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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 went with two kids ages 1 and 3 and we were underwhelmed. The exhibits did look like a lot of fun, but there was not a lot that our kids could really understand and participate in. My daughter is 4...  more »
  • We came here with our 2-year-old and 5-year-old and they both loved it! They spent the most time in the kindergarten room, our son loved playing on the pianos on the upper floor and they both loved ge...  more »
  • Maybe it was due to the fact that it was on a rainy Memorial Day but it felt way too crowned. My six year old liked it, but there was not much for him to do. Very reasonable price too.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.