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Best Alcohol-Free Entertainment In Boston

October 19, 2010 2:19 AM

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Entertainment doesn’t always have to include alcohol. To prove this point, Boston has some of the best alcohol-free entertainment that money can buy. But the best part is, some of its free of charge as well.

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 973-5200
www.neaq.org

What better alcohol-free entertainment is there than getting in touch with Mother Nature and viewing her creatures in their natural habitats? The New England Aquarium offers hours of entertainment doing just that. What makes this one of the best alcohol-free entertainment spots in Boston is the outdoor seal habitat, which is open all year round and is free of charge. The IMAX theater also plays movies in 3D.

Museum of Science

1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-2500
www.mos.org

Instead of heading to the bar on a Friday night, why not head over to the Museum of Science? From 8:30- 10:00 p.m., patrons can go up on the roof of the parking garage at the museum and gaze at the stars. What makes this the best alcohol-free entertainment in Boston? It’s free!

Shakespeare on the Common

Boston Common
Boston, MA
(607) 357-8300
www.cityofboston.gov

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
539 Tremont Street, Unit 308
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-0863
www.commshakes.org

During the summer months, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company performs a number of Shakespeare plays on Boston Common. Everyone is invited to bring a blanket and picnic foods to enjoy while watching the performance. Not only is this the best alcohol-free entertainment in Boston, but it’s also kid-friendly.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 478-3100
www.icaboston.org

The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston has it all, including art exhibitions, films and performances. There are also hands-on workshops and activities. During the summer, the ICA offers a free concert series. With so many different options to choose from, the ICA offers some of the best alcohol-free entertainment in Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300
www.mfa.org

With over 450,000 objects to view at the Museum of Fine Arts, its safe to say that you’ll be coming back more than once. From paintings by Van Gogh to more contemporary artists, the Museum of Fine Arts has it all. What makes this one of the best alcohol-free sources of entertainment in Boston is the Egyptian exhibit. Here you will find a “world-class” collection of mummies.

- Stephanie Geary
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