Waterfront Family Fun Week

About Family Fun Week

Every year thousands of local area school children and their families look forward to enjoying a break from their studies and spend some quality time together during February vacation.  This year we invite you to visit Boston's waterfront for hundreds of free and low cost activities to keep young explorers and adventurers learning and entertained.  

We've put together a $5,000 educational scholarship by way of a coloring contest to make your family's time on the waterfront even more rewarding.  So come and enjoy world class attractions at Boston's Children's Museum, the New England Aquarium, and the Museum of Science Boston.  Then stay for some great food, shopping, and fun at over 300 local businesses - many of whom are offering great savings and specials for Family Fun Week.  Just look for our window decals or return to this site for more info.


$5000 Scholarship Coloring Contest (Winner Update Below)

Starting on February 14, 2014, visit any of our participating partners to pick up the official Winter on the Waterfront "Family Fun Week" coloring materials generously underwritten by the Langham Hotel Boston and upload your child's finished artwork to Twitter and Instagram to enter the drawing for our $5000 scholarship.

1. Visit any of our participating local businesses partners and request the free Family Fun Week coloring materials.  You can find the list of partner businesses here

2. Have your child express themselves fully and color in the sheet using our materials.  Thinking and coloring outside of the "box" is acceptable and encouraged.

3. Once your child has completed their coloring masterpiece, snap a photo of the completed work and upload the entry to Instagram or Twitter with our hashtag: #WOTWBos.  You may enter more than once, but each entry must be a different completed work.  Your child must be under the age of 18 years old to qualify for the savings bond.

Additionally, remember to bring your ticket stubs from any local museums to enjoy some additional savings and offers.

Drawing for the Family Fun Week Coloring contest will be done on March 3, 2014 (we've added an extra 2 days to enter) and the winner will be notified via Twitter or Instagram.  Good luck!

(Update: March 4, 2014)

Congrats to Daryanna on being selected for the $5000 College Scholarship! We had over 150 entries for the scholarship from all over the country and you can see them in the gallery below.



MBTA: Winter on the Waterfront encourages the use of public transportation whenever possible via the MBTA to visit the waterfront.  Many of the waterfront locations are conveniently located near major T stations and accessible via foot.  You can plan your trip here:


Water Taxis:  City Water Taxi provides service to the entire Boston waterfront. Pay your fare on board, or order tickets online and travel directly to one of our numerous stops.  With professional captains, reliable service, clean and comfortable boats, we get you to your destination quickly and safely.  You can buy tickets online or dial them directly at 617.422.0392

Parking Garages:  There are a number of different parking options available along the waterfront.  The rates may vary, but their location can't be beat.  Here are a few garages that can help you plan your trip: Parking Garages List


We are collecting daily waterfront promotions for you.  Please return to this site for updates on some great deals you won't find anywhere else.  

Waterfront Business, do you want to add your offer to this list?  Please fill in this form.