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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
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Highlights of this interactive museum include the "Science...

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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Our twin grandchildren's favorite place to visit!!!

Nine of us visited this museum where our son and his family are annual members. The six of us who were visiting from outside the state were so impressed with this Children's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
SJYamane
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nine of us visited this museum where our son and his family are annual members. The six of us who were visiting from outside the state were so impressed with this Children's Museum and we spent a full day at it!!! It is a must visit place if you have children in your group!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My kids had a great time. They were exhausted! There are a couple of things that could use some revamping. Some displays not working properly. Stroller parking and lockers were a huge help. Great location, ate lunch outside by the water. Gift shop could use some more kids t shirt options with BCM on them. Overall great day.

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Greenlawn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun family experience for 👫 who are mobile. Crawlers and even toddlers might be overwhelmed but the five and up crowd will have a blast. The climbing net in the lobby was especially fun, as was the construction room, bubble room and water play areas. Parking just down the street.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Boston for 1st time, and went to museum on a Target Friday. Definitely take advantage of this savings! My 4 year old and I had an awesome time, and enjoyed the multitude of activities to do. The Arthur section and construction area were super cute. Everything is in interactive. Adults will enjoy participating as well. Don't miss out!

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great family day out. parking is expensive around $28 so plan a day bring your lunch and enjoy your time in boston to get your moneys worth and save on food. The musuem is fantastic with many new exhibits and even a center for the younger crawlers that need to get out of the stoller or nurse with moms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have kids Boston Children's Museum is the perfect attraction. Many different environments, a theater and activities to do will bring a lot of fun.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't expect it would be this fun and they have lots of options for all kids, my son is one year old and he was so happy,, we stayed almost 2 and a half hours and he didn't want to leave. The best thing was it has a lot of scientific principles in most exhibits so your kids will... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's face it, the kids are easy to please. Spent a few hours here yesterday. Clean, easy to understand exhibits, and wonderful staff who actually look like they want to be there. The art spot was our favorite!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a must for young children. The staff is amazing, there is something to do for all ages, extremely clean.

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Orinda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some fun things set up for kids, but it can be so crowded, that it's actually daunting for smaller kids. Perhaps we went a on a super busy day?

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Staying in Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.