Skywalk Observatory

 
The Skywalk Observatory is a unique vantage point sitting on the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower, located in the heart of the city in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. With 360-degree views, student, scout, and homeschool groups can see the Boston Harbor Islands, Logan Airport, Fenway Park, Copley Square, Boston Common, Cambridge and the Charles River. Skywalk also features the Dreams of Freedom Museum, which follows Boston’s immigration experience. Tours of the observatory end with two short films about Boston, “Wings Over Boston” and “Dreams of Freedom.” Acoustiguide audio tours are available in 6 languages. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 800 Boylston St., 50th Floor, Boston, MA 02199. Suffolk County. 
 
Tel: 617-859-0648.
 
 
 
Hrs: 10AM-10PM.
 
SCHOOLS
The Skywalk Observatory will provide learning experiences in history and geography as well as a day of fun for your students. In addition to viewing the Boston from 700 feet up, students will have the opportunity to learn about the city’s cultural diversity through interactive exhibits in the Dreams of Freedom Museum. Exhibits also feature fun Boston trivia. All exhibits are designed to meet Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Learn more about group rates
 
Contact Info
Contact: Po Yan Yeung, skywalkgroupsales@topofthehub.net
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 20 or more to qualify for group rates.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
 
Cost: Group rates available.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: U.S. history, geography, architecture, immigration, culture. 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on Architecture badges from an aerial perspective at Skywalk Observatory. At 700 feet up, scouts will see the different architectural styles of Boston’s famous landmarks. The Dreams of Freedom Museum also provides an opportunity for scouts to work on American Cultures badges, as they’ll learn how immigration played an important role in shaping the city of Boston. Learn more about group rates
 
Contact Info
Contact: Po Yan Yeung, skywalkgroupsales@topofthehub.net
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 20 or more to qualify for group rates.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
 
Cost: Group rates available.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: U.S. history, geography, architecture, immigration, American culture. 
 
HOMESCHOOL
The Skywalk Observatory will provide learning experiences in history and geography as well as a day of fun for your homeschool groups. In addition to viewing the Boston from 700 feet high, homeschoolers will also learn how immigration played an important role in shaping the city through exhibits in the Dreams of Freedom Museum. Exhibits also feature fun Boston trivia. All exhibits are designed to meet Massachusetts learning standards. Learn more about group rates
 
Contact Info
Contact: Po Yan Yeung, skywalkgroupsales@topofthehub.net
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 20 or more to qualify for group rates.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
 
Cost: Group rates available.
 
Topics Covered: U.S. history, geography, architecture, immigration, culture. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

360 Degrees Observatories Lesson Plan

Most major cities have an observation deck. Built on top of skyscrapers, they provide visitors with 360˚ views of the world below and give them an opportunity to view a city from a different perspective. Students observe the physical and human geography of a city from the vantage point of an observation deck.... Continue