Boston Children's Museum

Lonely Planet review

The interactive, educational exhibits at the delightful Children’s Museum keep kids entertained for hours. Highlights include a bubble exhibit, rock-climbing walls, a hands-on construction site and intercultural immersion experiences. The museum underwent major expansion in 2006, with the addition of a new light-filled atrium featuring an amazing three-story climbing structure, bridges and glass elevators.

The new building utilizes loads of green technology, including salvaged and recycled construction materials and a fuel-efficient heating system that incorporates a green roof. Rain water run-off is collected and used for irrigation and plumbing.

In nice weather kids can enjoy outdoor eating and playing in the waterside park. Look for the iconic Hood milk bottle on Fort Point Channel.