Boston Children's Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Angie Camacho and 4 other parents have been here
Located on Children's Wharf along the Fort Point Channel, Boston Children's Museum is the second oldest children's museum in the United States.
Tips for Families
Address: 308 Congress St, Boston, Massachusetts 02210| Map
Hours: Mon-Thu 10 am - 5 pm, Fri 10 am - 9 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Holiday and extended hours vary. For details, check schedule. More Info
Price: Adults (16-64): $12; Children (1-15): $12; Children under 1: Free; Seniors (65+): $12 More Info
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Great for 10 and underFlag review
I can’t say enough about this amazing museum. From the moment we walked in we were visually drawn in. Immediately past ticketing, in the Atrium, kids can’t help but want to head straight for the three story climbing sculpture. My 9 year-old had no problem weaving in and out of the spaces and making her way to the top. But I saw kids of all ages mastering the task. After that we spent several hours wandering through the museum seeing 3 floors of exhibits that included a very cool Arthur & Friends town setting, Kid Power, Peep’s World (sand and water tables), The Construction Zone and the visitng exhibit: The Wizard of Oz. Personally, I was glad that I had only taken my my 9 year-old daughter. I felt like the museum would have been a bit too juvenile for my 12 year-old son.
Tips for Families
On the second floor there is a special Play Space designed for kids 0-3. | There is a very cool Countdown to Kindergarten exhibit. From the mock school bus to the model classroom, this area is sure to help with the transition for the first day of school.
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Au Bon Pain is adjacent to the Museum.
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If you go to one museum while visiting Boston, this should be it. Forget the aquarium or the Museum of Science -- this one is way more fun with cheaper admission prices. It's great for all ages, from little babies (they have an area just for crawlers) to grown-ups. It's just...cool. It has tons of hands-on exhibits to keep kids entertained. Everything is clean and less chaotic than I anticipated. There are also bathrooms and changing tables aplenty. If the weather's nice, pack a picnic or grab some lunch to eat on the picnic tables outside or get some ice cream from the giant milk bottle. If you have kids under the age of 3, prepare to spend a good chunk of time in the play area. It's all very a...
The Children's museum is great - it definitely gets crowded on the weekends, summer and school vacations, but they make it work! The wizard of oz exhibit is up no...