Visitor Tips for
Free Fun Friday
Celebrate Boston Children’s Museum’s 100th birthday with a Giant Birthday party. Make party hats. Sing birthday songs. Inside the Museum enjoy three floors of interactive exhibits. Outside, street performers will entertain you along the boardwalk. KidStage will feature Vento Chiaro
, a world class woodwind quintet, in the morning, and original plays performed by live actors in the afternoon.
Boston Children’s Museum is participating in the 5th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, August 2, 2013, Boston Children’s Museum will open its doors at no cost to visitors all day long. Free Fun Fridays is a program that includes 60 museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts. Each Friday this summer, there will be six venues open for free. The program begins Friday, June 28th and runs through Friday, August 30th. For the full program schedule and to learn more about Free Fun Fridays, please visit: www.highlandstreet.org
Vento Chiaro's Free Day performances are made possible through the generosity of the Free For All Concert Fund
, a grant-making public charity which ensures that everyone from the Boston region — children, adults, families — will have regular and permanent access to the rich world of classical, orchestral music and related cultural events.
Visitor Tips for Free Fun Friday
Free Day is the busiest day of the year at Boston Children's Museum. Expect to share the Museum with hundreds of other visitors.
Members— please check in at the Admission desk, as you normally do. There is no need to wait in the General Admission line.
The line to get into the Museum is very long. Let your children know ahead of time that they will have to wait in line longer than usual. There will be entertainment while you wait, so be prepared to smile and have fun!
If it is a sunny day you should consider bringing sunscreen, a parasol (umbrella for shade), a hat and extra water. If anyone in your party has issues being in the sun, you should plan to hold their place in line and let them wait in the shade. Don't forget the sunscreen!
Stroller parking is limited. In addition, with an increase in the number of visitors, it may be difficult to maneuver larger strollers around the exhibits. Please consider bringing a smaller umbrella stroller or leaving your stroller at home/in the car.
Groups- We strongly discourage groups from visiting on Free day. We do offer sponsored visits throughout the summer. Please visit the groups section of our Website for more information.
KidStage shows give kids a taste of what it's like in and around the spotlight. Professional actors perform short plays and invite visitors to join in. Tickets for KidStage shows are limited and will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis. Tickets will be released one hour prior to show times and are available at the 1st Floor Information desk.
Stay together at all times during your visit and have a plan in case you get separated. Children should know the full names of the adults they are with - and that Museum staff in Green polo shirts/Green aprons can help if they are lost! All children (under age 16) must be accompanied by an adult at all times during their visit.
Adults visiting without children must check in and leave a photo ID at the Admissions desk. They should enter through the Members line.
Additional lunch space will be available in the Group Welcome Room on the 1st floor as well as outside on our plaza (weather permitting).
There is no food or drink (other than water) allowed in the Museum.
A limited number of lockers are available on the 1st Floor.
Do not leave your valuables unattended at any time during your visit. This includes in your stroller and in the coat room.