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Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston)
617-426-6500
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Ranked #31 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: Highlights of this interactive museum include the "Science Playground," featuring giant soap bubble-making tools and the "New Balance Climb," which... more » Owner description: Highlights of this interactive museum include the "Science Playground," featuring giant soap bubble-making tools and the "New Balance Climb," which teaches kids the laws of physics while navigating through a two-story-high maze. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went on a Friday at 5 PM so admission was only $1.00 each which fit our budget evening out. The sections of the museum give some age suggestions and we had a 3 year old who loved it and when it was time to leave he asked to do it all again. A few of our favorites were the... More

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montreal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Let's just say that we are glad that we went on their Target Friday because it is seriously not worth the admission price. This museum is really for kids under 5 who do not know how to read. My boys, 6 and 9 enjoyed some of the exhibitions but after 1 hour, they were bored.

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Boston's Children's museum is known as one of the best children's museum's in the world. With multiple floors full of different activities it offers a variety of things for children ages 2-8 (or so). You can easily spend half a day if not more here. I've visited twice in the past few years and noticed a definite drop in quality... More

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Scotia, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

2nd time here and had lots of fun. A great museum for kids with over 3 floor of things to do. Boys enjoyed the golf ball rollercosters and the building section the best. Definitely a place to bring the kids when in Boston!! Will definitely come back. Also, of you live more than 90 miles away and belong to your... More

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Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I grew up around Boston but had never been to this museum. Now as my kids are almost too old for this (7 & 5 at the time of our visit), we made it into the city to visit. It was a very interactive museum, with lots of different activities and places for the kids to play. I could see... More

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Freeport, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spent a good 2 hours here with a 10 year old and 8 year old. Museum was very clean and had a lot of hands on activities. I would not bring kids older than 10 years old, more suited for the little ones. Had a Boston Go Card, which worked out great and got us into all the top places... More

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Istanbul / Turkey
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

To be honest I was't expecting to spend so much time there but the attractions were very interesting for my 3 yrs old and we ended up spending nearly whole day there. The Japanese House was closed during our visit but all the other places kept us busy and entertained. Highly recommend for families visiting Boston!

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Montreal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is another place that we visited (my 2-year old and me) that was really good but that didn't quite live up to the hype that got me there. Still, it earns 5 stars because it is - far and away - the best Children's Museum we've visited. "As good as it gets", seems right on. Lots of really cool... More

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Nesconset, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our recently turned 7 yr old spent about one hour here. Most of the areas are better suited to young kids 2-6. Our son did enjoy himself, but at a cost of $52 for 2 adults and one child, I don't think it was worth it.

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Brighton, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

95% of the attractions were too young for our 7 and 9 y/o kids. They spent quite a bit of time on one attraction and in a second room, but the rest of the activities were too young for them. I would not go,with any kids over 5. Not a good value for the charge.

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