Disclosure:  I received free admission to the Boston Children’s Museum for myself and my family to facilitate this post, All opinions are always 100% my own.
I recently had the opportunity to visit the Boston Children’s Museum with the kids.  Growing up in Massachusetts, I have visited the Children’s Museum many times as a child myself and also with Anthony before the twins were born.  This was our first trip back to explore and have some fun in several years, and it remains a perfect place for young families to make memories and learn new things.

As you enter Boston Children’s Museum the New Balance Climb structure is located directly after the admission desk.  My children could have spent the entire day playing on this 3-story climbing structure.  They absolutely loved it!  
From there we visited the Kid Power area which included stationary bikes, rock climbing, rope pulls and more.  This area focused on staying active and healthy. I liked that it was positioned to be easily done as one of the first exhibits because my very hyper boys were able to burn off some energy before moving to the more educational sections.
After the kids spent time working their muscles we moved into the Science Playground.  This was Anthony and Lilly’s favorite area in the museum.  Anthony is a huge science lover, but he had the most fun building race tunnel tracks for golf balls with his Daddy.  Lilly on the other hand is obsessed with any type of bubble activity so the bubble room kept her giggling.
The first floor of the museum also features a Kid Stage, where children can watch and participate in short plays, The Atrium, where you can get all sorts of information about the museum to help plan your visit, and The Shop at BCM where you can buy souvenirs, toys, and books.
Next we visited the second floor which has a family resource center and PlaySpace area for the littler visitors aged 0-3 years old.  The twins are older so we went directly over to Peep’s World to play with water tables and explore other wonders of the world.  This was another great hands on exhibit, where kids could collect water, dump it, and splash around.  There was also cool tubes to climb on and an area full of foam pieces to jump on and toss around.
Peeps World led into the Countdown to Kindergarten.  This was a perfect room for us because Lilly and Aidan will be heading to kindergarten in September.  This room was designed to look like an actual kindergarten classroom and was filled with books to read, puppets to play with, and shapes to identify.  However the kids favorite part wad the school bus,  they were able to climb on, buckle up, and pretend to drive.
We passed through The Common area next, where they have live performances, and visited the Arthur & Friends area.  This exhibit transports you directly into the world of Arthur, D.W. and their friends with rooms identical to Arthur’s kitchen, classroom, doctors office, backyard and more.
The second floor of the Boston Children’s Museum also has a Johnny’s Workbench area to put on goggles and an apron and get busy building.  Unfortunately that area was closed during our visit.  However we did visit the Recycle Shop, where for a small donation you can purchase tons of different items that would be otherwise recycled like empty CD cases, paper rolls, and magazines.  This is a great way to stock up on craft supplies.
The Art Studio located next to the Recycle Shop was a great place to sit and create for a while after walking through the second floor.  The museum provides a bunch of supplies and a general idea and we sat at craft tables creating up pieces of art.
Once our art projects were complete we packed them up and headed up to the third floor, where they have an actual historic Japanese House exhibit, a Kyoto Street exhibit where you can stroll down a street in Kyoto Japan, and Global Gallery area full of different musical instruments.
The Boston Black area was next, where you can dance in a Cape Verdean Cafe, Visit a Barber Shop or do your hair at the African Queen Beauty Salon.  There is also a market to buy food at and a truck to climb on.
The last indoor exhibit was Aidan’s Favorite, the Construction Zone.  This area had bobcats to climb on, trucks to play with, hard hats to wear, and giant blocks to build with.  This exhibit made Aidan’s eyes light up as he jumped around from section to section in awe that he could touch so many “cool things”
After we finally convinced Aidan to leave the Construction Zone we headed outside.  The Boston Children’s Museum is located right on Boston Harbor so they had an area set up for guests to fish, a garden patch to explore, and a great area to sit and eat lunch or dinner after a busy day at the Museum.
This was a great family day!  I loved the Boston Children’s Museum 20+ years ago when I was a child and I still love it today seeing it through my own child’s eyes.
The Details:
Boston Children’s Museum 
308 Congress Street
Boston, Ma 02210
Children and Adults – $14
Babies under 1 year are Free
Visit on a Friday night from 5-9 pm and admission is only $1 per a person (sponsored by Target)
Many Library also offer Discount Coupons making admission only $7 per person for the entire day.
Saturday – Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday: 10 am – 9 pm
Connect with Boston Children s Museum:
Disclosure:  I received free admission to the Boston Children’s Museum for myself and my family to facilitate this post, All opinions are always 100% my own.

46 Comments on A Day at the Boston Children’s Museum

  1. Erica
    August 11, 2014 at 8:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Ahhh we love the Boston Children's Museum. We live in Northern NH so we don't get to visit as often as we like but do whenever we can!

  2. Dallas Socials
    August 11, 2014 at 8:45 pm (4 years ago)

    What a fun experience. I haven't been to Boston before, but would love to check this Museum out!

  3. Melissa Coleman
    August 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm (4 years ago)

    My daughter always gets bored at museums so at this point we usually try to avoid them. However, I definitely think this is one that she would really enjoy.

  4. Mary O'Malley
    August 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks like it could be a lot of fun.

  5. jaime
    August 12, 2014 at 12:26 am (4 years ago)

    Now THAT is a children's museum! I wish my city had half of a children's museum that my son could enjoy!

  6. Lindsey Paris
    August 12, 2014 at 12:59 am (4 years ago)

    wow. what climbing structures. What an incredible place to explore!

  7. Janell
    August 12, 2014 at 1:41 am (4 years ago)

    I love Children's Museum. This looks like a fun place to visit.

  8. debdenny
    August 12, 2014 at 1:49 am (4 years ago)

    Looks like it was an amazing day. What a great place to visit

  9. Debra Rutt
    August 12, 2014 at 1:57 am (4 years ago)

    I love places like this where kids can get hands-on and explore. It looks like your kids had a blast there!

  10. Tracy Iglesias
    August 12, 2014 at 2:06 am (4 years ago)

    Hands-on experiences are always fun! I didn't get a chance to check out Boston Children's Museum because each visit there has been a business trip that with over-packed itineraries, but I'll have to check them out the next time I'm in town!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  11. Amber
    August 12, 2014 at 2:11 am (4 years ago)

    I love all the pictures, looks like they had a blast! I love our local Children's museum! They're so fun and educational!

  12. Carly
    August 12, 2014 at 3:38 am (4 years ago)

    This Boston Children's Museum looks awesome! I am sure any kid would have a blast while there!

  13. Kecia
    August 12, 2014 at 3:49 am (4 years ago)

    My 4 year old would love to venture through this museum for a day. I thought the price would be crazy, but I was wrong. $14 isn't bad at all!

  14. Casa Vilora Interiors
    August 12, 2014 at 3:59 am (4 years ago)

    this looks like a fun day for the kids. My kids are too old at this point. Your kids were having a blast!

  15. Felicia Carter
    August 12, 2014 at 4:23 am (4 years ago)

    Wow! What a fantastic museum! My kids would never want to leave.

  16. Camesha
    August 12, 2014 at 5:27 am (4 years ago)

    That place looks fantastic. I'd want to play and discover there WITH the kids.

  17. Kay Adeola
    August 12, 2014 at 8:32 am (4 years ago)

    What a fun place and you kids look like they had a great time,really brave on that climbing tower you would never get me up there lol.

  18. Tracey
    August 12, 2014 at 12:37 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks like such a fun place! Perfect place to take the kids.

  19. Emily @ Busy Mommy
    August 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm (4 years ago)

    This reminds me that we need to go to the Children's Museum before school starts. It's always a good learning experience!

  20. Savory Experiments
    August 12, 2014 at 3:03 pm (4 years ago)

    I'm sure your whole family was exhausted after a fun day at the museum! Looks like an excellent place for hands-on learning.

  21. Mellisa
    August 12, 2014 at 3:09 pm (4 years ago)

    What an amazing museum. I would love to visit one day.

  22. marybeth @ BabySavers
    August 12, 2014 at 3:23 pm (4 years ago)

    I love children's museums and I love seeing which ones are the best to visit in different regions. Thanks so much for all the pictures. This one looks like a must-see!

  23. Chrystal Mahan
    August 12, 2014 at 4:04 pm (4 years ago)

    Children's museums are always so much fun. We have a few smaller ones close by.

  24. NotaSupermom
    August 12, 2014 at 5:51 pm (4 years ago)

    We were just in Boston, but didn't get to the children's museum. It looks like it's worth the return trip.

  25. mail4rosey
    August 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm (4 years ago)

    How fun this looks! I just love places that let the kids be so hands on!

  26. Kendra from Headband for Today
    August 12, 2014 at 7:07 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks like an awesome museum. I know they bring a lot of the same exhibits to the children's museum here but the play structure is something we don't have. I wish we did.

  27. Jeanine
    August 12, 2014 at 7:21 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh wow! What an adventure, it looks like a great time!

  28. Theresa Mahoney
    August 12, 2014 at 7:21 pm (4 years ago)

    That seems like a very hands on museum. I can imagine how fun it is for every kid that has the opportunity to visit!

  29. Carly from The Puzzled Palate
    August 12, 2014 at 7:27 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love to visit Boston! But now that I am seeing this museum, I NEED to go visit!

  30. Virginia Higgins
    August 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm (4 years ago)

    My kids would love the Boston Children's Museum. It looks like so much fun!

  31. ACM'smommy
    August 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks amazing! Such great pictures and it looks like you all had a blast!

  32. Christie C
    August 12, 2014 at 9:47 pm (4 years ago)

    We took my son a few years back. What an awesome place for kids!

  33. The Mommy-Files
    August 12, 2014 at 11:08 pm (4 years ago)

    This sounds like a great time! I would totally take the family there too.

  34. Toni Patton
    August 12, 2014 at 11:52 pm (4 years ago)

    Kids museum??!!! heck, I would love it there myself. That looks like it would be a fun place to spend the day.

  35. Cheap Is The *New* Classy
    August 13, 2014 at 1:03 am (4 years ago)

    My daughter likes rope climbing when we go to places like this. This looks like a fun museum.

  36. Jaredamy
    August 13, 2014 at 2:26 am (4 years ago)

    We live 55 miles south of Boston. I have not visited the museum since I was 9 years old.

  37. Ann B
    August 13, 2014 at 2:34 am (4 years ago)

    What a great place. It looks like a great time was had by all. I would have loved to take my kids to a place like this when they were younger.

  38. Rachael Ebner
    August 13, 2014 at 2:44 am (4 years ago)

    This looks like a great museum. I'd love to take my grandkids there.

  39. Krystal Butherus
    August 13, 2014 at 3:35 am (4 years ago)

    I just love Boston! I've never been to this museum just yet but one day soon

  40. BrettBMartin
    August 13, 2014 at 4:07 am (4 years ago)

    My kids love these kinds of museums. I've never heard of this one before.

  41. Nancy Partin
    August 13, 2014 at 5:28 am (4 years ago)

    We love going to our local children's museum. Yours looks like it has lots of really cool things to do. Love the kid power area.

  42. April Mims
    August 13, 2014 at 10:30 am (4 years ago)

    This looks like so much fun! I love all the hands on activities that keep kids engaged and learning while having fun.

  43. Cassie Tucker
    August 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm (4 years ago)

    That all looks super fun! I'd actually love to do all those things lol

  44. Liz Mays
    August 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm (4 years ago)

    I love all the waves and curves of that climbing structure. I've never seen anything like that!

  45. Kathryn Rawson
    August 15, 2014 at 1:34 am (4 years ago)

    There is nothing like this where I live. Looking at your post makes me want to go experience it all. Perhaps a trip to Boston is in our future.

  46. Connie Gruning
    September 1, 2014 at 6:51 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh my gosh!! The Children's museum is worth a trip to Boston just for that experience! HOW FUN!!!! Adding to my bucket list!