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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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So much fun!

We went on Patriots Day, so it was quieter, but the facility is kept SO clean and there is so much for kids to play with. I especially loved the fact that they had a play space... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this museum with our 10 year old and were disappointed. It is very small and the exhibits are not very interesting. I guess if you live in Boston it is something to do with kids, but we would not return.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on Patriots Day, so it was quieter, but the facility is kept SO clean and there is so much for kids to play with. I especially loved the fact that they had a play space for the 3 and under crowd and they had staff supervise the age limit. I've been to children's museums before where age limits... More 

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Portage, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really nice for smaller kids. My daughter is 7 and I thought there would be more for all ages to do, I was wrong. There were some things my daughter was interesdted in but most of it is geared towards younger kids. It occupied some of our time. It is 3 floors of fun for kids. I would... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My children and I had a great time at the museum. There is plenty to see and do. There are several hands on stations and I appreciated how some rooms (bubble station) provided smocks. My kids enjoyed the kitchen area and used their imaginations to grocery shop and prepare meals. The climbing structure was a big hit and the dinosaur... More 

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Thank Nads X
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to do. Staff is friendly. Reasonable price. We have a 5 year old and 11 year old. Both were entertained and enjoyed it. Teens would be bored

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there with our 5 year old twin boys. We heard about this place from friends. Let me tell you that it was an extremely great decision we made to go visit there. We arrived when the doors opened and stayed there for 7 hours.!!!! Our twins cannot say enough about this place. It was all hands on,playing in... More 

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Indio, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Boston Children's Museum with a fairly large group of families. The kids loved all of the interactive areas of the museum. The parents also enjoyed interacting and watching the kids discover and try out different things. I would definitely recommend this as a stop if you are in the Boston area. You can bring your own... More 

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Thank Trish G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Neat little stop but not ideal for children 7 or over. They do, however, offer half priced admission one hour before they close. We did that and it turned out well - we were done with the whole place in about 45 minutes. The museum is three floors but pretty small really. Quarter floors would be more accurate. There are... More 

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Laval, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting boston during a weekend and our kids loved it so much, we ended up spending two days here. a note for visitors who are not familiar with target fridays....on fridays from 5-9 pm, entrance is only $1 instead of $16/person. if you are a budget traveller and have kids, this is a must stop for you. it... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed watching our toddler but she only made it a couple of hours. We missed probably half of the rooms. Was hard to find dining on a busy day.

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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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