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Boston Children's Museum

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Address: 308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1016
Phone Number: +1 617-426-6500
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Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Muito bom

A place very good for children's. This museum has a lot of education toys. Recommend to relatives witch little children's. A good time for to stay there is about two hours.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Ricardo V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A place very good for children's. This museum has a lot of education toys. Recommend to relatives witch little children's. A good time for to stay there is about two hours.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited the children's museum and found that our 5 years old had so much more to do than our 3 year old. We all enjoyed it but could have more for 3 year olds.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been three times with our grandson and kids. So much to do from climbing activities to water play to art projects. Several rooms on each floor have endless choices for meaningful play opportunities with a heading side order of education. Diversity is well represented without being preachy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my son and his best friend here and they had the best time. 3 floors of so much to do. I was so amazed by everything I was super excited when I saw an entire room based on the cartoon Arthur that was awesome. Great place to bring the kids to tire them out. Also located in a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hands on exhibits. Very kid friendly.... love the thought put into the different age groups. We enjoyed the theatre production of "three little pig". The actors were great...the audience participants was priceless. My 2 years old grandson enjoyed it tremendously

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was terrified but she loved it. She climbed all the way to the top with all the big kids followed by her terrified Mommy. They also had a toddler area on the third floor where she happily spent three hours climbing the wrong way up the slide and walking down the stairs. The only melt down was when we... More 

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England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Semi controlled chaos would have been another appropriate title for this. We are used to going to The Strong in Rochester as our local-ish Children's Museum. This is not as sprawling so there wasn't the opportunity not to notice that it was very, very busy. Then again, it was a rainy Sunday of a long weekend, so we expected that.... More 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great museum on the water in Boston! Huge children's museum and it appears that it was recently renovated or reworked. Three floors and very interactive, the kids had plenty to do throughout this museum. The top floor has a little kids construction room that my twins loved and didn't want to leave. The kids stage had a 3... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a great children's museum in the heart of Boston. Very interactive which kept the kids entertained for hours. Added Bonus, on Friday afternoons kids are free. Definitely worth checking out especially if you want a break from walking the city or if the weather is not that great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a rainy weekday. It's only a 5 minute walk from the T. Museum was quiet. Kids enjoyed the climbing tower, water, bubble and construction rooms. We spent a good half day there and could have spent longer but the kids where played out. The exhibits are informative and our two (4 & 8) learned a lot. It was... More 

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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.
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