Not to brag, but Massachusetts was made for family fun. We have six zoos and three aquariums. We have hundreds of charming farms, where you can pick strawberries, peaches, or apples, and pet goats, ponies, or sheep. We have a pirate museum, a witch museum, and an Animagic museum. For fresh air family fun, we have the best beaches for sandcastle building, the best places to pitch a tent, and the best places to learn how to ski. For rainy days, we have an indoor trampoline park, an indoor water park, and one of the best children’s museums in the country. We have the Basketball Hall of Fame, Volleyball Hall of Fame, and one of the most famous and beloved ballparks in the world. We have swan boats, duck tours, whale watches and dinosaur tracks. Quite simply, we have everything fun for kids of any and all ages. Okay, maybe that was a little bit of bragging.

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  • Codzilla, Boston

  • Sleigh Ride, Charlton

  • Davis Farmland, Sterling

  • Barnes Air Show, Westfield

  • Boston Tea Party Museum, Boston

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  • Boston Bruins

    Boston

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  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

    Societies throughout history have generated scholars, artists, writers and thinkers who have raised fundamental questions to better understand and express... more

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  • Custom House Maritime Museum

    Newburyport

    The Custom House Maritime Museum is gateway to the rich maritime heritage of Newburyport, the eastern seacoast's first major commercial... more

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  • Forbes Library

    Northampton

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  • Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture

    Ashland

    Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, afirst-time collaboration among eleven museums and cultural institutions throughout the state, will highlight Massachusetts furniture-making,... more

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  • Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

    South Hadley

    Collections focus on Asian art; 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture; Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; Medieval... more

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  • Museum of Fine Arts

    Springfield

    American art from the 18th to 20th centuries; European paintings from the 14th to 20th centuries. Works by Winslow Homer,... more

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  • Museum of Printing

    North Andover

    Printing has been the predecessor to changes in civilization. Gutenberg's invention of movable type spread religion, improved printing press' fostered... more

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  • The New Bedford Museum of Glass

    New Bedford

    Welcome! The members of our non-profit organization are working to establish a new glass museum in the city of New... more

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  • New England Quilt Museum

    Lowell

    The New England Quilt Museum, at the heart of America's textile region, is the only institution in the northeast devoted... more

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  • Schooner Adventure

    Gloucester

    1926 National Historic Landmark, dory fishing Schooner Adventure is being restored as a memorial to Gloucester's fishing industry. This vessel is... more

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  • West Barnstable Train Station and Museum

    West Barnstable

    Historic train station and museum open Saturdays 10am to 3:00pm. Purchase tickets to scenic passenger train rides. Fun for the... more

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  • William Cullen Bryant Homestead

    Cummington

    The serene vista of the Westfield River Valley that inspired one of America's greatest poets. The Homestead's pastoral landscape, largely... more

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  • Williamsville Sculpture Garden

    West Stockbridge

    Outdoor sculpture garden featuring regional artists. more

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  • Abiel Smith School/Museum of Afro-American History

    Boston

    First building constructed (1835) for the sole purpose of housing a black public school. Sits next to the African Meeting House... more

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  • Amazing Things Arts Center

    Framingham

    Performing and visual arts center in restored historic firehouse. 350 performances (daily except Mon.) in folk, pop, jazz,comedy, theater and... more

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  • Aquinnah Cultural Center

    Aquinnah,

    Aquinnah Wampanoag 19th house museum. Exhibits, programs, special events that relate traditional, 19th century and contemporary culture and history. more

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  • Attleboro Arts Museum

    Attleboro

    Rotating art exhibitions including paintings, sculpture, and mixed media. Creative art classes for adults and children. Lectures, visiting artists workshops... more

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  • Berkshire Historical Society at Herman Melville's Arrowhead

    Pittsfield

    "Melville, Haunted" Join us this winter as Herman Melville returns to his Berkshire home to meet some spectral... more

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  • Cape Ann Artisans

    Rockport

    16 working studios, visit with the artisans who create and design sculpture, art, hand blown glass,mosaics and pottery. The group... more

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