The Log Flume is one of more than three dozen attractions opening this season at Canobie Lake Park. Photo courtesy of the park
The Log Flume is one of more than three dozen attractions opening this season at Canobie Lake Park. Photo courtesy of the park

What's Open Now in Boston: Museums, Theme Parks, Family Attractions

After four cooped-up months, many Boston parents are in the market for some fun family outings again. As Massachusetts moves through its Phase 3 reopening plan toward Phase 4, many Boston-area museums, zoos, and other family attractions are reopening, with social distancing, mask requirements, and other guidelines in place. Here are the kid-friendly destinations we're most excited to visit again, including tbe Boston Children's Museum, Boston Science Museum, the New England Aquarium, and, in neighborhing New Hampshire, theme parks like Canobie Lake Park—with reopening dates and special tips for visiting each.

For more ideas for safe outings with kids, check out our Ultimate Summer Staycation Planner for Boston Kids and 25 Summer Day Trips for Boston Families.

Please note that these attractions could change their policies or access at any time due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, so make sure you call ahead before heading out—and pack your kids' face masks and hand sanitizer.


Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Congress Street Bridge
Boston, MA

Boston Childrens Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA

Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Discovery Museums
117 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720

222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604

Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

Battleship Cove
5 Water St.
Fall River, MA 02721

New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA

Franklin Park Zoo
One Franklin Park Road
Dorchester, 02121

Stone Zoo Parking Lot
149 Pond St
Stoneham, MA 02180

Southwick Zoo
2 Southwick Street
Mendon, MA 01756

Capron Park Zoo
201 County Street
Attleboro, MA 02703

Canobie Lake Park
85 N. Policy Street
Salem, NH 03079

Story Land
​850 NH Route 16
Glen, NH 03838

Santa's Village
528 Presidential Highway
Jefferson, NH 03583

Apex Entertainment
21 Apex Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752

Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
191 West Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show
Naumkeag House & Gardens - 4:00 PM Pick
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
Franklin Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
The Shows Must Go On: The Greats on Tour
Youtube - various times Pick
Phantoms and Fire at Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village - various times Pick
"Go Out Doors" Exhibit
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail - 8:00 AM
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