Friday, August 24, 2012

Boston Adult's Museum

This past Wednesday was nothing like my typical Wednesdays – which usually involve an episode (or two) of The Real Housewives, some wine and possibly a gym session (not in that order). Instead, this past Wednesday involved giant bubbles, wine and Arthur the Aardvark’s Kitchen.

On August 22nd, the Boston Children’s Museum opened their acclaimed space after hours for adults (21+) only. Serving beer and wine at the cash bar, adults - who are kids at heart - had the opportunity to take advantage of everything the museum has to offer, for just $10 a ticket. The event was sold out and comfortably packed.

It was incredibly fun to visit this museum that I remember exploring as a kid, and to see all of the changes and additions that have since been made (i.e., the three-story Climb, which I do not recommend going on if you're claustrophobic).

Z and I on the three-story Climb.

My favorite part of the night, however, was the bubble room. I remember loving this as a kid, too - clearly, not much has changed. I don't even know what makes that "exhibit" so exciting - I guess bubbles (especially ginormous ones) are just plain cool.

The Children’s Museum provided such a fun night for us mature adults to just be silly and have a good time, in a nostalgic setting. 

I really hope they continue having events like this one so more people can experience them!

Did you ever visit the Children's Museum as a kid? If so, what was your favorite part about it?


  1. I used to pass by the Children's Museum every day when I worked in but never got the chance to visit. Glad to hear they have an adult space too!

  2. What a neat idea! I remember trekking up here once or twice to go. So much fun that you could re-live it.

  3. Umm, this sounds amazing. I used to go to the Children's Museum all the time as a kid, and once a year I'd go for a girl scout sleepover. Great memories!

  4. What a fun event! I used to love the Children's Museum. My niece is only 16 months, but when she's old enough, I can't wait to take her.