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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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308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1016
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
+1 617-426-6500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place seems like a warehouse converted into a "museum" which is really more like a place to have "experimental fun." There are various independent attractions that function like a play room with new and interesting "toy things" for children to explore. "Learning" may be...More

Thank TravelRover7777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is huge! And there are so many activities for the kids to choose from! We try and visit Childrens Museums around the country when we travel, and according to my boys, this is the best one yet. Highly recommend if you have small...More

Thank StressedOutTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this museum, especially how hands on everything is!! We have a very handsy 5 year old boy and this was right up his alley! Our 8 year old daughter loved it as well! I would say it's suitable for almost everyone!

Thank 1977erin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 6 year old had a blast here. There's a lot to see and do and it's beautifully designed, well laid out and has tons of interactive exhibits and rooms. Bubbles (I don't know a kid who doesn't love bubbles :), kinetic stuff, tactile stuff,...More

Thank MellowMarsh74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is in a great location and welcomes kids with a huge climbing gym that goes up several floors. My kids (7 & 10) enjoyed that but little else. The museum is for younger kids and even has areas specifically for toddlers. Go if...More

Thank Allison W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My ten year old was a little too old for it. He went through it fairly quickly. Had he been a few years younger he would have wanted to stay longer. He still liked it. There's a parking garage around the corner that advertises discounts...More

1  Thank eja117
Reviewed 14 October 2017

My kids had a nice time. it was clean and had some interesting hands on things to do. It really is a bt on the small side and aside from the guy doing paleontology stuff most staff were pretty disinterested

Thank JimWPPA
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Took the kids here expecting a but of play time and history time for the kids. Play time was great with lots to do for the kids, but a little disappointed there wasn't more history of toys on display. There were a few items, but...More

Thank iliketravel99
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Took my nephew to the children's museum during summer break. It was a great spot fun learning. Overall the museum is packed with rooms encouraging chaos from toilet paper to bubbles. The museum has a show every 30 minutes, it's ok... I expected more, but...More

Thank racheve91
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Took our 9 year old boys here on a rainy day and was pleasantly surprised how much fun we all had. We always visit the local children's museum when we travel and while there were educational exhibits, there was also lots to climb on, crawl...More

Thank kecates
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
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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+.
28 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
9 August 2016|
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Response from JRG F | Reviewed this property |
I just saw this question, sorry. I would think mid week would be best and now that school is back in session- a good time without the camps and families bustling on through. We visited on the Target $1 Friday and it was well... More