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The Gallery

Creativity, imagination, and art are celebrated every day at Boston Children’s Museum. The Museum is a destination where children are exposed to art, music, language, math, science, and culture in a hands-on way in which they can experience making and doing. In addition to offering children these opportunities, the Museum brings the work of local artists to our visitors with regular Museum Gallery shows. The 400 square foot Gallery is a great opportunity for children and families to experience and talk about art. It is also a great place for artists to be exposed to the 500,000 people who visit each year at our great Fort Point Channel location in the Seaport District.

Every two months, The Gallery showcases the work of a local artist or artists, and gives visitors the chance to get a close-up look at some of the innovative, beautiful and inspiring work created by the talented New England artist community.  Come back often to see what's new.

Showing September 23 - November 27, 2016

All Things Animal


All Things Animal is a two-month group show all about animals! All Things Animal invites Museum visitors to observe, identify, walk, talk, and play like the animals featured in the Museum Gallery. The exhibition features the work of 40 artists from around the world, including many local artists from Boston’s Fort Point community. Animals are presented in a wide array of sizes and mediums. Museum visitors can’t miss the five-foot tall polar bear, by local artist, Diane Fiedler, but they will have to look for Laura Giardina’s five-inch tall ladybug!

“Kids and grownups alike love animals! “All Things Animal” has been a gallery show long in development beginning with an open call to artists last spring,” said Gallery Committee Member, Linda Markarian. “The many representations of animals brought to us by a myriad of talented artists will capture the imagination everyone shares for living creatures big and small.”

Museum visitors can start their animal exploration at Boston Children’s Museum’s Science Playground to observe the live snake, Oliver, and bearded dragon, Watson. If visiting with a toddler, guests can view the fish tank in PlaySpace to start the conversation about animals and then find their way to The Gallery where animals of all shapes and sizes will be on display.

Public Programs in the Gallery
Critter Days Live Animal Programs, Buzzing Bees, Saturday, October 15 & Teaching Creatures, Saturday November 19

Music and Movement Sunday, October 23 & 30, 2016

Drawing Marathons Sunday, October 30 & November 13

ANIMAL Story time Friday, October 21 & November 4

Participating Artists

Amy Flaherty, Malden, MA
Andrea Saltzman, Cambridge, MA
Anne Beinecke, Cambridge, MA
Bob See, Sutton, MA
Cambridgeport School – Jeff Konigsberg/ 4th & 5th grades, Cambridge, MA
Carol Lew, Washington, MA
Coco Berkman, Gloucester, MA
Daniel Wechsler, England
Diana Lisanto, Winthrop, MA
Diane Fiedler, Boston, MA
DKDKnit, Cambridge, MA (Elif Atabay & Deniz Ozaslan Sikora)
Dominique Lecomte, Medford, MA
Eleanor Elkin, Newton, MA
Elli Crocker, Waltham, MA
Gabrielle Schaffner, Boston, MA
Gisela Griffith, Boston, MA
Irina Medvedev, Somerville, MA
Iro Tsavala, England
Jeff Han, Diamond Bar, CA
Jeung Mi Takeda, Quincy, MA
Josyln Barcel, . Bellwood, NE
Judith Belben, Boston, Ma
Karl Lorenzen, Rockaway Park, NY
Laura Yager, Boise, ID
Lauren Giardina, Holliston, MA
Lisa Knox/ Kirk McNeil, Boston, MA
Lisa Shea, Sutton, MA
Liz Young, Boston, MA
Lynn Turek, Orlando, FL
Maya Gerr, Newton, MA
Nick White, Los Angeles, CA
Rachel Krebs, Belmont, MA
Roger Birn, Jamestown, RI
Sasha Parfenova, Newton, MA
Shelby Prindaville, Leavenworth, KS
Silvia Forni, Brooklyn, NY
Silvina Mizrahi, Boston, MA
Wun-ting Hsu, Taiwan
Yetti Frenkel, Peabody, MA

What are we learning?

  • Communication Skills
  • Creativity
  • Observation
  • Visual - Spatial Thinking Skills