Kids Activities in Boston


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  • Boston Harbor Islands Park
    With 34 islands to choose from, visitors find ample outdoor activities at this national park: camping, kayaking, swimming, hiking, even ghost-hunting. Tour Fort Warren on Georges Island, soak up some jazz on Spectacle Island, or huddle up in a yurt on Peddocks Island, all before taking a ferry back to the harbor.
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    408 Atlantic Avenue
    Boston, MA US
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
    Dedicated to the 35th President of the United States, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum peels back the corners of some of America’s defining moments: the Civil Rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the space race, and more. Some 20,000 objects from JFK’s presidency are on display, including the president’s fleet of model ships. A fitting collection, since the museum sprawls across a 10-acre property overlooking the sea.
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    Columbia Point
    Boston, MA US
  • Boston Fire Museum
    What makes it great: one of the country’s oldest firehouses; vintage firefighting gear; open Saturdays
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    344 Congress St
    Boston, MA US
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston
    Every year, more than one million people visit the Museum of Fine Arts, where nearly 450,000 works tell the tale of human creativity. The collection’s tally received a large boost in 2010, when the Museum installed the Americas Wing as part of its historic expansion. This massive four-level space showcases North, South, and Central American art created over three millennia.
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    465 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA US
  • The Rose Kennedy Greenway
    What makes it great: carousel featuring 14 characters native to Boston including a codfish, barn owl, and falcon; a design based on drawings by area schoolchildren; free family-friendly performances on weekends and holidays
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    Atlantic Ave
    Boston, MA US
  • Judson B. Coit Observatory
    What makes it great: free admission on Wednesdays to view the night sky with sophisticated instruments; includes a program about the basics of astronomy
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    725 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA US

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