The Boston Children's Museum
The Boston Children’s Museum has always been known for being super hands-on; giving kids an opportunity to learn about many aspects of the world they live in. In 2007, they added to this opportunity by becoming the first Green Museum in Boston!
If you’re trying to decide which day to go, the Museum’s Calendar of Events gives a thorough sneak peak at what’s on.
In addition, the museum holds several annual events in their East Asia Program such as their Chinese New Year Festivities which are free with museum admission. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s on offer:
January: Japanese New Year
February: Chinese New Year
April: Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
June: Dragon Boat Festival on the Charles River
July: Tanabata – Japanese Star Festival
August: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Memorial
September: Mid Autumn Moon Festival
Savvy Ways to do the Boston Children’s Museum
The Hood Milk Bottle is an ice cream stand and snack bar located in front of the museum. Originally built in 1933, it was one of America’s first fast-food drive-in restaurants. The Milk Bottle has been standing in front of the museum since 1977 and is sometimes used for museum events.
I’m particularly fond of the Hood Milk Bottle because it always reminds me of my grandfather who was a truck driver for Hood for the better part of his life. We miss you, Big Jim!
$17: Adults & Children 1-15 years
Free: Members & Children 0-12 months
Did you know…? You can visit the Children’s Museum at a significantly discounted price if you have a Boston discount card. Admission to the museum is available on both the GoBoston Card and the GoSelect Boston pass. So, if you’re planning on visiting even one other attraction, you don’t need to pay full price.