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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston Somerville

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston
598 Assembly Row
Somerville
MA
02145
Tel: 866-228-6439

Where are we going today?

For that LEGO-tastic day out with the kids in Boston, there is no better place for them than LEGOLAND Discovery Center!

This super fun indoor fun center is ALL about LEGO, and it's where kids can spend the day letting their imagination run wild, exploring their creative side, and developing those key skills for later in life.

There are a host of fun kids activities, as well as workshops, rides and attractions, all waiting for kids to enjoy them! Are you excited to hear some of them? Let's go!

How about stopping by Miniland first, and uncover all of Boston's iconic attractions and buildings - all made of LEGO, and in miniature form! They have used over 1.5 million LEGO bricks, and touch screens and sound effects make it fun for kids to explore. 

Then there are the Earthquake Tables, where you can flick the switch and watch all of the plates move! Designed for kids aged 3-10 years, it's really helps with their motor skills and even design and engineering!

Ever wonder how the bricks are made? Try out LEGOLAND Discovery Center's factory tour, where you can check out every stage of production. Pretty exciting!

Kids can build and test LEGO racers, rescue Princesses with the laser quest ride, and kids under 5 years can enjoy the DUPLO farm with those cute animals! (LEGO, of course!)

Did we mention you can get lost into a world of wizardry, spells and sorcery with Merlin's Apprentice Ride? Pedal as fast as you can, and see how high you can go!

LEGO fun for everyone at LEGOLAND's Discovery Center. It's all about the kids, but parents, you'll have a great time too! A fun Boston day out for kids.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFrom $17.50 online to $29.95 flexible ticket
  • ChildrenSame as adult
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am - 8pm Mon - Sat / 10am - 7pm Sun

All year round

Teachers corner

They love having student groups because there are plenty of activities that encourage growth. Give them a call to look at what programs are perfect for your age group.

I'm Hungry!

There is a fun cafe with a great variety of foods and snacks that you can enjoy.

Any Top Tips?

If you want to try and avoid the crowds, try later in the afternoons, or first thing in the morning. Weekdays are better for parents and toddlers.

Doing our bit

The staff are first aid trained, so your kids will always be in safe hands.

Need a little extra help?

They are fully accessible, and perfect for disabled visitors and wheelchair users.

Baby Facilities

They are stroller friendly, and they have family bathrooms with diaper changing facilities. .

Can I get one of those?

Bring that pocket money - there's a shop! It's open 7 days a week, and you don't even have to have center admission to visit! They have plenty of LEGO sets, as well as fun toys and games for kids.

More information

Allow a minimum of 2 to 3 hours to really enjoy everything there is at the center.

What people are saying?

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    We went 2 and a half months ago for my Daughter's Birthday. We enjoyed it, staying about 3 1/2 hours and she kept busy the whole time. I understand there are adult Lego fans but I look at this as a place to cater to the younger children. Even though there was not much for me to do, I was just happy she was having as much fun as she was and to me that is what matters. Food was overpriced so I would suggest going after a meal.

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    Our first visit was on Sunday Nov. 23rd 2014 around 11:00. Spent about 3.5 hrs there (the time flew by). Overall, we had a great time but there were some quirks that came with the experience which is why I'm only giving this place 3 stars. We were there with 3 kids ages 6 and 4. Had a couple of coupons for walk-up buy one get one free admission which gave us a better value for our first visit.

    Positives: Sunday before Thanksgiving week and there were no crowds and we didn't have to wait for any activity or ride. Nice! Parking was free. Very extravagant...Read More

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    MY TWO SONS AND I WENT OCTOBER 31 2014 FROM 2:30P AND STAYED TILL 6P IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST TIMES WE HAD..WE ARE A LEGO FAMILY FROM MY 21 YR OLD DOWN TO MY 7YR OLD..I'VE BEEN A LEGO MOM FOR 21 YRS.. THERE WERE NO LINES NO WAITING WE WERE'NT RUSHED LIKE CATTLE AND THE PLACE WAS CLEAN ALL THE TEAM MEMBERS WERE VERY FRIENDLY. THE RIDES WERE KOOL THE MOVIES WERE VERY AWESOME( BETTER THAN SPENDING $22 AT THE MOVIES FOR A 3D THAT SUCKS)..EVEN THOUGH IT WAS HOLLOWEEN NIGHT, MAYBE PPL SHOULD GO THERE INSTEAD OF TRICKING FOR TREATS..LOL

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    We were here on Sunday Oct 19th. We waited maybe 10 minutes to go up to the factory tour. We didn't experience long waits for anything. This was a very fun day. People who say there isn't much here to do for kids are crazy. The miniland with the buildings that look like local landmarks is amazing, and there are a few places where you can control the activity which my kids loved. They were able to play in a pretty large play structure, we saw 3 of the 4 4D movies which my kiddos loved, with rain and wind at appropriate places. We built cars to race,...Read More

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    A ridiculous experience. First of all you are herded like cattle. We waited in line to get tix, then we were placed in a lie to have our picture taken, then we were herded into a line to get on an elevator that let out into a area where you wait in line to watch a silly movie only to be ushered into the next line to go on a ride.

    Once we got through that mess, you realize that the whole place is just one room with some gym equipment and a couple stations with Legos to play with.

    Despite being frustrated my 2yr old was having fun so we were...Read More

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by Mike Chen

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Our first visit was on Sunday Nov. 23rd 2014 around 11:00. Spent about 3.5 hrs there (the time flew by). Overall, we had a great time but there were some quirks that came with the experience which is why I'm only giving this place 3 stars. We were there with 3 kids ages 6 and 4. Had a couple of coupons for walk-up buy one get one free admission which gave us a better value for our first visit.

Positives: Sunday before Thanksgiving week and there were no crowds and we didn't have to wait for any activity or ride. Nice! Parking was free. Very extravagant and cool Lego displays... most were functional and provided good manual interaction for kids (push a button and see what happens!). The Play Zone was well laid out however, we didn't see a lot of strollers but I can easily see the place becoming a pain to navigate if more folks brought in strollers. Rides were fun. Especially the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride! The 4D movies were nice.

Cons: Our first interaction with the staff was a bit cold. They weren't rude. Just not very open/welcoming. Found all of them to be passive and just 'going through the motions.' This is a new Legoland location and it has only been opened for 6 months, you would think that the staff would be more engaged with their guests. Our kids brought a couple of Lego figures to trade but found most of the staff weren't wearing them (hence, not trading). Those that were trading had only 'vanilla' characters, nothing fancy. Would be nice if they wore more than one at a time for trade. Another quirk was their policy of no outside food allowed. While they didn't check bags when we walked in, I did observe a couple of folks at the cafe being told that they had to put away the food they brought for their kids. Water bottles are ok, however. I found this odd because after all, this is a place primarily geared towards young kids! While our kids were older and we weren't impacted by this 'no food from outside' policy, I am empathetic to those that have smaller children where a simple PB&J or some crackers or mac'n cheese is all you need for a good, quick lunch. Can't do it here! You have to purchase from their cafe which is REALLY expensive! $15 for a small Lego lunch box with only 3 items. Food selection is very limited. I didn't see any hot food options (pizza, chicken nuggets, hotdogs, etc.). Lastly, while leaving I inquired about their annual pass. Again, the staff wasn't very helpful or forthcoming with information (I had to ask a lot of questions as they didn't have any brochures for reference). The staff was always friendly though. In the end, I didn't buy the annual pass because they restrict it to only the family members you designate at the time of purchase. Meaning, if you bought the Family 4-person pass, you have to give them the 4 names allowed for admittance; you can't bring a friend or another family member (as a substitute) not on the list with you and still use the pass. Now, I don't know how thoroughly they check this but given my observations of the staff, they seem to be one who strictly follows revenue rules. I could be wrong but that was the feeling I got.

I still recommend the place and a visit if you haven't gone. It is a lot of fun. Would be much, much better if they were to improve some of those items I mentioned above. Recommend avoiding holidays and times when big crowds are anticipated.

by Terry Doyle

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We were here on Sunday Oct 19th. We waited maybe 10 minutes to go up to the factory tour. We didn't experience long waits for anything. This was a very fun day. People who say there isn't much here to do for kids are crazy. The miniland with the buildings that look like local landmarks is amazing, and there are a few places where you can control the activity which my kids loved. They were able to play in a pretty large play structure, we saw 3 of the 4 4D movies which my kiddos loved, with rain and wind at appropriate places. We built cars to race, which would have been better with a few more wheels available but they didn't seem to care. We played for awhile in the Lego Friends dollhouse, where they have karaoke that is adorable, and also a little kitchen area that looks like legos. The cafe is a bit on the expensive side with kids meals at $15 BUT they come in a reusable Lego container. We couldn't eat any of the sandwiches because we have celiac disease and they didn't offer anything gluten free. Drinks are $2.50 for a bottle of soda etc. and they have coffee, iced tea ($2) at the counter. The ride is fun and we didn't have to wait long to go on that. The laser ride is cute but short. Should be posted as optional but you kind of are herded through it. We had a blast, the kids didn't want to leave. It was somewhat crowded but what can you expect on a weekend? They stop letting people in at 5 on Sundays, so if you go on a Sunday afternoon the crowds seem to start dying out. It was great for a 7 year old boy who LOVES Legos, and his 4 year old sister who likes them ok but was still interested in everything.

by Peter Kiefer

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A ridiculous experience. First of all you are herded like cattle. We waited in line to get tix, then we were placed in a lie to have our picture taken, then we were herded into a line to get on an elevator that let out into a area where you wait in line to watch a silly movie only to be ushered into the next line to go on a ride.

Once we got through that mess, you realize that the whole place is just one room with some gym equipment and a couple stations with Legos to play with.

Despite being frustrated my 2yr old was having fun so we were going to stay for the morning. That is until we sat down to give him lunch and were quickly intercepted by a staff member telling us that NO OUTSIDE FOOD is allowed! Are you serious. I looked over my shoulder at the food court and the kid's meal was $15!!! That was the last straw. We left.

Looking at the other reviews I completely agree. There is some good stuff here, but ultimately there are 1000 other things you can do in the city that are a better value and just as exciting.

Summary: terrible value, very canned experience, not very friendly! AVOID!

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