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A Visit To The Educational, Entertaining And Inexpensive Children’s Museum in Easton, Mass.

Children's Museum in Easton (photo by Eric H.)

Sometimes the best New England travel attractions come in small packages. Such is the case with the Children’s Museum in Easton, located in historic North Easton, Mass.

Located in a modestly-sized former fire station, the Children’s Museum in Easton was formed in 1986 by Easton mothers in search of hands-on educational experiences for local children. The Museum has turned into a true success story, bringing in over 40,000 visitors yearly. The three floors are packed to the gills, featuring 100 yearly programs where kids can learn through exploration. Some great hands-on activities include climbing the fire pole, a king’s and queen’s chair, a theater stage, playhouses, a wood shop, doctor’s office, arts and crafts room, an intricate ball shoot, a fisherman’s boat, and and the outdoor “Wild Place” that features a “two-story Tree House, the secret Story Circle, the Stage, and Gazebo – site of many summertime performances.”

The cost is just right at $6.00 per person, and with discounts, at this writing, if you have a Big Y, AAA, MTA or WGBH card.

The Children’s Museum in Easton
The Old Fire Station, 9 Sullivan Ave.
P. O. Box 417
North Easton, MA 02356
Tel. 508-230-3789
Fax. 508-230-7130

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