The Gardens will close at 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 20, for all but Fireworks & Fountains ticketholders. Last entry for both Members and timed ticketholders is 4:30 pm. Fireworks & Fountains Show tickets for Saturday are sold out.
Expect minor delays on Route 1 near the Longwood Gardens entrance due to construction (Monday–Friday). Please plan accordingly.
Explore our beautiful Gardens while using maps and compasses to navigate an orienteering course. Learn basic mapping skills and cardinal directions to interpret our location on the Earth's surface.
K-2: Students are introduced to standard map components and skills and complete a string orienteering course.
3-5: Students compare different types of maps. They create a map as a group and practice map reading skills before completing an orienteering course in small groups.
6-8: Students identify key components used on maps and discuss how and why maps are useful. They create individual maps and practice map reading skills before completing an orienteering course in small groups.