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Fun, Low Cost Activities for KIDS In and Around Boston

Boston By Little Feet, Congress St, Boston, MA 02109. A Children’s Tour of Boston. View the famous Freedom Trail through the eyes of children 6 to 12; $12 each ($10 if purchased online). Meet tour guide at the statue of Samuel Adams front end of Faneuil Hall. Accessible by T. One hour tours, please call or check online for dates and times 617-637-2345.

Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210. FREE, fun, learning opportunities for families. Accessible by T. Admission is just $1 from 5-9pm every Friday; last hour discount – half price after 4pm Saturday – Thursday. Admission $17 for Adults/Seniors/Kids age 1+. Kids (0-12 mos) free. 617-426-6500. 

Boston Common Swan Boats at the Public Gardens, 1 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116. Come ride the only boats of their kind in the world. Open April-mid-Sept. $4.00 age 16+, kids 2-15 $2.50, seniors $3.50.  

Children’s Museum of Providence100 South St. Providence, RI 02903. FREE after 5pm on MetLife Family Fridays (check calendar). Otherwise admission $12 babies under 12 mos FREE). 401-273-5437. 

Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. (East India Square) Salem, MA 01790. See more than 840,000 works of art and culture featuring maritime art and history, American art, Asian, Oceanic, and African art and Asian export art. Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students w/ID $12, FREE for Youth (16 and under) and Salem, MA residents. For late nights, $15 after 5 pm. 978-745-9500.

Sports Museum, TD Banknorth Garden, Causeway St (100 Legends Way), Boston, MA 02114. Come celebrate the character of Boston sports. Open daily 10am-4pm. FREE for kids under 6. Adults $15, kids (7-18) and Seniors (60+) $10. 617-624-1235. Contact Brian Codagnone during regular business hours (9AM-5PM Mon - Fri) at 617-624-1235. Information is also available by calling 617-624-1234. 

USS Constitution Museum, A Sailors’ Life For Me?, Charlestown Navel Yard, Charlestown. MA 02129.  Follow the experiences of the crew of the USS Constitution of 1812. The museum opens daily. April 1 – October 31 (9am-6pm) November 1 - March 31 (10am-5pm) FREE (suggested donation of $5-$10 for Adults, $3-$5 for Children, and $20 - $25 for Families.) Recommended for ages 6 and older.  Accessible by T. 617-426-1812. 

Zoo New England – 2 locations. Children under age 2 are always FREE. Everyone pays children’s admission on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to noon.

  • Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Dorchester (Boston), MA 02121. 617-541-LION(5466). Admission:  Adults $19.95, Senior (62+) $16.95, Children (ages 2-12) $13.95.
  • Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA 02180. 781-438-5100. Admission: Adults: $16.95, Senior (62+) $14.95, Children (ages 2-12) $11.95.

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