John F Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
A tribute to our nation’s 35th president, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum offers visitors a look into his life, his presidency and his legacy. There are permanent exhibits that showcase the career of JFK and include video, films and audio recordings of the president. There are fascinating displays on the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Peace Corps and the Space Program. You can also catch some of the museums temporary exhibits, as well as a vast collection of artifacts, including art objects, personal items and gifts given to JFK by world leaders and citizens of the USA.
Museum of Science
First opening its doors in 1830, Boston’s Museum of Science is one of the most visited museums in the United States. There are 700 interactive exhibits to enjoy as well as a planetarium, a butterfly garden, a live animal care center, live presentations, an IMAX theater and a host of programs for the community. You can’t miss the 65-million-year-old Triceratops, it’s one of only four nearly complete Triceratops on public display in the world.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Founded by art collector and well-known philanthropist Isabella Stewart Gardner, this unique museum is home to more than 2,500 works of art. The museum houses works in various mediums such as sculpture, furniture, paintings, textiles, drawings, silver, ceramics, rare books, photographs, letters and more. The collection comes from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world and 19-century France and America and is one of the most renowned of its kind in the United States.
Museum of Fine Arts
With a collection of nearly 500,000 pieces of art, the Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world. The Museum includes works ranging from ancient Egypt to contemporary, a newly finished permanent Monet exhibit, and the Art of the Americas wing which includes a large variety of pieces from the colonial era.
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is located adjacent to the JFK Presidential Library & Museum. The EMK Institute includes participatory programs, exhibits, public events, and houses a full-scale representation of the US Senate Chamber.