Even if your kids haven’t seen Night at the Museum or read The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the appeal of staying overnight in a museum or a zoo seems to be universal. For a night your child will be talking about for a long time, read on: I’ve found 8 really cool sleepovers at favorite destinations within an hour’s drive from Boston. Start planning your family or group slumber party with knights in shining armor, among science exhibits, with nocturnal animals, on a battleship, in a baseball stadium, or adjacent to a water park.
The 2013 Free Fun Fridays schedule is out, and it’s time to start planning your family’s summer adventures! Every summer, the Highland Street Foundation gives us the opportunity to visit cultural attractions in Massachusetts for free each Friday, from the end of June through August.
The Free Fun Fridays are truly a gift and offer the chance to visit varied attractions, from art museums to historical villages. This year, the fifth anniversary of the program, there are six options each Friday – some venues are right here in Boston, while others are as far away as Western Mass. With so many wonderful choices, it can be difficult to decide which ones to visit.
I have chosen five to highlight, taking into consideration whether other significant discounts (such as library museum passes) are available at another time, how much money is saved, proximity to Boston, and whether the place is good for children.
Dying to introduce your preschooler to Picasso or got a tween who's wild for Warhol? Then you're in the right city. NYC offers incredible art experiences for kids, from world-class museums to wonderful little galleries. The hardest part is figuring out what there is and where to start.
This guide features helpful tips for families, like which institutions allow strollers, and ways to make visits to museums even more fun with kids. Check out our money saving tips, which tell you when you can visit cultural institutions for free, or how to snag discounted tickets or memberships. Finally, you'll find reviews of the most kid-friendly exhibits in town.
You’ve spent three hours at the Boston Children's Museum exploring, dancing, climbing, banging and blowing, and now it’s time to fill those hungry bellies. There are a multitude of options for dining near the museum. We’ve narrowed down the best ones, plus bonus tips for adult-time munching, too.
For our first post about great museums in Providence for families, we visited the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University. This time, we share 10 reasons to take your kids to the Providence Children's Museum, plus a whole gallery of photos, because we all know how many words a picture is worth...
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