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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1016
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really really really can't say enough good things about this place! I grew up going here and still enjoy taking kids to see this place. Everything is fun and informative and you learn a lot, while having a great time.

Thank Emmy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a personal favorite. I went there all the time when my children were young. It is the gold standard for child-friendly interactive museum. I think children over 12 might find it too "childish" . They have great exhibits and they are very sensitive...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are members and I think it is ideal for children ages 5 and under. The museum is best visited on a quiet weekday when you have space to explore it peacefully. It is a madhouse on weekends and school holidays.

Thank michelskt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 3 year old granddaughter on Sat. 30th December. It was her second visit as she didn’t have enough time to see the exhibits previously. It was far too crowded. There was hundreds on strollers lined up along the corridors and so many...More

Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s an ok museum. The problem is the older kids need to be a le to read otherwise they don’t know what to do or what’s supposed to be learned. And honestly if the kids can read I find it a bit boring for them....More

Thank jpalmerbean
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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

1  Thank TravelRover7777
Reviewed 27 October 2017

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 26 October 2017

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!

1  Thank 1977erin
Reviewed 25 October 2017

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 16 October 2017 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

1  Thank Allison W
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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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
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+.
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