Parents: After-School Programs

Arts/Culture

Boston has a wealth of programs, activities, and events to teach and inspire its diverse young population. Explore some of the resources below to find out more.

Boston Youth Zone – From acting like a Shakespearian king to mosaic tile-making, this City of Boston sponsored site provides a searchable database as well as an events calendar that covers many Boston cultural institutions, activities, and related resources.

The Fenway Alliance – Offers a Fenway Cultural District Calendar searchable by date or venue that highlights events, activities, and programs of Fenway Alliance member institutions:

Berklee College of Music, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Emmanuel College, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, The Forsyth Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, Huntington Theater Company, Isabella Steward Gardner Museum, Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Museum of Fine Arts, New England Conservatory, Northeastern University, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Wheelock College, and YMCA of Greater Boston

Boston Theaters – The following list provides contact information on Boston theaters.

  • American Repertory Theatre 617-547-8300
  • Berklee Performance Center 617-747-8890
  • Boston Center for the Arts 617-426-7700 or 2787
  • Boston Children's Theatre 617-424-6634
  • Charles Playhouse 617-426-6912 Ages 16+ call about ushering and see the show for free
  • Colonial & Wilbur Theatres 617-426-9366
  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company 617-747-4468
  • Emerson Majestic Theatre 617-824-8000
  • Footlight Club 617-524-6506
  • Huntington Theatre 617-266-0800
  • Riverside Theatre Works 617-361-7024
  • Shubert Theatre 617-482-9393
  • Strand Theatre 617-282-8000
  • Stuart Street Playhouse 617-426-4499 Ages 16+ call about ushering and see the show for free
  • Wang Center 617-482-9393
  • Wheelock Family Theatre 617-734-4760

Boston Museums – The following list provides contact information on Boston museums.

  • Children's Museum 617-426-8855
  • Commonwealth Museum 617-727-9268
  • Gardner Museum 617-727-9268
  • Harvard Art Museums 617-495-9400
  • Harvard Natural History Museums 617-495-3045
  • Institute of Contemporary Art 617-266-5152
  • John F. Kennedy Library & Museum 617-514-1600
  • MIT Museum 617-253-4444
  • Museum of Afro-American History 617-725-0022
  • Museum of Bad Art 781-444-6757
  • Museum of Fine Art 617-267-9300
  • Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Artists 617-442-8614
  • Museum of Science 617-723-2500
  • Museum of Transportation 617-522-6547
  • New England Aquarium 617-973-5200
  • Peabody Museum of Archeology (Harvard) 617-496-1027
  • Trailside Museum 617-333-0690