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Please note: children ages 12 months and older will need a Child Pass for admission to the Museum. Children without a pass will be charged the full $17 retail admission.

Boston Children's Museum tickets

Gate Prices Adult $17.00
Child (3-12) $17.00

Climb a wall, navigate through a giant maze, and create original artwork at Boston Children's Museum. This visit will be the highlight of your child's trip to Boston.

Boston Children's Museum has been building innovative, meaningful, and fun exhibits for over 100 years, with a continued emphasis on ‘hands-on engagement and learning through experience’ that has inspired other museums around the world.

Designed for children and families, the exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health and fitness, and the arts. The Museum promotes a love of learning and exploration that is crucial to the development of any child. Visit Boston Children's Museum with your little ones, and get ready for a full day of fun and adventures!

Here’s a look at some highlights at the Boston Children's Museum:

  • Art Studio: A dynamic, hands-on activity space. Lively and well-equipped, the room is designed to encourage children to observe, explore and express ideas, and use different tools.
  • The Common: For games, gatherings and getting active, The Common is the place to play. The Common features brain-building fun alongside activities that help children develop gross motor skills.
  • Japanese House: Families can explore every corner of this fully-equipped Japanese house reconstructed in Boston by Japanese carpenters. Japanese family life, customs, ceremonies, art, architecture and seasonal events are all highlighted in the fully functional 100-year-old house inside the Museum.
  • Kid Power: Active bodies are powerful bodies! Use pedal power to activate the Kid Power sign, light up the interactive dance floor, climb the walls, or hop on the power pump seats.
  • New Balance Foundation Climb: This incredible 3-story climbing sculpture is made of flowing curved platforms, rising up through the glass lobby of Boston Children’s Museum and inviting children to scamper and scale this vertical maze. Children are both challenged and delighted as they attempt safe risk-taking and find their way through the 3D, full body puzzle.

Boston Children's Museum is a must for any family with young children. The Museum regularly features special events and presentations suitable for all ages (check website for time-sensitive information). This renowned museum is a private, non-profit, educational institution that is recognized internationally as a research and development center and pacesetter for children's exhibitions, educational programs and curriculum.

The Boston Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Boston Children's Museum tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Present your pass at the front desk for admission.


Daily, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Open until 9:00 pm on Fridays.


Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.


Children ages 12 months and older will need a pass for admission to the Museum. Children without a pass will be charged the full $17 retail admission.


308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110

Public Transportation

Take the T: Red Line to South Station. Exit South Station and take a right onto Summer St., walking one block towards the water. Take the first left on Dorchester Ave. Follow one block and turn right over the Congress Street Bridge. At the stoplight, turn right onto Congress St. and proceed across the bridge. You’ll see the Museum ahead, behind the 40-foot milk bottle. Silver Line to Courthouse Station. Upon exiting, turn left (toward the City of Boston skyline). Walk straight down Seaport Blvd. Cross Sleeper St. and enter the Museum’s Children’s Wharf Park. Take a left onto the Boston Harborwalk along the Fort Point Channel to the Museum entrance.

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