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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

Highlights of this interactive museum include the "Science...

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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Amazing museum!

We visited this museum with our 4 year old twins and the whole family had a fantastic time. Each room was more exciting than the next. Plus, there are free lockers you can use... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum with our 4 year old twins and the whole family had a fantastic time. Each room was more exciting than the next. Plus, there are free lockers you can use for your stuff and a cafeteria where you can sit to eat lunch either purchased on site, or brought with you. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building seems alot larger on the outside. Indoors - confusing on where to go, not really any direction. No staff available through the corridors or rooms to help answer any questions. We spent alot of money, to just go through a crowded maze - lost & confused.

Thank Yvonne S
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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244 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a bit hard to find and parking is not so obvious but once you figure that out it is a great place to go with children. They have many levels (might be four) filled with variety of activities and opportunities to learn things. They have separate areas for younger children and toddlers making it safer for them.... More 

Thank Danuza
Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have two kids ages 20 months and 4yrs, both had a great time. There is so much to do here your kids wont be bored for a second

Thank jbkr101
New York City, New York
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209 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have young children, this is a great way to spend an afternoon! The space is very big and clean. They have tons of hands-on activities for children of all ages. My girls loved the bubble room and the workbench room. They also have a huge sculpture in the middle of the first floor where children can (safely) climb... More 

Thank Jaimee A
Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got arrived slightly after opening and spent almost 7 hours there. My almost two year old was so intrigued that, amazingly, he wasn't even grumpy missing his afternoon nap. My kids (almost 2 and almost 5) loved the raceway room, filled with tracks and machines for gold balls. There was some children's theater, water play, bubbles and more.

Thank bootlucky
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took 5 kids there aged 6-11 and they all had a great time in the Boston Children's Museum. The younger kids enjoyed it more as I think by the time you are 11/12 years old the museum may be a little boring for you. But from ages 4-10 its perfect. There are science based educational adventures for children to... More 

Thank Luv2Travelw2boys
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This place is amazing! So interactive and allows the kids to get hands on! Such a great place to inspire learning and education through fun and excitement. Such a great place!!!

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Venice, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had a great time. I have two girls (5 and 3) and they just loved the place. Every floor had something special and the girls just loved it. We went on a Tuesday afternoon and it was pretty empty allowing the girls to play as they wanted. Highly recommend.

Thank Joryla
Miramar Beach
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I took my 9 year old son here and he had a blast. The museum is in good shape (all the attractions work that we saw). There was lots of variety and he did not want to leave. His favorite was the rope tower all the way up to the 3rd floor, he wanted to climb over and over.

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