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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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“japanese house” (42 reviews)
“bubble room” (42 reviews)
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308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1016
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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"japanese house"
in 42 reviews
"bubble room"
in 42 reviews
"climbing structure"
in 40 reviews
"all ages"
in 75 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"
in 8 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 17 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 16 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 8 reviews
"rainy day"
in 21 reviews
"few hours"
in 24 reviews
"south station"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

was very interested to visit this museum, but on arriving was told couldn't go in without a child!!!!!!!!!! the child in me was very disappointed ---- enough said

Thank Pamela W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon there with our 4 yo, during the week so it was pretty quiet. This was a fantastic place which we left only because it was closing. The lower part is more dedicated to science (bubbles, ball experiment) as well as a...More

Thank DorAN87
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 2.5yr old son for something to do and get out of the house for the day. It’s located downtown on the wharf and you have to pay to park somewhere else and walk to the location. It was really...More

1  Thank Katrina T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice museum but geared for very young kids. My 7 & 10 yo were bored. There were some fun things for older kids but the main attraction is for preschoolers.

Thank E H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice experience for the entire family, the museum is very interactive, there are a lot of activities for the children, it is easy to walk and visit.

Thank Carlos B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful - so much for my 2 year old to do (and even more if he had been older). I love how spaced out the museum is and how there are different areas/rooms based on different things. Truly there was something for...More

1  Thank Chantal S
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

My 7 yr old loved it. The place is huge and provides plenty to explore, although I found some exhibits didn't hold interest for very long, many were interactive and deserved a closer look. Admission was included on our go pass so it was a...More

Thank mbhoakct76
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

As we've taken up visiting children's museums w the little ones and we had a day to kill in Boston, we decided to check it out. If you live in boston and can take advantage of the half off pass from your public library, please...More

1  Thank BushTea
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

If you are in Boston and need to entertain kids for a while who are tired of the cool history, it’s great. We had a group of kids ranging in ages 9 years to 1 year and they all had a great time.

Thank Katy C
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We went on a Friday where the tickets from 5pm-9pm are just $1 per person... what a deal! My boys, 8 & 10, has a BLAST!! Non stop fun... they both loved the climbing tower in the middle. One loved the science and bubbles area...More

1  Thank leilanireiko
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mmran
22 May 2018|
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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
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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
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+.
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