Tropical Storm Henri will bring some dreary rain for the next few days, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying Boston!
The next time the rain gets you down, check out one of these indoor activities to get you off your feet and into the city.
1. Check out the Monets at the MFA
Did you know that the Boston Museum of Fine Arts hosts the largest collections of Monet paintings outside of France? Even if the weather outside is frightful, you can still experience the beautiful natural scenes of Claude Monet at the Monet and Boston: Legacy Illuminated exhibit.
2 – 6. Take a cooking class
Get out of your kitchen comfort zone and take a cooking class with your friends, family, or loved ones. Not only will you have fun and eat fantastic food, you’ll also be able to recreate the dishes afterwards as many times as you want.
7. Visit the Theater of Electricity at the Boston Museum of Science
The Boston Museum of Science, a learning hotspot for the young and the young at heart, is home to a unique showcase of the power of static electricity. Two pillars topped by luminescent orbs stand in the center of the museum’s Theater of Electricity. The theater hosts a show entitled Lightning!, that shows the power of electricity, and the performance is included in the price of admission for the museum’s Exhibit Halls.
8. …and while you’re there, catch a movie at Mugar Omni Theater.
IMAX fans will love the five-story-tall screen at the Mugar Omni Theater at the Museum of Science. Current showings include Superpower Dogs and Back from the Brink, a documentary that follows three true stories of animal breeds that were saved from the brink of extinction.
9. Discover a hidden underground bar
If you’re in the mood to hit the bars despite the weather, make it an adventure and ‘discover’ this underground bar. Hidden underneath the iconic Modern Pastry Shop, one of the city’s famous North End Italian bakeries, is the Modern Underground Bar and Grill. Despite its location just beneath one of Boston’s eminent tourist destinations, many tourists and locals alike unwittingly pass by this charming underground spot!
10. Ogle at fish at the New England Aquarium
Escape the rain by spending a day exploring the New England Aquarium. A paradise for fish enthusiasts and the young at heart, the NEAQ is a perfect spot to spend an afternoon. Though you’ll need to reserve a time when you book your tickets, there’s no time limit for visits, meaning you can stare in awe for as long as you’d like.
11. Jump on the charcuterie craze at Kured
Need a pick-me-up on a rainy day? Try out a customized charcuterie board at Kured in Beacon Hill, where you can pick out your very own selections of meats and cheeses to take home. Better yet, they also offer local delivery to get your custom boards sent straight to your home!
12. Explore the Virgil Abloh exhibit (and more!) at the Institute of Contemporary Art
The Institute of Contemporary Art, apart from being housed in an impressive building that makes the most of its harborside location, hosts a rotating collection of excellent contemporary art exhibits. After a sold-out opening on July 3, Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” will showcase the work of the creative chameleon known for his work with Off-White. Other exhibits include Beyond Infinity, which focuses on Yayoi Kusama’s legacy in the art world; Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors, a sound and video installation described as a “feminine nihilistic gospel song;” and an exhibition composed of work by sculptor Eva LeWitt.
[featured image: Unsplash / Osman Rana]