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Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1016
+1 617-426-6500
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago

My 3 kids (ages 3, 5 and 7) could've spent numerous days here. From the water table room and building blocks area to the climbing structure, there's a lot to do here for the younger crowd.

Thank jenmren
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As far a children's museums go, this is a great one! Tons to do in every age range and lots of different rooms. There is so much to do it would take several visits to discover it all!

Thank Tiffkat2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a whim found on a walk and thought why not!!! So worth it out kids loved every minute! Every room was set for kids to explore and enjoy. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank Brooke M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whoever invented this place was a genius. Some of the simplest activities involving bubbles or golf balls (and much much more) could keep the kids (and adults) busy all day!

Thank JasonW11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interactive and lots of good activities - if your kids are about 5 or under. Not the best place for older (age 6 and up)) kids.

1  Thank ShakerHillBB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute children's museum. Really busy and loud the last week before school starts but that's not unexpected. Our 8 year old enjoyed it.

Thank Amy-Bee-075
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cant believe they charge at a childrens museum! Children should be encouraged in these places and act accordingly, instead, it sounded like a playground in there

1  Thank spottypudding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Children's Museum with lots to explore. We arrived when doors opened and left by 1pm and I feel we could stay more. I went with my toddler and she had fun in most of the rooms. The rooms offer an environment that estimate curiosity...More

Thank Nadjla S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a great museum for children my 5 and 7 year old had a great time. We could have been there all day without question. Not like some places your there for 1 hour and kids are ready to leave.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful interactive play, perfect for children!!! Wonderful way to spend your day!!! Friday nights are, one dollar per person, after 5!

Thank peypey141
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
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Charles M
1 December 2016|
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Response from Simon D | Reviewed this property |
I think it appeals to the under 14s. It's a bit limited for 14+.
28 September 2016|
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Response from JRG F | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other 2 people, Boston train transportation is spot on! I didn't have a car and got there for free on the silver line from the airport. You have to pay one way when you leave to get back on the train. Museum... More
9 August 2016|
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Response from JRG F | Reviewed this property |
I just saw this question, sorry. I would think mid week would be best and now that school is back in session- a good time without the camps and families bustling on through. We visited on the Target $1 Friday and it was well... More