We are lucky in Boston to have so many awesome things to do, even in the colder winter months. One of the big draws in this city is the incredible selection of museums. Whether you are a budding scientist, have an eye for art, or a family looking to escape the cold this winter, Boston has a museum for you. This blog is meant to discuss a few of the museums that don’t always get the attention but offer a great experience. Make no mistake the Aquarium and the Museum of Fine Arts are fantastic, but here I’d like to shine light on a few hidden gems in the Hub.
- Is Art your thing? One of my favorite spot is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Just a few steps away from the MFA, this 15th-century Venetian-style three story palace boasts galleries surrounding an open air courtyard. This museum is also the scene of the 1990 heist which over 500 million in Art was stolen, including an original Rembrandt.
- Just a quick trip over the river into Harvard Square is well worth it to see the Harvard Museum of Natural History. This museum, founded in 1998, is the public face of three research museums at Harvard. This summer you will find some cool exhibitions including the re-opend glass flowers display and an inside look at the daily life of a colony of bees. Plus you are in Harvard Square so a post culture meal is just around any corner.
- A bit south of Harvard Square down Mass Ave is the MIT Museum. This place is really cool. Essentially it is an archive of one of the most prestigious technical universities in the world. Covering Science, technology, architecture anf even Holography, there is plenty to see in this funky spot.
So check these museums out. None of them need a full day commitment either, so it’s the perfect supplement to an action-packed winter day in Boston.