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Boston Children's Museum, Boston

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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. Plan your Boston Children's Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Boston using our Boston holiday planner.
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  • My Granddaughter absolutely loved this place , it is so much more than a museum, it's a museum, science centre and play centre all in one ,. It's set over 3 floors with , role play, water play and....  more
    My Granddaughter absolutely loved this place , it is so much more than a museum, it's a museum, science centre and play centre all in one ,. It's set over 3 floors with , role play, water play and....  more »
  • This is a literal playground fro kids less than 5 years of age. There were a few things that my daughter aged 6 enjoyed; but most were for even smaller kids. I took my 14 yr old who didn’t have... 
    This is a literal playground fro kids less than 5 years of age. There were a few things that my daughter aged 6 enjoyed; but most were for even smaller kids. I took my 14 yr old who didn’t have...  more »
  • Fantastic place to visit for our grandkids, ages 6 and 3. They loved it all. We booked a Sunday morning time slot and had a fantastic time, but didn't get to do half of it. We made plans to come back....  more
    Fantastic place to visit for our grandkids, ages 6 and 3. They loved it all. We booked a Sunday morning time slot and had a fantastic time, but didn't get to do half of it. We made plans to come back....  more »
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  • A fun place for the kids. 3 floors of activities for kids or all ages. It does require a reservation, so make sure to make one and buy tickets ahead of time. They have 2 sessions. One In the morning. One in the afternoon. With maybe a 1 hour break in the middle for cleaning. Parking is limited to garages, so find one that the museum validates for. Otherwise, maybe 2-3 hours of fun.
  • What a fun place if you have little ones. Instead of keeping them in house bring them to children's museum. It's fun and educational. They can run and do arts and crafts. If they like bubbles they can play in the bubble room. For those who love to play in water, hey, there's a spot here for you as well.for the kids who love balls, there's a special room full of balls waiting for you to enjoy. My grandkids had a such a good time here and the kids didn't misbehave or shed a tear of course until it was time to leave. To top it all off we all ate Ice cream Cones while taking in the beautiful views of Boston. I will definitely be returning to the Boston children's museum soon
  • The children's museum did not disappoint. The three young boys (5-7 years) we took on a visit thoroughly enjoyed themselves from beginning to end. The hands on activities kept them engaged and excited to do more. It's educational and very children friendly so a great place for them to exert energy. Pros: many interactive/hands on activities, activities for all ages but best suited for children 4-10, time block entries to keep crowds down, ease of purchasing tickets and checking in. Cons: none.
  • WOW! Staff was super friendly (even though they were working on New Years Eve) The exhibits were clean and of course fun. Great for all ages, but especially great for the woddler/toddler age. The "playspace" area is very nice for young children
  • Booked play space for my kids who are under 3 and 1. They enjoyed it a lot. Sunday we got $1 ticket with advance booking. So many activities and very engaging.

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