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Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston)
617-426-6500
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Ranked #31 of 215 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

I took my three year old son here today and I was not impressed with this museum. Many things were broken and there were just not that many interactive things for him to do. The entire space was very basic and generic. It seemed there were more signs on the wall with explanations than fun things to play with. I've... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I went to the museum with 12 and 14 year olds. they still loved it. plenty to do and see. they took part in a fencing class. loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went on a Friday at 5 PM so admission was only $1.00 each which fit our budget evening out. The sections of the museum give some age suggestions and we had a 3 year old who loved it and when it was time to leave he asked to do it all again. A few of our favorites were the... More

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montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Let's just say that we are glad that we went on their Target Friday because it is seriously not worth the admission price. This museum is really for kids under 5 who do not know how to read. My boys, 6 and 9 enjoyed some of the exhibitions but after 1 hour, they were bored.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Boston's Children's museum is known as one of the best children's museum's in the world. With multiple floors full of different activities it offers a variety of things for children ages 2-8 (or so). You can easily spend half a day if not more here. I've visited twice in the past few years and noticed a definite drop in quality... More

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Scotia, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

2nd time here and had lots of fun. A great museum for kids with over 3 floor of things to do. Boys enjoyed the golf ball rollercosters and the building section the best. Definitely a place to bring the kids when in Boston!! Will definitely come back. Also, of you live more than 90 miles away and belong to your... More

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I grew up around Boston but had never been to this museum. Now as my kids are almost too old for this (7 & 5 at the time of our visit), we made it into the city to visit. It was a very interactive museum, with lots of different activities and places for the kids to play. I could see... More

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Freeport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spent a good 2 hours here with a 10 year old and 8 year old. Museum was very clean and had a lot of hands on activities. I would not bring kids older than 10 years old, more suited for the little ones. Had a Boston Go Card, which worked out great and got us into all the top places... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

To be honest I was't expecting to spend so much time there but the attractions were very interesting for my 3 yrs old and we ended up spending nearly whole day there. The Japanese House was closed during our visit but all the other places kept us busy and entertained. Highly recommend for families visiting Boston!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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