For kids under 10 or so—the sweet spot is ages 1 to 7—this is one of the best play spaces in the city, with lots of stuff to climb on and crawl through and build on. Kids work in a “construction” area, create giant soap bubbles, shake it on an illuminated dance floor, visit a Japanese house, play grocery store in a bodega in the Boston Black wing, explore the laws of motion by whacking golf balls along room-long ramps, and scramble in and up a three-story-tall climbing maze. And that’s just for starts. For children 3 and under, the PlaySpace room is packed with toys and activities and peers their size. Among several food options nearby, a favorite is Pastoral (345 Congress St.), which is fancy enough to feel special and still accommodating for kids.
Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress St, Boston, MA, USA
Our Rating Hours Sat–Thurs 10am–5pm, Fri 10am–9pm. Transportation T: Courthouse, or South Station & 10-min. walk. Phone 617/426-6500 Prices $17 adults & children, free for kids under age 1; $1 Fri 5–9pm. Check website for parking garages offering discounts with museum validation. Web site Boston Children's Museum
Map308 Congress St Boston MA USA Boston
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