- Museum of Fine Arts: (MIT students get in free!)
Directions: Take the Red line from Kendall to Park St, change to the E Green line, get off at the Museum stop.
- Museum of Science: (Tremendous fun, and MIT students get in free!)
Directions: Take the Red line from Kendall to Park St, change to any Lechmere bound Green line train, get off at the Science Park stop. Or you could walk North along the Charles river, it's a nice 20-minute walk from MIT.
- New England Aquarium: Amazing exhibits. Tickets are much cheaper if you get them from the MIT Activities Committee.
Directions: Take the Red line to Park st, change to any Lechmere bound Green line train, change at Government Center to the Blue line towards Wonderland. Get off at the Aquarium stop.
- Carson Beach: (very nice and small, south of Boston, with a real beach house and board walk)
Directions: Take the Red line to JFK/UMass, walk towards the sea. 20 MINUTES FROM MIT!
- Revere Beach: (larger, north of Boston, more waves and people)
Directions: Take the Red line to Park st, change to any Lechmere bound Green line train, change at Government Center to the Blue Line towards Wonderland. Get off at Revere Beach.
- Harvard Museum of Natural History: Free on Sundays if you get there before noon or if you go with a Harvard student. Most wonderful glass flowers exhibit which has just reopened after renovations.
- Boston Public Library Main Branch: Great building, great collection, free entry, rare books, tours, daily newspapers from all major world cities. Also movie showings, readings, discussion groups etc.
- Arnold Arboretum of Harvard Univeristy: Open sunrise to sunset year round. No picnicking. Wonderful relaxing oasis of trees and flowering shrubs. Watch for the lilacs and azaleas plus of course the autumn foliage. Public tours on the weekends. Free.
Directions: Take the Orange line to the Forest Hills Station. The Arboretum's Forest Hills Gate is a one-block walk northwest along the Arborway from the station. You can also take #39 bus to the Monument stop in Jamaica Plain. From there, walk five blocks south along Centre St. to the intersection with the Arborway (Rte. 203). The Hunnewell Building is located inside the Main Gate.