Things To Do in Boston on Weekdays after 5 PM

Since many places and museums are closed daily by 5 PM, we gathered some ideas to spend a fun afternoon in the city.
Select your chosen activity according to your location and interests, and get the most out of Boston.



1. Self-Guided Tours

Explore one of the city’s neighborhoods following a self-guided tour with a focus on women’s heritage.
Check out some options here.

2. Museums

Visit one of the museums that open after 5 PM on specific days:

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Museum of Fine Arts till 10 PM.
  • The Institute of Contemporary Art till 9 PM.
  • Museum of Science till 9 PM.

* Boston Public Library is open till 9 PM on Monday-Thursday. On Wednesdays, June to August, they offer concerts in the Courtyard 6-7 PM.

3. SoWa Neighborhood

Enjoy one of Boston’s coolest neighborhoods – SoWa Art & Design District.
On the first Friday of every month, galleries, shops, restaurants, and bars are open till 9 PM.
Click here for more details.

4. Shopping

Shopping locations that open till 9 PM:



5. Viewpoint

Be impressed by Boston skyline on Skywalk Observatory:
Winter hours are 10 AM to 8 PM.
Summer hours are 10 AM to 10 PM.

Public Open Night at the Observatory, free on Wednesday 8:30-9:30 PM.
Click here for more information and tickets reservation.

6. Comedy & Theater #MadeByWomen

Have a good laugh in a comedy show at one of the Boston Comedy Chicks evenings,
Or watch one of the feminist productions of the Nora Theater Company.

7. Musicals

Enjoy one of the musicals that are presented in one of Boston’s theaters:

8. Parks

Visit one of the many parks around Boston:

  • Lawn on D – Open till 10 PM with occasional concerts and public events in the afternoon.
  • The Boston Common and Public Garden.
  • The Esplanade on the Charles River.
  • Harvard campus nearby Cambridge.
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway – a mile and a half of rooftop garden above a highway tunnel at the heart of Boston.

9. Changing Events

Check out WWP Boston calendar to find daily events about women, organized by women or for women.

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