Spring Break is coming up soon! Here are a few free and educational things to do with your children in the Milton and Boston areas during the break:
Visit the Blue Hills State Reservation in Milton.
From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website, the “Blue Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph, providing a green oasis in an urban environment. Rising above the horizon, Great Blue Hill reaches a height of 635 feet, the highest of the 22 hills in the Blue Hills chain. From the rocky summit visitors can see over the entire metropolitan area. With its scenic views, varied terrain and 125 miles of trails, the Blue Hills Reservation offers year-round enjoyment for the outdoor enthusiast.” For further information, trail maps, and more, visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website.
Stroll down the Public Art Walks route.
What a great way to stay active and learn about art and culture!
“Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Art Commission welcome you to the City of Boston’s first edition of Public Art Walks, featuring both historic and contemporary art installations throughout the neighborhoods of Boston. This walk includes Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the Financial District, and the North End. In the future, we hope to create walks featuring the rest of the City. For now, you can explore artworks in every neighborhood using our
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts.
To continue learning about art and culture, try some indoor options. Many of the area’s museums offer free admission on certain days for all visitors, and many offer free admission for children every day. Daily admission for children is free after 3pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, and on Wednesdays after 4pm, admission is free (though a donation is suggested) for all visitors. For more information, visit the MFA website.
Visit the USS Constitution Museum & the USS Constitution.
“The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and the people associated with her. We seek to create a positive, memorable experience for both children and adults by inspiring within them a love for the freedom that Constitution symbolizes.” Walk through the museum and during open hours, take a tour of the USS Constitution! “Located inside Boston National Historical Park as part of the Charlestown Navy Yard in Charlestown, Massachusetts and part of Boston’s Freedom Trail, USS CONSTITUTION is open for public visitation, free of charge, throughout the year.” (USS Constitution.)
Admission for the museum is also free, though a donation to the museum is greatly appreciated. For more information on admission and hours, visit the USS Constitution’s website to plan your visit.
Explore Nature with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
“Go on a Winter Wellness Walk with an Arboretum docent and stay healthy and connected to the Arboretum at a time when the landscape is pared down to its beautiful bones. All of our theme tours are free, but registration is requested, and numbers are limited.
Looking for ways to explore the winter landscape? Print out the self-guided ornamental bark tour and explore the amazing diversity of bark. Or, download our Tree of the Month and hunt for the five species of witch-hazel (Hamamelis) that are in the Arboretum landscape.” What a great way to get closer to nature! For more information on what the Arnold Arboretum has to offer, visit their website to plan your visit.
We want to give our children the best chance at success, both academically and socially. A great way to do that is to explore activities like those above to help them learn about culture, science, and history. In addition to that, a robust curriculum is a must! Learn more about Delphi Boston’s curriculum here to give your child the best in education. Questions about what we do? Get in touch!