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Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
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Open Everyday 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-9pm

Outdoors at the Museum with L.L.Bean



Boston Children's Museum is delighted to partner with L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools to offer outside fun and learning to Museum visitors. Families can join in both water-based and land-based programs led by L.L.Bean Discovery School instructors. Wednesday kayaking and Tuesday under-the-tent programs are free to Museum visitors. Paid L.L.Bean Kayaking and Paddle Boarding classes are also available at additional times.

Discovery Kayaking

Every Wednesday (Starting July 17th) 2:00 - 4:00pm outside on Museum dock for Museum visitors only

No Charge to Museum visitors. Visitors must sign up at Museum admissions desk. Class size is limited, places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Description
Join the Boston Children's Museum and the L.L.Bean Seaport Square store for a one hour guided kayak tour of historic Fort Point Channel. After a safety talk and brief paddle instruction, your L.L.Bean guides will launch you in your own kayak, and you'll set out for a guided, interpretive tour with your group. You'll experience the freedom of skimming across the water, learning about the ecosystem and history of the Fort Point area.

All necessary paddling and safety equipment is provided.

  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • What to Bring:
  • Weather- and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Water shoes or shoes you don't mind getting wet (closed-toe recommended)
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)

On-Land Birding & Binoculars

Every Tuesday (Starting July 16) 10:00am - 12:00pm Under the tent outside the Museum

Course Description
Join the Boston Children's Museum and the L.L.Bean Seaport Square store under the outside museum tent for impromptu lessons on birding and binoculars. We've hidden a dozen birds of different types under the tent -- see how many you and your children can spot and mark off on the included check-off list.

  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 4

On-Land Map & Compass Challenge

Every Tuesday (Starting July 16) 10:00am - 12:00pm Under the tent outside the Museum

Course Description
Learn how to use a compass to find your way! The guides from the L.L.Bean Seaport Square store will show your family how to find a direction using a compass, then you'll be handed a sheet with distance and direction. See if you can follow the directions to find a hidden prize!

  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6

L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School Paid Courses

Discovery Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

L.L.Bean 90 minute Discovery courses are $25. People must sign up in advance at the L.L.Bean Seaport Square store (around the corner from the Museum) or online at www.LLBean.com/adventure.

All class participants will meet at the gate to the dock outside the Museum.



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