Fun ways to #optoutside this Black Friday! Not into the mad dash for deals on Black Friday? REI wasn’t either. They started a movement to encourage people to skip the shopping and instead #optoutside on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Here are three events to get you and your family outside this Black Friday!
#1 Opt Outside at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Start an #optoutside tradition on Black Friday. The Botanical Garden offers woodland trails, hilltop views, and curious discoveries around every corner. And throughout November, you can find hidden garden gnomes throughout the property! See information on Gnomevember.
New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
#2 Discovery Woods at Discovery Museum
Enter a rustic treehouse with quirky windows and fun features and activities nestled in a cluster of black birch trees. Touch the gnarly trunks of locust tree corner beams, look down 15 feet through windows set in the crooks of tree branches to get a birds-eye and squirrels-eye view of the trees, woods, and rain garden below. Make observations inside, above, and below with binoculars and other science tools. The treehouse is accessible from an on-grade elevated walkway that accommodates strollers and wheelchairs. Advance tickets required.
Discovery Museum in Acton
177 Main St
Acton, MA 01720
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