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Boston Children's Museum

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Address: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Phone Number: 617-426-6500
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Highlights of this interactive museum include the "Science Playground...
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.
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I was along to watch my daughter's 13-month old son while she was working in Boston. Not wanting to spend much time cooped up in a hotel room or strapped in a stroller I decided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was along to watch my daughter's 13-month old son while she was working in Boston. Not wanting to spend much time cooped up in a hotel room or strapped in a stroller I decided to try the Children's Museum but was afraid most activities would not be appropriate for him. We were happy to learn that was so not... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We came here as a group of five families, most with multiple little children, and we had a great time. All the exhibits are fully immersive, and children of all ages will find something that will grab their attention. (Many adults will too! Multiple times throughout the day I was the recipient of those looks that said "c'mon man let... More 

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Ellington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Great variety - bubbles, interactive displays, crafts, Japanese house and more! The three grandchildren particularly liked climbing up the New Balance Climb.

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were at this attraction very recently with 3 kids in tow and it was fantastic. There was so much to do and see that it was an effort to try and keep up with them. However I would advise parents to bring a packed lunch as there is a general mess hall as it were because the cafe at... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Even a 20 month old enjoyed the songs and the bubbles. Entrance to the museum was very crowded at 10am on a Sunday. But because it was big and VERY kid friendly, it didn't feel too crowded.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We make it a point to visit children's museums whenever we travel, especially to metropolitan areas. We had heard, and read, that Boston Children's Museum was exceptional, the model for other children's museums. Our experience was nothing special. First of all, we arrived around 12:30pm on a Tuesday afternoon. The place was teaming with children. The climbing structure was so... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place is great for kids of all ages. We have been here twice, first when our kids were under 3 and again now that they are 5-8. Plan to spend the whole day, and maybe even to come back on a second day. There are active play areas and lots of things to learn. They have a $1 Friday... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I took my five-year old granddaughter to the Boston's Children's Museum and she loved it. There were things to climb on, play with, explore, make, and all kinds of stuff for her to check out. If your child is under ten years of age this is perfect for them. Any older and I wouldn't recommend it. Until that time, go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We took out 2 year old and she loved it. After a day in the stroller the previous day it was good to see her having a great time running around and playing. Helpfully they have facilities for warming milk and food. Definitely a great relaease for kids.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It took us two full days to watch all exhibits! The fossil of the Triceratops was awe inspiring! Wonderful to see real fossil. What was more interesting was the man-made re-constructed fossil look alike. With a lot of interest I studied the different ships through the ages and their architecture. The rail engines and the construction of the rails through... More 

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