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Stay Warm With The Top Indoor Winter Events in Boston

If you’re in the Boston area, you know its cold outside right now. This doesn’t have to keep you stuck in your hotel room throughout your trip. Boston is home to plenty of indoor winter activities and events. Here are some great choices.

Public Open Night @ the BU Astronomical Observatory

Enjoy observing the sky at night through binoculars and telescopes. The Public Open Night at the Observatory is a great opportunity to see something you’ve never seen before. These nights happen on Wednesday evenings throughout the year.

Public open nights are weather permitting and start at 8:30pm during the spring and summer and 7:30pm during the fall and winter. The program will last for about an hour.

It is open to everyone. Starting times are 8:30pm during the spring and summer, and 7:30pm during the fall and winter. The program lasts about an hour.

Free Thursdays at the ICA

If you love modern art, the free Thursdays at the Institute of Contemporary Art provide the perfect opportunity for an indoor winter activity in Boston. The museum was founded as the Boston Museum of Modern Art in 1936 with a mission to exhibit contemporary art.

Insider travel tip: each Thursday, from 5pm to 9pm, general admission to the ICA is free.

Open Mic Night – For Comedians

When it’s time for a laugh, the open mic night at Cheapshots Comedy Club at Sally O’Brien’s is the place to be. It’s only for comedians and provides two-minute sets from each performer. Shaw Carter will host the event on January 20th from 7:30pm to 10pm.


Boston Loves Impressionism

Throughout the month of January, the Museum of Fine Arts will provide the Boston Loves Impressionism event. Spending time enjoying this exhibit provides a great Boston winter activity. Vote for your favorite painting out of the fifty choices. The top thirty chosen will become a part of the exhibit. Admission is free.

Whether you’re traveling through Boston on a budget and need a free event to keep you entertained or you just want to get out of the cold, any of these upcoming indoor Boston events will provide plenty of fun. These are just a few of the many great winter activities found in Boston.