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Friday, August 9 – Monday, September 9

Museum of Science Bridges of Boston Member Cruise

Join your fellow Museum members on an exclusive members-only cruise offered by Charles Riverboat Company. This 90-minute narrated cruise through the Charles River and Boston Harbor focuses on Boston’s bridges and dam and lock system and will provide insight into many of Boston’s engineering marvels!

Cruises depart from the CambridgeSide Galleria directly outside the food court. We recommend you arrive to the ticket booth at least 15 minutes prior to departure. There is only one cruise per day, so late arrivals cannot be accommodated and tickets will not be refunded. Please allow yourself extra time for unexpected delays, parking and walking over to the Galleria if you park at the Museum (approximately 10-minute walk).


Cruises will run once a day Friday – Monday (August 9 – September 9, 2019), leaving at 9:30 am and returning at approximately 11:00 am.



  • Adults (12+): $28
  • Senior(60+)/Child (3 – 11): $20

This event is not recommended for children under age 3. Due to Coast Guard regulations, a ticket must be purchased for every person on board, so if you choose to include a child under the age of 3 in your party, you must purchase a child's ticket for them.

This is a members-only event, and ticket availability is limited to the number of Exhibit Halls admissions permitted with your membership. Tickets are sold first come, first served, and space is limited.


Ticket Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation of your ticket order. Print this email confirmation at home, or present it using a mobile device at check-in. Tickets may also be printed at the Museum of Science box office.

You must have your ticket confirmation and your Museum of Science membership card to check in for your cruise. A second email confirmation will be sent approximately one week before your cruise date.

You must have an online account linked to your membership to purchase tickets through our website. If you prefer, you may call 617-723-2500 and purchase tickets over the phone. Our call center is staffed daily, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Tickets are not refundable.


Schedules and Departure

Cruises will depart from the Lechmere Canal at the CambridgeSide Galleria (outside the food court entrance). Signs will give directions from the Museum of Science garage to the point of departure.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time to check in. Bring your ticket confirmation and your Museum of Science membership with you to check in at Canal Park.


Other Details

  • Parking at Museum or Cambridgeside Galleria (membership validation is only available for the Museum)
  • Boats offer handicap accessibility
  • Boats offer bar and light snacks for purchase during the cruise. Charles Riverboat Company now only takes credit and debit cards onboard. No cash is accepted.


Each cruise will last approximately 90 minutes. We recommend that members allow at least 45 minutes between their scheduled return and any other timed events.



Parking is available first come, first served at the Museum garage. Standard member rates apply. For garage hours, fees, and additional information, visit

For public transportation options: Visit for subway, bus, and commuter rail directions.


What to Bring

Food and Drinks: Light snacks will be available for purchase aboard your cruise. You are also welcome to bring your own food and beverages, but alcoholic beverages and cooking equipment (i.e. grills) will not be permitted on board.

Clothing: While the weather this time of year is typically warm and sunny, it can be cooler and windier on the water. Please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Cruises will depart rain or shine.


Additional Information

  • There are restrooms on the boats.
  • The boats, including the restrooms, and the boarding area are fully wheelchair accessible.
  • For the safety and comfort of all guests, smoking will not be permitted on board.
  • If you are particularly prone to seasickness, we recommend you take your normal precautions.

Museum of Science Bridges of Boston Member Cruises are offered in conjunction with the Charles Riverboat Company



External Location

Members Only Event

Separate ticket required. Cost: Adult $28; Senior/Child: $20


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