Exhibits - Coming Soon

Hello From Japan!

September 22, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Children and families will have fun learning about life in present-day Japan in this playful, highly immersive exhibit. Families will be transported to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: a super cute kawaii streetscape and a peaceful Shinto shrine park area.

Kawaii Central is a streetscape inspired by Tokyo's bustling Harajuku district, bursting with color, trendy shops and cuter than cute kawaii styles. Kids sing karaoke, smile for the photo booth camera, serve up a seasonal Japanese meal, and design adorable mascots for their families. While the beautiful, natural Shinto shrine park invites children to build a bridge, crawl through a forest, encounter kami spirits, and make a wish at a wishing tree. Together, the exhibit highlights how new and old traditions coexist in Japan, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture.

Hello from Japan!, created by the Children's Museum of Manhattan, is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children's Museums. It is sponsored locally by DENSO Athens and Komatsu.


Native Voice: New England Tribal Families

January 19 - May 12, 2019

Native Voices Exhibit

Beautiful landscapes provide a sense of place and a dramatic backdrop for fun, interactive learning. Stunning objects from Boston Children's Museum's collection as well as historic and contemporary photos all tell the story of resilient cultures carefully balanced between traditional practice and the contemporary world. Visitors meet members of the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot of Maine, the Narragansett of Rhode Island, and the Aquinnah Wampanoag and Mashpee Wampanoag of Massachusetts as they explore a native school, museum, Pow Wow, artist's workshop, and grandma's kitchen.

Children and families can:

  • Toboggan down a hill in Maine
  • Explore a cranberry bog on Martha's Vineyard
  • Learn about daily life at the Nuweetooun Tribal School
  • Design beautiful jewelry in the quahog jewelry shop
  • Assemble a clambake of clams, seaweed, lobsters and more


Native Voices was produced by Boston Children's Museum. All underlying materials, including all artwork and the use of Native Voices characters are used with permission of Boston Children's Museum.


COMING SUMMER 2019: Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit

May 25 - September 8, 2019

Dinosaur Train Exhibit

Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit is based on the popular PBS KIDS TV series Dinosaur Train, which features a curious Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy who travels through time to discover everything there is to know about dinosaurs. This new exhibit will transport kids back to the time of dinosaurs and encourage basic scientific learning through fun, hands-on activities.

Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit was created by The Magic House™ in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company.
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