Entertaining the kids in Boston: The Boston Children's Museum

The Boston Children's Museum
The Boston Children's Museum

If you are visiting the Boston area with your children, the Boston Children's Museum should be on your must-do list. Located in the South Boston Seaport area of Boston (right on the Boston Harbor), this fun-for-all-ages museum allows your children to have some hands-on education and fun.

The Museum has three floors, so you could really spend the whole day there. But if you only have a few hours, the Construction Zone, Science Playground, Arthur and Friends, and Kid Power exhibits are our favorites. For lunch, head to the Au Bon Pain in the museum, or any of the nearby delis and restaurants. You can also bring lunch and head to Boston Common for a picnic.

The Boston Children's Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Fridays, when it's open until 9 p.m.. Admission is $12 per person, but on Fridays, Target sponsors a special family night where admission from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. is only $1. Members have access to the museum at 9 a.m. on the weekends.

The Museum is accessible via South Station, and both parking garages and on-street parking are available. Nearby hotels include the Seaport Hotel, the InterContinental Boston, and the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Boston Children's Museum 308 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210 (617) 426-6500

–Jodi Grundig of Family-Friendly Boston and Multitasking Mommy

[Photo Credit: Flickr/Prehensile Eye]

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