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Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500

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Open Everyday 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-9pm

Boston Black

© 2012 Clive Grainger Visit a Carnival garage for a traditional Afro Caribbean celebration and help to decorate a float! Go shopping at the Dominican store, learn about different hairstyles and ideas of beauty at John Smith’s Barbershop, and dance to the Cape Verdean beat at Café Sodade! Developed with community leaders from across Boston and highlighting real people and places from the city, Boston Black is a dialogue about race, ethnicity, identity, and community. It’s designed to highlight the tremendous diversity within Boston’s Black community, share the significant history of Black people in the city, and stimulate new ways for families with young children to talk about race and identity.

Packed with fun and imaginative interactive experiences, the exhibit takes visitors through a number of Boston’s neighborhoods, and helps children develop a greater understanding of our city and the people who live here.

Generously funded by the Boston Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Museum will close at 3:00pm Nov.12, and at 1:00pm Nov.23.

PlaySpace is closed for the construction of a new space for 0 to 3 year olds and their caregivers.
While under renovation, look for special Pop-Up PlaySpace experiences and programs throughout the Museum. Learn more about Pop-Up PlaySpace

Plentiful Weekday & Weekend Discounted Parking Available