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

Bring the Kids: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

Get some Bring the Kids ideas

  • American Textile History Museum +
    7 saves

    American Textile History Museum

    Lowell

  • Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum +
    8 saves

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • New England Quilt Museum

    Lowell

    The New England Quilt Museum, at the heart of America's textile region, is the only institution in the northeast devoted... more

    + 1 saves
  • Pamela Wamala Fine Art Studio

    Lowell

    Pamela Wamala, is a pastel painter, instructor and one of 13 artists located at Brush Art Gallery 148 State Street, Boston, MA 02109... more

    + 0 saves
  • Western Avenue Studios

    Lowell

    Many of our more than 200 artists open their studios on the First Saturday of every month! more

    + 0 saves
  • Whistler House Museum of Art

    Lowell

    The Whistler House Museum of Art, birthplace of the artist James McNeill Whistler, was established in 1908 as the permanent home... more

    + 0 saves

Bring the Kids: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

Get some Bring the Kids ideas