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Family fun in Boston is around every corner.  From the waterfront to the Fens, and across the river too, Boston is full of family-oriented attractions.  We make history fun with tours of the Freedom Trail and interactive exhibits at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and the USS Constitution Museum.  Don’t worry about those little feet getting fatigued because everything in Boston is nearby.  If you do need a rest, hop aboard a Trolley Tour.

Boston Duck Tours

Boston Duck Tours is a perfect fit for any group outing in Boston. Our fully narrated land and water...

USS Constitution Museum

The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS CONSTITUTION, by...

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

A live theatrical performance reenacting the "single most important event leading up to The American...

Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

Hop aboard the city’s most comprehensive sightseeing tour, Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston! The...

Boston CityView Trolley Tours

See The Freedom Trail and Historic Boston with an unlimited On-and-Off all-day pass that includes a...

Boston museums are full of adventure.  Start with the Boston Children’s Museum in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood.  The Children’s Museum has been engaging and entertaining young minds for over a century, spend the day never hearing the words "Don't Touch!" Head north along the waterfront and you will arrive at the New England Aquarium on Central Wharf.  Play with the seals, watch the penguins frolic, behold the Giant Ocean Tank, and get hands-on at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank.  Outside the Aquarium you will find an IMAX theater and whale watching excursions depart on the hour.

Adjacent to the Aquarium is the Rose Kennedy Greenway, full of food trucks, water fountains, art installations, open air market vendors  and a unique carousel.  Head into Faneuil Hall Marketplace to peruse food vendors inside Quincy Market and scintillating street performers up and down the corridors of the historic marketplace. 

Boston Children's Museum

Boston Children's Museum has been building innovative, meaningful, and fun exhibits for over 100...

Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Rose Kennedy Greenway...

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Eat, drink, and be captivated at 14 restaurants and pubs including Cheers, McCormick & Schmick's and...

New England Aquarium

Experience the wonder of 70 exhibits featuring aquatic animals from around the world. Get your hands...

The Museum of Science is conveniently located just off the Green Line T.  Take the T to Science Park and you will see the famous T-Rex looming outside the building.  Explore the Butterfly Garden, Hall of Human Life and recently opened Yawkey Gallery.  Outside the museum the iconic Boston Duck Tours have a departure location in addition to their Prudential Center location.  Hop aboard to see Boston from land and water.

Prudential Center

Prudential Center is a destination by and for the city that inspired it. A place that lives firmly...

Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Tours

Visit Fenway Park, "America's Most Beloved Ballpark" Nestled in the city of Boston and visited by...

Museum of Science

Science and technology come alive at the Museum of Science! Experience the power of discovery...

Trademark Tours

Tour Harvard Square Safely! "The Hahvahd Tour," our public tour of Harvard Square and Harvard...

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is undergoing a $12M renovation to become one of the world's first...

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Just an eight-minute walk from the Harvard Square T Station through Harvard Yard, the Harvard Museum...

Across the river Cambridge is great for families as well.  Tour Harvard University with Trademark Tours and stop by the Harvard Museum of Natural History to see the famous Glass Flowers and new Marine Gallery.  In neighboring Somerville the Legoland Discovery Center is a one-of-a-kind experience. 

Come to Boston! An old city that’s perfect for young families.

 

Family Events & Activities

Family Friendly Events

4-D Films at Museum of Science

In our 4-D Theater, what’s on the screen is only half the fun. With effects you can feel (and even smell!) this is one giant leap beyond 3-D. After all, why should your eyes and ears have all the fun?

Atlantic Harbor Seals Exhibit

Two families of harbor seals live in the Aquarium’s exhibit. Each seal looks different and has a distinct personality. Photographs and descriptions help visitors identify the individual seals. Many people still remember Hoover, the Aquarium’s famous talking harbor seal. Hoover...

Boston Common Visitor Center - Open Daily

The Boston Common Visitor Center is Open Daily! While visiting Boston, visit our Information Centers to book tours, buy souvenirs, and get general information on Boston and the region.    HOURS OF OPERATION: Daily, 8:30am - 5:00 pm

Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure

Dino Safari is a walk-thru dinosaur exhibition with over 30 realistic and scientifically-accurate animatronic creatures. Get up close and personal with these giant dinos in a thrilling experience! Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure will continue for a limited time in a large...

Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

What do you get when you combine a cursed privateer, a pyromaniac circus ringleader, a demon spat out of the pits of Hades, a homicidal opera diva, and a deranged nanny? An experience unlike anything else in Boston! Those are just a few of our guides who will drag you kicking and...

GoPixelYourself Selfie Museum at CambridgeSide

If you've got it - flaunt it! Bring your friends and family to visit GoPixelYourself, an 'Instagrammable museum' creating an experience for all ages open at CambridgeSide (CambridgeSide.com). GoPixelYourself presents a 13-room immersive experience including a 747-jet ready for...

Greenway Carousel

We look forward to welcoming you at the Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove! Take a spin on one of our native New England carousel creatures, located in the heart of downtown Boston. Hours of operation will be Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and select...

How Do You See the World? + Mapparium™ experience

How Do You See the World? features compelling stories about global progress—how individuals worldwide have overcome challenges and found hope. Located on the Christian Science Plaza, the space encourages you to reflect on this question while exploring the interactive exhibits....

Lexington Visitor Center: Walking Tours

Let our costumed guides transport you back in time to 1775 as they share the events that occurred on this hallowed ground over 240 years ago, at the very start of the American Revolution. Discover the everyday people – the original patriots - who stood up for what they...

New England Aquarium reintroduces 3D films

The New England Aquarium is reintroducing three popular films in 3D and in their full 45-minute length at its Simons Theatre, including Incredible Predators, Superpower Dogs, and Wings Over Water. Starting November 1, visitors can see extraordinary animals in action through this...

Penguin Exhibit

Penguins spend most of their lives at sea, but every penguin needs to come ashore to breed, molt, and raise chicks. All penguins live south of the equator. Some penguins live in or near Antarctica, but most prefer more temperate climes. African penguins nest in burrows on or near...

Prince’s Pew Pursuit at Old North Church

In this new activity designed especially for families, visitors explore Old North through a scavenger hunt narrated by Prince, the friendly North End cat who used to frequent the church. By finding clues and answering questions, participants will see highlights of the sanctuary...

Raptor Ridge at Franklin Park Zoo

Visitors to Franklin Park Zoo can now immerse themselves in a newly renovated outdoor habitat home to Andean condors. The condor habitat, renamed Raptor Ridge, went through an extensive upgrade this past spring and summer, with one of the focuses to maintain the integrity of the...

SelfieWrld Boston: Instagrammable Moments

Arguably one of the most instagrammable places in the East Coast, here you can immerse yourself into our fun, eye-catching, interactive art installations with over 20 rooms and 35 photo opportunities. Experience many unique themes knowing we had your best selfie in mind. Bring...

Snowmazing at Boston Children's Museum

Winter Fun at Boston Children's Museum! Are you ready for a fun-packed winter filled with joy and wonder for your family? Jack Frost and Friends have been working hard to make the holidays and winter the most fun ever at the Museum. Say hello to Boston’s largest snowman, skate in...

SNOWPORT in Seaport

Hold on to your handwarmers -- we shook Seaport up in a giant snow globe and transformed the neighborhood into a magical winter getaway. Find gifts, treats, and plenty of surprises in this one-stop wonderland you can enjoy all season. WELCOME TO SNOWPORT, A.K.A WINTER IN SEAPORT....

The Art of the Brick

Experience The Art of the Brick, World’s Most Popular Display of LEGO® Art! Discover over one million LEGO bricks transformed into more than 70 sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya. This critically acclaimed collection includes Sawaya’s original sculptures as well as re-imagined...

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

Turn Boston and the Freedom Trail into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving...

Winter at the Cog

Throughout the winter, our trains terminate at our newly redesigned and expanded Waumbek Station. Located in an alpine meadow at roughly 4000’, clear conditions provide spectacular panoramic vistas from the southern Presidentials to the Canadian border. Passengers leave the train...

Disco on Ice Skating Show

Joy Skate Productions invites you to see a high-energy, disco skating performance hosted by famed figure skater and drag sensation Milk and Olympic medalist and skating legend Nancy Kerrigan at The Rink at 401 Park. On Saturday, February 11 at 7pm, enjoy a professional...

I Heart Science

Break out of the winter doldrums and let your inner scientist loose. Meet amateur and professional scientists who study and collect mushrooms, shells, insects, and minerals. Talk with experts who build telescopes, create chocolate, and grow carnivorous plants. Try your hand at...

Make a Sailor's Valentine

Make a special sailor’s valentine for someone you love! On Saturday, February 11, we will provide the materials to create a one-of-a-kind valentine in the style of this popular 19th century souvenir. All you have to bring is the creativity! This drop-in activity is free to Museum...

Paw Patrol Live: Heroes Unite

Nickelodeon's hit show PAW PATROL is on a roll with Heroes Unite! The whole family will enjoy these PAWsome shows complete with heroic characters, fun songs and dances, interactive elements, and captivating storylines! Showings: Feb 11, 2023: 10:00am Feb 11, 2023: 2:00pm Feb 11,...

Paw Patrol Live: Heroes Unite

Nickelodeon's hit show PAW PATROL is on a roll with Heroes Unite! The whole family will enjoy these PAWsome shows complete with heroic characters, fun songs and dances, interactive elements, and captivating storylines! Showings: Feb 11, 2023: 10:00am Feb 11, 2023: 2:00pm Feb 11,...

Jeff Jam Kids Singalong

Jeff Jam is a friendly, goofy guy who sings and performs songs for children of all ages. He travels all over Massachusetts, New England, and the world with his acoustic guitar, bringing songs and smiles to children everywhere. Join us in the Nook at the Boston Public Market on...