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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  • Adams National Historical Park +
    24 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • American Textile History Museum +
    7 saves

    American Textile History Museum

    Lowell

  • Battleship Cove +
    38 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum +
    2 saves

    Beverly Historical Society and Museum

    Beverly

  • Blanchard's Colonial Tavern +
    4 saves

    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Avon

  • Boston Children's Museum +
    27 saves

    Boston Children's Museum

    Boston

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    121 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College +
    7 saves

    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum +
    4 saves

    Cape Cod Maritime Museum

    Hyannis

  • Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch +
    15 saves

    Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

    Gloucester

  • Chesterwood A Nation Trust Historic Site +
    11 saves

    Chesterwood A Nation Trust Historic Site

    Glendale

  • A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art +
    7 saves

    A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

  • Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy +
    4 saves

    Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy

    Quincy

  • Codman Estate +
    2 saves

    Codman Estate

    Lincoln

  • Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property +
    6 saves

    Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property

    Essex

  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst +
    0 saves

    College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum +
    1 saves

    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum +
    54 saves

    DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

    Lincoln

  • The Discovery Museums +
    1 saves

    The Discovery Museums

    Acton

  • EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature +
    24 saves

    EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature

    Worcester

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