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Boston Children's Museum

Closes in 23 min: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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.
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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 yesterday via mobile

Visited the museum with two boys (10 and 11) who were not impressed. However, all the younger children at the museum were having a blast! Full of interactive games and presentations. No food!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mcincunegui
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time to Boston? Prepare to pay out the nose to park. $25 for 2 hours here WITH validation. (Paid $40.00 at the New England Aquarium for 2 hours there). That being said... This is a HUGE interactive “museum”, more of a science center for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Day_Tripper_2008
Reviewed 1 week ago

He last time I visited the children’s museum in Boston was 40 years ago. This time I took my 7 year old for a father son trip and had a great time. There were certain sections that were perfect for his age and some better...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DantheIronman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going here since our kid was born, and he's now aging out of a lot of it at 6, especially for the price. The sweet spot is probably 2-4yo with some parts that are still interesting for 5-7. Definitely plan to eat at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BeforeSunrise
Reviewed January 11, 2019

We were travelling with our 16mo daughter and as it was a pretty rainy day we thought we would spend it here. There are loads of different areas to explore and there was even a section for under 2s which was great. Its really well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KerryB13
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We are members of our local science center and decided to check out the Boston Children's Museum since it is part of the same passport program (meaning we got in free -love that!). It's a very nice center with lots of awesome interactive exhibits. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MandiCG49
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

I don’t think is worth the trip at all. It’s pricey, even a 2.5yr old’s admission is $17 on top of the play we paid for. The layout is over 3 floors with individual rooms with activities. Some are super crowded with things to do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bartunek
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

My son had a great time loved all the hands on displays his favorite thing was the basketball room and the kindergarten area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank camilo c
Reviewed December 21, 2018

I love my city and all of the museums that we have in town but this is one of my favorites. It is probably because over the years I have brought my children and now I bring my granddaughter. The place is exciting and fun....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 855paulk
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Great place for having fun. There was a show with turtles and a crocodile. A lot of toys and installations to discover.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JoseLetGo
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July 28, 2018|
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Response from ramir75 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Panera and descent cafe in the museum
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Response from Christopher F | Reviewed this property |
There's plenty to do for all ages he will.have a blast!!
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Response from Emmy B | Reviewed this property |
I have not been recently, but it looks like the consensus is $17. I know if you book a library pass, you can get a few dollars off the price for X amount of people. Library passes are free, as long as you book them and use... More