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Boston Children's Museum

Indoor $$$
Children's Museums, School Trip, Touristy
300 Congress St, Boston, MA
URL: Boston Children's Museum  Phone: 617-426-6500
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Activity Overview

Boston Children’s Museum is chock full of entertaining things to do & explore. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the 3 story New Balance climbing structure - a favorite with kids.

Have fun in the bubble room, explore Peep's World, full of sand & water tables, and don't miss the interactive performances at the Kidstage.

Not sure where to start? Here's a handy list of 100 Things to Do at the Boston Children's Museum.

Things to do with Kids

  • New Balance Climb - An amazing 3-story climbing sculpture made of brightly painted curved platforms, rising like a fleet of magic carpets up the new glass lobby of Boston Children’s Museum.
  • Children will delight trying safe risk-taking as they find their way through the 3D, full body puzzle. Estimating space, planning moves, and choosing paths are all part of the learning in this complex space.
  • This climber is pretty-much kids only. Parents follow the route on the stairs alongside the sculpture while enjoying a fantastic panorama of downtown Boston.
  • Peep's World - Kids will enjoy lots of sand & water tables as well as a nifty walking tunnel for making & exploring the concept of shadows
  • John Hancock Science Playground - Test the laws of motion with golf balls and quirky tracks in Raceways; or experiment with creating beautiful orbs of many shapes and sizes in Bubbles.
  • Infant & Toddler Playspace - A special area just for infants & toddlers has a variety of safe, developmental activities, and the adjoining Parent Resource Room provides a quiet place for nursing or just reading a book to your little one.

Boston Children's Museum Insider Tips

  • Boston Children's Museum is close to Boston's major highways and easily accessible by public transportation, including the MBTA train, bus and even water shuttle. Boston Children's Museum does not have a parking garage. However, there are affordable paid parking lots and garages available in close proximity.
  • Check with your local library for discount coupons and passes.
  • The waterfront views are spectacular. Grab a quick lunch at Panera, which is attached to the Museum Foyer or pack a lunch and eat along the pier. During the summer, ice cream is available at the famous Hood Milk Bottle kiosk right outside. The Barking Crab is a great seafood joint just a short walk up the pier; and Papagayo is a fun new Mexican restaurant just a few blocks away on Summer Street.
  • The Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum right up the street. Stop in for the tour experience or just pop into the gift shop for a great selection of Boston souvenirs. Abigail's Tea Room is right upstairs serving delicious tea and snacks.
  • Walk the Greenway over to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market (about 10-15 minutes) - there are a ton of food options there. On your way back - take a ride on the nifty Greenway Carousel.

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