For visitors to our city, the Boston Children’s Museum has always been a favorite family destination. And while the museum might be for kids, there’s no question that they’re all grown up as the venerable institution celebrates its 100th year! The museum first opened on August 1, 1913 at the Pinebank Mansion in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Although they moved into a larger space a few blocks away in the 1930s, the museum would remain in JP for several decades.
In 1979, out of a desire for more space and greater accessibility for residents of downtown Boston, the museum moved to an empty wool warehouse on the Fort Point Channel where it has remained ever since. After a $47-million project to renovate and expand the space in 2006 and 2007, the museum became the city’s first green museum.
As part of their centennial celebration, the Children’s Museum has posted a fantastic pictorial history detailing their growth and expansion over the past 100 years. If you’re visiting our Boston bed and breakfast with kids, you absolutely must visit the Children’s Museum! The museum is open Saturday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm and Fridays from 10am to 9pm and admission for adults and children costs $14.