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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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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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One of the best children's museum in our nation! Great for families with kids of all ages. Love the Peep Science area. We love the shadow area. Great location on the water right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

One of the best children's museum in our nation! Great for families with kids of all ages. Love the Peep Science area. We love the shadow area. Great location on the water right near the Boston Tea Party museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

He loves this place. We spent 4 hours to try every room/games in the museum and my son still think it's not enough. He loved climbing to the construction room. I don't mind to bring him back here again. It's a perfect place to play and to learn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

At first you get there and think wow $16 for a 2year old (same price as adult) is pretty steep but when you emerge 5 hours later with a very happy toddler its money well spent. 3 floors of amazing hands on exhibits. Not sure who had more fun us or our little one!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We've been here several times with our kids (first time they were 4 and 2; most recently 11 and 8). I thought when we first visited that the museum was a little dingy and boring but perhaps it was just that our kids were too small. We probably came back two or three times since that initial visit. Each time... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The children's museum is multiple levels of different things for the kids to do. My daughter had just turned 2 at the time and she loved the climbing stuff and the "Arthur and Friends" room. There was different areas for specific ages as well, which was nice for the smaller kids to be able to enjoy it without getting pushed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We took a few of the grandkids (ages 3-9) who were busy for the entire 4 hrs we spent at the museum. We started on the top floor & worked our way down. Something for everyone, from basketball to rock climbing to the art studio to walking through Arthur's world made life-size. There's an educational component like the healthy eating... More 

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Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Ideal for kids under 10. You do need at least 3-4 hours for this. Very engaging activities for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went with my 6 and 3 yrs old. So much to do for both and not enough time. Highly recommended place to visit for kids, best children museum ever visited. Parking in area is a challenge and museum is very busy in summer

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fun place to be! My daughter enjoyed every bit of this place. A lot of walking and standing. They had a cool climbing that goes up several floors. Beware of long long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Cool place to chill out with younger kids in sunny Boston. Spaced over 4 floors, nice and clean, lots of different activities. would recommend

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