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Boston Children's Museum

300 Congress Street | Boston, MA 02210 | Official website
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Karin Hansen/Courtesy Boston Children's Museum
  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.0)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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With a giant milk bottle statue at the front of the building, it's hard to miss the Boston Children's Museum. Here, hands-on exhibits present a fun and engaging way for kids to learn about various sciences, culture, art and health and wellness, among other subjects. Children get to make huge soap bubbles, pretend to repair cars and play in a Japanese house replica.

Though some recent visitors lament that there weren't many attractions catered to adults, others praise the variety of engaging exhibits tailored to kids within different age groups. "The museum was clean and full of activities for the kids to explore and learn. Highly recommended attraction if you get a bad weather day while in Boston!" exclaimed one TripAdvisor user.  

You'll find the museum located in downtown Boston. If you're relying on public transportation, the easiest way to reach the museum is via the Silver Line; hop off at the Courthouse Station and stroll along Seaport Boulevard towards Children's Wharf Park. The museum entrance is situated along the Harborwalk, and is just a short five-minute walk from the station. The museum welcomes visitors Saturday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. General admission costs $14; children ages 1 and younger can enter for free. Visit on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. and you can enter for $1. 

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