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Night options for children

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Night options for children

Bringing grandson to Boston next week. Appears all the historical sites close at 5PM.

Any suggestions for evening activities with a 12 year old? ? tours? Perhaps walking the wharf or Navy Ship Yard area might be good - any thoughts on that? Thank you!!

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1. Re: Night options for children

Walk around Quincy Market. Go to Harvard Square. Have dinner in the North End, walk around a bit and then stop for dessert. Attend a performance of Blue Man Group. Take a sunset cruise. There are free outdoor movies. Friday on the Esplanade and then two different days at the Prudential Center and Boston Harbor Hotel.

Most of the museums are open late one night a week. The Museum of Fine Arts has MUMMIES!

Edited: 7:44 am, July 23, 2014
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2. Re: Night options for children

The Children's Museum is open til 9 on Friday nights

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3. Re: Night options for children

A 12 year old may feel a little too grownup for the Children's Museum. The Museum of Science is also open Friday evenings and may suit him better. The Institute of Contemporary Art is open Thursday evenings with free admission and, in the summer, has free music programs outside at that time.

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Is the Children's Museum good for a 12 year old? Not sure. Agree with Blue Man Group. I've never been on one, so don't know how they are, but there are the Ghosts and Gravestones Tours.

http://www.ghostsandgravestones.com/boston/

Boston by Foot has a Dark Side tour:

http://www.bostonbyfoot.com/tours/Dark_Side

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5. Re: Night options for children

My kids were good with the Children's Museum until 9 or 10yo.

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6. Re: Night options for children

The Museum of Science is open until 9pm on Friday nights (7pm other nights). You can take your grandson to an IMAX movie there, or to a Planetarium Show, or just visit the exhibits.

http://www.mos.org

Edited: 9:26 am, July 23, 2014
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7. Re: Night options for children

Take him to Fenway Park for a Sox game. The Sox are in town next week.

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8. Re: Night options for children

+1 for just hanging out in lively and interesting areas: Quincy Market, Harvard Square and the North End.

You might also want to do a nighttime cruise.

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9. Re: Night options for children

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. Like the idea of Quincy Square , North End, and perhaps the Ghost tour. Lots to do!! We have Harvard tour on day agenda. Museum of Science would also interest him - but afraid he has outgrown Children's Museums.

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10. Re: Night options for children

Do you mean Quincy Market? It would be fun to combine it with the nearby North End, which is very lively late into the evening.

Harvard Sq and the Harvard campus are very different, even though they are adjacent. After your tour of the campus, enjoy the Square. It's especially fun in the evening--full of people, lots of restaurants, and street performers. I like to get an ice cream and just amble.

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