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Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston)
617-426-6500
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Ranked #30 of 212 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Friday's are either $1 or Free, and that makes it crowded, but go late, and it's worth it. The cost of the museum otherwise is ALOT! Honestly they charge adults too much. This should be the one place they charge for kids more and adults less. I have been 4 times, seriously, and I don't have kids! I have been... More

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

this museum has the best their staff is amazing the have in the babies zone a dark room for breastfeed a fridge for food and an area fool of chairs etc exhibitions are great for all ages so clean so full of things to do I was on vacations in boston for 3 months after the first visit I got... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My in laws, my husband, myself, and our 14 month old daughter took a trip to the Children's Museum and stayed predominantly in the room for little little kids (can't remember the name.) It was great and perfect for her age. She was just learning to stand up on her own and was not walking yet. We spent time in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a couple of hours to spend with our granddaughter...Fridays are $1 so price was right...she had a great time, climbing wall, 3 story rope type of playground and many other active areas...it does get busy given the greatly reduced price but she had a great time which was the purpose of the trip..when we were ther, it was... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

At first, I was put off by the price - but then I realized how many floors of fun this place contained. My 4yo loved the sculptural climbing structure of platforms and nets. That along with other exhibits encouraged him to play and be as active as he pleased. This would be a great rainy day option for visitors. We... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Loved this place . I have kids who r 4 and 2 and we have been to lots of kids museums but never the one like this . This is so much fun . We went early afternoon and we were there till the end of the day but could not finish checking out every thing . It is not... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

After living in the Boston area for 2 years, we finally made it to the Boston Children's Museum, even though our kids are 10 & 12, they had a blast. There are lots of hands-on things to do, we especially loved the Japanese House, it is worth the wait for the tour. The kids also especially loved the climbing area... More

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