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Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston)
617-426-6500
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Ranked #23 of 209 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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Philadelphia, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum with two little ones and had a great time. Lots of cool things to see, touch, climb on, and interact with. We almost couldn't get them out of the construction maze.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a great time but I wouldn't pay full price. Friday Nights after 6pm are $1.00. My daughter is 6 and it took her one hour experience the entire museum.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I love going to the Children Museum with my child. He has so much fun here and he don't want to leave. There is nothing like seeing the joy on your child's face.

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My girls had happy memories of their visits to the Boston Children's Museum. On a recent visit home we decided to take our grandchildren to the museum. We were so disappointed! The museum is so outdated....many broken exhibits and a not so friendly staff. Our 4 year old granddaughter was bored after an hour in the museum. Example: could not... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As a former teacher, we have brought our students to the Museum many times and they loved it! It is really a "hands on", interactive and innovative museum and there is something for everyone. I enjoyed the recycle area where you can get all sorts of things to use in the classroom. It is a great day out and your... More

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Looking forward to taking my grandson here for years to come, it's expensive but well worth it! Plus, kids of all ages enjoy it

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Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Our first experience of a Children's Museum was in Palm Springs, Ca. Our daughter was just 2 and she loved it. We were there all day. Our daughter is now 14 and she still gets a kick out of the Children's Museums in every metro city we visit. They're a special stop for us. It will always be part of... More

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Haifa, Israel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

we were there twice. the kids had great time there, and so did we. they enjoyed so many rooms and shows, experiments and hands-on items. and the fact that they didnt know English didnt impact them :)

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Hoonah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I loved that everything was hands on and safe. My son had a blast! One of my favorite pictures from Boston was taken there at the museum

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Manhattan, KS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Our favorites were the kids power exhibit and the bubble room, but there wasn't an activity the kids didn't enjoy.

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