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Welcome to Boston Children’s Museum’s Newsroom. The Museum public relations staff is available to assist in scheduling interviews, providing background information, coordinating on-site photography and videography requests, and submitting images of exhibitions, programs, and special programs and events. Members of the media are invited to visit the Museum at any time. 

 

Media Contact

Jo-Anne Baxter

(617) 986-3702

PR@bostonchildrensmuseum.org

100 Years of Milestones
  •  Founded by Boston Public School teachers in 1913 in Jamaica Plain
  • Shares extensive collections of rare artifacts and objects with children throughout the early and mid 1900s
  • Opens groundbreaking, interactive exhibit “What’s Inside” in 1964, the first hands-on exhibit in any museum anywhere
  • Brings hands on learning to classrooms with MATCH Box Kits in 1964
  • Opens in new location on Museum Wharf at Fort Point Channel in 1979
  • Completes $47-million expansion and renovation project in 2007 with 88,000 square feet of exhibit space
  • Becomes Boston’s first LEED-certified “Green” museum in 2007
  • Welcomes 600,000 visitors in 2012
  • Receives the National Medal for Museum and Library Service (2013)
  • Accepts International Lifetime Achievement Award – The Children in Museum Award(2015)
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2021

New England Museum Association

Excellence Award
Carole Charnow, President & CEO

 

2019

Boston Magazine
Best Neighborhood Diversion of Fort Point

First Place (over $500K)
Boston Children’s Museum

Rebranding Materials / New Logo
Project Director: Peter Broderick
In-House Designer: Karin Hansen

First Place
Boston Children’s Museum

STEAM Learning and Discovery: Annual Report 2018
Project Director: Peter Broderick
In-House Designer: Karin Hansen

Third Place (over $500K)
Boston Children’s Museum

Wonder Ball Invitation / Save the Date
Project Directors: Allyson McGinty and Sue Kim
In-House Designer: Karin Hansen

Third Place (over $500K)
Boston Children’s Museum

The Wonder Ball Program
Project Director: Allyson McGinty
In-House Designer: Lex Piccione

2018

Governor’s Citation 2018
STEAM Team
In Recognition of Boston Children’s Museum Participation in the Commonwealth’s First STEM Week

New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition
Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, & Other Development Materials Category
Third Place: The Wonder Ball Program
Project Directors: Allyson McGinty and Sue Kim
Designer: Lex Piccione

New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition
Posters Category
First Place: Explore•a•Saurus Campaign Posters
Project Directors: Peter Broderick and Kate Marciniec
Designer: Karin Hansen

New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition
Annual Reports Category
Second Place: We Asked: Boston Children’s Museum Annual Report 2017
Project Director: Peter Broderick
Designer: Karin Hansen

New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition
Invitations Category
Second Place: The Wonder Ball Invitation
Project Directors: Sue Kim and Allyson McGinty
Designer: Karin Hansen

  • Association of Children’s Museums – Champion of the Field Award: Jeri Robinson


2017

  • Boston magazine’s Best of Boston® 2017 – Best Birthday Party Location, Kids
  • Boston Parents Paper – Top 5 Winner of Reader’s Choice Family Favorites in the Museum category
  • NEMA Publication Awards – First Place for Capital Campaign, & Other Development Materials: Wonder Ball Program Booklet/Project Directors: Sue Kim & Ally McGinty
  • NEMA Publication Awards – First Place for Marketing/PR Materials: Maker Faire Campaign Posters/Project Directors: Tim Porter & Alice Vogler
  • NEMA Publication Awards – Third Place for Educational Publications, Materials, & Kits: Family Tinker Kit/Project Directors: Kathryn Jones & Jessie Kravette
  • NEMA Publication Awards – Third Place for Annual Report: Everyday Impact/Project Director: Peter Broderick


2016

  • Boston Parents Paper – Family Favorites
  • Baystate Parent – Best Museum – Special Needs
  • Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for Native Voices Exhibit
  • National Leadership Grant to Directly Support School Readiness through Partnerships
  • Breakthrough Moments received FIRST PLACE for Annual Reports: Project Director: Peter Broderick
  • Tinker Kit won Second Place for the Educational Publications, Materials, and Kits category: Project Directors: Beth Fredericks and Jessie Kravette.
  • Small World poster received Honorable mention for PR/Marketing Materials: Project Director: Tim Porter


2015

  • International Lifetime Achievement Award – The Children in Museum Award – Hands On! International Conference
  • Distinguished Alumni Award – Emerson College – Carole Charnow
  • 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator
  • Interactive Media Awards™ – Best in Class (Museum Category – Website)


2014

  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2014


2013

  • 2013 National Medal – Museum and Library Service
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2013


2012

  • Family Favorite Indoor Play Space – Boston Parents Paper
  • Certificate of Excellence – Trip Advisor
  • Beyond the Chalkboard – Best of the Web (Education) – Museums and the Web
  • Foreign Minister of Japan’s Commendation • 12 Best Children’s Museums – Forbes.Com
  • Honorable Mention – 2012 Promising Practice Award program
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2012

 

 

2011

  • Parents Magazine Names 10 Best Children’s Museums in the Nation


2010

  • Boston Business Journal’s Green Business Summit Award – Invention – Our Green Trail
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2010


2009

 
  • Merit Award – AGC Build New England Awards Program
  • Favorite Museum – Boston’s Parents Paper
  • Boston’s Best Museum – Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks Awards 2009
  • KIDS @fterschool – MetLife Foundation and Association of Children’s Museums Promising Practice Award
  • Leadership – MCC Commonwealth Award – Lou Casagrande
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2009


2008

  • Boston’s Greenest – American Institute of Architects and Mayor Menino
  • Bell Ringer Award, Marketing Communications Campaign: General – Publicity Club of New England
  • LEED® Gold Certification – U.S. Green Building Council
  • Preservation Achievement Award for Significant Restoration and Renovation – Boston Preservation Alliance
  • Professional Award – American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Green Award – City of Boston and Mayor Thomas M. Menino
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2008


2007

  • Best of the New – Boston Globe Magazine
  • Best Family Hangout, Rainy Day – Boston Magazine
  • Silver Level Reader’s Choice, Museums – Community Newspaper Company
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2007
The following high resolution, print quality images may be downloaded. For additional images, please email your request. Permission to alter any images in any way, except for size and resolution, must be granted from Boston Children’s Museum in advance. Please note that media images are for use only by members of the media. By downloading images, you agree to all terms of use.

carole outside museum President and CEO, Carole Charnow, outside the Museum — © Karin Hansen
people in museum Mother and daughter creating together in the Art Studio — © Joel Haskell
Boy at the Museum’s Tinker Tent during the Mini Maker Faire — © Karin Hansen
Girl marveling at giant bubble in the Museum’s Bubbles exhibit — © Lex Piccione
Two boys having fun at the Museum’s Block Party event — © Lex Piccione
Museum at Night — © Robert Benson Photography
Museum Side View — © Karin Hansen
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