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About Boston Children’s Museum

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 experi- ences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.

The Power of Play

Play is the work of children. Critical to healthy development and stimulating children's natural curiosity and creativity, play nurtures confidence, emotional wellbeing, and cognitive development.

Mission

Boston Children’s Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.

Vision

Boston Children’s Museum’s vision is to be a welcoming, imaginative, child–centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children’s creativity and curiosity. We promote the healthy development of all children so that they will fulfill their potential and contribute to our collective wellbeing and future prosperity.

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