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Wednesday – Sunday
**On the first Saturday of each month, the Museum opens at 10:00 to accommodate for Morningstar from 8:00-10:00.


adults: $22
children (1 – 15): $22
infants (under 12 months): FREE
members: FREE


President’s Day/Vacation Week, Monday, 2/19
OPEN 9:00-4:00

Vacation Week, Tuesday, 2/20
OPEN 9:00-4:00



Patriot’s Day/Vacation Week, Monday, 4/15
OPEN 9:00am – 4:00pm

Vacation Week, Tuesday, 4/16
OPEN 9:00am – 4:00pm

Wonder Ball Gala, Tuesday, 4/16
CLOSE at 12:00pm



Memorial Day, Monday, 5/27
OPEN 9:00am – 4:00pm


Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.



Visitor Information


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 (Weekdays: Must enter the garage after 10:00AM, Weekends: All Day)

280 Congress Street


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.