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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  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    109 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    77 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    66 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Paul Revere House +
    59 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    53 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum +
    50 saves

    DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

    Lincoln

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    36 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    36 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Battleship Cove +
    35 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    34 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston +
    30 saves

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Boston

  • Worcester Art Museum +
    30 saves

    Worcester Art Museum

    Worcester

  • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art +
    26 saves

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

    Amherst

  • Norman Rockwell Museum +
    26 saves

    Norman Rockwell Museum

    Stockbridge

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

    EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature

    Worcester

  • Boston Children's Museum +
    23 saves

    Boston Children's Museum

    Boston

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    23 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame +
    23 saves

    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Springfield

  • MASS MoCA +
    22 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • Naumkeag +
    22 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

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