Boston Children’s Museum

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Boston Children’s Museum welcomes children in DCF foster care and their foster families!

For over 100 years 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.

Advance Reservations Recommended

Tickets can be purchased online and will be validated by Museum staff upon arrival. When you arrive at the Museum with the tickets purchased online, families must present their Wonderfund Access card and a valid ID.  Purchase tickets here 

Access Card Offer Details

Boston Children’s Museum invites Wonderfund Access Card families to visit the Museum. Access Card holders pay $3.00 per person for up to four people per card, per visit.

Outdoor view of the Boston Children's Museum

Arriving at the Museum

Please check your ticket! Visitors will only be admitted for the date and time selected at time of purchase. Details on your ticket will tell you where to proceed when you enter the Museum. If you need to make changes to your date or time, please contact the Museum.

Exhibits and Programs

Created to encourage hands-on play and discovery, Boston Children’s Museum’s three floors of exhibits make the Museum an environment designed for novel experiences, rich interactions, and opportunities for creative expression. With varied spaces, materials, and challenges, the Museum invites children and families to play, explore, and create.


By creating opportunities for playful exploration, Museum programs help children develop key foundational habits of mind and skills. Emphasizing hands-on play with objects and materials, Museum programs involving science, art, performing arts, cultures, and movement, expose children to rich new experiences that encourage creativity, curiosity, and joyful discovery.