I received complimentary tickets for my family and I to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston. All opinions and thoughts expressed are 100% my own.
If you were following my #AshBTravels hashtag this summer, you’ll noticed that during July I traveled up to New England. One of my destinations was Boston, MA! This was my first time up there with my son, where we actually had some free time to check out the fun kid-friendly activities that the city has to offer. One of the of my son’s favorite experiences in the city is LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston!
The Discovery Center can be found over on Grand Union Boulevard at Assembly Row in Somerville. It’s not hard to miss, as there is a giant giraffe completely made out of LEGO® bricks that stands at the front entrance. Don’t worry about parking. There are plenty of free parking garages in the area.
The online ticket prices start at $14.95, but vary by visit date and time. Walk up tickets are $23, and children under 3 visit free.
There is also an option to purchase an Activity Pack (complete with a Discovery Center lanyard) for just $5. In the pack there are puzzles to complete and stamps to collect. Once you finish the pack, you’ll receive a limited edition pop badge.Just make sure you look for the “stamp” machine to mark that you visited that particular attraction.
As you make your way to the first stop, the LEGO® Factory Tour, your group will have their picture taken on a green screen. It’s cool to see up on the television the LEGO® backgrounds thrown in! Later in the experience you’ll have the option to view and purchase your photo.
So onto the Factory Tour! Here is where we learned about how the LEGO® bricks are created. There is a fun “play along” video your family will watch, which includes interactive games to create your own Mini Figure up on the big screen.
After you exit the tour, the next attraction is the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride! My son had a blast on this one. When you enter your car (chariot) for the ride, you’ll see that each person has a laser shooter. Throughout the ride you’ll see trolls, skeletons, bats, and other “villains” that have targets for you to aim at and shoot your laser. The more targets you hit, the higher your score!
After this ride you’ll see the option to purchase any of the photos taken so far by professional photographers there at the Discovery Center.
One of my favorite parts is when you enter a room that is all iconic Boston attractions made entirely out of LEGOs®!!
The displays were awesome and some of them were interactive. Some of my favorites included Fenway Park and the Boston Harbor.
Check out these two videos below of the display! The first one shows Gillette Stadium during “night time” complete with a fireworks display.
The next one is of my son and my sister facing off with a LEGO® version of Head Of The Charles Regatta®!
When you exit the Boston display, you’ll find yourself in a large area where you can view the rest of the attractions the Discovery Center has to offer.
I’ll talk about most of the themes in this large play area, but I do have a few to mention that my son did not explore. There is the Merlin’s Apprentice ride which looks fun, but my son was too busy building race cars (you’ll see below!) to come check it out. There is also a LEGO® DUPLO® Farm which is geared towards the younger ones, up to 5 years of age. In addition, there is LEGO® Friends Olivia’s House, where you can bake cupcakes and sing your favorite karaoke songs.
So another one of my son’s favorite attractions at the Discovery Center is the LEGO® Racers: Build & Test!!
Here you can challenge the well known LEGO® Racers Nitro Predator, Star Striker, Bone Cruncher and Crazy Demon when you build and create your own race car.
There are several different tracks to test them on. It’s a nice spot for kids to just sit and build. Trust me, my son could have sat there all day if I let him.
Right next to the area where you build the race cars are the Earthquake Tables. Here is where you can build towers on top of special Earthquake Table Plates. Then you flip a switch, and watch as the plates move. See if you tower stays standing or crumbles to the ground.
There is also a 4D Cinema theater! There are several different “movies” to see (ours was Clutch Powers, but if your kids of Legends of Chima, that is one of the experiences!).
If your child has extra energy to burn, make sure you check out the LEGO® Fire Academy and LEGO® Construction Site playzones! There are climbing walls, slides, a jungle gym, and more.
There is a Model Builder Academy at this Discovery Center location. In these workshops, you’ll learn the tips and secrets of building straight from a Master Model Builder! I took a sneak peak into the Builder’s “office”… it was pretty incredible!
I love that the Discovery Center is very family friendly. They do have a Café which offers both large meals and small snacks for when your family becomes hungry. There are also large family restrooms, as well as full baby changing facilities. The elevators are quite large allowing access for wheelchairs and strollers. Major bonus points!
As I mentioned, you exit the Discovery Center through the gift shop. My son was super excited to discover they had Ninjago Airjitzu Flyers in stock!
Be sure to check out my Instagram and look for the hashtags #AshBTravels and #LDCBoston for more photos of our Discovery Center adventures!