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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  • Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property +
    9 saves

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Hedge House Museum +
    8 saves

    Hedge House Museum

    Plymouth

  • Lexington Historical Society +
    8 saves

    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum +
    8 saves

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

  • Sargent House Museum +
    8 saves

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate +
    8 saves

    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Waltham

  • Fuller Craft Museum +
    7 saves

    Fuller Craft Museum

    Brockton

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    7 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    7 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture +
    7 saves

    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

  • Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest +
    6 saves

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    6 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation +
    6 saves

    Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

    Boston

  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum +
    5 saves

    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

  • L. S. Starrett Museum +
    5 saves

    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • Marblehead Museum +
    5 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Mead Art Museum at Amherst College +
    5 saves

    Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    Amherst

  • National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture +
    5 saves

    National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    Mansfield

  • Plymouth Antiquarian Society +
    5 saves

    Plymouth Antiquarian Society

    Plymouth

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum +
    4 saves

    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Boston

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