Butterfly Garden: Cost for CityPASS holders: $5 adult, $4 child (3-11)

Simulator Experience: Cost for CityPASS holders: $5 adult, $4 child (3-11)

Discount: 10% off purchase of $25 or more. See booklet for details.

The Science Behind Pixar: Enjoy a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with the world premiere of The Science Behind Pixar, open through January 10. Cost for CityPASS holders: $12.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Discount: Save 20% at the Museum Gift Shop on purchases of $50 or more (not including sale merchandise). See booklet for details.

Advice for Visitors

New England Aquarium

Tips:
  • Pick up a daily schedule when you arrive for feeding times, presentations, IMAX movie times and must-see exhibit information.
Amenities:
  • Dining: An open-air restaurant (summer only), Harbor View Café
  • Gift Shop: In West Wing Lobby

Best time to visit: Visitors are encouraged to arrive at opening time to avoid crowds.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Accessible elevators, restrooms, and ramps; wheelchair IMAX seating; hearing and visually impaired services, see details. Handicap parking available in Harbor Garage. Drop-off space at Aquarium Plaza.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Museum of Science

Tips:
  • Don't miss live daily demonstrations; most are free with CityPASS admission.
  • Upon arrival, stop by the box office to purchase upgrades to Special Exhibits, IMAX, Planetarium, 4-D Theater, Butterfly Garden, and Simulators. Some are offered at a reduced rate for CityPASS holders.
  • Museum guides available in 8 languages at Information Booth or Download (PDF) now.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Museum Café
  • Gift Shops: Museum Store

Best time to visit: Weekday afternoons are the least crowded.

Accessibility: All attractions accessible by elevator or escalator. Limited number of wheelchairs and electric scooters available at Information Booth on first-come, first-served basis. Services provided for visual and hearing impaired; see details.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tips:
  • Daily Programming includes free guided tours, gallery talks, films, lectures, and family programs; see details.
  • An audio tour is available at all MFA ticket desks for a fee. Includes: select exhibition tours, collection highlights in English, Spanish, Japanese, French, and Russian, 20-stops for families, and in-depth explorations of the Classical and Ancient Near Eastern galleries.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Bravo, New American Café, Garden Cafeteria, Taste Café and Wine Bar
  • Gift Shops: Museum Bookstore & Shops

Best time to visit: Weekday afternoons are the least-crowded.

Accessibility: Contact MFA regarding access, ASL tours, tours for the blind, and other accommodations: (617) 369‑3189 (voice), (617) 369‑3188 (TTY), access@mfa.org; see details.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Skywalk Observatory

Tips:
  • Due to weather, business demands and private functions, the 360-degree view may not always be available; call (617) 859-0648 to check. Refunds are not given for poor visibility.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Top of the Hub restaurant on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center
  • Gift Shops: Skywalk Gift Shop

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible; audio tour device compatible with many hearing assistance devices.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Tips:
  • Don't miss a close encounter with the toothed jaw of the Sperm Whale on the balcony of the Great Mammal Hall.
  • Harvard Square offers an array of opportunities for dining, shopping, films, or performing arts for all interests and budgets. Make a day of it.
  • Admission to the Harvard Museum of Natural History also admits visitors to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Restaurants in nearby Harvard Square.
  • Gift Shops: Museum Shop

Accessibility: Elevators access the 3rd floor galleries via the (north) side entrance of the building at 26 Oxford Street.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 10 or more: Call (617) 495-2341.

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