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

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Open Everyday 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-9pm

Daily Activities

Every day we'll send you an activity you can work on with your children, as well as informative articles and podcasts about play and learning at home during this time of social distancing.


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Looking back on Boston Children's Museum during the Spanish Flu

In August of 1918, the first cases of the Spanish flu hit Boston. In a new blog post, read here about how the Museum managed to continue serving Boston-area children during the pandemic of 1918.

Ages: Adults
Category: Blog Posts and Articles for Parents and Caregivers

Play Date: Go With the Flow - LAST DAY to register!

We are so excited to partner with and co-host the ICA's first-ever virtual Play Date: Go with the Flow! Join us for live programs on Friday, May 29 and explore our menu of self-guided activities on your own time! Online registration required.

Ages: All Ages and Adults
Category: Health and Wellness
Subcategory: Art

Artist of Inspiration: Hannah Burr

We're spotlighting artist Hannah Burr in the second installment of our Artist of Inspiration series! Hannah is a lifelong artist who works with many mediums, including sculpture, painting, drawing, and interactive art. Follow along and create your own art inspired by Hannah's techniques!

Ages: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Category: Art activities

How to Build a Fairy House, featuring Boston Moms

Building a fairy house is a super simple, fun, and memorable at-home activity you can do outdoors with your kids. Debbie from Boston Moms and her adorable little ones are showing us how it's done. Share a photo of your fairy house on social media using #BostonChildrensMuseum to be featured!

Ages: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Category: Nature or outdoor activities
Subcategory: Sensory activities

Kitchen Science: Cabbage Juice Indicator

This Kitchen Science experiment is a Museum favorite: Cabbage Juice Indicator. Cabbage juice will change color to INDICATE (or SHOW) whether a substance is an acid or a base. Follow along with Alissa as she tests out different substances to see what happens. Try it out at home afterwards!

Ages: 6+
Category: Science, Technology, and Engineering

Participate in a Children Helping Science Study

You and your child can help science from home! Children Helping Science is made up of a group of researches from around the world. Their website shows studies your family can do online. Their research is fun for families, serious for science. Try participating with your child!

Ages: Adults
Category: Blog Posts and Articles for Parents and Caregivers

STEM Chat with Erin Khan from Suffolk

Listen to how Erin Khan from Suffolk Construction impacts the Future of Construction using new technologies to make the building process more efficient.


Category: Future of Construction

STEM Chat with Emily Dunne from Autodesk

Listen to how Emily Dunne from Autodesk impacts the Future of Construction by bringing together architecture and technology to help make better buildings.


Category: Future of Construction

STEM Chat with Brian Scott from Elkus Manfredi

Listen to how Brian Scott from Elkus Manfredi impacts the Future of Construction through architecture, answering questions about what it's like to be an architect and what skills you need to succeed.


Category: Future of Construction

Creature Feature LIVE!

Join Alissa on Facebook Live every Saturday at 10:00am for a virtual creature feature with Oliver the ball python! Ollie's been hanging out at her house during the closure, and this is a chance to see him up close and personal (well, virtually)!

Ages: 3+

Play Date: Go With the Flow

We are so excited to partner with and co-host the ICA's first-ever virtual Play Date: Go with the Flow! Join us for live programs on Friday, May 29 and explore our menu of self-guided activities on your own time! All activities are designed for adults and children to participate in together. Online registration required.

Ages: All Ages and Adults
Category: Health and Wellness
Subcategory: Art

Let's Explore Shapes

Triangles, circles, squares - oh my! Explore the different shapes with Faith in this video. Afterward, see if you can find objects of each shape and trace them on paper to make a design. Share your designs using #BostonChildrensMuseum!

Ages: 3+
Category: Art

Draw Your Own Manga Portrait

Liz is teaching us how to draw our own manga portrait! Manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels made popular in the late 19th century. Liz will show us the basics of manga portrait drawing, but we encourage you to make your portrait your own with any special details or personal touches you'd like to add!

Ages: 6+
Category: Storytimes and Literacy
Subcategory: Art

String Art for Kids

DO try this at home - #DIY string art! Design and create a 3-dimensional work of art using simple tools and materials (hammer, nails, wood, yarn). At the Museum, we use this activity to support kids in practicing skills such as thinking creatively and expressing themselves while practicing how to safely use tools. Show us your finished string art by sharing a photo with #BostonChildrensMuseum!

Live Music Concerts with Mr. Jon & Friends

Mr. Jon & Friends make and perform Parents' Choice Award winning music for kids and families. You can join Jon and Carrie Lewis for LIVE concerts featuring music, puppets, and dancing EVERY weekday at 10:30am on Facebook Live! Can't make the live show? Check out all of their previously recorded concerts on Facebook or YouTube.


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