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Boston Children's Museum

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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1016
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
+1 617-426-6500
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you have young children I would recommend a visit here. Loads for the children’s to do, it’s a really interactive experience that kept them entertained for a few hours.

Thank SammyCharlton
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our kids enjoyed it. Plenty of activities to keep them busy for at least a couple of hours. Would visit again when in Boston.

Thank Brandy V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few hours here in August with my tow boys ages 3 and 7. They had a blast. There was so much to do. They especially loved the bubbles, the rock climbing and the "jenga" like building room. We spent lots of time...More

Thank mga001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great museum for the kids (5 and 9 yrs old). I’m glad my nine year old daughter still enjoyed it (I think by next year she would be too old). Still, she did enjoy many of the activities. Happy we went.

Thank jasy2015moon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place for kids to age 6. I have an 8 year old who didn’t enjoy as much. More for younger children, but lots to do and see.

1  Thank aiktaanand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was so hard to get the kids to leave! From the great climbing experience when you first enter, to the bubbles, to Boston Black, to the Japanese House, and all of the other wonderful things to do. Everyone was entertained, from our 8 month...More

Thank craig s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a Grand Mother from California who met up with my Grand Daughter’s & Daughter in Boston. I’m a Flight Attendant who travels the world on a Major Airline... NEVER have I come across SUCH a TERRIFIC Museum for Children!! I brought my daughter to...More

1  Thank Bev B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was there this morning from 10 am to 12.30 with my 20 months old daughter. I was first worried that she would not enjoy it because she is too young. But she loved it and she got very tired afterwards. It is very spacious...More

Thank Canteki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my granddaughters (ages 8 and 10) to the museum for an end of vacation thing. BIG mistake. The place was packed. KIds running all over the place while their " parents" sat in little groups not supervising anybody. It was a free for...More

Thank Q6428NSsandyk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Take your kids. Great on a rainy day. Go see the lightening show...it’s amazing. Go on the space shuttle. See the dinosaurs.

Thank Leonardo F
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July 28, 2018|
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Response from ramir75 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Panera and descent cafe in the museum
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Response from Christopher F | Reviewed this property |
There's plenty to do for all ages he will.have a blast!!
May 21, 2018|
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Response from Emmy B | Reviewed this property |
I have not been recently, but it looks like the consensus is $17. I know if you book a library pass, you can get a few dollars off the price for X amount of people. Library passes are free, as long as you book them and use... More