Pilots go over instruments and preflight checks before letting students hone flight patterns behind the controls of two-seater helicopters.
The 30-minute tour takes guests over Boston in a Robinson R44 helicopter, granting them aerial views of Harvard, Fenway Park, and the Charles River.
FAA-approved helicopter flight instructors; aspiring aviators pilot a Robinson helicopter for 30 minutes while an HD video camera records.
$589 for a 25-minute South Shore helicopter tour for four ($740 value).
Making up the Zoos of New England, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo stand home to over hundreds animals including tigers, gorillas, & lions
Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with guests during self-guided tours & live animal shows led by wildlife experts
Library features world-known exhibit that includes a three-story-tall globe made of stained glass
Get up-close views of colorful butterflies as they flutter and sip nectar from vibrant plants growing in the indoor atrium
During sleigh rides, a pair of majestic black percherons draws riders through the farm; private ride includes hot chocolate and s’mores.
Captain and crew lead sightseeing and sunset tours past Harvard, Beacon Hill, and historic sights along the Charles River and Boston Harbor
Sip six samples of wine while snacking on cheese plates; take home souvenir wine glasses and wine purchased with a 15% discount
Get cozy with a pink and purple python or alligator during this reptile tour
Explore the glimmering bounty uncovered from a 300-year-old pirate ship, The Whydah, and hear the tale of how she sank
More than 20 interactive exhibits include a tree house, music room, and pirate ship
Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey
Wines carefully crafted from hybrid wine grapes within a scenic vineyard
Expert mead maker Michael Fairbrother offers up fermentation insight as well as fruit-tinged and spiced meads for tasting
Exhibits explore the personal and political lives of John F. Kennedy, America’s 35th President
Experienced guides lead visitors on a tour of some of Salem’s most historic sites, including the Witch Trial Memorial
Guests tour this historic brewery space and sample modern microbrews made with imported hops
Learn about techniques used to make whiskey and gin; tours are offered Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Kids ride a pony or get up-close with barnyard animals during playtime with rabbits, gerbils, birds, and even a kangaroo.
Interactive exhibits and more than 15,000 sex-related artifacts explore the truths and enduring mysteries of human (and animal) sexuality
Costume-clad tour guides lead visitors along the Freedom Trail passing by historic landmarks and imparting facts about revolutionary figures
From the merchant: Come and sample our brews made with genuine Imported Irish Barley, take a tour and go home with a sleek sampler glass!
Learn to fly a plane during a half-day lesson; a discovery flight takes guests up in the air with a trained pilot
A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings
Learn all about different wines and what kinds of foods they pair well with at this fun seminar led by professionals
Learn how grapes and grains transform into wine and spirits during tastings and private tours
Cruise and trolley tickets for children aged 4–12 regularly start at $14; children under age 4 ride free.