General admission for children 17 years and under is always free


Isabella Stewart Gardner Ice Sculpture

Façade Lawn by the Museum Entrance

Thursday, February 15, 2024 11 am

Winter Stroll

On February 15, take a stroll outdoors with your valentine, your colleague, or perhaps your four-legged friend along the Longwood Ice Sculpture Stroll, which will transform the district into a winter wonderland.

The Longwood Collective is hosting an inaugural, free, outdoor, ice sculpture stroll on February 15th. Sculptures will be placed across 15 locations in the district including Simmons Academic Building, Emmanuel College, Children's Hospital Boston, Windsor School, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Demonstrations will be offered at Harvard Medical School and the Shapiro Plaza at corner the of Longwood and Brookline Avenues. Come out to see the ice sculptures, explore the district, and make the most of the cold. Many of the ice sculptors have presented their works during First Night Boston. 

In front of the Gardner Museum, Isabella herself will be frozen in time—at least until the ice melts—with one of her great loves: her dogs. The sculpture is based on the book cover of Isabella Stewart Gardner: Dog Lover. 

The stroll officially runs between 11 am - dusk but the Gardner will illuminate the statue through the evening hours till 9:00 pm. Come out, grab a hot chocolate at a neighboring cafe, enjoy the icy artworks and the winter weather (knowing that the official start of Spring is a little more than four weeks away)! 

See below for a general map or visit longwood_stroll  for an interactive map.


A Road in Winter, Cape Cod - by Dodge McKnight, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

20% Discount to the Gift Shop

To help celebrate the Winter Stroll, the Gift Shop is offering a 20% discount on each product: Isabella Stewart Gardner: Dog Lover, the Kitty Wink Plushie, and the Patty Boy Plushie. Walkers can just mention "Ice Sculpture" at the register or can use the discount code: ICESTROLL24 online

Two plush dogs on a decorative sheet with a copy of the book Isabella Stewart Gardner, Dog Lover

Get a 20% discount on each of these items when you mention the winter stroll at the Gift Shop.

See below for a general map or visit longwood_stroll  for an interactive map.

Map of the Longwood Stroll on February 15

Map of the Longwood Winter Stroll on February 15

See below for a general map or visit longwood_stroll  for an interactive map.

Longwood Collective

The Longwood Collection is the non-profit organization that provides indispensable programs and services in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA). For over a half-century, it has promoted a greater sense of community among our member organizations and offered programs and services that are more efficiently and effectively developed through collaboration. These efforts have demonstrated that the LMA is better when our members work together. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a proud member of the Collective along with: 

The Baker Center for Children and Families
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Emmanuel College
Harvard University School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Joslin Diabetes Center
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
MCPHS University Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Simmons University
Temple Israel
Wentworth Institute of Technology
The Winsor School

Associate Members
Boston University
Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
Fenway Health
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Merck Research Laboratories