It’s an exciting weekend for residents of the Bay State, as some of the most beloved attractions open for the season.
The famous Swan Boats in Boston are open for business daily. Take the kids for a 15-minute cruise in the Public Garden which has charmed generations of New England families since 1877. Open daily from 10am to 4pm, $2.75 adults, $2 seniors, $1.50 children ages 2-15.
Garden in the Woods (180 Hemenway Road) in Framingham is an ever-changing living museum that has more than 1,000 native plant species, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens. Pack a picnic lunch and dine on the patio. Hours are Tuesday through Sundays from 9am to 5pm, Adults (18+) $10; Seniors (65+) $7; Youths (3-17) $5; Children under 3 Free.
Davis Farmland (145 Redstone Hill) in Sterling officially opened for the season on Thursday, April 14 daily 9:30am-6pm promising lots of animal fun and adventure for kids. Gathering eggs, milking the cows and bottle feeding the new baby animals are just some of the activities your child can do at Davis Farmland. There are friendly ponies, pigs, sheep, turkeys, bunnies, chickens and cows. Ages 2 - 59: $15.95, Seniors 60+ $12.95
It’s the perfect time of year to check out the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center (1904 Canton Ave.) in Milton. Established in 1885, the Blue Hill Observatory is the country’s oldest continually operating weather observatory, and can be reached by hiking or biking from the Trailside Museum and Blue Hill Ski Area parking lots on Route 138. Weekend Guided Tours: Saturdays and Sundays from late morning to mid-afternoon. $3 for adults, $1.50 for ages 5-17, free for ages 5 and under, and free for members of the Observatory