Like many low-income parents, Hamideh Nilchi can’t afford to go to the museum. She took her 5-year-old daughter to a free event one evening at Boston Children’s Museum, and the experience had them hooked. Melika, her daughter, was so enthralled she wanted to explore every area in the museum.
Since then, they have not been back -- or to any other museums for that matter. Regular admissions costs too much, she says.