You know those museums that are really quiet and you can’t touch anything? These are definitely not those museums. Take the Boston Children’s Museum. It’s one-of-a-kind, world-renowned center for enrichment. But the kids don’t care about that. They just like that it’s as fun as a barrel of monkeys. The Museum of Science has scary dinosaurs, loud electric bursts, and an Imax screen the size of a basketball court, and it’s still extremely educational. The Kidspace at Mass MoCA has really mind-blowing art, including some uniquely interactive work. At the Discovery Museums in Acton, kids can bounce a ball three stories high or engineer their own train track. Of course, if your family loves those quiet museums, we have plenty of those too.

Watch a video on Edith Wharton’s The Mount in Lenox.

  • Children's Museum, Boston

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum

  • Eric Carle Museum, Amherst

  • Museum of Science, Boston

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  • The Plumbing Museum +
    4 saves

    The Plumbing Museum

    Watertown

  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum +
    4 saves

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    3 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Gedney House Museum +
    3 saves

    Gedney House Museum

    Salem

  • Gore Place +
    3 saves

    Gore Place

    Waltham

  • International Poster Gallery +
    3 saves

    International Poster Gallery

    Boston

  • Ipswich Museum +
    3 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Island Queen +
    3 saves

    Island Queen

    Falmouth

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    3 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum +
    3 saves

    Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Adams

  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum +
    2 saves

    Beverly Historical Society and Museum

    Beverly

  • Codman Estate +
    2 saves

    Codman Estate

    Lincoln

  • Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property +
    2 saves

    Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Boston

  • The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library +
    2 saves

    The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

  • The Stone House Museum +
    2 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property +
    2 saves

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Yiddish Book Center +
    2 saves

    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum +
    1 saves

    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

  • The Discovery Museums +
    1 saves

    The Discovery Museums

    Acton

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage +
    1 saves

    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

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