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Boston Children's Museum, Boston
(4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A place very good for children's. This museum has a lot of education toys. Recommend to relatives witch little children's. A good time for to stay there is about two hours. 
  • We recently visited the children's museum and found that our 5 years old had so much more to do than our 3 year old. We all enjoyed it but could have more for 3 year olds. 
  • I brought my girlfriend here and they had the best time. 3 floors of a lot to do. I was amazed that all I was super excited when I saw the entire room based on Arthurian animation that was awesome. Great place to bring kids to get tired. It's in a nice spot wonderful beautiful senary will visit again just amazing.
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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!