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Boston Museums For Families

Are you getting excited about your upcoming family visit to Copley House? We’re excited as well, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your trip. There are a lot of things to do in Boston, and you can easily spend hours comparing tourist attractions. We want to save you a bit of time by highlighting a few of the best Boston museums for families.

Boston Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum is one of the most family-friendly museums in Boston because it was designed entirely for children. The exhibits change regularly, and they always have top-notch holiday programming for kids of all ages. It’s lined with interactive exhibits that allow children to grow and learn through play, so prepare to spend at least a couple hours exploring with your little ones. 

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston
Cost of Admission: $18 general admission, $0 infants under 12 months old

Museum of Science 

Boston’s Museum of Science is overflowing with interactive exhibits designed to educate children of all ages as well as adults. The lessons are delivered with fun and entertainment, so kids can have a blast while taking in new information. From animals to natural phenomena like lightning, you never know what you’ll encounter when you step into the family-friendly world of science. 

Don’t skip the planetarium. You may also want to check the 4-D films to see what’s hitting the big screen while you stay at Copley House. If you want to get the kids excited right now, the museum offers a variety of entertainment on their website. 

Location: 1 Science Park, Boston
Cost of Admission: $29 adults, $25 seniors, $24 children 3-11, $0 children under 3 

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Step back to the 1620s with The Plimoth Patuxet Museums. They’re among the most popular tourist attractions in the Boston area, and we highly recommend it as a family day trip. 

The most noteworthy feature is the living museum that allows you to walk through a 17-century English village to see the living conditions of early immigrants. Known as Plymouth Colony, this village includes timber-framed houses, kitchen gardens bursting with aromatic plants, and even actors in historical costumes. Everything is reenacted so that you feel like you’re walking back in time. 

Other features of the Plimoth Patuxet museum collection include a reproduction of the Mayflower, a grist mill, and a craft center. You can purchase a Heritage Pass that gives access to all museums in the group or choose which Boston Plymouth museums you want to experience. 

Location: 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth
Cost of Admission: $42.50 adult Heritage Pass, $38.25 senior Heritage Pass, $27.50 child Heritage Pass

Fill Your Calendar with Family-Friendly Museums in Boston

Many Boston museums now have restrictions on the number of guests permitted indoors at one time. Restricted hours of operation have become commonplace as well. To make sure you get to visit your favorite family-friendly museums during your Copley House stay, check the rules and regulations in advance. You may need to register for tickets online before leaving home. 

We can’t wait to welcome you to your Boston home. Contact us if you have any questions about your stay or want more information about specific Boston museums. We will do everything possible to make your visit rewarding.

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