MUSEUMS and ZOOS in Boston, Massachusetts
We've compiled a listing of children's museums, zoos, planetariums and other attractions of interest in twenty major cities across the country. Also included are the quirky and unusual, like the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, the Dog Museum in St. Louis, and the Nashville Toy Museum! Be sure and call to confirm hours and exhibits before you go--these things change frequently, particularly at smaller museums. And go in the morning to avoid the crowds. But most of all, enjoy an enlightening experience with your kids!
Credit cards listed are: MC (Mastercard), VI (VISA), AE (American Express), DI (Diners Club), DS (Discover), CB (Carte Blanch)
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Children's Museum of Boston, Museum Wharf, 300 Congress Street (T: South station), allow 2 hours minimum. Daily 10-5 (also Fri 5-9). Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $$ Phone (617) 426-8855.
Computer Museum, Museum Wharf, 300 Congress Street (T: South station), daily 10-6 mid-June through Labor Day; Tuesday-Sunday 10-5, rest of year. Closed major holidays. Admission $$, Phone (617) 423-6758 or 426-2800. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum of Science, Science Park (T: Science Park), daily 9-5 (also Friday 5-9); Closed Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $$, free to all Wednesday 1-5. AE, MC, VI. Phone (617) 723-2500. Email: email@example.com
The Charles Hayden Planetarium, Closed Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $$, Phone (617)723-2500. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mugar OMNIMAX Theater, Allow 1 hour minimum. Open Daily, closed Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $$, reservations recommended 24 hours in advance. Phone (617) 723-2500. Email: email@example.com
New England Aquarium, Central Wharf off Atlantic Ave. (T: Aquarium), allow 2 hours minimum. Monday-Friday 9-6 (also Wednesday-Thursday to 8pm), Saturday-Sunday and holidays 9-7, July 1-Labor Day: Monday-Friday 9-5 (also Thursday to 8), Saturday-Sunday and holidays 9-6, rest of year. Closed January 1 until noon, Thanksgiving and December 25, Admission $$, Phone (617) 973-5200.|
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