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Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress St, Boston, Massachusetts 02210 USA

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Boston Children's Museum

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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Thu 10a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Wifi

“one of the largest children's museums in the world”

Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest, and one of the most influential children’s museums in the world. It was founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers' Bureau, a group of visionary educators dedicated to providing new resources for both teachers and students, as a center for the exchange of materials and ideas to advance the teaching of science.  For over 100 years it has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children.  Designed for children and families, Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts. In addition to extensive child-centered exhibits, Museum educators develop numerous programs and activities that address literacy, performing arts, science and math, visual arts, cultures, and health and wellness. The Museum is also one of the few children’s museums in the world to maintain a collection. The Museum’s collections of Americana, Natural History, Global Culture, Native American, Dolls and Dollhouses, and Japanese artifacts encompass more than 50,000 items. As one of the largest children’s museums in the world, Boston Children’s Museum also provides museum consulting services and creates award winning traveling exhibits, staff training curriculum, and exhibit kits for Museum professionals.

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Reviewed by
Sarah Parent

  • 87 Reviews
  • 49 Helpful
August 31, 2014

Brought my 1 and a half year old here and he had a blast. This museum is absolutely huge. There are so many exhibits. We were there about three hours and probably saw less than half. There is a great "under two" room, and I think he could have spent the whole day just there. They have a good blend of activities for different ages. Although there were some things my toddler wasn't ready for, there was more than enough to keep him busy. My only gripe is that $15 a head is a little pricey for adults who are only there to supervise, and the weekends can be very crowded. We had two sets of eyes to watch one little boy, but I wouldn't necessarily want to face those crowds alone (my kid's a runner!).

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Reviewed by
melbode

  • 14 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 23, 2016
Rated 3.0

Ok museum. Interactive abilities are good. Areas are broken and run down. There was 3 people that we passed that worked there other wise no one was there to show how things worked or to do expiraments. You'd think with the price of everyone over 1 things would be working. And just to make sure you know I know how a children's museum works. I've been to the one in Seattle, Pittsburg, Cleveland, Columbus and Boston. So I know what a good one is supposed to look like at work.

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Reviewed by
grandksa

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 06, 2015

I have taken my Son here twice so far. the first time he was 15 Months and the second time he was 20 months. He had a good time at both ages. There is so much for the children to see, do, learn and explore. We participated in mommy and me yoga and he absolutely loves the water and bubble areas. Plenty of convenient restrooms and many activities to keep the kids active! I love the place

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Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress St
Boston, Massachusetts
02210 USA

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Closed Now
  • Fri: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun - Thu, Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Street Parking
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