One of the oldest science museums in the United States, Boston Children's Museum opened its doors in 1913. Explore the interactive exhibits, which investigate subjects like art, construction, music, mechanics, science, and live performance. Highlights include the giant Hood Milk Bottle that was once an ice cream stand and an authentic silk merchant's home from Japan. The museum was awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2013 for its programming and community contributions. Plan your Boston Children's Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Boston using our Boston holiday planner .
Boston Children's Museum Reviews
What a fabulous place; fun packed rooms for all kids (both young and old). Great way to spend time. Would really recommend. more »
Really an amazing experience! There are what four floors of fun and activity! Kept the kids big and small busy for several hours !! I would go again and leave the little ones at home! Haha! more »
SO MUCH FUN! My 1 y/o and 5 y/o loved everything each area of the museum had to offer. All exhibits were hands on and enjoyed by kids and adults. Each area of the museum engages kids curiosity; allowing them to explore science first hand and still have so much fun doing it. My girls loved playing with the bubbles/ water table river (ish) [bring change of clothes], construction room and so much more! Pack food and eat at a table by the waterfront too.
The Children's Museum is a great way to spend a day with the children and to expand their imaginations!!!! There are three floors full of hands on fun and opportunities for all ages to expand their minds. On the bottom floor, there is a section where children can experience the effects of gravity, see how simple machines can work, and generate energy through generators. I have children ages 4, 7, and 13. I went with family who had children ages 1, 3, 8 and 10.....they ALL had a blast and we spent 3 hours there.
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