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Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

210 William T Morrissey Blvd, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125-3314
+1 617-740-7000
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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate offers a dynamic, interactive experience in democracy. Visit our full-scale representation of the United States Senate Chamber, see a replica of Senator Kennedy's Washington office, and use digital tablets to engage with our exhibits. The Institute was honored in 2016 with both a Thea Award from the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and a Merit Award in the Wider World Category from the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW).
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210 William T Morrissey Blvd, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125-3314
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Added this stop after reading reviews on Trip Advisor, and so glad we did! The museum is a true gem. Individual tablets make it easy to engage with the exhibits (either by yourself, with your family or with others in the museum). My teen was...More

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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Institute experience. We look forward to your future visits.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

A modern, up to date tour with interactive tablets and information projected onto the walls. The Senate Chamber enactment about Civil Rights was done really well, bringing it to life and explaining how the Senate and House of Representatives work.

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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Institute experience. We look forward to your future visits.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The interactive tablets are a great way to learn more. The staff are very knowledgeable and committed and help you get the most from your visit. The best part has to be the replica of the Senate and having the opportunity to speak and then...More

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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Institute experience. We look forward to your future visits.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is an experience everyone should partake in. It isn't a typical museum but a true educational experience. The replicated Senate chamber is absolutely breathtaking. The guides do a fantastic job explaining the workings of the Senate and getting everyone to participate in the process....More

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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Institute experience. We look forward to your future visits.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely terrific....this is more than a museum....it’s an institute providing young and old an interactive education on civics and civic engagement and the critical movements in our history that the U.S. Senate has provided in determining who we are and how our government has evolved....More

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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Institute experience. We look forward to your future visits.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

My family & I loved our visit to the EMK Institute. We participated in the "Super Powers Senate Game" The interactive tablets really add to the feeling that you are a senator and the vote is in your hands! Plus of course it all tool...More

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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Super Powers Senate Game. We look forward to your future visits.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to this Museum. If you want to learn how the US Senate works then this is a good place to get a better understanding of it. I love the fact that it is interactive, easy enough for a 6 year...More

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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Institute experience. We look forward to your future visits.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The EMK Institute is truly unlike any other museum in the Boston area. The tablets you use to interact with exhibits are a great way to learn more about a topic without having to crowd around signs or plaques like at a more traditional museum....More

Thank Cody P
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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Institute experience. We look forward to your future visits.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

The Institute is a wonderful treat to combine with the JFK Library, preferably afterwards. The contributions of Senator Kennedy to our country is so vast but the institute is a modern presentation that is especially focused on the younger generation. I enjoyed watching the small...More

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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Institute experience. We look forward to your future visits.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

There is nothing like this anyplace and this is a terrific place to visit. This is an institution about the Senate and has been done in a completely non-partisan manner. A great learning experience for everyone. I had the pleasure of participating in a 3...More

Thank Robert A
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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Super Powers Game. We look forward to your future visits.

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We do have a café. The Chamber Café offers salads, soups, sandwiches, pastries, and an espresso bar. The café is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It's closed on Mondays and on days when the Institute is... More
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