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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. 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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  • We were able to compare with the Providence Children's Museum in the same weekend, and this is so much better. It's about 3 times larger, and even though it was definitely crowded, it did not seem ove...  more »
  • We spent a great afternoon here, could of spent longer if we have had the time. My daughter who was 8 at the time had so much fun playing and look at the different displays. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • It's a nice but very well appointed for children of all ages. We bring our 7 month old baby who had fun in the route for the walkers. Very pleasant to see and go back to childhood.
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  • Wonderful museum for kids. Tons of hands-on exhibits that capture imagination and teach through play. Not a huge place, and some exhibits are showing their age, but my daughter couldn't care less as she launched golf balls off ramps and made giant soap bubbles. A gem.
  • Great place to visit with kids of all ages. Our toddler loves the play area for 0-3 year olds. Kitchen with microwave, dishwasher etc. free to use for families. If you bring your lunch you can heat it and have a family lunchtime in a home style kitchen. Highchair and bibs to borrow included! Extra set of clothes recommended. Water play area and bubble laboratory are real hits!
  • The Friday night special is an amazing deal that anyone can afford. Can easily take multiple trips here
  • Super fun and busy place! My two LO's ages 4 &3 had what seemed to be endless amount of options/entertainment. Around the museum there are posters encouraging Parents to pose questions and challenges to maximize the quality of your visit (I did just that!) My kids weren't bored once. Dad and myself had lots of fun too! I would recommenced packing light and dressing super comfortable (because at times you have to squeeze into tight places to get your child) and running shoes. Def going again!
  • Children's play as learn!!! And it's a beatiful place. There are a cantine, with kids menu...delicious!