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Hours

Wednesday – Sunday,
9am–12pm and 1:30pm–4:30pm

Admission

adults: $20
children (1 – 15): $20
infants (under 12 months): FREE
members: FREE

On the first Saturday of each month, the morning session begins at 10:00.

Labor Day Monday, September 5th 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

Indigenous People’s Day Monday, October 10th 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, November 23rd 9:00-12:00 Only

Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24th CLOSED

Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24th 9:00-12:00 Only

Christmas Day Sunday, December 25th CLOSED

Winter Vacation Week December 26-27th 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

New Year’s Eve Saturday, December 31st 9:00-12:00 Only

New Year’s Day Sunday, January 1st 1:30-4:30 Only

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 16th 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

Presidents’ Day/February Vacation Week February 20-21st 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

Patriots’ Day/April Vacation Week April 17-18th 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

Memorial Day Monday, May 29th 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

Juneteenth Monday, June 19th 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

Exhibits

Programs

Visitor Information

Parking

The Seaport Area has many public parking options. The Museum provides validation at three garages. We cannot validate through parking apps, please pull a ticket at the gate of the garage.

Stillings Street Garage

11 Stillings Street

Farnsworth Street Garage

17-19 Farnsworth Street

Atlantic Wharf Parking Garage (Saturday and Sunday)

280 Congress Street

Directions

Boston Children’s Museum is close to major highways and easily accessible by public transportation.

Dinos In Space

Virtual Tour

Dinos In Space

Age: 4-5, 6-8       Category: Play!

How far can your imagination take you? It’s dinosaurs in space! And it’s just as fun, creative, and silly as you imagine. Enter a space dome and create a landscape for dinosaurs, design a new constellation, send an inter-galactic message, and dress up a dinosaur for a space flight. Start with the question “What if…?” and see where your imagination and creativity go next!

Japanese House

Age: 6-8     Category: Culture and Identity

Welcome to the Japanese House! Walk down the street, take off your shoes, and step into an authentic two-story silk merchant’s home from Kyoto, Japan. The Japanese House was transported piece by piece from Kyoto and reconstructed here in Boston by Japanese carpenters. Families can explore every corner of the fully-equipped home. Japanese family life, customs, ceremonies, art, architecture, and seasonal events are all highlighted in this fully functional 100-year-old house inside the Museum. This house was a gift to the City of Boston from the City of Kyoto on the 20th Anniversary of their sister city relationship in 1979. Come explore this rare and very special landmark.

Learn more about the Japanese House

Japanese House Gallery

Age: 6-8      Category: Art

Adjacent to the Japanese House, an authentic 1880s house from Kyoto, Japan, this gallery space explores contemporary stories of Japan, especially of the vibrant and multifaceted lives and expressions of youth. Using art and culture as vehicles, local and international artists, storytellers, and curators co-create a culturally responsive gallery space that invites visitors to build empathy. Shared narratives are authentic and complex, bringing more appreciation to the lived experiences of each individual. Children and their grownups are encouraged to experience imagination and belonging in the Japanese House Gallery. This small space has a large mission!

Learn about the current Japanese House Gallery exhibition.

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