I'm bringing my 10-year old niece to Boston (her first trip out of South Carolina) July 18-20. I was trying to think of an engaging activity for the afternoon/evening we arrive (a Friday). It looks like the Children's Museum has $1 admission that evening, so it might be a good option. But is she too old for this museum?
Also, I wanted her to be able to see some street performers. We're heading to Quincy Market on Sat. around lunch time, so I'm sure she'll see some there. There was another suggestion before for Harvard Square on a Friday evening. There may be performers or outdoor films/concerts. Would this be a safe, bustling place to take her? We'll prob be out until about 9pm, taking the T back to the Westin Copley.