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Looking for the most efficient and entertaining way to visit many of the things to do in Boston with kids? Look no further because Old Town Trolley Tours offers parents a relaxing way to tour all the best attractions in Boston for kids. Parents don’t have to worry about searching for directions to the New England Aquarium, driving to the Museum of Science, or finding parking while traveling from all of Boston’s best attractions. Our hop on and hop off trolley tours allow the parents to concentrate on having fun with their kids instead of worrying about logistics.

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boston kids activitiesWelcome to the Kids’ Corner

Old Town Trolley Tours are great for the whole family! Download kids’ activities.
Your kids will thank you for giving them a fun-filled vacation and you’ll thank Old Town Trolley for taking care of the logistics.

Stop #1

boston new england aquariumNew England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is a great place for families to visit, as it’s both fun and educational. What kid wouldn’t like looking at penguins, sea lions, jellyfish, sharks, and hundreds of other species of marine life?

The central exhibit in the Aquarium is a huge cylindrical tank with a circular walkway that visitors follow all the way up to the top, with views an all levels. Finding the green moray eels is always fun.

boston harbor cruiseBoston Harbor Cruise

A Boston Harbor Cruise is a fun way to see Boston from the water. Boston Harbor Cruises, located on Long Wharf just around the corner from our Stop #1, have a variety of cruise experiences available. Take a 45-minute sightseeing cruise, a sunset cruise, a high-speed ferry to Provincetown on Cape Cod, or a very popular whale watching expedition.
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Simons IMAX Theater

Located next door to the New England Aquarium is the Simons IMAX Theater, featuring a giant movie screen taller than a six-story building!

Stop #3

boston uss constitutionUSS Constitution Museum

The USS Constitution Museum brings to life the story of our nation’s oldest commissioned ship and has lots of hands-on kid-friendly exhibits. Don’t forget to find the hammocks upstairs, to see and FEEL how sailors got some shut-eye in olden days.

Stop #4

boston-museum-of-scienceMuseum of Science

The Museum of Science has been on the cutting-edge of science education since its original opening in 1951. Featuring a Planetarium, laser shows, a 3-D digital cinema, live presentations and demonstrations (such as the popular lightning show), and much more.

The Museum offers families more than an entire day’s worth of fun and learning-filled activities.

New England Sports Museum

The New England Sports Museum, located inside the TD Garden, preserves and showcases the distinctly rich sports history of New England. Kids will enjoy an amazing collection of sports memorabilia from all of the area’s great sports teams and personalities.

Stop #5

boston old state houseOld State House Museum

The Old State House Museum is an excellent history museum containing authentic artifacts from the American Revolution and other important eras of Boston history. A number of hands-on exhibits are designed especially for children.

Stop #8


The world famous Cheers is open for lunch and dinner and is very kid friendly.

Stop #9

boston mapparium mary baker eddy libraryMary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium

The Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium is one of the most unusual attractions in Boston. The Library features a number of fascinating exhibits, including the Hall of Ideas, the Quest Gallery, and the Press Gallery (with exhibits about the Christian Science Monitor newspaper).

The popular Mapparium is a world famous, three-story, stained glass globe of the earth. Visitors walk inside to experience an unforgettable light show presentation.


The Skywalk observatory, located on the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower, has amazing panoramic views of Boston, and lots of hands-on exhibits. There are even audio tours geared especially for kids and that are very easy to use.

Stop #13

Old Town Trolley Welcome Center

The Old Town Trolley Welcome Center has lots of souvenirs, games, puzzles, and clothing that kids will love.

Swan Boats

Go ride the swan boats in the Boston Public Garden, a great tradition since 1877.

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Also in the Public Garden you’ll find Mrs. Mallard and her eight duckling statues, based on the popular children’s book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey.

Stop #14

boston-granary-burying-groundGranary Burying Ground

Two of Boston’s historic burying grounds are located just a short walk from Stop #14. Kids can see where many of our founding fathers and mothers are buried.

The Granary Burying Ground, located directly next to Park Street Congregational Church, contains such well-known figures as Paul Revere, John Hancock, James Otis, and even the real “Mother Goose.”

King’s Chapel Burying Ground

At the King’s Chapel Burying Ground, just down Tremont Street, you’ll find buried William Dawes, Mary Chilton, and John Winthrop.

Stop #15

Boston tea party ships nightBoston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Children of every age appreciate and enjoy this amazing, high-tech, floating museum! They will love walking onboard a real tea ship, participating in interactive exhibits and seeing a real tea chest that survived 230 years.

picture of front of Boston Children's Museum building made up of brick and glass, Boston Harbor in the foreground, people sitting on picnic tables in front of museum and a giant structure on the right shaped like a milk bottle with windows and awningsBoston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest and one of the most influential children’s museums in the world. For over 100 years it has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement, learning through experience, and employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children. Designed for children and families, Museum exhibits focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), environmental awareness, and health & fitness.

Historic Ballpark Area – Near Stop #9

Historic Ballpark

Boston’s Historic Ballpark is one of the most popular destinations for kids of ALL ages. Stop for lunch at one the many sports-themed pubs and restaurants located nearby.

Red Sox Team Store

A must-visit is the Red Sox Team Store, which features official Red Sox clothing and souvenirs.

Boston Old Town Trolley Tour

Our hop on and hop off trolley tours gives parents peace of mind without worrying about the hassles of parking in such a bustling city. The New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science are both excellent family-friendly stops on our tour. Find the lowest price and money-saving packages by purchasing tickets direct through our website

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