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Boston Children's Museum

Seaport District, Boston
  • Adam H.
    "Fantastic bubble room"(4 Tips)
    BU Today
    "giant inflatable Arthur & 40-foot-tall Hood milk bottle"(2 Tips)
    Kaitlin H.
    "Love the kidspace room on 2nd floor and water exhibit."(7 Tips)
    Nitya N.
    "educational toys for kids of all ages."(2 Tips)
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  • Luiz Gustavo O.
    It’s an awesome place for the whole family, we recommend anytime.
  • Sultan A.
    Sultan AlkhuzamJuly 1, 2017
    Love it big time. My son wanted to sleep here.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HowittJune 23, 2017
    Fantastic bubble room
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoAugust 10, 2016
    Beware of the climbing structure in the lobby. It's a kids only vertical cage maze. No parents allowed inside. We nicknamed it the "2 hour tower" because that's how long it took to talk our son out.
  • Ivan F.
    Ivan FedorenkoApril 22, 2016
    Great climbing area abd science playground
  • Zooteagro M.
    Zooteagro MedellinMarch 24, 2016
    Summer play that happy they are here
  • Zooteagro M.
    Zooteagro MedellinMarch 24, 2016
    I like in summer my son's they are very happy playing here
  • Kaitlin H.
    Kaitlin HalloranFebruary 28, 2016
    Great place for Toddlers. Love the kidspace room on 2nd floor and water exhibit. Bubble exhibit is also one that you don't want miss!
  • Youssof M.
    Youssof MalFebruary 19, 2016
    Pre-kindergarten room is a closed off area, so your little ones are safe from wandering out. Get the membership, it'll quickly be worth it.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8, 2016
    Excellent interactive educational exhibits which will keep the children entertained for hours.
  • Alex A.
    Alex ApriscoDecember 29, 2015
    At Friday they have a promotional price for the tickets!
  • Fatima A.
    Fatima AleisaJuly 30, 2015
    Well, I can only recommend it to patient parents. Kids having fun but not parents! However, they totally deserve this sacrifice.
  • Damon L.
    Damon LongApril 23, 2015
    The kids love touching everything and being active.
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RossOctober 14, 2014
    Such a variety of things to do for all ages!
  • Yasemin
    YaseminJuly 29, 2014
    Our 2nd visit in 5 years. A lot of things are out of order. It is for young kids under the age of 8, I would say, maybe even younger.
  • Jill R.
    Jill RettbergApril 30, 2014
    Check and see if your membership at your hometown museum gives reciprocal entry - we got in free with our Chicago science and industry membership :)
  • Angela
    AngelaMarch 7, 2014
    fun place. Could easily spend 4 hours here!
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MaloneyDecember 30, 2013
    Bubble room
  • Won D.
    Won DongOctober 14, 2013
    Don't park in LAZ. There are several parking spots discounted by museum, but LAZ isn't even their staff said yes.
  • BU Today
    BU TodaySeptember 27, 2013
    This is the perfect place to make you feel like a kid again; Check out the giant inflatable Arthur & 40-foot-tall Hood milk bottle or the Japanese silk merchant’s house and hands-on art studio. Read more
  • Jen T.
    Jen TroesterAugust 30, 2013
    They apparently changed their rules and don't accept reciprocal memberships they did before. Call to make sure before you go :/
  • Liz D.
    Liz D.July 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're going to come here at least 4 or 5 times in a year, get a membership! It'll pay for itself.
  • Amy v.
    Amy vanNederpeltJuly 14, 2013
    The bubble area is awesome!
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJuly 11, 2013
    Do not go here if you hate children. I've never seen so many wildlings in my life!
  • Boston M.
    Boston MamaMay 20, 2013
    Freaking hot out and museum is empty on Monday afternoon and AC is on :) btw, just saw online that if you're an EBT cardholder, you can get in w up to 4 people at $2 per Person!! Now that is a deal ;)
  • Lindsey M.
    Lindsey MoralesMarch 24, 2013
    Active Duty Military with ID card get in free :)
  • Diane M.
    Diane MarquesFebruary 19, 2013
    Come right when it opens to avoid chaos!
  • Arwen M.
    Arwen MellorJanuary 25, 2013
    Fridays after five its only a dollar each to get in!
  • Ken S.
    Ken SwymerMay 21, 2012
    Better to come in the afternoon.
  • Las Vegas M.
    Las Vegas MannequinsDecember 4, 2011
    The Children's Museum in Boston displays a giant milk bottle on the museum's wharf. If it were real it would hold 50,000 gallons of milk and 8,620 gallons of cream.
  • Nitya N.
    Nitya NNovember 25, 2011
    Check out the Museum Store for reasonably priced educational toys for kids of all ages.
  • Tara T.
    Tara TrinityNovember 13, 2011
    Make sure you are super flexible if you climb up the three floor obstacle with your child!!! It was a great experience!!
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Though the museum is best for ages 1-10, kids ages 11-13 will feel right at home on Friday evenings, 5-9pm, during the $1 entrance fee hours. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle A.August 3, 2011
    If you come after 4pm tickets are 1/2 price, but you only have an hour to enjoy. Fun place for kids and kids at heart. Beware of the slippery floors in the bubble room!
  • Jack V.
    Jack VinsonJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Wizard of Oz display consumed more time than the ball area!
  • Parents Magazine
    Parents MagazineJuly 15, 2011
    Take advantage of the volunteers at the museum’s exhibits to answer questions about things ranging from the first day of school to child development.
  • Miss Magpie
    Miss MagpieJune 22, 2011
    Used my ECHO membership to pay :)
  • Derek P.
    Derek PeplauJune 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't miss this awesomeness behind the counter at the "grocery store on the 3rd floor.
  • Pure Natural D.
    Pure Natural DivaMay 30, 2011
    Friday 5-9 PM $1 admission!!!
  • Danny F.
    Danny FrielMay 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Find an MIT Playlab researcher in Playspace or the Construction Zone to try out fun toys and games for kids to help with research in exploratory play and learning!
  • Derek P.
    Derek PeplauApril 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I defy you to find a more frustrating sink in the city of Boston (or indeed the entire Commonwealth) than the one in the Bubble Room here.
  • schneidermike s.
    Watch your head! Especially in the Kyoto house. I've whacked mine good.
  • Alan B.
    Alan BelniakNovember 26, 2010
    The Au Bon Pain Express is good in a pinch, but very limited for selection. Pack a soft cooler instead and stuff in a backpack.
  • cullenfamily
    cullenfamilyNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The member express line is anything but express. Unnacceptable.
  • Jamjo K.
    Jamjo KagreOctober 16, 2010
    Only $2 bucks per person with a library pass.
  • -merdie-
    -merdie-September 25, 2010
    $1 Target Fridays 5-9 pm! Great deal!
  • cullenfamily
    cullenfamilyJuly 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Curious George exhibit closed but the Out on a Limb exhibit in its place is pretty good - check it out.
  • sarah e.
    sarah espadaJune 29, 2010
    if u go to local libraries u maybe able to get tickets for a reduce or free price. have been for years looking to take my children soon on a friday. i do understand that they tickets on friday evening
  • Colleen C.
    Colleen CormierJune 22, 2010
    Bring quarters and pennies for squashed souvenirs!
  • Alexis K.
    Alexis KarlinApril 3, 2010
    The Arthur exhibit is really not that great don't bother.
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