Planning a trip to Boston? Make sure you add a visit to the Skywalk Observatory to your itinerary.
The panoramic windows from the top of Boston’s second tallest building provide guests with unparalleled views of the world class universities, hospitals, stadiums, and gorgeous architecture that makes Boston great.
Self guided tours provide information and entertainment about Boston and neighboring communities, geographic landmarks such as parks and rivers, and famed structures like the Zakim Bridge and America’s most beloved baseball stadium, Fenway Park.
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1. Pase All-Inclusive – Todo lo que pueda hacer. Incluye entrada a decenas de atracciones.
2. Explorer Pass – Elija mientras recorre. Incluye entrada hasta para 5 atracciones.
3. Cree su propio pase – Seleccione las atracciones que quiere visitar antes de visitarlas.
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Consejos para visitar el Observatorio Skywalk
- Go during the day for the best views. With clear, sunny forecasts, you’ll be able to see all of the attractions mentioned in the tour and even catch a glimpse of all six New England states.
- Plan on spending at least an hour here. The tour alone takes 40-minutes to complete, but you’ll want to save some extra time to do some self-guided exploration of the exhibits, gift shop, and observation deck.
- Grab an Acoustiguide player and listen on as special guest narrators like Keith Lockhart and Freedom Trail guide Sam Jones walk you through the history of Boston and the SkyWalk Observatory
- Use a Go Boston Card to save money on admission to this popular attraction and dozens more
- Bring a camera and make sure to snap some photos of the gorgeous views
- Active military personnel and their dependents, as well as Massachusetts Teacher Association members, are eligible for free admission with the proper identification
Things to Do at Skywalk Boston
Go on a self-guided tour
Just beyond the turnstile, you’ll find a rack of Acoustiguide Opus Touch audio players. Grab one and join in on the narrated tour – make sure to go right at the entrance in order to follow along properly.
Along the windows are small plaques with numbers. Entering a number into your audio player will start a recording that describes what can be seen at each vantage point. For the little ones in your party, a different number will provide a kid-friendly version of the same information.
Guest narrators like Sam Jones will help to paint a picture of Boston’s history and the many famous landmarks you can see from the top. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the red roof of the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in the Fens, or the black and white wings of the I.M. Pei designed John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum way out on Columbia Point.
When you are not listening, hang it around an elbow or your neck as you explore the interactive exhibits, take a selfie with the Boston Common and State House in the background, or pick up a souvenir in the gift shop.
Las visitas para adultos están disponibles en inglés, español, francés, alemán, japonés y mandarín, mientras que la versión para niños es solo en inglés.
Check out the exhibits
Sería fácil pasar toda su visita mirando por las ventanas a las impresionantes vistas. En las paredes interiores, sin embargo, hay una serie de exhibiciones interactivas que no se deben perder.
Aquí los visitantes pueden aprender sobre la historia de Boston, su geografía, equipos deportivos, residentes famosos y más.
At the Coming to America exhibit, you’ll learn all sorts of cool facts, like the statistic that states that 1 in 5 Americans have an ancestor that migrated through Boston. While looking at photos and replicas of the small, simple bags early immigrants carried with them, two portraits magically come to life and tell their stories.
Juega un juego o mira una película
The three computer terminals in the Who Wants to be an American? exhibit allow contestants to play along in a special game show. Instead of getting voted off the island or declared the biggest loser, the winner of this game will answer the most correct answers from the exam immigrants must pass in order to become citizens.
If you need a break and want to sit down, the movie theater runs two short films in a continuous loop. “Wings Over Boston” gives viewers an up-close feel of the entire city, and “Dreams of Freedom” is a multimedia journey through time.
Usa los telescopios
En más de 700 con los pies en el aire, incluso los objetos cercanos parecen pequeños y distantes. Mediante el uso de uno de los telescopios estacionarios dispersos, los visitantes pueden ver las islas del puerto, las ciudades suburbanas y las personas y los objetos en toda la ciudad con un poco más de claridad.
If you look hard enough, you may even see out to New Hampshire.
Nearby Things to Do
Not only does Skywalk Boston give guests an incredible view of some of the most exciting and interesting places to visit in in Boston, it is also located close to many of them. Visit Skywalk Boston first, and then make notes of the places described in the tour that you want to visit.
Fenway Park Tour
You can’t visit Boston without stopping at America’s most beloved baseball stadium, Fenway Park. Lucky for you, the ballpark is a short walk from the Prudential Center and a definite can’t-miss. Take a tour of the stadium and explore the surrounding restaurants and Yawkey Way.
Getting in: Fenway Park Tour tickets are included with Go Boston Card.
Boston is one of the most historically significant states in the country, so make sure to brush up on your history knowledge while here. Start with a Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Downtown Boston. Follow the 1-mile tour past 11 different landmarks and sites from the early days of the American Revolution.
Getting in: Freedom Trail Walking Tour tickets are included with Go Boston Card.
Boston Duck Boats
If you want a street and river level tour of the city, then you have to take a classic Boston Duck Boat tour. These leave right from the Prudential Center, so you’re already where you have to be. This high-energy will give you a unique perspective on Boston’s history and you’ll pass many famous parts of the city and Cambridge, too.
Getting in: Boston Duck Tour tickets are included as a premium option with Go Boston Card.
Explore the arts
Visit nearby art museums for a look at Boston’s best collections. The Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum are both located relatively close to Skywalk Boston.
At the Museum of Fine Arts, you’ll find a collection of over 450,000 works of ancient and contemporary art. Peruse pieces that paint a picture of Boston’s tasteful art scene and the creative spirit of New England. There are fifty-three gorgeous galleries, a gift shop, and a cafe to explore.
The Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum offers an intimate collection of fine and decorative art pieces housed in a 15th century, Venetian Palazzo-inspired building. The center of the complex serves as a gorgeous and lively garden, while the surrounding halls and exhibition are filled with equally as beautiful artwork.
Visit the Public Garden
In nice weather, nothing beats a stroll through the Public Garden, America’s oldest botanical garden. While you are there, take a leisurely ride on a Swan Boat under the world’s smallest suspension bridge.
Getting in: Swan Boat Ride tickets are included with Go Boston Card.
Lugares cercanos para comer
Directly above Skywalk Boston is the Top of the Hub, one of the finest restaurants in the city, and certainly the one with the best view. With onsite pastry chefs and florists, no detail is left out in ensuring an unparalleled dining experience. This is not a place for every tourist, however. The dining room requires business attire for lunch, and business causal for dinner.
For a more casual meal, the Prudential Center has more than two dozen restaurants and specialty food stores including Five Napkin Burger, P.F. Chang’s, Boston’s Eataly, and the California Pizza Kitchen.
Outside the Prudential Center, the Back Bay neighborhood offers an abundance of choices to suit every taste and palate. Try Chilli Duck Thai Cuisine for excellent fare from southeast Asia, or the Flour Bakery + Café to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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- marzo 11 - Noviembre 3 : 10 : 00 estoy 10 : 00 pm (último ascensor en 9 : 30 pm)
- Cierres: Día de Navidad. febrero 12 th - mitad del norte cerrado en 3 : 30 pm y febrero 20 th - TODOS cerrados en 4 : 00 pm.
Indicaciones y dirección
Centro Prudencial, 800 Boylston Street
50 Piso del th
Boston, MA 2199
Transporte público: Tome el tren T: Línea Verde "E" hacia la parada Prudential O la Línea Naranja hacia la parada Back Bay.
Save on Tickets with a Go Boston Card
Remember, the Go Boston® Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility, which includes Skywalk Observatory tickets, plus admission to your choice of other top attractions.
Ahorre hasta un 55 % en los principales museos, recorridos y actividades en comparación con el precio en la puerta de entrada. Visite varias atracciones por un precio reducido.