The Museum Reopens! What you need to know

Become A Member

Support Us

 

Calendar

Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500
 

  Get Directions Here

Wednesday - Sunday
2 Time Slots
10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30

At-Home Activities for Kids

Every week we'll send you fun activities you can work on at home with your kids, as well as well as informative articles and podcasts about play and learning at home during this time of social distancing.


Activities Email Sign-up



Search by Keyword:

Search by Age Range:

Search by Category:




Storytime: "The Thank You Book" by Mo Willems

There are SO many people deserving of thanks right now in the community and in our families. Join Steve as he reads "The Thank You Book" by Mo Willems. Join Piggie and friends on his quest to thank, well...everyone!

Ages: 0-6
Category: Storytimes and Literacy

Meet the Brass Family with New England Philharmonic

New England Philharmonic is back for more Meet the Instruments! Today, we'll Meet the Brass Family! Learn all about these amazing instruments and how they contribute to an orchestra.

Ages: 3-8
Category: Music and Dance

Make Music Inspired by Nature - Part 2

Get your kids excited about making music with our friends at Continuo, who are back with Part 2 of the "Music in Nature" series! This time, we're diving into the incredible oboe. What parts of nature can the oboe sound like?

Ages: 3-8
Category: Music and Dance

Make Wearable Art Inspired by London Basquiat

Our newest Artist of Inspiration is local artist London Basquiat, maker of incredible wearable art. Through his work, London hopes to show others that no matter what you go through in life, you can make it somewhere. Learn about his work and create your very own wearable art inspired by London with our new instructable!

Ages: 5-12
Category: Art Activities

Let's Make Oobleck!

It's a solid...it's a liquid...it's Oobleck! Check out this video to learn how to make this gooey, play-dough like substance that is SO much fun to play with.

Ages: 5-12
Category: STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and math)

Meet the Instruments with New England Philharmonic!

We're thrilled to introduce the all-virtual Meet the Instruments series from New England Philharmonic! In Part 1, learn about the instruments in an orchestra and how they fit together to make music.

Ages: 3-8
Category: Music and Dance

Send a Secret Message with Thanksgiving Spy Juice

For all you super spies, we're making a top-secret substance called spy juice...with a Thanksgiving twist! Use kitchen chemistry and a popular Thanksgiving dish to write secret messages. Then, decode messages sent to you!

Ages: 5-12
Category: STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and math)

Thanksgiving-Themed Activities for Kids

Even though Thanksgiving looks a little different this year, we can still create festivities our kids will remember. Check out this great list of Thanksgiving activities from PBS KIDS you can try with your kids.

Ages: All
Category: Art Activities

Find Music in Nature

Kids + music = an incredible combination with endless possibilities. To get your child engaged with music making, our friends at arts leadership organization Continuo have shared two videos about how people of all ages can make music inspired by sounds found in nature. Check out part 1.

Ages: 3-8
Category: Music and Dance

Sound Hunt Activity for Kids at Home

Let's go on a sound hunt! Can you guess the sounds of different objects around Alissa's home? What kinds of sounds can you find in and around your home? Join the hunt.

Ages: 3-8
Category: STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and math)

How to Help Your Children Cope with COVID This Winter

Winter is just around the corner. Gain some helpful insights on helping kids cope with the effects of the pandemic during the cold months ahead, with school (or homeschool) in full swing.

Ages: Adults
Category: Blog posts and Articles

You and Your Child Can Help Science From Home!

Our research partner from the Cooperation Lab is now doing studies online about how children think and make decisions. Check out their website to learn more about their research.

Ages: Adults
Category: Blog posts and Articles

Ocean in a Bottle

Create your own ocean biome sensory bottle made with household objects in this great activity from the Arizona Science Center!

Ages: 5-12
Category: STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and math)

Create a Mini Mural!

November in the Art Lab, we're creating mini murals inspired by the work of four amazing local artists! Come on in to create your own unique mini mural. Can't make it to the Museum? Use our instructable to create your own mini mural at home!

Ages: 3-8
Category: Art Activities

How to Make Fake Snot!

Alissa and Saki are talking about something kind of gross in this video. What could it be!? SNOT! Learn all about what snot does to keep us healthy and follow along to make fake snot in this fun, educational science experiment.

Ages: 5-12
Category: STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and math)

Explore It Enrichment Pods

Boston Children's Museum is excited to offer new Explore It Enrichment Pods! This new program combines educator-led programming and Museum exploration in a six-week, in-person session for kids ages 5-10 featuring thoughtfully curated STEAM learning themes like "In the Wild," "In Outer Space," and "In the Construction Zone." Let Boston Children's Museum educators take your learning pod to the next level!

Ages: Adults
Category: All

Fall Playdough

Try out Boston Children's Museum's favorite playdough recipe with a fun seasonal twist!

Ages: 3-8
Category: STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and math)

Make Pumpkin Slime!

Try taking something a little bit ordinary (like a pumpkin and materials you might have in your kitchen) and make it extraordinary... extraordinarily messy, that is! Don't have a pumpkin? That's ok! Slime (also known as Oobleck) can be made in a bowl just by mixing cornstarch and water.

Ages: 3-8
Category: STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and math)

Plentiful Weekday & Weekend Discounted Parking Available