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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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So many things to see and do!

My granddaughters (ages 7 & 10) most loved the first floor with its climbing and physical activities. The Science Playground, New Balance Climb and Kid Power areas were favorites.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My granddaughters (ages 7 & 10) most loved the first floor with its climbing and physical activities. The Science Playground, New Balance Climb and Kid Power areas were favorites.

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Best part of this museum is that there is so much interactive stuff. Not overly large though. But you can spend a day there and young kids have a blast.

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Manchester, Connecticut
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My boyfriend and i took his daughter here for her birthday, it was very fun for her and us. A lot of imaginary things to do. Fun hands on activities, not to mention Boston is just amazingggly beautiful.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We spent the day at BCM today and it exceeded my expectations. It is a short and pleasurable walk from South Station. All three levels provided a variety of experiences. My boys liked the construction zone on the third floor, and the Arthur and Peep areas. (I loved the Arthur area!) The only place to eat on site was an... More 

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Fredonia, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went for an educational conference and got to meet some professional authors who have their company housed on the top floor. A neat experience. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My 8 yr old thought he'd be too big, but put up the biggest gripe when leaving! Great way to fill a solid 3 hours. Can be just for fun, or as educational as you want it to be. And has a "green" touch to it! Very fun!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

THIS CREATIVE PLACE IS A GOOD AS IT GETS...something for everyone- always crowded so pick your times carefully...Even adults like to play with all the wonderful things they have in there..plus they show movies outside in the summer...A JOY TO EXPERIENCE.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is one darn fabulous children's museum. It is moments away from the Tea Party Museum. We had gone in the afternoon after visiting the Aquarium which was insanely packed. Then, ahhh, total peace. They have a variety of exhibits, all stellarly done. We visited the physics , Japanese house, and the play area for young children. I wish we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Brought my toddler, who had a brilliant day, she was in her element so much for her to explore and do. Saying that I can't wait to bring her when she's older and understands more. It was a great day for my mother, daughter and me!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My 6 year old daughter loved this museum. from the climbing tower to the construction room. The bubble room was another favorite. we ended up being there for 6 hours for my daughter was constantly finding and exploring something new.

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Additional Information about Boston Children's Museum

Address: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Phone Number: 617-426-6500
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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