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BOS­TON CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM Kick off a visit to this young­ster-friendly mu­seum by scal­ing the gi­ant, three-story New Bal­ance Foun­da­tion Climb. Kids en­gage in in­ter­ac­tive and ed­u­ca­tional dis­plays; ex­hibits in­clude “Arthur and Friends” and “Our Green Trail.” Open Sa-Th 10 am-5 pm, F 10 am-9 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $16. 308 Congress St., 617.426.6500.

BOS­TON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MU­SEUM Live ac­tors, tea-toss­ing reen­act­ments, high-tech in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits, a film and three au­then­ti­cally re­stored tea ships tell the full story of the Bos­ton Tea Party and its af­ter­math. Guided tours ev­ery 30 min­utes, daily 10 am-4 pm. Tick­ets: $18-28. 306 Congress St., 866.955.0667.

EDWARD M. KENNEDY IN­STI­TUTE FOR THE UNITED STATES SE­NATE The Edward M. Kennedy In­sti­tute of­fers a dy­namic, in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ence in democ­racy. Visit a full-scale rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the United States Se­nate Cham­ber and see a replica of Sen­a­tor Kennedy’s Wash­ing­ton of­fice. Open Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $8-16. Columbia Point, 210 Mor­ris­sey Blvd., 617.740.7000.

HAR­VARD MU­SEUM OF NAT­U­RAL HIS­TORY Of­fers a look at fas­ci­nat­ing ob­jects, in­clud­ing me­te­orites, 1,500 mam­mal and bird spec­i­mens, and the a daz­zling col­lec­tion of 3,000 glass flow­ers and plants. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $8-12. 26 Ox­ford St., Cam­bridge, 617.495.3045.

JOHN F. KENNEDY PRES­I­DEN­TIAL LI­BRARY AND MU­SEUM Ded­i­cated to JFK and the legacy of Camelot, spot­light­ing such sub­jects as JFK as a child, the 1960 cam­paign, Viet­nam, the Peace Corps, and civil rights. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $10-14, free ages 12 and un­der. Columbia Point, 617.514.1600.

THE MARY BAKER EDDY LI­BRARY Ex­plore achieve­ments of Mary Baker Eddy, 19th-cen­tury writer, teacher and busi­ness­woman who founded the Chris­tian Science religion, The Church of Christ, Sci­en­tist, and the news­pa­per The Chris­tian

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