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Boston, MA 02210
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Friday: 10am-9pm

Awards & Recognition

2018 Governor's Citation 2018
STEAM Team
In Recognition of Boston Children's Museum Participation in the Commonwealth's First STEM Week

New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition
Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, & Other Development Materials Category
Third Place: The Wonder Ball Program
Project Directors: Allyson McGinty and Sue Kim
Designer: Lex Piccione

New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition
Posters Category
First Place: Explore•a•Saurus Campaign Posters
Project Directors: Peter Broderick and Kate Marciniec
Designer: Karin Hansen

New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition
Annual Reports Category
Second Place: We Asked: Boston Children's Museum Annual Report 2017
Project Director: Peter Broderick
Designer: Karin Hansen

New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition
Invitations Category
Second Place: The Wonder Ball Invitation
Project Directors: Sue Kim and Allyson McGinty
Designer: Karin Hansen

  • Association of Children's Museums - Champion of the Field Award: Jeri Robinson

2017
  • Boston magazine’s Best of Boston® 2017 - Best Birthday Party Location, Kids
  • Boston Parents Paper - Top 5 Winner of Reader's Choice Family Favorites in the Museum category
  • NEMA Publication Awards - First Place for Capital Campaign, & Other Development Materials: Wonder Ball Program Booklet/Project Directors: Sue Kim & Ally McGinty
  • NEMA Publication Awards - First Place for Marketing/PR Materials: Maker Faire Campaign Posters/Project Directors: Tim Porter & Alice Vogler
  • NEMA Publication Awards - Third Place for Educational Publications, Materials, & Kits: Family Tinker Kit/Project Directors: Kathryn Jones & Jessie Kravette
  • NEMA Publication Awards - Third Place for Annual Report: Everyday Impact/Project Director: Peter Broderick

2016
  • Boston Parents Paper - Family Favorites
  • Baystate Parent - Best Museum – Special Needs
  • Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for Native Voices Exhibit
  • National Leadership Grant to Directly Support School Readiness through Partnerships
  • Breakthrough Moments received FIRST PLACE for Annual Reports: Project Director: Peter Broderick
  • Tinker Kit won Second Place for the Educational Publications, Materials, and Kits category: Project Directors: Beth Fredericks and Jessie Kravette.
  • Small World poster received Honorable mention for PR/Marketing Materials: Project Director: Tim Porter

2015
  • International Lifetime Achievement Award - The Children in Museum Award - Hands On! International Conference
  • Distinguished Alumni Award – Emerson College – Carole Charnow
  • 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator
  • Interactive Media Awards™ - Best in Class (Museum Category - Website)

2014
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2014

2013
  • 2013 National Medal - Museum and Library Service
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2013

2012
  • Family Favorite Indoor Play Space - Boston Parents Paper
  • Certificate of Excellence - Trip Advisor
  • Beyond the Chalkboard - Best of the Web (Education) - Museums and the Web
  • Foreign Minister of Japan's Commendation • 12 Best Children's Museums - Forbes.Com
  • Honorable Mention - 2012 Promising Practice Award program
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2012

2011
  • Parents Magazine Names 10 Best Children's Museums in the Nation

2010
  • Boston Business Journal's Green Business Summit Award - Invention - Our Green Trail
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2010

2009

  • Merit Award - AGC Build New England Awards Program
  • Favorite Museum - Boston's Parents Paper
  • Boston's Best Museum - Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Awards 2009
  • KIDS @fterschool - MetLife Foundation and Association of Children's Museums Promising Practice Award
  • Leadership - MCC Commonwealth Award - Lou Casagrande
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2009

2008
  • Boston's Greenest - American Institute of Architects and Mayor Menino
  • Bell Ringer Award, Marketing Communications Campaign: General - Publicity Club of New England
  • LEED® Gold Certification – U.S. Green Building Council
  • Preservation Achievement Award for Significant Restoration and Renovation – Boston Preservation Alliance
  • Professional Award – American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Green Award – City of Boston and Mayor Thomas M. Menino
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2008

2007
  • Best of the New – Boston Globe Magazine
  • Best Family Hangout, Rainy Day – Boston Magazine
  • Silver Level Reader’s Choice, Museums – Community Newspaper Company
  • Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Museum Winner 2007


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