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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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“bubble room” (41 reviews)
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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 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 1 week 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

Thank eja117
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with 3 kids under 13 yo. It's nicely laid out so you don't feel over crowded. Plenty to do with bubble area, climbing tower, blocks to build with, pretend play, and interactive displays. Au bon pan is attached. We stayed all day.

Thank rose333
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My 3 kids (ages 3, 5 and 7) could've spent numerous days here. From the water table room and building blocks area to the climbing structure, there's a lot to do here for the younger crowd.

Thank jenmren
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

As far a children's museums go, this is a great one! Tons to do in every age range and lots of different rooms. There is so much to do it would take several visits to discover it all!

Thank Tiffkat2000
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Went on a whim found on a walk and thought why not!!! So worth it out kids loved every minute! Every room was set for kids to explore and enjoy. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank Brooke M
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
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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