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Boston Children's Museum

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308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1016
+1 617-426-6500
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1016
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
+1 617-426-6500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful museum for children from toddlers to pre-teens. You can keep bringing the kids back every year as they will interact with the exhibits and games differently every time. Only drawback is lack of parking and a bit of a walk from subway. Still definitely...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boston Children's Museum offers loads of indoor (sometimes outdoor) fun to young children. I live quite close to the museum, so when my daughter was 1 to about 3 we would go once per week. Courtesy of Target the museum is $1 Fridays from...More

Thank Dolores Anna C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Granted, we got to go for free as we have a free membership through our local public museum but this place is awesome and we spent 4.5 hours and could have spent more. There are 3 floors of activities and the suds and bubbles were...More

Thank epsharon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to a number of children's museums around the country, this one is one of the very best with so much to explore, learn, and experience first-hand. There's a bubble room for the little ones and many themed rooms and corners for kids of...More

Thank A_Michigan_Mom7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for children, so many exhibits and interactive displays. Children of all ages welcome! Be sure to check out the suds and bubbles...

Thank mikeherman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum exceeded my expectations and my 3 year old had a blast. The museum is clean, seems fairly recently built, and oh boy do they have a vast array of activities. I've been to my fair share of children's museums and this tops them...More

Thank mikedc0813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our children loved the museum. There was so many things to do for kids of different ages. We would definitely recommend this to families with children under 13 years of age.

Thank Rosie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to several of these while traveling and the hardest thing is the upkeep. Most children museums go to pot from wear and tear. This museum was in good shape and had plenty to offer kids for entertainment. Mine was fixated on the climbing...More

Thank TheAppalachainRogue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lucked out to get the one day of the year the museum was free but because of that the museum was an absolute mad house and you could not fully enjoy the experience. The area of the museum that is for 3 year olds...More

Thank Mary Ann R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is three stories of fun and learning. There is a very young kid area, bubble area, motion area, small area for dinosaurs, Japan room and more. My kids loved bed the motion, bubbles and kid power area. The motion area has golf balls that...More

Thank Robert W
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
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Charles M
November 30, 2016|
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Response from Simon D | Reviewed this property |
I think it appeals to the under 14s. It's a bit limited for 14+.
September 27, 2016|
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Response from JRG F | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other 2 people, Boston train transportation is spot on! I didn't have a car and got there for free on the silver line from the airport. You have to pay one way when you leave to get back on the train. Museum... More
August 9, 2016|
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Response from JRG F | Reviewed this property |
I just saw this question, sorry. I would think mid week would be best and now that school is back in session- a good time without the camps and families bustling on through. We visited on the Target $1 Friday and it was well... More