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 Here's my short list of the most fun things to see and do with kids in Boston, Massachusetts.


Prudential Skywalk Observatory

You could charter a plane for an aerial view of Boston, or you could just take the elevator to the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower. More...

Boston Duck Tours

Hard to think there'd be a kid who wouldn't want to climb into a WWII-vintage amphibious vehicle to ride through Boston's streets...and cruise the Charles River! Sometimes kids even get to steer the craft. More...

Boston Children's Museum

Recently—and beautifully—renovated and expanded, this is a must-see for any kid with curiosity...which means every kid. More...

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Right in front of the Boston Children's Museum in Fort Point Channel, the one-hour tour at this interactive audiovisual museum immerses your kids in Revolutionary history—and there are real ships right here as well. More...

New England Aquarium

Imagine the most sweet, outrageous and scary sea creatures floating in the world's largest cylindrical saltwater glass tank. Learning about the world's oceans is great fun. More...

Museum of Science

Every sort of science, from palentology through chemistry and electricity to rocket science: it's all here. The IMAX Theatre, Planetarium, Laser Show and Van de Graaf generator (real lightning bolts!) are reason enough, but there's lots more. More...

Paul Revere House

Most students have heard Longfellow's poem "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere." Now you can see where—and how—this premier American patriot lived. More...

USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides")

Right out of the movies? Better still: right out of America's history, this splendid old wooden warship is a mainstay of naval history. More...

Bunker Hill Monument

"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" Climb the monuments 265 steps to see not just where the battle was fought, but all of Boston. More...

Franklin Park Zoo

If you haven't been to the zoo in awhile, visit New England's largest zoo in a huge park south of the city. More...

Whalewatch Cruise

The New England Aquarium is a thrill, but there's nothing like actually getting out onto the water in search of the giant, friendly denizens. Talk about memorable. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Boston Children's Museum, Boston MA

Above, Boston Children's Museum,
a must-see.

Below, gotta do a Duck Tour!


Boston Duck Tours, Boston MA



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