Boston Children's Museum, Boston

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#2 of 10 in Childrens Museums in Massachusetts
One of the oldest science museums in the United States, Boston Children's Museum opened its doors in 1913. Explore the interactive exhibits, which investigate subjects like art, construction, music, mechanics, science, and live performance. Highlights include the giant Hood Milk Bottle that was once an ice cream stand and an authentic silk merchant's home from Japan. The museum was awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2013 for its programming and community contributions. To visit Boston Children's Museum on your holiday in Boston, and find out what else Boston has to offer, use our Boston trip builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Descend South from downtown Boston to the Museum. A good place to play kids creativity does not own the price expensive through ticket purchase being a seal several times and the position, right in front of you can see the sea. Many restaurants in the surrounding area, so a good space to enjoy with the kids. Less than 12 months for free. Boston parking costs very expensive, around the parking lot and discount tickets to weekend in conjunction with Boston as a good place to enjoy the outing
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  • August 8, 2017
    I brought a 10 year old and he was notimpressed. There are 4 floors of things to do, but again he was not impressed. The younger children around appeared to have a blast. The first floor pully type ex...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Exhibits are well maintained, nothing broken or not working. A lot of hands on experience. A little crowded when we went but all kids and adults seem to have fun.  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    My tween daughter and I visited on July 6 afternoon - and unfortunately the one exhibit we came to see - the Japanese House - was closed. However - even though all of the exhibits are definitely geared towards age 10 and under (I would say more like 7 and under) - she had fun. There were many interactive things for her to do and she enjoyed herself. We stayed for about 30 minutes. There are benches scattered throughout - but I would say so many more are needed. This is included on the Boston Go Card - and if you have a little one I recommend the stop.
  • June 20, 2017
    Definitely a head above in the children museum category. Very well organized and developed children museum with loads of things to do for children especially the younger age ones. Enough things to do for several hours of fun. Target age group 2-9 years old. $16 for kids and adults day admission. In and out access allowed.
  • July 8, 2017
    If you're in town and just want to check it out for an hour or so, I highly recommend the $1 Fridays. Totally worth it for the amount of activities. However, be prepared for the crowd, noise, and mess. If you have kids under 3 it may be better to pay full price during a less "crazy" time. Just be advised that parents pay full price ($17 during regular business) too.
  • July 9, 2017
    This was a perfect stop for the family. We have a three year old who thoroughly enjoyed himself. If you go an hour before closing it is half off. The staff was extremely kind, patient, and professional.
  • June 11, 2017
    My three year old daughter had fun for hours. My wife and I were entertained watching her learn and have fun. They had special guests from Japan there and a Japanese student taught and helped my daughter make a toy.

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