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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    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre +
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    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

    Salem

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    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem

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    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • Salem Museum +
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    Salem Museum

    Salem

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    The Whydah Pirate Museum

    Provincetown

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    Higgins Armory Museum

    Worcester

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    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

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    Museum of African American History

    Boston

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    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford

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    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • USS Salem CA139, United States Naval Shipbilding Museum +
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    USS Salem CA139, United States Naval Shipbilding Museum

    Quincy

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    Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

    Gloucester

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    Museum of Russian Icons

    Clinton

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    MIT Museum

    Cambridge

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    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

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    Chesterwood A Nation Trust Historic Site

    Glendale

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    Hancock Cemetery, Quincy

    Quincy

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    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University

    Cambridge

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    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

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