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PARKING

There are multiple parking options in close proximity to Boston Children's Museum. Parking in the Seaport can range from $25-$45 depending on the garage or lot and weekday or weekend rates. Please note the following parking facilities are privately owned and operated. Please confirm rates and closing times with the garages.

  • Stillings Street Garage: 11 Stillings Street
  • Farnsworth Street Garage: 17-19 Farnsworth Street
  • Atlantic Wharf Parking Garage: 280 Congress Street
  • One Seaport Garage: 75 Sleeper Street
  • 390 Congress Street Lot: Congress Street and West Service Road Intersection
  • 321 Congress Street Lot: Located Diagonally Across from the Museum

DIRECTIONS

Boston Children's Museum is conveniently located in the Seaport District, next to the Congress Street Bridge. Boston Children's Museum is close to major highways and easily accessible by public transportation, including the MBTA train and bus! 

By Foot

From South Station (MBTA Red Line and Commuter Rail) Exit South Station to the right of the Amtrak Sales window, to the left of the Commuter Rail platforms onto Summer Street Take a right onto Summer Street and walk one block towards the water Take the first left on Dorchester Avenue (the Federal Reserve Building will be on your left) Follow Dorchester Avenue one block and turn right over the Congress Street Bridge. At the stoplight, turn right onto Congress Street and proceed across the bridge. You'll see the Museum ahead on your left, behind the 40-foot milk bottle. It's about a three-block walk in total.

From Courthouse Station (Silver Line Waterfront): Once you have come up from the Silver Line platform, head left to exit Courthouse Station. Upon exiting Courthouse Station, turn left (toward the City of Boston skyline). Walk straight down Seaport Boulevard. You will cross Sleeper Street, and enter the Museum's Children's Wharf Park. Take a left onto the Boston HarborWalk along the Fort Point Channel, and follow it to the Museum entrance.

By Train

Boston Children's Museum is easily accessible by both South Station (MBTA Commuter Rail, Red Line, Amtrak and Private Bus Carriers) and Courthouse Station (Silver Line Waterfront).

From South Station (MBTA Red Line and Commuter Rail) Exit South Station to the right of the Amtrak Sales window, to the left of the Commuter Rail platforms onto Summer Street Take a right onto Summer Street and walk one block towards the water Take the first left on Dorchester Avenue (the Federal Reserve Building will be on your left) Follow Dorchester Avenue one block and turn right over the Congress Street Bridge. At the stoplight, turn right onto Congress Street and proceed across the bridge. You'll see the Museum ahead on your left, behind the 40-foot milk bottle. It's about a three-block walk in total.

From Courthouse Station (Silver Line Waterfront): Once you have come up from the Silver Line platform, head left to exit Courthouse Station. Upon exiting Courthouse Station, turn left (toward the City of Boston skyline). Walk straight down Seaport Boulevard. You will cross Sleeper Street, and enter the Museum's Children's Wharf Park. Take a left onto the Boston HarborWalk along the Fort Point Channel, and follow it to the Museum entrance.

By Bus

From Downtown Crossing: The MBTA #7 bus stops in the Downtown Crossing area at Summer and Otis Streets and at South Station (See walking directions from South Station to the Museum). The bus will indicate that the destination is City Point. The bus runs approximately every 10 minutes during peak hours between 7-9am and 4-6pm and every 20 minutes during the off peak hours.

Express buses run from the North Shore to Boston Children's Museum area. MBTA Bus #448/449 travels from Marblehead, and #459 travels from Salem to Boston Children's Museum. Both stop at the corner of Congress Street and A Street. The Museum is a short walk down Congress.

For more MBTA Bus information, please visit the MBTA website at www.mbta.com

By Car

From the North:
Take I-93 South to the "Purchase Street" exit #23. Take a left at the first set of lights onto Seaport Blvd/Evelyn Moakley Bridge. At the second set of lights take a right onto Sleeper Street. The Museum is the building on the right. For parking, at the end of Sleeper Street take a left onto Congress Street. Take the 1st left for the Farnsworth Street Parking Garage or the 3rd left for the Stillings Street Parking Garage. Be sure to bring your ticket to the Museum for validation. To walk to the Museum, go back to Congress Street, turn right, and walk towards the bridge.

From the South:
From I-93 North, take the South Station/ I-90 exit #20. Follow signs towards I-90 East, and once in the tunnel take the first exit to "South Boston". At end of ramp, go straight onto East Service Road At the next intersection take a left onto Seaport Boulevard At the second set of lights take a left onto Sleeper Street The Museum is the building on the right For parking, at the end of Sleeper Street take a left onto Congress Street. Take the 1st left for the Farnsworth Street Parking Garage or the 3rd left for the Stillings Street Parking Garage Be sure to bring your ticket to the Museum for validation. To walk to the Museum, go back to Congress Street, turn right, and walk towards the bridge.

From the East (Logan Airport and Route 1A):
Take I-90 West Exit #25, "South Boston". At end of ramp proceed straight onto B Street At the next set of lights take a left onto Seaport Boulevard At the third set of lights take a left onto Sleeper Street The Museum is the building on the right For parking, at the end of Sleeper Street take a left onto Congress Street. Take the 1st left for the Farnsworth Street Parking Garage or the 3rd left for the Stillings Street Parking Garage Be sure to bring your ticket to the Museum for validation To walk to the Museum, go back to Congress Street, turn right, and walk towards the bridge.

From the West:
Take I-90 East towards Logan Airport. Once in the I-90 tunnel, take Exit 25, "South Boston". At the top of the ramp bear left towards "Seaport Blvd" At the first lights, proceed straight onto East Service Road and follow to the end. At the next set of lights, turn left onto Seaport Blvd. At the second set of lights, take a left onto Sleeper Street The Museum is the building on the right. For parking, at the end of Sleeper Street take a left onto Congress Street Take the 1st left for the Farnsworth Street Parking Garage or the 3rd left for the Stillings Street Parking Garage Be sure to bring your ticket to the Museum for validation To walk to the Museum, go back to Congress Street, turn right, and walk towards the bridge.