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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

Food & Lodging

Your visit to the Museum is made easy by our excellent location within walking distance to public transportation, restaurants, hotels, and parking. Consider the information below as you plan your visit.
Dining at the Museum

If you are visiting Boston Children's Museum, there are a number of excellent food choices nearby. You are also welcome to bring food into the Museum’s first floor Lunch Room or dine outside on the Milk Bottle Plaza during the summer months. No food or beverages are allowed within the exhibit spaces.


Dining Near the Museum
The Fort Point Channel area offers a variety of restaurants that may serve one of your favorite foods . . . or something totally new! With the hand stamp you receive with your admission, you may reenter the Museum all day.

If you would like to eat outside the Museum, the following is a brief list of dining options within walking distance:

Barking Crab logo Barking Crab – Follow the Harborwalk toward the red and yellow tent.
City Tap House Boston logo City Tap House Boston – Family-Friendly Upscale American Pub just a few blocks away.
Hopsters logo Hopsters Brewing Company - Family-oriented restaurant with kids menu. Receive a free frisbee with the purchase of a kids meal.
Metro Cafe logo Metro Cafe - Salad bar, pizza, soups, entrees, burritos, deli sandwiches and more! Located at 332 Congress Street
Pastoral logo Pastoral - Come join us for authentic Neapolitan pizza in a welcoming children's environment. Gluten free/Vegan options. Enjoy 10% off your food purchase with your Museum admission receipt.
The Smoke Shop BBQ logo The Smoke Shop BBQ - Best of Boston American BBQ, kids menu and family style hospitality.

Family-Friendly Hotel Packages

Planning a trip to Boston Children’s Museum is easy with all-inclusive hotel packages! Our hotel partners provide Museum passes along with luxury accommodations!

Take advantage of special family-friendly hotel packages by contacting these area hotels either online or via telephone. Our hotel partners offer a range of styles, locations, and amenities.

Please note: All packages are subject to availability at the discretion of the hotel.

Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Harbor Hotel70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

There's a little bit of kid in all of us. There is no better place to let your inner child experience the wonders of the world than at Boston Children's Museum. Start your stay off in the comforts of our luxurious guestroom, enjoying hot chocolate and warm home-made cookies, while watching one of our selections of first run movies. Kick your morning off right with a full American breakfast before heading out for a day on the town. You will also receive three tickets to Boston Children's Museum. Packages are available Thursday through Sunday nights.

This wonderful package includes:

  • Four tickets to Boston Children's Museum
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Milk and cookies in your guestroom
  • Complimentary in-room movie
  • Complimentary breakfast for two adults and two children

Additional tickets to Boston Children's Museum are available at our Concierge Desk for $16.00 per ticket. Children under 12 months receive complimentary admission at Boston Children's Museum.

Boston Omni Parker House
Boston Harbor Hotel 60 School Street
Boston, MA 02125

Boston Children's Museum Family Package includes deluxe accommodations, breakfast buffet in Parker's Restaurant, general admission tickets to Boston Children's Museum, Omni Kids Backpacks for the children upon arrival and milk and cookies the first evening of their stay.

This package includes:
  • Deluxe room accommodations for up to two (2) adults and two (2) children per night
  • Breakfast each morning per person
  • Tickets to Boston Children's Museum - two (2) adult tickets, up to two (2) children's tickets
  • Milk and cookies delivered to your guestroom upon arrival
  • Omni Kids Backpack for each child

Fairmont Copley Plaza
Fairmont Copley Plaza 138 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Fairmont Copley Plaza offers a Boston Children’s Museum Package to help bring out the inner child in all of us. Observe, explore and express ideas in the Art Studio, discover all that you can do with bubbles and investigate with all of your senses. Experience the wonders of the world at Boston Children's Museum where each exhibit is innovative, meaningful, and fun for all!

This package includes:
  • Luxurious overnight accommodations
  • Four (4) tickets to Boston Children's Museum
  • Two (2) children Fairmont bathrobes
  • Hot chocolate and cookie amenity


The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Museum closes at 3pm on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve.
The Museum opens at noon on New Year’s Day.

NOTE: Children younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Adults unaccompanied by children must leave proper photo identification at the Admissions Desk. Examples: State Driver’s License or Passport.

The Museum will be closing early on Saturday, October 5 at 3:00pm for a private event.

PlaySpace is closed for the construction of a new space for 0 to 3 year olds and their caregivers.
While under renovation, look for special Pop-Up PlaySpace experiences and programs throughout the Museum. Learn more about Pop-Up PlaySpace

Plentiful Weekday & Weekend Discounted Parking Available