There are twenty-one different exhibit areas at the museum. You can discover music and sound in the Blue Man Group exhibit or attempt to completely enclose yourself in a giant bubble in the Bubbles zone. You can learn and explore with beloved characters in Arthur™ and Friends or Peep’s World. There is also art, drama and areas to just play. The piece de resistance, however, has to be the New Balance Climb. This 3-story climbing structure, which hits your eyesight immediately upon entering, is definitely a favorite for most kids. They love attempting to scale to the top and back down again and the Kid Power section right next to it challenges both the brain and the body. Most areas are great for a variety of ages, but the ideal range is two to ten. However, if you bring your little one to the Museum there is a PlaySpace area designed specifically for tots three and under.
With so much to do and explore at the Boston Children’s Museum, you can stay for hours and really get your money’s worth. Admission is $14 for adults and children (infants under one are free). Locals may also want to take advantage of membership options if you plan to visit regularly. The best deal in town, however, is every Friday evening from 5pm until closing at 9, admission is just $1. Be forewarned, it will be crowded and the line to get in can be long, especially right at 5pm. Weekends and school holidays can get quite busy at the Museum, but if you show up at opening time, you can get a great head start and still find a spot in the parking lot around the corner which provides a discount for Museum goers (with validation). The museum is open from 10am-5pm every day and until 9pm on Fridays.