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Four Fun Kid-Friendly Attractions in Boston

Four Fun Kid-Friendly Attractions in Boston

Boston is a spectacular vacation destination for all ages. Whether you’re travel companions are eight or 80, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions that are fun for everyone. Here are four fantastic places to visit for education and entertainment.

Four Kid-Friendly Museums in Boston

Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum is a vibrant and interactive museum where kids can learn by playing and exploring. It offers a wide range of engaging exhibits and hands-on activities that cater to children of all ages. Among the most popular exhibits are the climbing wall, the Japanese House and the PlaySpace, which encourages creativity and imaginative play. With its focus on child development, the museum provides a fun and educational environment that inspires a love of learning and discovery.

Boston Children's Museum (©Karin Hansen)
Boston Children’s Museum (©Karin Hansen)

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is an immersive and educational experience that takes visitors back in time to one of the most important events in American history. The museum features life-sized interactive exhibits that allow visitors to step aboard two 18th-century sailing vessels and learn about the events that led to the American Revolution. In addition to the ship exhibits, the museum offers a multi-sensory film presentation, historical reenactments, and a range of educational programs that bring the history of the Boston Tea Party to life.

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum (Courtesy GBCVB)
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum (Courtesy GBCVB)

New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium is a world-renowned marine center that is home to over 20,000 animals representing more than 600 species. Visitors can explore the fascinating underwater world through viewing galleries, touch tanks, and interactive exhibits that showcase the diversity of life in our oceans. The aquarium also offers daily animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, and special programs that provide a deeper understanding of marine life and conservation efforts.

New England Aquarium (©Sergey Konstantinov)
New England Aquarium (©Sergey Konstantinov)

The Sports Museum

The Sports Museum at TD Garden is a celebration of Boston’s rich sports history and culture. The museum features interactive exhibits, memorabilia, and artifacts from all of Boston’s professional sports teams, as well as amateur and collegiate sports. It offers visitors the chance to relive historic moments, learn about legendary players, and explore the impact of sports on the city and its people.

(Courtesy The Sports Museum)
(Courtesy The Sports Museum)

Museum of Science

Museum of Science is a captivating museum that inspires curiosity and a love of science through interactive exhibits and cutting-edge technology. Visitors can explore a wide range of scientific topics, from physics and chemistry to biology and engineering. Popular exhibits include the Butterfly Garden, the Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic exhibit, and the ECHO exhibit, where visitors can experiment with sound and light waves. The museum also hosts live science demonstrations, planetarium shows, and special events that engage and inspire audiences of all ages.

Museum of Science (©Kyle Klein)
Museum of Science (©Kyle Klein)
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