Boston Journals

Boston with kids

A June 2003 trip to Boston by Suzannecat

Franklin Park Zoo Photo, Boston, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: There's so much to do in Boston with young kids -- it's one of our favorite destinations. This journal is a compilation of several weekend trips.

Children's Museum

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Children's Museum Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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Even though we don't live in Boston, we became members at The Children's Museum Boston because the place is huge, the exhibits keep changing, and the kids love it! My son's favorite part bar none was the multilevel New Balance Climb playspace. This network of tunnels and ladders actually spans several floors of the museum and has all sorts of features -- the trick is not losing sight of your child inside. Also a big hit was Arthur's World (there's a giant Arthur balloon atop the museum roof that you can see as you approach the museum). Be warned, though, the Arthur Meet and Greet may scare some children if they're not used to large dressed-up characters...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 27, 2003

Children's Museum
300 Congress St
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
(617) 426-8855

Franklin Park Zoo

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Franklin Park Zoo Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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This is not a huge, sprawling, too-much-to-do-in-one-day type of zoo (like the Bronx or San Diego zoos), but it makes for a very relaxing family outing where you can easily forget you are just minutes from downtown Boston. We went with two kids in tow- one just a few months old - and found the Franklin Park Zoo very "do-able" in a few hours, with a break for lunch. Founded in 1911, Franklin Park is clearly an "older" zoo, but under the Zoo New England umbrella it is clearly being revamped and modernized. Nice for the visitors, much nicer still for the animals who call the zoo their home. All the animal kingdoms are here, plus quite a few playground-t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 27, 2003

Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Rd
Boston, Massachusetts 02121
+1 617 541 5466; +1