Boston Children's Museum, Boston

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#2 of 14 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. 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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  • On the edge of Fort Point channel and one of the oldest of the USA, the Museum is a real cheap for the kids. And for adults, too. Reserve a day to enjoy as well. The attractions scattered by three floors act as science practical classes, arts etc so playful where you can't tell the time.
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  • My husband, my daughter and I took our two grandchildren to the museum on a cold winter day, the kids are 31/2 and 2, a boy and a girl! They loved the upstairs play area for toddlers, My grandson like...  more »
  • I came here with my 17 month old and met my friend and her 2 and 4 year old. We had a blast! Two hours flew by! There is so much to do (we only saw a small number of exhibits). There’s a great fenced ...  more »
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  • I have visited a bunch of children's museums on the south shore, and no surprise that Boston has the best. There is way more than you can do in a single day there. There is something for everyone. They are always kept quite clean as the staff do a nice job looping around to areas that need clean up quite often. They change over a few of the rooms seasonally so there is always a new piece. They have some wonderful plays go on from time to time if your kids are older and able to sit still for a long time. Currently there is a Japanese house for slightly older kids where they can see the inside of a traditional Japanese building. If you have kids, this place is a must visit. There is a good range of exhibits for all ages.
  • Yes it's a little hectic here with all the kids running around but that's what kids do best! They will love getting to explore, play and learn ! On fridays it's only $1. You cannot beat that. 3-4 hours of fun ?! Any parent knows how expense it is to take your kids out. Instead of spending $30-50 at an arcade or jumpy house spend the $1 per person AND your kids actually learn a thing or two. You can park for a discounted rate after 5pm. My parking was $9 that night. For a family of 5 that was the cheapest family date night ever!
  • A true gem that is a must visit for anyone with children between the ages 2-8. Our son (3) had the day of his life even though we only managed to cover about a third of what the museum has to offer. Particularly the three story high jungle gym kept him busy for the better part of the afternoon!
  • Great place for children of all ages. My kids had so much fun. They are 3 and 5. Atleast 2 hours to see everything. They have 3 floors. Most likely they have everything. They gift shops which is pretty expensive same there cafeteria.
  • This is a great place for elementary aged and early middle school aged kids. There are many exhibits that cater to a wide range of interests. Construction, music, architecture, physical activity, nature are some of the topics kids can learn about. I came here as a kid. The exhibits have been updated but the fun is timeless. There is a neat climbing structure. If you are in Boston with younger kids, add this to your trip.
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