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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  • Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon


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  • The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum


    Exhibits of Nantucket Lightship Baskets from the 1850s; demonstrations and workshops. more

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  • Narrows Center for the Arts

    Fall River

    The Narrows Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The 280-seat facility hosts high-quality, national and local performing... more

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  • Parting Ways


    Former New Guinea Setlement and the Parting Ways Cemetery is a State and National Hisotric Landmark in Plymouth,MA off... more

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  • Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum


    The Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum was founded in 2008 to preserve the rich granite history of Quincy and surrounding... more

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  • Rudd Art Museum

    North Adams

    Celebrating our 11th summer season! RUDD ART MUSEUM "A Chapel for Humanity" The chapel has been created by... more

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  • Santarella, Tyringham's Gingerbread House


    Historic Home and studios of Sir Henry Hudson Kitson, sculptor of the 'Lexington Minuteman'. Studios, residences and grounds are available... more

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  • Volleyball Hall of Fame


    Come experience the world's only museum and exhibit hall devoted to all aspects of volleyball, the second-most popular sport in... more

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  • Wenham Museum


    Family-friendly museum of social history exploring how we have lived, worked, dressed, and played from the 17th century to today.... more

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  • Addison Gallery of American Art


    Home to one of the most comprehensive collections of American art in the world, the Addison Gallery of American Art... more

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  • Aptucxet Trading Post Museum Complex-Bourne Historical Society


    Replica of Pilgrim-Dutch trading post; windmill; 17th-century herb and wildflower gardens; Native American artifacts; picnic area. Salt works, Gray Gables... more

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  • Arabella Gallery


    Arabella Gallery, located in the heart of Pickering Wharf, represents some of New England's finest artists and artisans offering an... more

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  • Artscape


    Ongoing outdoor gallery that changes each year. more

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  • Artspace


    Community arts center and gallery. more

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  • Asia-Barong

    Great Barrington

    Mega space of Asiatic art. Largest gallery of indoor/outdoor Asian art, artifact, and sculpture in the United States. more

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  • Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns


    Rotating Exhibits of artists including jewelry from the Berkshire and beyond. Artist receptions every other Saturday. Young People (ages 5-14)... more

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  • Blackstone National Heritage Corridor


    The Blackstone River runs from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. Its waters powered the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, America's... more

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    1775 colonial farmhouse; primitive paintings by Ralph and Martha Cahoon; 19th- and early 20th- century American art; changing exhibits more

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    Contemporary and historically significant art by artists connected with Cape Cod, the Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts. Seven galleries, sculpture garden, 90... more

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