Boston Children's Museum

Boston Children's Museum Embrace the power of play with one of the world's most influential children's museums! Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest, and one of the most influential children’s museums in the world.
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It was founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers' Bureau, a group of visionary educators dedicated to providing new resources for both teachers and students, as a center for the exchange of materials and ideas to advance the teaching of science. For over 100 years it has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.

It was founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers' Bureau, a group of visionary educators dedicated to providing new resources for both teachers and students, as a center for the exchange of materials and ideas to advance the teaching of science. For over 100 years it has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.

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SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Enjoy 15 months of membership for the price of 12!!! 😁🎉😍 All month long, we're offering discou...
06/14/2021

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Enjoy 15 months of membership for the price of 12!!! 😁🎉😍 All month long, we're offering discounted memberships as a way of celebrating our reopening and the #SummerOfPlay.

Don't miss out on this huge savings opportunity. Purchase your discounted membership here: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/mem.../reopeningmembership

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Enjoy 15 months of membership for the price of 12!!! 😁🎉😍 All month long, we're offering discounted memberships as a way of celebrating our reopening and the #SummerOfPlay.

Don't miss out on this huge savings opportunity. Purchase your discounted membership here: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/mem.../reopeningmembership

We are thrilled to announce that Morningstar Access is restarting this summer! Morningstar Access at Boston Children’s M...
06/13/2021

We are thrilled to announce that Morningstar Access is restarting this summer!

Morningstar Access at Boston Children’s Museum offers children with special needs/medical needs the opportunity to visit the Museum at a time when there are only a few other visitors. At these times, we have a limit of 100 guests, and children and their families can explore the Museum with less concern about large crowds.

To accommodate different needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are now two different versions of Morningstar. Please select the one that works best for your family.

* Version 1: All Masks On! All staff and visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear masks. This session happens when the Museum is freshly cleaned with no visitors prior to the scheduled time. No mask exceptions will be considered. Families with any needs are welcome as long as they can follow this strict mask rule, which is in place to create a medically safer environment.�

Dates/Times:
* Tuesday June 29, 2021, 9-11am�
* Monday August 9, 2021, 10am-12pm�

* Version 2: Mask Exceptions Considered: All staff and visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear masks. However, mask exceptions will be considered in advance at registration for children who have sensory needs or other types of needs that prevent them from keeping their masks on. �

Dates/Times:
* Tuesday June 29, 2021, 1-3pm�
* Friday July 16, 2021, 5:30-7:30pm�
* Monday August 9, 2021, 1-3pm�

Morningstar Access Admission:
* Half price general admission ($9 per person)�
* Free for Museum members�
* Other discounts may apply (such as the EBT/WIC discount)�

Registration is required: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/morningstar

For more information, please contact
Saki Iwamoto, Health and Wellness Educator
[email protected]
617-986-3697

Morningstar Access is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

We are thrilled to announce that Morningstar Access is restarting this summer!

Morningstar Access at Boston Children’s Museum offers children with special needs/medical needs the opportunity to visit the Museum at a time when there are only a few other visitors. At these times, we have a limit of 100 guests, and children and their families can explore the Museum with less concern about large crowds.

To accommodate different needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are now two different versions of Morningstar. Please select the one that works best for your family.

* Version 1: All Masks On! All staff and visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear masks. This session happens when the Museum is freshly cleaned with no visitors prior to the scheduled time. No mask exceptions will be considered. Families with any needs are welcome as long as they can follow this strict mask rule, which is in place to create a medically safer environment.�

Dates/Times:
* Tuesday June 29, 2021, 9-11am�
* Monday August 9, 2021, 10am-12pm�

* Version 2: Mask Exceptions Considered: All staff and visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear masks. However, mask exceptions will be considered in advance at registration for children who have sensory needs or other types of needs that prevent them from keeping their masks on. �

Dates/Times:
* Tuesday June 29, 2021, 1-3pm�
* Friday July 16, 2021, 5:30-7:30pm�
* Monday August 9, 2021, 1-3pm�

Morningstar Access Admission:
* Half price general admission ($9 per person)�
* Free for Museum members�
* Other discounts may apply (such as the EBT/WIC discount)�

Registration is required: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/morningstar

For more information, please contact
Saki Iwamoto, Health and Wellness Educator
[email protected]
617-986-3697

Morningstar Access is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

In diversity, there is beauty. Join us in celebrating each person's freedom to be who they are and the diversity of the ...
06/13/2021

In diversity, there is beauty. Join us in celebrating each person's freedom to be who they are and the diversity of the individuals in your community. Happy Pride Month to all! 🌈

In diversity, there is beauty. Join us in celebrating each person's freedom to be who they are and the diversity of the individuals in your community. Happy Pride Month to all! 🌈

06/12/2021

Future architects hard at work in Fantastic Forts!

This summer, Boston Public Library branches across Massachusetts will be offering reading programs for children, teens, ...
06/11/2021

This summer, Boston Public Library branches across Massachusetts will be offering reading programs for children, teens, and adults!

“Dig Deeper” into books and grow stronger in your reading with BPL's summer reading program for youth to seventeen-year-olds. Starting June 14th, download a book mark or get one from any open branch: https://libraries.state.ma.us/summer-reading

Complete your challenge to Dig Deeper and Grow Stronger in reading by reading nine books or attending nine programs or combination of both.

Let your local library know that you’ve completed the “Digging Deeper and Growing Stronger” challenges by 5 PM Friday, August 13th, to be entered in the library’s grand prize drawings.

For more information, go to www.bpl.org/summer

This summer, Boston Public Library branches across Massachusetts will be offering reading programs for children, teens, and adults!

“Dig Deeper” into books and grow stronger in your reading with BPL's summer reading program for youth to seventeen-year-olds. Starting June 14th, download a book mark or get one from any open branch: https://libraries.state.ma.us/summer-reading

Complete your challenge to Dig Deeper and Grow Stronger in reading by reading nine books or attending nine programs or combination of both.

Let your local library know that you’ve completed the “Digging Deeper and Growing Stronger” challenges by 5 PM Friday, August 13th, to be entered in the library’s grand prize drawings.

For more information, go to www.bpl.org/summer

Check out these amazing PVC creations our visitors contstructed last weekend! Special shout out to the father-son pair w...
06/10/2021

Check out these amazing PVC creations our visitors contstructed last weekend! Special shout out to the father-son pair who built a giant mega-structure!

This weekend, we invite you to get a little messy as you fill the Common with tape—we can't wait to see what it looks like when the weekend ends. We're also creating soundscapes, making stamps in the STEAM Lab, and exploring patterns in the Art Lab. Reserve your visit for this jam-packed #SummerOfPlay weekend here: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing

Wake up the family early tomorrow to view a rare solar eclipse! While the "ring of fire" will be fully visible only in n...
06/09/2021
When, where and how to see the 'ring of fire' solar eclipse | CBC News

Wake up the family early tomorrow to view a rare solar eclipse! While the "ring of fire" will be fully visible only in northern Canada, folks in this area can still expect to see a crescent sun (AKA partial solar eclipse) at around 5:25 AM eastern time!

Just two weeks after the total lunar eclipse, there's another celestial event on the horizon — but this time involving the sun. A large part of Canada will be able to see it.

Happy Pride Month! As we celebrate, it is important to acknowledge the origins of Pride and recognize the hard work and ...
06/09/2021
STONEWALL - Read Aloud

Happy Pride Month! As we celebrate, it is important to acknowledge the origins of Pride and recognize the hard work and struggles of those who have fought for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Join Ms. Loredo for a read-aloud of “Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution”. This true story tells of the historic presence of New York’s Stonewall Inn during the 1969 Stonewall uprising—the origin story of today's Pride Month celebrations: http://ow.ly/gFZR50F0gZl

You can learn more about Stonewall by checking out other books about the uprising here: http://ow.ly/wZaF50F0gZm

Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution is true story that will allow young readers to discover the rich and dynamic history of the Stonewall Inn an...

Join us this weekend for a tape extravaganza! Pull, peel, rip, and stick tape all over the Common. Don’t try this at hom...
06/09/2021

Join us this weekend for a tape extravaganza! Pull, peel, rip, and stick tape all over the Common. Don’t try this at home!

This weekend, we’re also creating soundscapes (AKA sculptures you can bang on with drumsticks), making stamps in the STEAM Lab, exploring patterns in the Art Lab, and more. Reserve your visit here: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing. Tickets are selling out fast!

Join us this weekend for a tape extravaganza! Pull, peel, rip, and stick tape all over the Common. Don’t try this at home!

This weekend, we’re also creating soundscapes (AKA sculptures you can bang on with drumsticks), making stamps in the STEAM Lab, exploring patterns in the Art Lab, and more. Reserve your visit here: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing. Tickets are selling out fast!

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Enjoy 15 months of membership for the price of 12!!! 😁🎉😍 All month long, we're offering discou...
06/08/2021

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Enjoy 15 months of membership for the price of 12!!! 😁🎉😍 All month long, we're offering discounted memberships as a way of celebrating our reopening and the #SummerOfPlay.

Don't miss out on this huge savings opportunity. Purchase your discounted membership here: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/mem.../reopeningmembership

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Enjoy 15 months of membership for the price of 12!!! 😁🎉😍 All month long, we're offering discounted memberships as a way of celebrating our reopening and the #SummerOfPlay.

Don't miss out on this huge savings opportunity. Purchase your discounted membership here: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/mem.../reopeningmembership

More fun from this weekend's turtle tank grand opening! Frida was made for the camera...
06/08/2021

More fun from this weekend's turtle tank grand opening! Frida was made for the camera...

Today is #WorldOceanDay, and now is the time for big change! Join Boston Children’s Museum and people around the world b...
06/08/2021

Today is #WorldOceanDay, and now is the time for big change! Join Boston Children’s Museum and people around the world by signing in support of the global movement to protect 30% of the planet’s lands, waters, and oceans by 2030. Together we can #Protect30x30: http://bit.ly/30x30WOD

Today is #WorldOceanDay, and now is the time for big change! Join Boston Children’s Museum and people around the world by signing in support of the global movement to protect 30% of the planet’s lands, waters, and oceans by 2030. Together we can #Protect30x30: http://bit.ly/30x30WOD

This weekend marked the grand opening of our brand new turtle tank! Our beloved Frida and Georgia were welcomed into the...
06/07/2021

This weekend marked the grand opening of our brand new turtle tank! Our beloved Frida and Georgia were welcomed into their new home with a ribbon cutting and homecoming celebration. Come say hello, check out the new tank, and snap of photo with our turtle friends!

Children can be active participants in their healthcare by knowing why they need to see the doctor and how to take good ...
06/07/2021
Making Doctor’s Visits Easier for Kids

Children can be active participants in their healthcare by knowing why they need to see the doctor and how to take good care of themselves. Check out a new blog post with expert tips from our Health and Wellness Educator on how make doctor’s visits easier for your child: http://ow.ly/9ZU750EOy2J

Do you remember what it was like to go to the doctor when you were little? Was it scary, or do you have a heartwarming memory of a nice nurse who comforted you while you were there? Children can be…

For any parent or caregiver struggling to balance it all, remember that it's more than okay to give yourself some me-tim...
06/06/2021

For any parent or caregiver struggling to balance it all, remember that it's more than okay to give yourself some me-time while letting kids play freely with their imagination. And also, for those who need to hear it, you're doing a great job!

For any parent or caregiver struggling to balance it all, remember that it's more than okay to give yourself some me-time while letting kids play freely with their imagination. And also, for those who need to hear it, you're doing a great job!

06/05/2021

Here's to brighter days ahead 🌈

Come enjoy some much-needed fun and celebrate the #SummerOfPlay with us.

We are redesigning our website, and we'd love to get your input! If you have a minute or two to spare, please take this ...
06/04/2021

We are redesigning our website, and we'd love to get your input! If you have a minute or two to spare, please take this quick survey to help us ensure our new site is as useful to our visitors and community as possible: https://lnkd.in/dCjCDDt

We are redesigning our website, and we'd love to get your input! If you have a minute or two to spare, please take this quick survey to help us ensure our new site is as useful to our visitors and community as possible: https://lnkd.in/dCjCDDt

This weekend, we're building dowel structures! Build your own creation using dowels and rubber bands. You can design you...
06/04/2021

This weekend, we're building dowel structures! Build your own creation using dowels and rubber bands. You can design your own or add on to another to create a giant group structure. Happy #SummerOfPlay!

Roselyn is a true warrior and an inspiration! We couldn't be happier to have her on our Boston Marathon team!
06/03/2021

Roselyn is a true warrior and an inspiration! We couldn't be happier to have her on our Boston Marathon team!

This is my sister, Roselyn. She is a military mom, a mom of three, and she’s a big inspiration for my sobriety today.

She’s also a stroller warrior and a work out beast. In 2011 she gave birth to my first niece, Abby, and months later ran the 2012 Boston Marathon. She literally used to jog around Charlestown pregnant. I joke a lot with my friends that I’m #BodyByBoyle but she brings it to a whole new level. 💪🏼

Anyways, today I woke up to news that she’s running the 2021 Boston Marathon in October .. which means she’s coming home to Charlestown!!! I haven’t seen my sister or the kids in almost two years!!! So I am PUMPED! #UncleProblems

To help her raise money for the Boston Children's Museum and to qualify for the Boston Marathon, I’m offering a raffle for a $250 Baby Boyle Bouquets gift card for flowers. Here’s how to play:
💪🏼 Donate at least $25
💪🏼 Comment ON THIS PICTURE that you donated
💪🏼 Winner will be pulled via FB live on 6/17

To donate, visit: https://www.givengain.com/ap/roselyn-boyle-raising-funds-for-boston-childrens-museum/

Help me get my sister to $10,000 so she can run the Boston Marathon a 3rd time! 💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛

#LetsGoRo #BostonMarathon #BeingBoyle #BabyBoyleBouquets #SayItWithFlowers #FunInFloral #Flowers #FreshFlowers #FlowerGame #Florist #Charlestown #Boston #ItsAWholeDamnVibe #Blooming #BostonFlorist

This June in the Art Lab, explore the world of patterns with us. Create your own code of colorful patterns using colored...
06/02/2021

This June in the Art Lab, explore the world of patterns with us. Create your own code of colorful patterns using colored pencils and different kinds of grid paper. Take your design home with you after and hang up your masterpiece front and center! Side note: anyone still use refrigerator magnets?

We can't wait to welcome you for the #SummerOfPlay. Reserve your tickets online at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing.

This June in the Art Lab, explore the world of patterns with us. Create your own code of colorful patterns using colored pencils and different kinds of grid paper. Take your design home with you after and hang up your masterpiece front and center! Side note: anyone still use refrigerator magnets?

We can't wait to welcome you for the #SummerOfPlay. Reserve your tickets online at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing.

Happy Pride Month to all! Originated to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, Pride Month is a time to celebrate the experien...
06/01/2021

Happy Pride Month to all! Originated to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, Pride Month is a time to celebrate the experiences of LGBTQ people. Please join us in celebrating the diversity of families in our community and each person’s freedom to be who they are.

We invite you to make these "Love Is” Hearts and decorate them with whatever love means to YOU. Create a picture or write some words to show what you think love is. Share it and tag us to be a part of our virtual Pride collage! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Happy Pride Month to all! Originated to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, Pride Month is a time to celebrate the experiences of LGBTQ people. Please join us in celebrating the diversity of families in our community and each person’s freedom to be who they are.

We invite you to make these "Love Is” Hearts and decorate them with whatever love means to YOU. Create a picture or write some words to show what you think love is. Share it and tag us to be a part of our virtual Pride collage! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

All month long in the STEAM Lab, design and make your own stamp using foam and other simple materials. You can even take...
06/01/2021

All month long in the STEAM Lab, design and make your own stamp using foam and other simple materials. You can even take your stamp home with you!

Create, explore, and play with us all summer long during the #SummerOfPlay.

All month long in the STEAM Lab, design and make your own stamp using foam and other simple materials. You can even take your stamp home with you!

Create, explore, and play with us all summer long during the #SummerOfPlay.

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308 Congress St
Boston, MA
02210

Red Line to South Station Silver Line to Courthouse Station

General information

The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Museum will close at 3:00pm on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve. The Museum opens at 12:00pm on New Year’s Day.

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The Power of Play

Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest, and one of the most influential children’s museums in the world. It was founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers' Bureau, a group of visionary educators dedicated to providing new resources for both teachers and students, as a center for the exchange of materials and ideas to advance the teaching of science. For over 100 years it has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children. Designed for children and families, Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts. In addition to extensive child-centered exhibits, Museum educators develop numerous programs and activities that address literacy, performing arts, science and math, visual arts, cultures, and health and wellness. The Museum is also one of the few children’s museums in the world to maintain a collection. The Museum’s collections of Americana, Natural History, Global Culture, Native American, Dolls and Dollhouses, and Japanese artifacts encompass more than 50,000 items. As one of the largest children’s museums in the world, Boston Children’s Museum also provides museum consulting services and creates award winning traveling exhibits, staff training curriculum, and exhibit kits for Museum professionals.

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God is grate🙏
When will tickets be on sale for Feb?
Sorry but I'm 50 and I grew up with a sister who spent her whole life at the hospital because adults couldn't grasp that she was allergic to peanuts. My mom spent her time running to the hospital. It's ridiculous. It's 2020. Get with the program. Call it the No PB&J museum. BE THE CHANGE
I’m sorry to hear you have opened a cafe based off of peanut butter when so many children and adults have peanut allergies. Not an inclusive choice!
Opening a PB&J cafe at a children’s museum is honestly inconceivable to me. By opening a cafe dedicated to one of the top highly allergenic foods you are effectively closing the museum to children who suffer peanut allergies. If you look at the lists of which allergen is most likely to cause anaphylaxis, peanut is one of the highest, if not #1. Why would you intentionally highlight a food that is so dangerous for these children? It is insensitive at best and life threatening at worst. Is that the message you want to convey at your museum?
I watched this on-line performance today and thought your audience would appreciate it. https://www.facebook.com/events/394526098410723/
A special invitation to Boston Children's Museum. Give to our fall fundraiser and enjoy Nature at its best. Help keep the Charles River Esplanade a green space for all and download an Activities Adventure packet. Come explore nature in a safe, outdoor setting and enjoy the last golden days of fall with hands-on learning. Kids earn an official Esplanade Explorer packet and moms and dads enjoy a coupon for free ice cream. Hurry while the last days of fall and supplies last!
We need your help. With any size donation to our fall fundraiser, using this link, help keep the Esplanade a green space for all! For a small donation, download a coupon for free ice cream with our thanks!
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Had a blast at the #bostonchildrensmuseum