Boston Children's Museum, Boston

Boston Children's Museum, Boston (must see)

A child lives inside all of us and the best way to let it out is by visiting the Boston Children’s Museum for the afternoon. This fantasyland museum was founded on the Children’s Wharf of Fort Point Channel in 1913 with the aim to educate and amuse Boston’s young ones.

There are numerous permanent exhibitions where hands-on experience is the order of the day, unlike most museums where the goodies are behind glass or roped off areas. The Arthur and Friends section is great fun with all the characters from Mark Brown’s books and TV series. You – rather your children, of course! – can learn and play in the Read Family Kitchen or the Backyard Sleepover.

The Art Studio is for both parents and children and you can make clay models or do finger-painting. On The Common you will enjoy the light shows or playing musical chairs; there’s also a huge chess game where children play the chess pieces.

In the Construction Zone you can have a ride on a Bobcat, play with trucks or jackhammers just like real builders. The Japanese House is a real-life house from Kyoto and here you can learn about Japanese life and culture. Kid Power is where you’ll get lessons on healthy eating and the importance of daily exercise.

When you’ve finished your visit you can stock up on reusable items in the Recycle Shop, which sells plastic bottles, paper and fabrics along with books to teach your child how to use these items for arts and crafts decorations. Don’t forget to stop off at the Hood Milk Bottle in front of the museum for a delicious ice-cream just to round the afternoon off.

Why You Should Visit:
Great place to entertain kids up to 12 years with various fun learning activities and installations.
There are three floors and several rooms worth of fun stuff; there's even a separate, special room for tots.

Tip:
$1 admission on Friday nights (between 5-9pm)!
Bring snacks for the children and yourself; also an extra shirt.
Consider buying tickets online ahead of time to skip the line!

Opening Hours:
Sat-Thu: 10am-5pm; Fri: 10am-9pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Boston Children's Museum
Sight Location: Boston, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Kids Entertainment Tour in Boston  

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