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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1016
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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"japanese house"
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"bubble room"
in 42 reviews
"climbing structure"
in 40 reviews
"all ages"
in 74 reviews
"construction zone"
in 23 reviews
"golf balls"
in 17 reviews
"au bon pain"
in 16 reviews
"older kids"
in 27 reviews
"water play"
in 11 reviews
"water area"
in 10 reviews
"play space"
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"great place for kids"
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"year olds"
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"hands on activities"
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"interactive displays"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 5 year old daughter loved it! It was busy due to marathon weekend, but the line moved quickly. The place is so big with so many activities that there is room for everyone. We were tired out after about 2.5 hours, but you could...More

Thank RJW2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Boston Tea party museum and then walked over the bridge to the children’s museum for $1 Friday nights. The children’s museum has activities for all ages, from 2-10!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent half a day here (could have stayed longer) when we got tired of walking the city in the summer heat. Kids all enjoyed it. Lots of places for parents to sit while the kids explore the various floors. Hands on activities everywhere so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 3 year-old daughter and I visited the Boston Children's Museum for a whole day. She loved every minute of it! She got into all the exhibits, from the Big Dig/Excavation exhibit to the Arthur classroom and especially loved all the hands-on things. We helped...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here a number of years ago when our son was young. If you have small children and visit Boston - this is a must!

Thank FundDude
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the $1 Friday night and as you wold expect it gets very crowded, but we knew that going in. Our kids enjoy it here (5 and 8) although I'm not sure how much longer they will be into. Definitely not a lot...More

Thank BCATNewJersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love going to this museum, so many interactive exhibits, kids and adults alike can find a lot do and see

Thank 481maricarp
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My grandson said "I really liked the climbing frame, the building area was super cool and I enjoyed the weight stuff. Could have stayed longer."

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a cold April day 2018. The museum is set up for a perfect visit containing 3 floors packed with a fun filled activities. Seven hours flew by we we explored all the stations and did not finish the 3rd floor. Staff is...More

Thank ramir75
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had fun while we were there, but it was super busy for a Tuesday! It was pricey, but we went to our local library for passes which eased the cost. After three hours my kiddos were done, and we brought our own lunch to...More

Thank msmith0208
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Angelo-Shian R
17 March 2018|
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Response from TravelRover7777 | Reviewed this property |
There are many paid parking lots nearby. The closest is 321 Congress Street which is diagonally across the street.
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Charles M
30 November 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+.
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cec2254
27 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
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