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Boston's Best Parent Gathering Places

Moms, dads and their kids will find plenty to do around Boston where they can spend time not only together as a family but also meet up with others and mingle. Whether it's a park to mill about and relax and play or an organized family event or class, you can gather with other parents at the following locations. Perfect for families of all ages, some of the places even offer free events while others have membership or day passes for sale.
Boston Public Library - North End Branch
25 Parmenter St. Boston, MA 02113
(617) 227-8135

The library is not just a place for quiet time and keeping to yourself with a good book. It is also an excellent location for free weekly events, where you and your kids can meet other local parents too. Story time and music class are just a couple of the free programs to be a part of at the North End neighborhood branch of the library.

Christopher Columbus Park
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Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Atlantic Ave. & Richmond St.
Boston, MA 02109
(781) 639-6002

Another place to gather and meet new people is the area parks, especially in the North End, downtown Boston, Waterfront area where Christopher Columbus park is. Since 1976, people of all ages, including locals and tourists, have enjoyed the water views, water fountains, gardens, sandbox and playground the park has to offer. Grab your kids and pets and head down to lounge about, relax and meet new people at this centrally located area. There are even occasional concerts, plays, art shows and other events when the weather is warm, and when it is cold, the holiday lights are sure to delight kids and even you too.

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Boston Children's Museum
Boston Children's Museum

The Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress St. Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500

The Boston Children's Museum offers up family memberships, or is a great place to pop in just once to explore, for both you and your kids to meet people with similar interests. The museum prides itself on offering multi-sensory and hands-on exhibits and offerings so children can learn, but also have a great time. Science, art and culture are just a few things the museum touches upon through its exhibits, plus there is a strong emphasis on creative thinking too.

New England Aquarium
(Photo Credit: New England Aquarium/Facebook)

New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
(617) 973-5200

Another place to spend time and meet up with other parents and your kids is the local aquarium, which also has day passes or memberships available. The Aquarium has just finished up amazing renovations, making it even more of an attraction in Boston for exploring sea species. There are improved exhibits and plenty more animals to enjoy and learn about. Also on your visit, make sure to see if there are any shows and head over to the hands-on areas.

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Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on

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