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Boston Children's Museum

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Address: 308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1016
Phone Number: 617-426-6500
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Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 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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This space is massive, and has all sort of different things for kids to play. They also have a separate play space for kids 3 and under which is nice to have when you have young... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This space is massive, and has all sort of different things for kids to play. They also have a separate play space for kids 3 and under which is nice to have when you have young children. Would recommend. Walk here if you can, parking is tight and you will have to walk around the block to get to it.

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent the afternoon here, so much to do!!! The kids LOVED it!!! Each room offered something that excited them! The museum wasn't too busy so they got to enjoy all of activities. Personally I loved the bubble room and the golf balls :)

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Rosedale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it would be great and only kids would have a great time. But surprisingly I got totally drawn in and had a great time

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 5hrs here will our 2 1/2 yr old son. He had lots of fun. His favorite areas were the bubbles, school bus, raceway, building area, construction zone and the trains (3 under). Cost was $16 per person for the 3 of us so total was. $42. They let you pack a lunch and have an area to eat... More 

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun place to be for my 4 year old. It had a great mix of quiet activities and loud spaces. My only complaint is the art area had limited hours and seemed to constantly be full. There were some interactive things that weren't working and that was small compared to the great time that was had. Thought... More 

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Blainville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a friday night with 2 kids (4 and 6). We had a big day of walking in the city, had dinner at a local restaurant then webt to the museum. They have a special fee on friday night ;) we spent 3h there ! The girls loved it, disn't want to go to sleep. There are 3... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This great children's museum exceeded expectations on all fronts. I was thinking this would be a quick trip but we could have stayed much longer. In fact, we took a break and then headed back after dinner. We would have gone back again if we had more time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took our 2 years old grandaughter to the Museum, she was very happy playing with the soap bubbles, seeing the snake, throwing wood blocks to the floor (not so much building anything), going up and down the stairs and playing with the golf balls going down a spiral track.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

We thought that this was a museum like it says but it was a large play center for children we had to sign in and show our passports as we came without a child. If we had known what kind of place it was we wouldn't have bothered. The word museum is wrong in this case. I have only given... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Anytime we want to do something....this place is always a great idea. Every year I bring my son there a couple of times and he discovers different things. Last time we took the train from south shore. Once you arrive at south station the museum its pretty easy walk to it! You can bring your snacks or buy there! Beautiful... More 

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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.