The party gets started on Friday with birthday cake courtesy of Montilio's Baking Company, and the youth-led Remix of the Ages dance party featuring a DJ battle, dance lessons, and the Boston Children's Chorus performing "I Am a River of Hope," written by Jim Papoulis in honor of the museum's centenary.
On Saturday, family-friendly programs and events include hands-on science at the National Grid Tinker Tent, and performances by Urbanity Dance through the Ages, Revels, the Afro-Brazilian Ensemble, and Iskwelahang Pilipino Rondalla. The Inflatable Cake Tour around the Boston Harbor makes stops at 1 Marina Drive, Charlestown Navy Yard and the New England Aquarium. The party continues with the nighttime celebration, "Up Too Late."
Sunday features visiting artists, live animals, New Balance games, and performers Karen Montanaro, Boston Bhangra, and Boston Ballet senior students.
Oct. 4, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.
Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.