March 24, 2016

Things to do with a Preschooler in Boston

Boston Museum Science

As a long time Bostonian, I thought I put together a list of Boston places that I would like to show my 5-year-old daughter. These are places that she would have fun seeing in Boston. Many of these should be familiar to most Bostonians, but I am sure there are some surprises in the list.

During the past couple of years she had done many of these things, but there's a few that she should do over and over again.

List of 10 unique things to Do with Preschoolers around Boston Before They Grow Up

  1. Museum of Science

    A fun day running around the museum exploring all the exhibits. Going up the steep stairs at the Omni Theater gives them a hint that the movie they are about to watch will be unlike anything they have ever seen.

  2. Red Sox Game at Fenway Park

    Watching a Red Sox game on a hot summer day at Fenway Park. Arrive early to watch batting practice and walk around the park. Don't forget pictures with Wally! Don't forget to get your "First Timers" fan items at one of the Service Booths at Gate E, Gate D, and Gate B!

  3. Boston Commons & Boston Public Gardens

    Spend some time summer day at the Boston Commons, there's plenty to do at the playground, fly a kite, get wet at Frog Pond and throw around the frizbee. Enjoy a nice family day playing in the oldest park in the Country. Did you know that George Washington walked around the park? At the Garden, everyone can enjoy a nice ride on the Swan Boats, sit on one of the Make way for Duckings statues (Figuring out the names of each) and smelling the spring flowers.

  4. Eriksons Ice Cream

    in Maynard, Massachusetts. One of the oldest continuing running ice cream stand in New England.

  5. The Prudential Skywalk

    Enjoy the view of Boston from high above. "Can you see your House? How about the Baseball field?"

  6. Boston Castle Island

    An opportunity to explore an old castle in Boston? Who wouldn't want to do that. Let them go explore and have fun. Good place to watch airplanes arriving/leaving Logan Airport.

  7. Thompson Island

    Fun times exploring one of Boston's Island. Pack a lunch, and get the boat to Thompson Island.

  8. Redcoat Reenactment: Patriots Day

    A New England classic, watch the reenactment of the Minuteman in Lexington and Concord.

  9. Salem in October

    Enjoy some of the Halloween adventure in Witch Country. The children will have fun dressing up in costume and enjoying the festivities in downtown Salem. Visit in early October for smaller crowds.

  10. Mendon Drive In

    Drive in movie theaters are getting rare, and the one in Mendon is really nice. Get some popcorn, and have a nice evening watching a movie.

  11. Ecotarium

    The Hurricane Simulator at the Ecotarium is a pretty cool experience for a preschooler.

Mendon Drive In

Do you know of any other places that I take my daughter in Boston to have a memorable childhood? Let me know!

Comments

Timothy Clements

March 24, 2016.

Boston is an awesome city to visit!
Joyce Hogan

March 24, 2016.

Good Choices.
Huey Harvey

March 24, 2016.

Awesome!

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