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5 Reasons To Visit The Children’s Museum

Boston’s most playful institution has a lot going on these days

The Boston’s Children’s Museum turns 100 this year. (Three cheers!). To honor the milestone, we’ve rounded up five worthwhile happenings (both ongoing and upcoming) for the under-three crowd.
1. PlaySpace. The BCM is home to the world’s first-ever exhibit designed for kids under 3. It’s an exploration station stocked with age-appropriate toys and sensory activities, and it opened back when we were in diapers.
2. $1 Fridays. Yup, that’s right. From 5 to 9pm on Fridays, admission is just $1. (Babies under 12 months are always free.)
3. Family Fest. This daylong event on April 6 will feature live music, toddler-friendly cooking demos, and discussions with development experts.
4. Toddler Pajama Party. On April 19, kids ages 0 to 3 are invited for songs and story-telling, beginning at 7:30pm. And yes, PJs are encouraged. (Older sibs are welcome, too, but this is a rare event aimed at the little guys.)
5. Souvenirs. The Shop at the Children’s Museum has commemorative plush toddler toys; the onsite Au Bon Pain’s shortbread anniversary cookies (with the museum’s logo) make leaving a little sweeter.
Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress St., Fort Point
617.426.6500; bostonchildrensmuseum.org