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Boston Children's Museum

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Address: 308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1016
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+1 617-426-6500
10:00 - 17:00
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Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:00

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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Great Place for a 2yr old

I had alot fun with my friends and family it was not to much to get in. Parking is tough to find but well worth it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had alot fun with my friends and family it was not to much to get in. Parking is tough to find but well worth it.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited by a reciprocal membership from our home museum, so the price was right! We were there during the Christmas break season so crowds were high. Enjoyed a full day visiting all the rooms. Don't miss the Kyoto house- a hit for the kids and adults.

Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a week off work and I took my 2 year old son. From his perspective, it might have been the best day of his life. It's three floors of creative and fun activities for kids. It's well kept, clean and perfect for kids up to ages 7-9. We had friends visit from overseas recently and my wife and... More 

Thank Mike M
Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 4 year old son cried when we had to leave, after being there for 5 hours! Children will have no lack of interesting things to do. Tips: You can bring your own lunch and eat in the lunch room. I wish we had brought Subway Sandwiches instead of paying for the pricey food there. Bring snacks for the children... More 

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Lake Macquarie
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on a raining day for an indoor activity with 2 children 9 & 11. The 9 year old have a good time in most areas but the 11 year old seemed to be just a bit to old.

Thank Boakma
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Boston and often took our young kids here. Although our kids are all grown, we took a 2 year old cousin here this past weekend and it was as stellar as ever. There's something to do for all young kids (my guess would be 10 and under?) - from the speedway, to the bubble room, to the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 4 yr old grandson and had not been to Children's Museum in 7 yrs since an older grandchild was in the age range. It is still the same, outdated now and many items do not have all their pieces or are showing their wear. Construction site has few items and not all the building toys had the... More 

Thank Elaine C
Southampton, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for kids under 7...my kids of 8 and 12 were very bored Make sure to go on a weekday not during break can get overcrowded...

Thank Timpro2217
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wet visited with a 7yr old, 17yr old and a 2pyr old.....we all enjoyed it. It gets a little crowded and can be like a building with several hundred small children in it but it's great. I can honestly say that largely due to poor parenting in this nation the staff endure the chaos amazingly. I don't know what they... More 

Thank Bro Tim M
Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have purchased the first membership after our first visit and maintained it for over 9 years. It is worth it. We appreciated the play area for "infant and toddler", the our kids were very young and we transitioned to other areas as kids grew. The magical hour for members on Saturday mornings is our favorite time to visit, with... More 

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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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