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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  • Berkshire Museum

    Pittsfield

    Art, history, natural science. Make surprising connections! Berkshire Museum offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors... more

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  • Edward Gorey House

    Yarmouth Port

    The Edward Gorey House preserves the legacy of Gorey's whimsically macabre books and illustration and highlights his love and care... more

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  • 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum

    Dennis

    Home of man for whom town of Dennis was named; artifacts of maritime and whaling history in 1736 saltbox home; children's... more

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  • BODY WORLDS Vital

    Boston

    Created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, BODY WORLDS is the culmination of the German scientist and physician's more than 35-year... more

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  • Captain Edward Penniman House

    Eastham

    1868 home of a wealthy whaling captain and his family more

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  • Chatham Railroad Museum

    Chatham

    Restored depot houses,1910 caboose, and 10,000 models, photographs, and relics. more

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  • Griffin Museum of Photography

    Winchester

    A nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs and lectures, we strive to... more

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  • Highfield Hall & Gardens

    Falmouth

    Highfield Hall & Gardens is an engaging historic property that has been restored and revitalized to serve as a place... more

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  • National Shrine of The Divine Mercy

    Stockbridge

    Eden Hill, a national historic site and the national shrine of The Divine Mercy, was built in the 1960's. The... more

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  • Quincy History Museum at Quincy Historical Society

    Quincy

    The Quincy History Museum at Quincy Historical Society takes you through more than 400 years of some of America's richest, most... more

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  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

    The Clark is a gem of a museum rarely found in a small town. The Clark is home to collections... more

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  • Boston Celtics

    Boston

    Professional basketball (NBA); home games played at the TD Garden. more

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  • Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

    Waltham

    Located on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, CRMII is on... 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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  • Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

    The Blue Hills Trailside Museum is the interpretive center for the state's Blue Hills Reservation and is managed by Mass... 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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  • Smith College Museum of Art

    Northampton

    Considered one of the finest college art museums in the country, SCMA is known for its distinguished collection of more... more

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  • The Sports Museum

    Boston

    Traces New England's rich sports heritage through artwork, memorabilia, video footage, and interactive exhibits. more

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  • Toad Hall Sports Car Collection

    Hyannis Port

    Collection of more than 50 classic red sports cars from the 50s through the 80s. Mostly English, Lotus, Jaguar, Triumph, MG,... 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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