things to do with kids and toddlers boston

Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, Boston has plenty of fun things to do in and around the city. We know that when you’re entertaining kids, the stakes are higher-and so are the prices! Boston has a ton of great events and activities for kids and toddlers but ticket prices can really add up. Don’t get stuck in a rut, let us help you explore all the city has to offer, with some deals and discounts thrown in!

Here is our guide to Things to Do in Boston with Kids and Toddlers:

 

TOP PICKS

Museum of Science Boston
Explore more than 700 exhibits at the Museum of Science, Boston. Celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, this museum lets you explore everything from high-tech developments to the natural world. For a limited time, you can get a Hot Ticket for any time use at just $24 – $29 per person! Buy now and use any time through December 31st!

Boston Tea Party Museum Tickets

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Kids are never too young to learn about history and this museum makes it easy! Travel back in time with interactive exhibits, hands-on experiences, and history come to life! Admission is $29.95 per person but for a limited time, you can get in for just $21.25 per person.

 

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

New England Aquarium
Little blue penguins, seals, and sea turtles! This aquarium has everything you need to entertain kids, toddlers, and teens! Children under 3 are free, kids aged 3 – 11 are $22, and adults are $31.

Franklin Park Zoo
Home to animals from across the globe, this zoo is just the right size to spend a morning and explore elsewhere in the afternoon. Admission is free for kids under 2. Kids aged 2 – 12 years old are $14.95. Everyone else is $21.95.

Legoland Discovery Center
The ultimate indoor “playground” is home to more Legos than anywhere else in the world! There are 10 Lego build-and-play zones, 2 rides, a 4D cinema, and more. Admission is cheaper when you book your tickets online Regularly $22.95, you can save $5 when you purchase ahead of time {just $17.95 per person!}

Faneuil Hall & The Freedom Trail
The home of free speech awaits you! Visit the Cradle of Liberty on tour! There are walking tours, pub crawls, holiday strolls, and more. Prices and times vary but most adventures are great for kids! You can also ride a hop-on, hop-off trolley or take an Uber if the little ones get tired of walking.

 

PARKS & RECREATION

Boston Common
The heart of Boston is one of the best places to take kids. You can enjoy local parks, water features, a dog park, Copley Place, The Paul Revere House, and more. Everything in within a short walking distance and admission to the parks are free. Parks are usually open sun up to sun down, be sure to check before you go!

USS Constitution
Old Ironsides, as they called it! Visit a real, live battleship from the 1700s! Kids will love going below deck, seeing the preserved structures, the museum, and more. Admission to the ship is always free; the museum has a suggested donation of $10 – $15 per person.

Rose Kennedy Greenway
This expansive network of bridges, boardwalks, and greenspaces is free and open to the public for sightseeing, shopping, dining, and more. Make it a point to bring the kids to each and every park, every boardwalk!

 

MUSEUMS

Boston Children’s Museum
Three is no better place to take children than a museum dedicated to the way they think, behave, and learn! Admission is free for kids under 12 months of ave. Every one else is $18. For super savings, visit on a Friday evening when everyone is just $1!

Boston Fire Museum
Kids love fire trucks! This museum is dedicated to the history of fire trucks, fire stations, firemen, and fire science! Admission is always free but the museum is in need of donations. We suggest $5- $10 per person!

Institute of Contemporary Art
This waterfront museum is not only beautiful, it’s family friendly! Parents should visit the exhibits beforehand to decide if it is right for their child, however, many shows are kid and teen friendly. They’re closed on Mondays. Admission is free for kids 17 and under, just $15 for adults.

 

What else would you put on the list? Tell us what are your favorite things to do in Boston with kids and toddlers! Leave a comment with details below: