Great Deals on Family Fun in Boston

Day Sail Along Boston Harbor

at Schooner Adirondack III - Boston, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, June 29
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Sat, July 01
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FULL PRICE: $47.25
OFFER PRICE: $28.35

Experience Boston in a whole new way aboard the schooner Adirondack III on this wondrous two-hour day sail along Boston Harbor. A smooth, gentle vessel, the schooner provides a comfortable but invigor... [more+]

Experience Boston in a whole new way aboard the schooner Adirondack III on this wondrous two-hour day sail along Boston Harbor. A smooth, gentle vessel, the schooner provides a comfortable but invigorating ride, and you'll get the opportunity to check out some of the biggest sights in the city from a new perspective. The Boston Fish Pier, Charleston Navy Yard, Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park and the New England Aquarium are just some of the landmarks you'll see from aboard the ship, and your knowledgeable captain and crew can answer any questions you might have about the history of the harbor. Beer and wine are available for on-board purchase, while soda and water are included in the ticket price. [less-]

Pirate Ship Tour of Boston Harbor on the Tall Ship Formidable

at Massachusetts Bay Lines Vessels, Boston
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Thu, June 29
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FULL PRICE: $11 - $38.50
OFFER PRICE: $6 - $20

Step into a world of pirates and watch history come alive as you set sail for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun. On this Pirate Ship Harbor Tour, you and your favorite buccaneers will embark on the ta... [more+]

Step into a world of pirates and watch history come alive as you set sail for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun. On this Pirate Ship Harbor Tour, you and your favorite buccaneers will embark on the tall ship Formidable, sailing around Boston Harbor while the captain commands his crew to climb, hoist sails, fire the cannon and more. Twenty percent of plunderers during the golden age of piracy were New Englanders, so Massachusetts Bay Line's journey in "America's Home Port" is the perfect place to learn about these seafaring scalawags while taking in the spectacular beauty of Boston Harbor. [less-]

Blue Man Group: Worldwide Sensation at the Charles Playhouse

at Charles Playhouse, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 30
Sat, July 01
Sat, July 01
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FULL PRICE: $87.90 - $99.20
OFFER PRICE: $54.17

From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology... [more+]

From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology -- but no words -- to create a pulsing rhythm that unites people of all ages, languages and cultures in a spirit of joy. Reviewers describe it as "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny" -- and audiences often come away speechless, with huge smiles on their faces. An international sensation, the Blue Man Group has made themselves a longtime home at Boston's Charles Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the Theater District, just steps from Boston Common. [less-]

Pirate Sunset Cruise: Fun, Picturesque Family Cruise

at Massachusetts Bay Lines Vessels, Boston
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Fri, June 30
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FULL PRICE: $11 - $49.50
OFFER PRICE: $6 - $29

Summer in the city means sun-kissed days and warm, breezy nights. What better way to take advantage of the brief, best time of the year than to enjoy a Pirate Sunset Cruise? As the sun dips behind the... [more+]

Summer in the city means sun-kissed days and warm, breezy nights. What better way to take advantage of the brief, best time of the year than to enjoy a Pirate Sunset Cruise? As the sun dips behind the city, you'll watch from aboard the Massachusetts Bay Lines pirate ship while the colors fade to sherbet hues and Boston's beautiful skyline comes alive with twinkling lights. Relax and shake off the day as this two-hour cruise points out popular and famous highlights of Boston Harbor from both past and present. Bring the kids, who'll love the fun facts -- children under the age of 5 sail for free. [less-]

Re-Enact the Boston Tea Party & More at "Revelry on Griffin's Wharf"

at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 01
Sun, July 02
Mon, July 03
FULL PRICE: $10 - $15
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $10

There's no better time to travel back to the Revolutionary War Era than around Independence Day, and there's no more enjoyable way to experience that history than during an entertaining and informativ... [more+]

There's no better time to travel back to the Revolutionary War Era than around Independence Day, and there's no more enjoyable way to experience that history than during an entertaining and informative night of merrymaking at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. You'll be visiting a bustling colonial wharf, complete with actors in character. Meet Paul Revere and the daring Sons of Liberty, explore two 18th-century ships, hear stories from the golden age of sailing, plus participate in hands-on activities, colonial games and interactive performances. You may even have a chance to re-enact one of history's most famous moments and throw tea into Boston Harbor. Tickets include free popcorn and tea, of course, either iced or hot. [less-]

Vanessa Trien & the Jumping Monkeys: Wacky Wednesday Family Concert

at Jane Carr Amphitheater , Hingham
OFFER DATES:
Wed, July 05
FULL PRICE: $5 - $15
OFFER PRICE: $2.50 - $10

Your young ones will no doubt go bananas for Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, whose interactive concerts involve plenty of singing and dancing along to their mix of folk, roots and pop music. A ... [more+]

Your young ones will no doubt go bananas for Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, whose interactive concerts involve plenty of singing and dancing along to their mix of folk, roots and pop music. A three-time Parents' Choice award winner, Trien's released a trio of albums and has been entertaining youngsters for more than 12 years. Now, she's bringing her band to the Wacky Wednesday family concert series at the Jane Carr Amphitheater in Hingham, where the lemonade and chocolate milk are always free. The performance runs under an hour and is intended for kids 8 and younger. [less-]

Party Like a Colonial at "Huzzah! Tavern Nights"

at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston
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Fri, July 14
Fri, July 28
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FULL PRICE: $55
OFFER PRICE: $41.25

Join John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and Samuel Adams at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for a night of merrymaking at Boston's only colonial tavern night experience. Raise your cider high as you sam... [more+]

Join John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and Samuel Adams at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for a night of merrymaking at Boston's only colonial tavern night experience. Raise your cider high as you sample rustic fare, including a selection of carved meats, fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables, and hearty breads, all served buffet style. At "Huzzah! Tavern Nights", you'll learn boisterous songs and cheerful dance and play 18th-century games with the Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Freedom roaming around to keep the party festive. [less-]

Ice Cream, Games & Family Fun at the WGBH FunFest

at WGBH Studios , Brighton
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 15
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

With plenty of ice cream, live music and interactive kids' games and activities to enjoy, the annual WGBH FunFest brings together the best of summertime family fun in one event. Along with all-you-can... [more+]

With plenty of ice cream, live music and interactive kids' games and activities to enjoy, the annual WGBH FunFest brings together the best of summertime family fun in one event. Along with all-you-can-eat ice cream from the likes of Friendly's, JP Licks and Minus the Moo, you and your little ones can get photos taken with some of your favorite PBS characters, including Arthur, Curious George, Chirp, Peep and Buddy the Dinosaur. Plus, there's face painting, bouncy rides and family-friendly musical performances. [less-]

Sing Along With the Beloved "Annie" Movie

at Regent Theatre, Arlington
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Tue, July 25
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FULL PRICE: $19.50
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Whether "It's a Hard-Knock Life" for you or not, it's hard to resist belting out the tune along with Little Orphan Annie as she laments her difficult situation in the beloved 1982 movie starring Alber... [more+]

Whether "It's a Hard-Knock Life" for you or not, it's hard to resist belting out the tune along with Little Orphan Annie as she laments her difficult situation in the beloved 1982 movie starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett and Aileen Quinn as Annie. Well, you won't have to resist at this sing-along screening of the film at the Regent Theatre in Arlington -- in fact, the words to "all" the film's songs will be displayed on the screen. From "Easy Street" to "I Don't Need Anything But You" and of course the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow," you can sing with abandon because your fellow audience members will all be doing the same. Dress up as your fave "Annie" character and join the fun! [less-]

"Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella": A Magical, Musical Fairy Tale

at Regent Theatre, Arlington
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Thu, August 03
Sat, August 05
Sat, August 05
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $15

When Rodgers and Hammerstein -- perhaps the greatest composing team in musical theater history ("The King and I, Oklahoma!") -- got together to adapt the enchanting tale of Cinderella, the results wer... [more+]

When Rodgers and Hammerstein -- perhaps the greatest composing team in musical theater history ("The King and I, Oklahoma!") -- got together to adapt the enchanting tale of Cinderella, the results were suitably magical. Adapted for the stage with great warmth and more than just a dash of hilarity, this adaptation of "Cinderella" from the Arlington Children's Theatre is specially suited for pre-high school students. With beloved songs like "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago," this production of "Cinderella" at Arlington's Regent Theatre is sure to charm children and adults alike. [less-]

The Works of Howard Pyle, the "Father of American Illustration," at NMAI

at National Museum of American Illustration , Newport
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 03
FULL PRICE: $20 - $75
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $40

Inside the National Museum of American Illustration, you'll find a kaleidoscope of art reflecting the culture of America. Immerse yourself in the country's extensive visual history with a self-guided ... [more+]

Inside the National Museum of American Illustration, you'll find a kaleidoscope of art reflecting the culture of America. Immerse yourself in the country's extensive visual history with a self-guided tour of the American Imagist Collection, which features the second-largest number of Norman Rockwell paintings, as well as the largest collection of original paintings by Maxfield Parrish, J.C. Leyendecker and more. Painted to be reproduced in advertisements, periodicals, newspapers and more, the NMAI displays the original artworks behind quintessential American images inside Vernon Court, a Gilded Age mansion built in 1898 on Newport's historic Bellevue Avenue. On exhibit now are the oil paintings, works on paper and accompanying artifacts that highlight the work of Howard Pyle, known as the "Father of American Illustration," and the generation of celebrated illustrators he taught. Admission also includes access to the adjacent Frederick Law Olmsted Park and Arboretum, the grounds of which were designed by Olmsted, the first American landscape architect. [less-]

Bond While Learning to Survive in the Wild With a Bushcraft Specialist

at Adventure Activities at Everwood Day Camp, Sharon
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 28
FULL PRICE: $49
OFFER PRICE: $31

Always wondered if you have what it takes to live off the earth? Curious if you could hang with the "Alaskan Bush People"? Just hoping to bring the family a bit closer together by working on a project... [more+]

Always wondered if you have what it takes to live off the earth? Curious if you could hang with the "Alaskan Bush People"? Just hoping to bring the family a bit closer together by working on a project? Bushcraft Adventures is for you. An ideal activity for a family or group of friends, you'll build a shelter with equipment provided by Adventure Activities and direction from a Bushcraft specialist who has years of experience in outdoor living. After erecting your shelter, you'll learn how to make fires using traditional methods (no matches here!). When you've sparked a flame, you'll prepare a drink and bite to eat, then relax and admire your handiwork. Fun for all ages, Bushcraft Adventures offers an escape from the hustle of modern life -- and teaches you some essential forestry skills for surviving in the wild if you should ever find yourself stranded. [less-]