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. 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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  • We visited the Boston Children's Museum on a reciprocal membership from our local children's museum. Reciprocal memberships from ACM gets you 50% off which is great. We found local parking for a steal from parking Panda. The museum is packed full of great engaging activities for children, yet with plenty of space to move so even when it is crowded it does not feel overly so. My children range from 21m to 7.5yrs and all happily played until close. The older two greatly enjoyed the shows as well, and they are short enough that it's not too hard on the toddler. If the weather is good bring a picnic and enjoy it right outside, it's a beautiful spot! We did not even finish the museum as my children opted to return to some spots multiple times, it is certainly good for more than one day. The staff is also very helpful and accommodating to all abilities.
  • A really interesting place to visit for kids. $17 per person inc kids seems a bit pricey but our son loved his time here. Loads to see and do. A few queues but overall it ran smoothly. 3 floors of fun, investigative games, puzzles and activities. Our son was 3 and was perfect. Will visit when next in town.
  • Must go for kids below 8. Really an amazing place. You would really need the entire day to visit all the three floors. You kids will literally enjoy the visit. But be ready to spend your calories, as its going to be a tiresome day. Beautiful place, a must visit in Boston.
  • A really interesting place to visit. Has a number of activities for the kid, which stimulates their learning abilities. Though I've visited the one in Houston bit this place has a lot of different things to do. It's an learning experience for both children and parents.
  • They keep things fun. Some exhibits don't change and others do. Check their website before going for hours, exhibits and possible discounts. Quiet during most weekdays. Recommend membership if you have multiple children that attend more than twice a year.

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