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“Great place to spend a few hours with small kids!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boston Children's Museum

Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston)
617-426-6500
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$53*
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Ranked #27 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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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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“Great place to spend a few hours with small kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We spent well over three hours there with our 4, 6 and 8 year-old after planning to be there only two. Though afterward my oldest daughter thought it was mostly for younger children she enjoyed all the activities and we had to call her three times to get out of the massive climbing structure in the lobby! Lots of rooms with fun, semi-educational and very hands-on activities. Though the line to get in was long it didn't seem that busy inside. Expensive afternoon (almost $80 for our family of five) but my youngest two enjoyed it more than any other museum in Boston. I would definitely recommend it if anyone in your party is under 9 (the adults were having as much fun with the activities as their children!). Didn't see a lot of staff in individual rooms; they were congregated mostly in the entrance and at a couple of areas (art room, "kindergarten" room) and they didn't seem terribly engaging in dealing with the children. Most kids were just having their own fun with parents or other children. Lockers are available in two sizes for a quarter (which is returned upon emptying).

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“This is a must for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We have 2 boys, 5 and 7, the youngest does not like museums, but this one he loved. The climbing structure that stretches 2 floors is huge, unique and the kids absolutely loved it. There is a good combination of information and activities for the kids. Protective clothing is provided for the wet activities.

Visited July 2012
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Climbing structure in middle is their favorite! Great museum. Family friendly all the way around. Library usually has HUGE discount passes to offer

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Andover, Massachusetts
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“Over priced, confusing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Lots of little rooms that get crowded with a few extra children in them, tiring for older adults, can be messy and wet with sertain activities. Very confusing. If you arelooking to entertain and educatte a child go to the Science Meseum. Far far better.

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Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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“Nice place! Especially for kids!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place! My one comment would be that while kids get a kick out of it, the adults may get a little bored. We spent 3 hours there and the kids weren't ready to leave! Ps. Friday is $1 evening admission- awesome deal :)

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