Boston Children's Museum

Thank you to the Boston Children’s Museum for welcoming DCF foster children and their families!


For over 100 years the Boston Children’s Museum has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.  

Access Card Offer Details: Wonderfund Access Card Partner Boston Children's Museum invites DCF Foster Families with a Wonderfund Access Card to purchase timed tickets online before arrival. Wonderfund Access Card holders with a valid photo ID pay $2.00 per person for admission. The discount applies for up to four people per card, per visit. Tickets must be purchased online and will be validated by Museum staff upon arrival. 

When you arrive at the Museum with the timed tickets purchased online, families must present their Wonderfund Access card and a valid photo ID. Please read the following carefully; you will find a link to buy tickets at the end of the text. 

Online Purchase Required:

Online tickets/reservations for both non-members and members are now required. The Museum is re-opening with reduced capacity and is adhering to State and City guidelines to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit. As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our visitors and staff, we have implemented enhanced safety and cleaning protocols and procedures you will notice during your visit.

Hours of Operation:

The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday with two time slots for visits: 9:00am - 12:00pm and 12:30pm - 4:30pm. When purchasing your ticket, you will be asked to select a date and time slot for your visit.

Arriving at the Museum:

Please check your ticket! Visitors will only be admitted for the date and time selected at time of purchase. Entry lines have been reconfigured to allow distancing and contactless entry wherever possible. Details on your ticket will tell you where to proceed when you enter the Museum. Following CDC guidelines, all visitors age two and over are required to wear masks. 

Exhibits and Programs:

All exhibits will be open, though some will have small modifications or changes. Please note that PlaySpace will require a separate, free reservation in addition to your admission reservation. 

Bubbles and Peep World will be open, but there will be no smocks available. Please bring an extra set of clothing from home if necessary. 

Throughout your Visit:

  • All Staff and visitors age 2 and over are required to wear masks.

  • Additional hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the Museum.

  • Wipe stations have been added throughout the Museum. 

Tickets and/or Reservations:

  • Tickets purchased through the website are non-refundable and non-replaceable if lost or stolen.

  • Tickets and/or reservations are only valid for date and time selected at time of purchase.

  • Ticket is non-refundable, has no cash value, and is not available for re-sale.

  • Ticket holder is subject to all of Boston Children's Museum's policies

Museum Admission tickets are ONLY valid for date and time selected at time of purchase.

You will be admitted any time after the start of your selected time slot and must leave the exhibits by the end of your time slot.

Tickets will be delivered digitally and can be shown on a mobile device or printed and presented at the Admissions Desk. 

A Photo ID and valid Wonderfund Access card must be presented to Museum staff upon arrival.

Purchase timed tickets here beginning on July 15, 2020: