Boston Children’s Museum: Updated and Not-to-Be Missed

The Boston’s Children’s Museum generates enthusiasm and creativity in kids of all ages. This museum has been a popular stop for Boston’s parents for years. A recent update has lightened the facility, breathing new life into this excellent museum.

Boston Children's Museum

As you enter the museum, there’s a new glass facade with sweeping views and an airy feel. My kids immediately noticed the climbing structure that now spans three stories. Previously, the structure was enclosed and had rambled, so you weren’t always sure where your kids were. For kids like mine who thought it was funny to hide from me, that was less than an enjoyable experience. The new, modern design is wrapped in mesh netting, allowing for clear and easy views of your children.

Often what I find difficult with children’s museums is making sure that the exhibits interest both younger and older children. Given that my kids range from age 3 to 12, that’s a huge engagement span to cover. This museum, however, accomplishes this with ease. They have exhibits that appeal to all children — bubbles, climbing structures, water tables, car racing station — paired with entertainment for older children like the small rock wall and an outstanding exhibit showcasing a traditional Japanese house.

Flour Cafe in Boston

When you come to the museum, there is plenty of parking nearby, but be sure not to miss the very family friendly bakery, Flour. Joanne Chang-Myers is one of Boston’s best new chef’s. This small, outstanding bakery and restaurant has developed a cult following.

They serve fresh, organic local food like salads, and sandwiches, but really kick it up a notch when it comes to her fabulous baking. Homemade oreos, sticky buns, meringues, croissants, crème brulee are artistic and insanely delicious!  It certainly blows the onsite McDonald’s away.

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  • We just moved to Boston from St. Louis last year, and my kids (ages 3 and 6) love the Boston Children’s Museum. You can definitely spend an entire afternoon there and not run out of things to do! Also – side note – I believe that Joanne Chang-Myers also owns an Asian food restaurant called Myers + Chang in Boston’s South End. If you get a chance to go there, do it! It is fabulous! Be sure to order some spring rolls and the hot & sour soup.

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