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Boston Children's Museum

Address: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Phone Number: 617-426-6500
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Ranked #27 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Highlights of this interactive museum include the "Science...
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Limerick, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I was here as a teenager and dreaded the thought of going in ask was too cool but it was actually very interesting.... I can't wait to bring my two girls here again.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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144 reviews 144 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing place for kids to discover and learn. I highly recommend every parents to bring their children here. It is really awesome!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Little kids, say age 2 - 7 love the "bubble" room, where they can make bubbles of various sizes in clouding a bubble that surrounds them. They also like a room where they roll golf-size balls down various tracks or spin them around a large funnel. There is a ver nice, safe climbing area which is also popular with my... More 

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Chicago, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great place for my 3 year old son. Too much to see in a day! Some favorites were the Arthur exhibit, Boston Black for the grocery store and hair salon, and of course the water play area. We went on a January Friday afternoon and it wasn't crowded at all. There is a nice lunchroom and it's attached to an... More 

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Southampton Parish, Bermuda
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We honestly didn't know what to expect. A few friends said it was expensive and others had a time finding parking. Thankfully, we found parking to be really easy an the walk to the museum with the stroller not too perilous. The cost of admission wasn't bad and considering the amount of time we spent there (we stayed until it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Yesterday I made my first trip to the Boston children's Museum with my daughter and grandchildren. We met other family and spent a few hours enjoying the various activities. My two year old grandson was in total bliss with water tables with bubbles and assorted implements. Another big hit was a display of metal tracks in spiral shapes and tons... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went over school break and had a great time. It was very crowded but there were so many things to do the kids never felt frustrated, as we have at other children's museums when crowded. The climbing feature in the lobby is incredible and I like how they make it so narrow it deters adults. It is guarded at... More 

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Ashdod, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

a big variety of things to do. clean different exhibits kids loved it! Beautiful place. We will come again if we will be around.

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Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We took our 2 boys (6 & 9) for a few hours after lunch and ended up staying till 5pm. Could have stayed longer, so much to see and do. We'll thought out 'museum' aka fun for kids! It might struggle to keep teenagers entertained for long though - and the experience is better without them anyway!

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

This place is so much fun and kids of all ages love it. Plenty of informational kiosks & "how to" displays. Larger than life chess set & smack in the middle of the atrium is an almost three story netted web that kids can climb up. It's a lot of fun. Get ready to play grocery store and learn about... More 

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