Boston is a historic city that you don’t want to miss. With a wide variety of fun and educational activities, it offers you and your students an unforgettable experience!
Tour the USS Constitution “Old Ironsides”
The oldest commissioned warship in the world will be a fascinating visit for you and your students. Here you will see a piece of American history in real life. This gives you a chance to teach your students in a more hands-on way. With interactive exhibits, activities, and a vast collection of real artifacts, students will be sure to enjoy this one. Especially those fascinated by history!
Enjoy a Boston Symphony Orchestra concert
Few young people can claim that they have heard the beauty of live orchestral music. Even fewer can say they experienced that of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity! Students that are a part of school choirs and bands will especially enjoy themselves on this one. Not only will they be witnessing skilled professionals do what they know best in a field that fascinates them, but they may also find that this is the sort of thing they’d like to do in the future!
Visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is a must-see for anyone interested in our country’s political and democratic system. Don’t think this is just for the students who would like to be politicians though! Understanding democracy is vital. This educational institute will allow you and your students to take part in debates, and play the role of senators. What better way to understand our politics, than taking part in some first-hand experience?
Explore the New England Aquarium
Every school trip to Boston should have a visit to the New England Aquarium on the list! This aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals, so the students will never get bored. With such a range of exhibits, it will be easy to lose track of time – not that that’s a bad thing. Apart from all the different animals, this aquarium also has an IMAX theatre. There your students can relax and watch some documentaries about our incredible world.
See a Boston Red Sox Baseball Game
Everyone should experience the “Great American Pastime” – especially if it’s a Red Sox game! Your students will have the time of their lives rooting for their favorite teams and players. They will be able to shout at the top of their lungs, surrounded by friends and other baseball fans. Even those not normally interested in baseball won’t be able to resist the energy in the stands!
Plymouth Rock / Plimouth Plantation
Plymouth Rock is one for the history fans! Identified as the “Pilgrims’ steppingstone to the New World,” it is a marvelous place to remember our country’s history. While you’re there, why not drop by Plimouth Plantation? Immerse your group in 17th century America by visiting the recreation of a small farming community built by the Pilgrims. There is also a range of rare breed animals that the students can meet and learn about! The Plantation even has a cinema, where your students can get back in touch with the modern world in a historic spot.
See the Blue Man Group
Who doesn’t know and love these 3 quirky men? This show will absolutely be the highlight of your students’ trip. They’ll be laughing, they’ll be singing, and they’ll be dancing along in their seats. Audience participation is a huge part of these shows, so get ready for the spotlight to shine on you!
If you are looking for a way to engage students in history, Boston is the city to visit. This city brings history to life, while also showcasing fantastic current entertainment. Take your students to Boston this year!