BU Quad Bucket List #6: The Skywalk Observatory

By Josh Mellits, the Quad writer (@joshjo351)

Do you think BU has a big campus? Do you feel that the distance from Allston to Kenmore is too much to bear? Well, there’s nothing like a panoramic view of Boston to get some perspective on our university, and the Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center provides it well. It’s the only 360 degree vantage point in the city and at fifty stories up, there are breathtaking views of landmarks from Cambridge to Symphony Hall – not to mention the tiny speck of BU.

You get more than just fantastic views of Boston. There’s an audio tour, a museum, a multimedia theater and, of course, a gift shop. The museum includes a whispering wall of voices of famous figures of Boston, as well as an exhibition on immigration featuring a rap that’s sure to be the next big hit. Trust me, it’s worth the price of admission alone – and you can save two dollars off that price with your BUID.  Here’s a video of my trip high above the city on the Skywalk:

For your own adventure, just visit the Prudential Center on the Green Line between Hynes Convention Center and Copley, or walk if it’s a nice day.

The Skywalk is open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 with a student ID.


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