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The phrase “Labor Day Weekend” is enough to make any student cringe, young or old. It usually means the end of a rockin’ summer and the beginning of a new school year. But not to worry – there are still some fun things to do before you head back to the classroom.
Labor Day weekend in Boston is not only the invasion of college students, but also the last of the summertime events that are fun for the whole family. There are events all of over the city that are worth attending before that exciting first day of school!
Take a trip to the tropics without even leaving Boston! Visit the tropical forest at the Franklin Park Zoo where it is always 72 degrees and an abundance of wildlife! Come see Kiki, the rest of the gorilla family, and so many more types of animals. There is even story time on both Saturdays and Sundays, and then you can get all the biofacts right after the stories! And if the Tropical Forest gets too hot, then head on over to the Frog Pond and Spray fountain! It is right in the Boston Common and is a quick and easy way to cool down in the summer heat.
If the tropics aren’t your scene, then check out the Museum of Science’s simulator experience. Take a trip to the moon or ride a crazy roller coaster without even leaving the museum! But if the kids aren’t old enough for the simulator experience, check out the Boston Children’s Museum. There are always great special events and activities that are fun for kids of all ages. Some this Labor Day weekend include Big and Little Month in the art studio where you can create some really big projects… and some little ones. Get ready to get dirty with the Messy Activity; have fun making a mess while learning and working on sensory skills. So check out Boston’s museums if you like fun and learning, but mostly fun!
Labor Day can be a hectic time for many families. But it’s important to be able to have some great family fun before heading back to school. And Boston is just the place to do it!