Nor’easter results in school, museum, ice rink, park closings

You'll want to check social media or call ahead before heading out on Friday.

Boston, MA - 04/25/17 - Seen through rain-soaked bus station shelter, a pedestrian travels Commonwealth Avenue in Allston in a heavy downpour during a spring nor'easter. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: () Topic: ()
As the state braces for a nor'easter, many schools and businesses have shut down. Lane Turner / The Boston Globe

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As Friday’s powerful storm begins, several schools, museums, parks, and ice rinks have closed down.

You won’t be able to visit the Boston Children’s Museum or Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum on Friday. The New England Aquarium is also closed, but assuring the public that its residents will be well cared for.

If you were planning to skate at the Boston Common Frog Pond on Friday, you’ll have to reschedule. As they often do, organizers announced the pond’s closure with a haiku: “Rainy day is here/With Nor’easter pushing through/Gray day lies ahead.”

You’ll have to get your animal fix another day if you were hoping to head to Franklin Park Zoo in Boston or Stone Zoo in Stoneham. Both zoos closed at noon on Friday because of the weather.


As of Thursday night, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) closed all state-operated ice rinks, coastal beach reservations, parks, parking areas, statewide campgrounds, and the Melnea A. Cass Recreation Complex in Roxbury until further notice.