The Boston Children’s Museum is offering a number of summer activities and programs for children in addition to the incredible exhibits regularly offered at the museum. Here are five big reasons to visit the museum soon. Visit bostonchildrensmuseum.org for more information!
‘Small World’ is an interactive gallery exhibit offering an entirely new outlook on life…through the eyes of children. Boston Children Museum’s Project Director Tim Porter invited children to take close-up photographs of small, natural objects around Boston or within the museum. Children across New England were presented with flowers, shells, pinecones, and more as subjects as they went behind the camera to take the photo. Afterwards, children learned more about photography by selecting a background for the image as well as adjusting the lighting and focus. Boston Children’s Museum sent the image home to the child photographer in an email.
Not only are these photos on display, but children perusing the exhibit have an opportunity to take their own photographs with a small camera and post them on Flickr. This exhibit will run through Sunday, August 2.
Boston Children’s Museum is in the midst of a number of children’s activities through August 25 with ‘Super Summer Outside!’ The museum is open extended hours on Tuesdays, closing at 7 p.m.
On select Fridays in August with one special presentation in September, The Boston Children’s Museum is thrilled to present ‘Movies on the Milk Bottle’ for free on scenic Fort Point Channel. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and sit outside to enjoy three award-winning family films that are best seen on the big screen. Popcorn will be available during screenings.
On August 7, enjoy Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ a movie about an inflatable robot and a prodigy. On August 21, go back in time with the classic comedy, ‘Back to the Future.’ Finally on September 18, see what happens when an ordinary Lego figure named Emmet finds out he is the key to saving the world in ‘The Lego Movie.’
From tinkering with Legos to tinkering with tools, Boston Children’s Museum proudly presents ‘National Grid Tinker Tent’ on Sunday, August 23 at 11 a.m. Led by artists and scientists, this interactive display will be at the front of museum, showing families how to fix their own broken toys, engineer boats, how to make an animated movie, and much more.
Coinciding with “National Grid Tinker Tent” is ‘Junk Festival,’ showing families how to turn junk into a treasure at 11 a.m. ‘Junk Festival’ is an interactive exhibit featuring the many uses of objects that seem useless and will culminate into a Junk Sound Garden made with the most unexpected of “instruments.” From August 20 through August 28, Extras for Creative Reuse, located in Lynn, MA, and the museum open up the ‘Pop Up Recycle Shop’ as part of the ‘Junk Festival.’ This shop will put materials to use that were once geared to be burned or thrown away.
On Friday, July 31 and August 28, kids get dance lessons, play games, and much more at the ‘Kids Jam – Family Dance Party’ at 6 p.m. The kids are in charge, with adult supervision.
The award-winning Boston Children’s Museum, located at 308 Congress Street in Boston, Massachusetts, has a stellar reputation, offering a wide range of innovative programs including Music and Movement classes and live music concerts for young audiences. Visit bostonchildrensmuseum.org, their Facebook page, and their Twitter page for ticket information, directions, and upcoming events!