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Our Community

"No section of the community is more rooted to where it lives than the young." — Iona and Peter Opie

Boston Children’s Museum is a meeting ground. As the only Boston museum defined by its audience—children and families—our spaces connect the stories of parents and teachers, grandparents and teens, policymakers and innovators. We believe that playful learning can change the world, but change starts at home: in all the places kids go in our own fantastic, diverse city. Our community is a collection of the people and the stories that define it.

Families

Some of the best learning happens on the walk to school, in the park, or even waiting for the bus. Boston Children's Museum understands that. That's one of the reasons we bring community programs to families in the places they live, work and play.

Community Partners

The Museum's deep connection and partnership with the business community, schools, teachers, neighborhood groups, and health, science, and academic researchers is the engine that drives its vibrant presence in Greater Boston. We are most grateful for the support of our partners that allows us to provide joyful play and learning experiences for children.

  • 21st CCLC After School Collaborative for Educational Service (ACES)
  • ABCD Head Start
  • American Chemical Society (New England Chapter)
  • American Psychological Society
  • Arts Emerson
  • Associated Early Care and Education
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Big Apple Circus
  • Boston After School & Beyond
  • Boston Ballet
  • Boston Centers for Youth and Families
  • Boston Children's Chorus
  • Boston Children's Hospital: Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Boston College: Lynch School of Education Thinking and Learning Lab; Department of Psychology, Arts and Mind Lab; Emotion Development Lab; Infant and Child Cognition Center
  • Boston Community Partnerships for Children
  • Boston Globe
  • Boston Harbor Association
  • Boston Local Food Festival
  • Boston Nature Center
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Boston Public Library
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Boston Public Schools Department of Extended Learning Time, Afterschool & Services (DELTAS)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Woburn
  • Brookline Extended Day
  • Brookline Public Schools
  • Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • CAYL Institute
  • Chicago Children's Museum
  • Chelsea Reach
  • City of Kyoto, Japan
  • Consulate General of Italy
  • Consulate General of Japan
  • Countdown to Kindergarten
  • Cradles to Crayons
  • Discover Roxbury
  • Doshisha Elementary School
  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
  • Education Development Center
  • First Night
  • For Kids Only Afterschool Programs
  • Friends of Fort Point Channel
  • Gyeonggi Children's Museum, South Korea
  • Handel and Haydn Society
  • Harvard University Asia Center
  • Harvard University, Laboratory for Developmental Studies
  • Harvard University, Making Learning Visible; Project Zero
  • Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative
  • Haverhill Public Schools
  • Japanese Association of Greater Boston
  • Japan Society of Boston
  • JazzBoston
  • Jumpstart
  • Kyoto City Hall
  • Kyoto City International Foundation
  • Lesley University
  • Little Sprouts
  • Longy School of Music
  • Malden YMCA
  • Massachusetts Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Massachusetts Family Literacy Coalition
  • Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership
  • Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary
  • and Secondary Education
  • MIT Early Childhood Cognition Lab
  • MIT Japanese Association
  • MIT Media Lab
  • Mujeres Unidas Avanzando
  • Museum Institute for Teaching Science
  • Museum of Science
  • Nazareth Child Care Center
  • National Institute on Out-of-School Time
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • New England Aquarium
  • New Hampshire Department of Education
  • New Repertory Theatre
  • Orchard House
  • Paige Academy
  • Parent University, Boston Public Schools
  • Primary Source
  • Project Hope
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway
  • Save the Harbor Save the Bay
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Society of Women Engineers (MIT and West Point Chapters)
  • South Boston Community Health Center
  • South Boston Neighborhood House
  • South Shore Stars
  • Strategies for Children
  • The City School
  • The Community Group, Lawrence
  • The Encyclopedia of Life Project
  • The Theater Offensive
  • Thrive in Five
  • Triton Regional School District
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
  • WGBH
  • Wheelock College
  • Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts