From business meetings, private or corporate cocktail receptions, bar and bat mitzvahs, and weddings, Boston Children’s Museum is the perfect venue to host your event. The Museum accommodates up to 2,000 guests for a reception-styled event with three floors of exhibits that may be enjoyed by event guests.

Located in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District, and situated right on Boston’s Fort Point Channel, the Museum is within walking distance of the Boston Convention Center and offers some of the most breathtaking views of Boston’s magnificent skyline. The Museum offers not only an outstanding location but a facility that assures a fun and enjoyable experience in an environment created for play and learning.

The second floor houses The Common, which is perfect for presentations, receptions, and seated dinners. The Common is easily accessed from the central staircase and main elevator, and is adjacent to the exhibit spaces. The natural stage is perfect for presentations, performances, and dance floors.

The Common Capacity: 230 seated / 250 reception

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Permitted Uses Meeting, Screening, Class, Special Event, Performance
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use With the exception of the fifth floor conference rooms, special event spaces are not available during general admission hours of 10am-5pm and Friday 10am-9pm. The Atrium and The Common are normally available for a 6:30pm or later event start time, Saturday-Thursday.


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How To Book

For information on planning an event please contact:

Bill Doane,
617.426.6500 ext. 216 or

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This space was last updated on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:34PM