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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate offers a dynamic, interactive experience in democracy. Visit our full-scale representation of the United States Senate Chamber, see a replica of Senator Kennedy's Washington office, and...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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210 William T Morrissey Blvd, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125-3314
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I wasn’t sure what to expect with my visit. Turned out to be very informative. Utilizes tablets to share the information. The full size Senate duplication was very cool!
Enjoyed the interactive process of how a bill is passed in the Senate!
This is a nice, modern museum. The “exhibits” are electronic projections on the walls and you get a tablet to carry around to go deeper. The central area of the museum is a duplicate of the senate and is very awesome. There are programs you...More
Very friendly staff. Clean, modern, spacious. We learned a lot during this visit. Wasn’t too impressed by the tablet supplied to each visitor to help while perusing the exhibitions - found it cumbersome and unnecessary. Loved seeing Teddy Kennedy’s office and learning about his ‘team’...More
We were looking forward to learning a little bit more about the Senator. Enjoyed seeing his office recreated and the senate floor. But we did feel that it was a little too technological and interactive as opposed to your typical 'old school' type museums. You...More
We had a wonderful, informative tour, getting to know the inner workings of the Senate. It’s very interactive. Each participant gets a tablet to carry along through the tour. The point is to experience the day in the life of a United States Senator. Our...More
This museum offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the history of the Senate and to actively participate in Senatorial work. It is not expensive and all of the staff are extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. A great way to learn about our government. A...More
We spoke at length with Jake, who was both passionate and knowledgeable about both the Senator and the Institute, we may not have enjoyed the experience as much without him. There's a lot to see here, so tske your time and seek out Jake, he...More
It is well organized and includes a full scale model of the Senate chamber where interactive programs put you in the seat of a senator to become an active participant in the consideration of legislation. The only thing preventing 5 stars was the wifi was...More
Date of experience: October 2018
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Kennedy_Institute, Marketing Team at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018
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We do have a café. The Chamber Café offers salads, soups, sandwiches, pastries, and an espresso bar. The café is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It's closed on Mondays and on days when the Institute is... More
We do have a café. The Chamber Café offers salads, soups, sandwiches, pastries, and an espresso bar. The café is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It's closed on Mondays and on days when the Institute is closed to the public.