Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, located at the top of a scenic mountain range south of Boston, is a unique American institution. Founded in 1885 by Abbott Lawrence Rotch as a private scientific center for the study and measurement of the atmosphere, it was the site of many pioneering weather experiments and discoveries. The earliest kite soundings of the atmosphere in North America in the 1890s and the development of the radiosonde in the 1930s occurred at this historic site.
Celebrating their 65th season, the Quincy Symphony Orchestra offers free admission and opens their family concert with an Instrument Petting Zoo from 1:30pm - 2:15pm. Concerrt begins at 2:30pm and will be 45 minutes long featuring musical selections for the whole family includingMOZART Marriage of Figaro, BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, 1st movement, and PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf.