With the school year just around the corner, there’s only about 2 weeks left of quality time with the kiddos. As a city engrained with innovation and an academic haven, there’s no shortage of fun, educational activities to do with your kids in Boston. From a colorful and interactive LEGO world to corn mazes and more, these are the best things to do with kids in Boston right now!
The LEGO Discovery Center in Somerville opened after a $12 million renovation. Every corner is built with kids in mind. There are over 10 interactive experiences from building their own spaceship to indoor fishing. The kids could spend the entire day here, and it’s especially perfect on a rainy day.
598 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA
Let imagination run wild with this interactive game of ‘firsts.’ Kids have the opportunity to act, learn, and explore all in one boundless adventure.
They’ll put themselves in the plotline of a fictional character and set out on a mission to solve clues and find answers in monumental corners of the city, like where the telephone was first used! Let the hunt commence!
The walking adventure begins at the Boston Public Library and lasts for about 90 minutes, but you can play at your own pace!
3. Ogle at sea creatures at the New England Aquarium
There are over 20,000 animals at the New England Aquarium, making it the region’s largest and the tenth largest in the States. From penguins to hundreds of fish species, the learning opportunities are endless. Kids can even interact with the marine life at the touching pools scattered throughout the aquarium.
1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
For a limited time, the world phenomenon of authentic Flamenco with Yolanda Osuna makes its way to Boston. 50,000 attendees worldwide praise this magical performance, perfect for kids but something the adults will enjoy too!
Osuna, a renowned flamenco artist passionately performs her signature moves along with 6 other dancers. Get your tickets here!
Performed at the Greater Boston Stage Company
5. Have a blast at the Museum of Science
As one of the top tourist attractions in Boston, a day at the Museum of Science is a must if you live in the area and have kids. It’s no wonder it ranked as one of the top science museums in the country. Spend the day learning about biology and electricity then finish with a viewing at the Mugar Omni IMAX theater on-site.
1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
6. Ground yourselves in nature with seasonal produce picking
Every season in New England bears opportunity to explore nature and play farmer for the day. In the summer months its strawberries, peaches, blueberries, and raspberries. In the fall take the kids apple and pumpkin picking. In the winter you can draw fresh maple sap and, in the spring, visit a tulip farm.
Want to spend even more time with the kids outdoors? Set out on a glamping adventure!
Glamping combines the modernity of a hotel with the setting of a camping trip. Skip the tent set up, and leave it to the pros. AutoCamp offers dazzling tents and Airstream cabins to cozy up in Falmouth. At AutoCamp can take the bikes along the private beach, roast s’mores and enjoy story time under the stars.
836 Palmer Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540
8. Run wild at the Children’s Museum
The 3-story museum has over 20 interactive exhibits. Kids can play in the art lab, woodworking shop, learn about gardening at the rooftop farm, or hop on stage for the museum’s performing arts exhibit! They’re sure to have the best day ever at this museum.
Pro tip: If they’re hungry from all that play, treat them (and yourself) to a meal in Seaport.
308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
The zoo is always a good idea for kids, and Boston has 2 major zoos both within 9 miles, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. For an extra special activity, take the kids to them during their semi-annual lighting ceremonies.
Franklin Park Zoo: 1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121
Stone Zoo: 149 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180