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Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston)
617-426-6500
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Ranked #26 of 206 attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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essex
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

What i mean by this it is a lovely building with a light airy feel and the concepts are excellent. Sometimes it is the execution that lets them down. The striking climbing frame in the atrium is pieces of wood joined by string. it looks so unsafe but of course isn't and was a great hit. there is an area... More

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It's a wonderful place to entertain the children, and to learn about science, math and playful too! We went to visit the city, and this was one of the place that we couldn't ignore! The best of all was that, since we went on a Friday, all of them the admitting fee is $1.00 for everyone, which was very nice... More

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Taylors, South Carolina, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Bought membership for several years for grandchildren. Great place for kids to release lots of energy. Many learning advantages for children of all ages. Grandchildren moved out of the area so we didn't think they would get as much use out of the museum. Also since we got our first membership the price continued to go up. At first you... More

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Seminole, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My three year old daughter, husband, and I really enjoyed our time at the Museum. We went on Target $1.00 night which is on Friday nights and recommend going then because the cost of the museum can be pricey if you go at the regular price times. There is tons to do, programs to attend, and the people are nice... More

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Boston
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Today we visited the Children's Museum and we were extremely disappointed. The museum and the exhibits were old, dirty and run-down. I have a 3 year old and 11 month old. The exhibits did not keep my 3 year olds attention for more then 30 seconds. The staff was nonexistent throughout the exhibits. We had a bad experience in the... More

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Central Coast, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I visited the museum with a group of ten friends, all aged between 18-30. We were spending a day in Boston, and the museum was having a $1 entry special for Friday afternoons after 5pm. Even though we aren't children, we still had a great time! I learned some new things, had fun with interactive displays, and there's a coffee... More

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Wareham, Massachusetts, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great interactive museum for kids, lots to see and explore. Spent 4 hours here doing lots. The Au Bon Pain was busy every time we looked, bring your own food if you don't want eat either really early or late (plenty of space for you to bring you own food and have a picnic). Save the maze/climbing structure for last... More

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Millington, TN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The only other children's museum we've visited was in Memphis, TN, and this one blows Memphis out of the water. My three-year-old could've spend the entire time in the climbing structure they have on the ground-floor and been more-than-happy, but he also loved playing with bubbles, balls, in the water, and with steel drums. I NEVER expected to spend three... More

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Anthem, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Took my granddaugters and had a great time. Lots of hands on things to do. When to lunch at the Barking Crab one block away. Were able to get discount tickets from the library.

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new hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Having never been here I was not sure what to expect. Amazing!! My 9 year old child had a great time trying out all the interesting hands-on experience. His favorite was definitely the climbing wall in the middle that went way up. Great little shop, but overpriced as expected.

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