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: As a Wonderfund Access Card Partner the Boston Children’s Museum invites DCF Foster Families with a Wonderfund Access Card to purchase timed tickets online prior to 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 (here) and will be validated by Museum staff upon arrival. When you arrive at the Museum with the timed tickets that you purchased online, you must present your Wonderfund Access card and a valid photo ID. Please read the following carefully and you will find the link to purchase 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: 10:00am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 4:30pm. When purchasing your ticket, or making a member reservation, 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. In accordance with State guidelines, all visitors age 2 and over are required to wear masks.

Exhibits and Programs:

All exhibits will be open except for PlaySpace, The New Balance Climb, KidStage, parts of Construction Zone, and parts of Boston Black. The Japanese House will be open on a limited schedule. We have chosen to keep these exhibit spaces closed for now. We are working on new cleaning techniques that will enable us to open more spaces over time. The STEAM Lab, Art Lab, and the Japanese House are all open with reduced numbers per program session. There are no additional programs scheduled with our initial opening but we are working on familiar and new programs we hope to offer soon. Please also note that while the Bubbles and Peep exhibits are open we are not providing smocks. Please bring extra clothes if you feel it is necessary.

Throughout your Visit:

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

  • Staffing within the Museum has been increased to monitor social distancing and take on additional cleaning responsibilities. The Museum will be thoroughly cleaned between visit time slots.

  • Exhibit loose parts will be rotated and cleaned between time slots.

  • Capacities for each exhibit will be displayed at entrances to each space.

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

  • Wipe stations have been added throughout the Museum.

  • Restrooms will be limited to two people or families at once.

Terms and Conditions:

COVID-19: We have taken additional health, safety and cleaning measures to reduce risk for our visitors, staff and community. Visitors to Boston Children’s Museum must follow all posted instructions. A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. It is an extremely contagious disease that according to the Center for Disease Control, can lead to severe illness and death, especially for senior citizens and people with underlying conditions.

Upon entry to the Museum visitors will be asked to address the below three (3) questions:

  • Have you been in contact with someone with COVID-19?

  • Do you or does anyone in your household have a fever?

  • Are you or is anyone in your household sick?

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: