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Looking for Something to do with the Kids?

     Boston Children’s Museum

     300 Congress St., Boston

     Info Line – 617-426-8855

     Hours and Admission

     The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays until 9 p.m.  Children (2-15) and senior citizens; $7; other adults $9; one year olds $2; Fridays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; all visitors $1.  Infants under one and Museum members are always free.

     Read Boston Storymobile Program

     The ReadBoston Storymobile Program is sponsored by Bank of America.  For more information on locations, please call (617)-918-5290.

     Franklin Park Zoo

     Admission and Hours


     Adults: $9.50

     Discounted Senior Admission (62+):$8.00

     Discounted Child Admission (ages 2-12): $5.50

     Children under 2: Free

     Members: Free

     1/2 price the first Saturday of each month 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m!

     Parking is Free at Franklin Park Zoo


     Summer Hours (April 1 - September 30)

     10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays

     10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. weekends and major holidays

     Winter Hours (October 1 - March 31)*

     10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily

     In the event of inclement weather please call us at 617-541-LION (5466)

     Wheelchair and stroller rentals available.  Our Admissions Assocates will be happy to assist you with any related requests.

     Pets are not allowed on zoo grounds in order to protect the health and safety of our animals and your pets.  Service animals are allowed. Please inform the admissions staff if you are bringing a service animal on grounds.  Please do not leave your pets in your parked vehicle while visiting the zoo.

     Boston Harbor Islands Ferry

     Park ferries serve Spectacle and Georges Islands from Boston. From Quincy and Hull, ferries serve Georges Island. Inter-island shuttles connect Georges, Spectacle, and four other islands in the park. On Saturdays a ferry connects South Boston (EDIC) and Thompson Island, with limited service to Spectacle Island.  Park passenger ferries, shuttle boats, and tour boats bring visitors to the islands from May to October.

     Fares are based on round trip for adults from all points, including Boston at Long Wharf (& EDIC Pier), Quincy at Fore River Shipyard, and Hull. Multi-ride, family, and group rates are available. Water shuttles between the islands are FREE.

     Select a mainland pier for your departure to Georges Island and inter-island shuttle boats. During 2006, passenger ferries leave from Boston and two South Shore locations:

          Boston at Long Wharf

          South Boston at EDIC Pier

          Hull at Pemberton Point

          Quincy at Fore River Shipyard


     Visiting some islands requires that you transfer to a park shuttle boat at an island served from the mainland. All islands served by boats, except Little Brewster, are accessible from Georges Island.

     To return to the mainland, check the park shuttle and ferry schedule and retrace your route. Make sure you leave your island in time to make connections to return to the mainland pier where you started your trip.



     $10 - Mon – Wed

     $12 - Thurs – Sun

     Senior (65+)

     $7 – Mon – Wed

     $9 – Thurs – Sun

     Child (ages 3-11):  $7.00

     Children under 3: Free

     Family four pack:

     2 adults & 2 children

     $28 – Mon – Wed

     $32 – Thurs – Sun

     School Groups:  $6/student


     Boston Parks

     All events listed are free of charge.

Dates and times are subject to change.  Please call the phone number listed with each program for confirmation.  Youth programs are open to Boston residents.  For general information and accessibility requests, please call 617-635-4505.  For 24-hour recorded information, call 617-635-34456.

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