Boston Universities Great For Family Outings

Filed in Things To Do by on March 3, 2010 0 Comments

This past weekend we drove over to my alma mater Boston University to see the women’s basketball team defeat the the New Hampshire Wildcats.  With 2 younger children it is not always easy to find fun and inexpensive things to do but we have found that going to sports events at Boston Area Colleges and Universities is not just cheap but fun for the whole family.

For 7 bucks a person not only did we experience a great basketball game but enjoyed the charged atmosphere that comes with small sports venues like the Case Center’s The Roof, where the women’s team plays.  You wouldn’t think there would be that much hooplah for such a game but every game has the BU dancers performing, as well as cheerleaders and the BU Band.

During breaks in the game the cheerleaders throw out team jerseys which the kids get a big kick out of.  The picture is of my son after he took the initiative of moving closer to the court so that he would be a better target for the cheerleaders throwing out the jerseys.  A picture is worth a thousand words…

BU is not the only venue that offers this type of experience.  Boston College also provides similar sports events as does NorthEastern.  We recently went to a BC- Maine Hockey game with the kids and they also had a blast at that game.

I am sure that there are plenty of other examples of sporting events at the local Boston Universities that serve as both fun and learning events for younger kids.  Check out the links below to see if there is something going on that fits the bill:

Boston University Terriers

Boston College Eagles

Northeastern University Huskies

Simmons College Sharks

Emmanuel College Saints

Don’t hesitate to add your ideas in the comments…

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