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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
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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Family must go destination

This is Mecca for kids for learning and fun. The staff do an incredible job to assist you. Its a blast for parents as well. Plan to spend at least 2 hours. Not cheap and not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is Mecca for kids for learning and fun. The staff do an incredible job to assist you. Its a blast for parents as well. Plan to spend at least 2 hours. Not cheap and not for kids 13 and over. Not cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Me and my two children had visited this museum. We stayed an entire 4 hours. Everything is just so precise and crafted so well that our children may get a perfect blend of fun and the arts, first, there is this amazing climbing thing, which my kids did about 10 times and they never got bored. Even a half year... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Title says it all, just ok. And kids and adults all cost $14. So why have a price list? The climbing feature was fun. The bubbles ok. A few min looking at stuffed animals and slides. The Japanese house is no big deal. Just unimpressive overall, but the kids liked it enough to go if you are looking for something... More 

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Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

1st visit my grandchildren loved it. My 7 yr old grand daughter actually said Thank you for taking us here.

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31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We have been here twice with our child. Each time she has had a ton of fun! Each room has a fun new adventure for the kids and lets them explore science without them even realizing it. They have their standard exhibits like bubbles, force and motion, construction, etc. The Japanese house is only open during certain times so check... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Excellent children's museum. More geared to toddlers and young children than to one year olds. The area for one year old needs a little sprucing up. Overall nice visit and our grandson enjoyed it.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Cant' say enough about this museum. My son is 6 and would probably say this was the highlight of the trip for him. Everything is hands on and there is a ton of creative and multicultural "exhibits". I enjoyed almost as much as he did.

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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141 reviews 141 reviews
62 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Creating art, using tools, climbing, interesting exhibits. You name it, they've got it. Kids will love it here and you'll enjoy spending time with them here too.

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Lodi, New Jersey
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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Children's museum is a fun place for children of all ages. There's plenty for your child to do regardless of his/her age. The only complaint we have is that we tried to go there with two hours to go before closing time. When we got there, their doors were already locked and they basically told us tough luck. If you're... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I was along to watch my daughter's 13-month old son while she was working in Boston. Not wanting to spend much time cooped up in a hotel room or strapped in a stroller I decided to try the Children's Museum but was afraid most activities would not be appropriate for him. We were happy to learn that was so not... More 

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