If you’re looking for something fun to do in Boston that the whole family will enjoy, look no further. Founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers’ Bureau, the Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest children’s museum in the world but it is first in the hearts of many after providing visitors with exceptional experiences for more than 100 years. Save on admission to the Boston Children’s Museum and other Boston attractions and tours with a Go Boston Card discount attractions pass. Save money and skip lines!
By emphasizing hands-on engagement and learning through experience, the exhibits at the Boston Children’s Museum harness the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children by getting them to play. Located on Museum Wharf at Fort Point Channel since 1979, the Boston Children’s Museum proudly welcomed 600,000 visitors in 2012. With programs that promote literacy, performing arts, science and math, visual arts, cultures, and health and wellness, there truly is something for everyone.
In addition to the slew of interactive exhibits, the Boston Children’s Museum also has a collection of more than 50,000 items including Americana pieces, Dolls and Dollhouses and Japanese artifacts.
If kids would rather play than look at artifacts during their visit to the Boston Children’s Museum, there’s only one place to go – “The Commons.” Featuring interactive shadow walls, a giant checkerboard and musical chairs that actually play music when they are sat on, The Commons highlights activities that focus on brain-building and gross motor skill development. The Commons is also often home to special events like dance performances, live music and animal meet and greets, so be sure to check the Boston Children’s Museum’s calendar prior to your visit.
Another extremely popular exhibit, “Arthur™ and Friends,” brings the characters from Marc Brown’s beloved books to life. Kids can serve as co-pilots on a cross-country plane trip with Buster or see themselves on screen with Arthur. And don’t worry – Binky, D.W. and the rest of the cast of characters are there too! Children might not realize it when they are stepping inside Mr. Ratburn’s Classroom, but this exhibit promotes skills like understanding feelings, being a good friend and creative problem solving.
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