The Perfect Day For Kids Of All Ages: Harvard Square Edition

Boston, MA

  • Dinosaurs are always captivating.
  • These flowers are so life-like, it is hard to believe they are made from glass. Photo: Carlo Natale.
  • A whale skeleton hangs from the ceiling at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Photo: J.W. Ocker.
  • A chess match is afoot at the Harvard Sciences Quad.
  • Play a game of corn hole at the sciences quad when done eating.
  • The playground at the northeast corner of Cambridge Common.
  • Depiction of the Old Washington Elm.
  • Chocolate mice, complete with tails, from L.A. Burdick. Photo: Davina.
  • Chocolate mice on display.
  • More Curious George than you can handle.
  • All sorts of fun in the Curious George Store.
  • The Chocolate Chunk from Insomnia Cookies.
  • The assortment at Insomnia Cookies.

2 hours and 30 minutes
2.2 mi
Guided by Steve

Raising a pre-schooler in Cambridge, I explore the neighborhood on a near-daily basis with my son Elliot, and have a good sense of what makes for a hit or miss. From our walks, excursions and field trips, I've pieced together the itinerary for the perfect day in Harvard Square. We'll visit the hands-on Harvard Museum of Natural History, lunch at a food truck, run around a playground, visit the funnest kids bookstore in Cambridge and end with cookies. My family loves each of these places, and I'm certain your's will too.

About Your Guide
I'm a fan of all things dim sum, interactive museums, trivia, sci-fi and the New York Giants. I have lived in Cambridge, MA for over a decade, but I still have some upstate New York roots in me.

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Guide Points
  1. Harvard Museum of Natural History
  2. Harvard Sciences Plaza
  3. Cambridge Common Park
  4. L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates
  5. The World's Only Curious George Store
  6. Insomnia Cookies

About Sidewalk
Sidewalk is an app that provides free, guided walk experiences that can be created by anyone with stories to share about places they know and love.

The app navigates people through a neighborhood walk using GPS turn-by-turn directions, rich imagery and storytelling.