Snowstorm results in school, museum, restaurant closings

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

The Museum of Fine Arts, along with many other city museums, has closed down Thursday due to the snowstorm. David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for parts of Massachusetts until 7 p.m. on Thursday. Boston schools, as well as many other school districts across the state, began announcing school closings on Wednesday night.

Museums across the city, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Children’s Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Science, and the JFK Library, posted their Thursday closures on social media.

Due to the snow storm, the Museum is closed today, Thursday, January 4. Stay warm out there and we’ll see you again soon!Pictured: “Country Doctor (Night Call),” about 1933–1939, Horace Pippin.

Posted by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Thursday, January 4, 2018

Shopping areas have announced Thursday closings as well, including ones in Wrentham, Merrimack, New Hampshire, and many of the stores at MarketStreet Lynnfield.

For a complete list of businesses that are open or closed please visit our website:

Posted by MarketStreet Lynnfield on Thursday, January 4, 2018

If you were hoping to ice skate during the snowstorm, you can’t do it on the Boston Common Frog Pond. The rink announced its closing on Twitter, even adding a haiku.


And if you wanted to visit the penguins at the New England Aquarium, you’re also out of luck.

Area libraries and book stores have closed down as well. The Boston Public Library, Brookline Library, Cambridge Public Library, and Brookline Booksmith are all closed. Porter Square Books will close at noon.

All Cambridge Public Libraries will be closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018 due to the snow storm. Stay warm and be safe.

Posted by Cambridge Public Library on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

We’ll be closing at noon tomorrow, but our website is always open. Use the coupon code BOMBCYCLONE18 to get 15% off an online purchase.

Posted by Porter Square Books on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Need to stock up on food and treats? You’ll want to call ahead or check social media before you go. Places like the Boston Public Market, and restaurants like No. 9 Park are closed, the latter due to frozen pipes. Union Square Donuts will be closed at its Somerville and Boston Public Market locations, but will remain open at its Brookline location.

Due to frozen pipes, we will be closed for both today and tomorrow. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please call us at 617.742.9991 for more information.

Posted by No. 9 Park on Wednesday, January 3, 2018