With the Fourth of July comes barbeques, fireworks, and, for the first time in more than a year, the ability for vaccinated individuals to gather safely and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re looking for a quiet weekend in Boston or getting ready to set your “out of office,” MassBio Edge Employee Rewards are here to help maximize your time.
If your company is a MassBio member, you are too – you just need a MassBio account to take advantage of our suite of Employee Rewards. From one of Boston’s most iconic attractions to a trip to the zoo, here’s how you can take advantage of the long weekend:
Boston Duck Tours
Hop aboard Boston Duck Tours and enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a “DUCK,” a WWII-style amphibious landing vehicle that travels on land and water. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to the Boston Common, the historic North End to Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, it’s time for a Big Splash as your ConDUCKtor drives the DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. MassBio members receive discounted tickets. Learn more here.
Museum of Fine Arts
The original Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years, the collection and number of visitors grew exponentially, and in 1909 the Museum moved to its current home on Huntington Avenue. Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art. It welcomes more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs. MassBio members can visit the MFA for free. Learn more here.
Zoo New England
Zoo New England is a private, non-profit corporation that operates Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Zoo New England programming is made possible through earned revenues and state, private, and corporate funding. Zoo New England’s mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education. MassBio members receive discounted tickets. Learn more here.
Cambridge Historical Tour
Cambridge Historical Tours was founded in 2011 by Daniel Berger-Jones and Christopher Schultz,
both Players on Boston’s Freedom Trail at the time. The Innovations of Cambridge Tour is designed to show off the incredible innovations in the world of information technology, biotech, engineering, and medicine. Your guide will fill you in on all the juicy stories, mind-blowing breakthroughs, and generally neat facts about the world of science and innovation. It is the mission of the Cambridge Historical Tours to bring the “boring” subjects in school to life. MassBio members receive discounted rates. Learn more here.
ArtLifting is about creating opportunity, empowerment, and validation. It offers artists the chance to secure their own income through the sale of original paintings, prints, and products. By showcasing and selling artwork via ArtLifting, artists gain self-confidence that permeates all aspects of their lives. Every artist earns 55% of the profit from the sale of their work; 1% from each sale goes to a fund, which provides art supplies to art groups nationwide; and ArtLifting uses the remaining 44% to further its mission. MassBio members receive 10% off artwork. Learn more here.
If you’re looking for even more to do, check out the full list of our Employee Rewards here. From all of us at MassBio, we wish you a safe, happy, and healthy holiday weekend!