The afternoon of our second day in Boston was filled with lots of fun at the Boston Children’s Museum. From my research, I had heard that they have a fabulous Children’s Museum. And I must admit, after spending the afternoon there, I can see why people think it is great. It is certainly better than the one in Manhattan (which is still pretty good).
The Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest children’s museum in the United States. In 1980 Boston’s sister city Kyoto donated a Japanese silk merchant’s house to the museum. The house, named Kyo-no-Machiya, is still at the children’s museum. Tate loved sitting in it and remembering when he sat on Tatami mats in Tokyo.
Both Tate and Knox had a lot of fun in the Construction Zone. Knox enjoyed playing with all the trucks and sending them up and down ramps. Tate on the other hand enjoyed riding in the Bobcat and moving the levers. He even looked the part by wearing the construction helmet!
Through the centre of the museum traveling up all three floors was the New Balance Climb. We weren’t too sure whether Tate would be able to have a turn on it as we were half expecting there to be an age limit. We were pleasantly surprised that there is no age limit, so even Knox could have participated if we let him. We didn’t think it was a good idea though, so Tate had his go when Knox napped.
The New Balance Climb is a really cool climbing maze. The kids start at the bottom and need to work through the maze to get to the top and then descend and leave the maze at the bottom. The great thing about the maze is it is situated next to the stair case. So Richard was able to stand at each floor and help Tate if he got stuck.