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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 25th 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: 3-6, 6-8       Category: Early Learning

How far can your imagination take you? It’s dinosaurs in space! And it’s just as fun, creative, and silly as you imagine. Dinos in Space will provide an environment full of inspiring, imaginative stimuli and creative hands-on activities that invite visitors to explore the relationship between inspiration and creativity and experiment with their own creative expression. The exhibit offers visitors an imaginary universe that joins the wonder of dinosaurs with the fascination of outer space. Fantastical and playful installations, murals, and displays inspire children and adults to experiment with their own creative expression!

Japanese House

Age: 6-8     Category: Exploring

Museum! The Japanese House was transported piece by piece from Kyoto in 1979 to mark the 20th anniversary of Boston and Kyoto’s sister city relationship. Walk down the street, take off your shoes, and step into this authentic two-story silk merchant’s home. Families can explore every corner of the fully-equipped home, reconstructed in Boston by Japanese carpenters. Japanese family life, customs, ceremonies, art, architecture, and seasonal events are all highlighted in the fully functional 100-year-old house inside the Museum.

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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