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 Alexander Kemp PlaygroundCambridge, Free
A cool, state of the art playground in the heart of Cambridge. Slides are embedded into hills. There is a swing set for toddlers, a multi-directional dish-shaped swing that can be used by several children at once, a see-saw with multiple seats at each end for groups of children (or adults), and a “merry-go-round” that is at ground level to provide wheelchair access.

 Boston Museum of ScienceCambridge, 617-723-2500, $$$
The Boston Museum of Science boasts an extensive collection of exciting science-based exhibits, both permanent and temporary. So much to explore & discover - there is always something new at the Science Museum.

 Brattle TheaterCambridge, 617.876.6837, $$
Independent, classic, and cutting-edge films. The theater also features Parents' Afternoons - movies where babies are welcome to attend.

 Cambridge Public Library - Main BranchCambridge, 617-349-4040, Free
The library is a fun place to find things to do with kids. Enjoy the children's area, computers, story hours and discount museum passes. Kid friendly.

 Charles Hotel Ice Skating Rink (CLOSED 2016)Cambridge, (617) 234-8008, $
Lace up and enjoy the 2,900 square-foot outdoor rink right in Harvard Square. The rink, run by the Charles Hotel, is open to the public as well as hotel guests.

 Danehy Park Splash PadCambridge, Free
Tucked into a corner of 50-acre Danehy Park in Cambridge is a lovely wading pool painted to look like a pond with jets that spray water over delighted kids’ heads.

 Games People PlayCambridge, 617-492-0711, $$
A great place for nostalgia, Games People Play offers classic and contemporary board and table games, mechanical puzzles & toys, jigsaw puzzles, word games, pla

 Gold Star PoolCambridge, (617) 349-6310, $
The Gold Star Pool, located at the corner of Berkshire and Cambridge Streets, is the only city-owned outdoor pool.

 Harvard Art MuseumsCambridge, 617-495-9400, $$
The new galleries include masterpieces from the collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, with works of art dating from ancient times to the present, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, drawings, and photographs from the Americas, Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Asia.

 Harvard Art Museums School Group ProgramsCambridge, 617-496-8576
The Harvard Art Museums' school programs help K–12 students engage with thoughtfully selected works of art in ways that support their classroom studies.

 Harvard Athletics (NCAA)Cambridge, 877- GO HARVARD, $$$
View the latest news and information about the athletic programs at Harvard, including football, hockey & basketball scores, schedules, & ticket info.

 Harvard COOP For Kids - Story & Crafts HourCambridge, (617) 499-2000, Free
On Saturdays at 11:00am, children under 7 can participate in the story and craft hour at the Harvard COOP. Stories and crafts often tie in with seasonal themes.

 Harvard Museum of Natural HistoryCambridge, 617-495-3045, $$
Explore 12,000 specimens drawn from Harvard’s vast research collections at the University's most visited museum -- dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, and animals from around the globe. Enjoy frequent family programs and classes.

 Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology & EthnologyCambridge, 617-496-1027, $
Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology is one of the oldest museums in the world devoted to anthropology. The Museum offer regular family exploration program and free Sunday mornings for Mass. residents.

 Imagine PlayspaceCambridge, 617-661-0077, $$
Visit Imagine for tons of creative interactive family fun! Jump, climb, and ride in our active play area with ship, castle, firehouse and bouncers. Then take on the roles of grocer, doctor, puppeteer, etc. to create the community in our role play town with lofts! Drop in play every day of the year; plenty of free parking - birthdays too.

 Kendall Square Community Ice SkatingCambridge, 6174920941, $
Kendall Square Community Ice Skating is a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink located in the heart of East Cambridge just minutes from downtown Boston. The rink offers skate rentals, lessons, private rink rentals, and a cafe serving hot drinks and snacks.

 Lanes and GamesCambridge, (617) 876-5533, $
Located in Cambridge on Route 2 East, Lanes and Games is a huge bowling complex that offers both league and open bowling in tenpin and candlepin format. It's about 10 minute walk from the Alewife T stop.

 Lanes And Games Bowling PartiesCambridge, 617-876-5533, $$$
Recently voted 'Best Bowling Alley' by Boston Magazine. League play weeknights 6-10 pm. Reduced open play rates on Sundays 9 am -12 pm.

 Made By MeCambridge, 617-354-8111
Clayroom is a paint-your-own pottery studio just east of Harvard Square. Children (or adults) choose from a variety of clay pieces and hundreds of glaze colors.

 McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading PoolCambridge, (617) 661-0670, Free
You'll find lots of splashy fun at McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool. Within the DCR pool system, swimming pools have a water depth of at least two feet. Wading pools have a water depth between one inch and two feet.

 Memorial Drive Recreation Sundays (Spring to Fall)Cambridge, Free
Every Sunday (Apr.-Nov.), Memorial Drive is closed to traffic between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street, and open to recreation! Bring your bike, inline skates, running shoes, or walking feet!

 MIT MuseumCambridge, 617-253-4444, $
A showcase for MIT innovation — past, present, and future. The main gallery features a host of science and tech exhibits.

 MIT Museum Middle & High School ProgramsCambridge, 617.253.6852, $
The MIT Museum offers guided gallery tours and workshops geared to students in Grade 6 and above.

 North Point Park & Splash PadCambridge, Free
A nifty new playground featuring structures for various ages, a spray deck, fully fenced-in and safe for the kiddos, trails, bridges, picnic tables, and doggy friendly running spots.

 Susi's Gallery For ChildrenCambridge, 617-876-7874, $$$
Susi offers art classes throughout the week for children ages 5-14. Each class is 1 1/2 hours, at a cost of $80 per class.

 Toys R UsCambridge, (617) 576-8697, $$
and elPopular chain store featuring toys from toddler to teen. You'll find everything from Fisher Price and Little Tikes to bicycles, outdoor equipment, books and electronics.

 Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool (Magazine Beach)Cambridge, 617-727-4708, Free
Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool is a great summer cooling spot with plenty of parking. Open 7 days a week from 11:30-5:30 in the summer. Change rooms/showers are available and lifeguards on duty. Playground nearby. Right on the Charles.

 A Girl's Place, Party Boutique & SpaBoston, 978-335-5586, $$
Our award winning spa birthday parties are great fun for girls ages 3-13. Spa party package includes manicure, hairstyle & make up. Face painting party includes face painting and manicure. We welcome Girl Scout Troops and any special event.

 Allandale FarmBrookline, 617-524-1531, $
Boston's last and only working farm, with a farm stand & garden center, and wonderful education programs for children.

 Ancient & Honorable Artillery MuseumBoston, 617 227 1638, Free
The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in the western hemisphere. On display in the Museum are military artifacts, weaponry, uniforms, medals, and gifts to the company.

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