Visiting the Boston area with small children? You will find hours of entertainment at the Boston Children’s Museum or at least as long as your children can stay awake before a nap. My two boys age 1 and 3 loved every minute of this museum. There are many interesting exhibits and plenty of room to enjoy them with out feeling crowded. The museum is designed with the children and parents in mind. You move from exhibit to exhibit easily and you can let the children lead the way.
Babies and toddlers will have fun in the PlaySpace. It’s perfectly designed for safe play and exploration as it’s designated for children 0-3 which is wonderful since the rest of the museum could get a bit overwhelming for the little ones. This space is more quite and cozy than the rest of the museum.
The star of the museum is the vertical climbing maze that goes up 3 stories high. My 3 year old was on the smaller side and I was a bit nervous about letting him try it out since there where so many other children climbing inside and parents can only watch from the sidelines. He ended up doing fantastic and climbed all the way to the top. It was a thrill for him and me! I followed his every move and it was fantastic watching him problem solve as well as carefully climb up and down. The only downside to this amazing structure is that there is only one area to get in and out, which is at the bottom. It gets a little congested there with kids going in and out but they all seem to manage.
The Boston Children’s Museum is located on South Boston’s waterfront. It has been there forever but the whole area has undergone a make over. There are plenty of parking lots and it’s close to public transportation. Go in the morning, stay for lunch, and by the time afternoon rolls in your children will be exhaust. Pack your lunch and enjoy the out door area or get lunch at Au bon pain or Flour.
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