Cambridge is full of rigorous academics and higher learning and with that offers a vast playground for educating and inspiring our youth! Read on for ideas about how to entertain kids while in Cambridge.
Learning is cool here. As you might expect of the city home to Harvard University and MIT, opportunities to learn for every age abound. Though there are dozens of museums, libraries and creative outlets, a couple highlights include:
- MIT Museum engages every age in all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). If your little ones are into robots, think that art, the human body, and kinetic sculptures are fun, or want to wonder at the holograms—neither they nor you will be bored! Note that there is no café, but there is free admission on the last Sunday of each month.
- Mucky Kids is an art studio offering fun art projects adaptable to any age. If you can plan ahead, they offer classes and allow bookings for parties. The drop-in studio hours are perfect if you’re passing through (just check out when the hours are online before you go). Creative kids will love this place!
Play hard. If the weather is nice and energy levels are high, Cambridge is filled with family friendly parks and playgrounds.
- Alexander W. Kemp Playground in Harvard Square was renovated quite nicely a few years ago, and goes above and beyond the average playground amenities. (Think wooden dragon boats, water fountains and climbing nets.)
- The Cambridge city website has a great interactive map of parks and playgrounds if you are not in Harvard Square and need a play break.
A kid’s gotta eat. All children (and their parents) have to restore their energy after all the activities they’ll do in Cambridge. Fortunately there are many restaurants all over Cambridge that strive to earn a “kid friendly” reputation.The perfect day in Cambridge should probably end with ice cream or fro-yo. Whether you are five or 45, everyone loves a little treat.