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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  • Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Edgartown

    The Martha's Vineyard Museum is dedicated to furthering an interest in, experience of, and appreciation for the history and culture... more

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  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

    The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides public access and context to original materials and educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy's... more

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  • Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

    The Blue Hills Trailside Museum is the interpretive center for the state's Blue Hills Reservation and is managed by Mass... more

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  • Mass Audubon's Habitat Education Center

    Belmont

    Hiking trails, nature center, formal gardens, art gallery and natural history programs for children and adults. more

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  • Massachusetts Golf Museum

    Norton

    Exhibits, activities, and memorabilia pay tribute to Massachusetts' rich golf tradition. more

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  • Massachusetts Historical Society

    Boston

    The Massachusetts Historical Society, an independent research library founded in 1791, provides an unparalleled record of the vibrant course of American... more

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  • Milton Art Museum

    Canton

    American and European prints; Asian art; 19th-century bronze sculpture; contemporary American artists. more

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  • The Mission House

    Stockbridge

    The Mission House is a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant,... more

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  • Montserrat College of Art

    Beverly

    Featuring five galleries exhibiting international, national, regional and student art, with free public lectures by visiting artists, and gala openings... more

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  • Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

    South Hadley

    Collections focus on Asian art; 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture; Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; Medieval... more

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  • Museum of Fine Arts

    Springfield

    American art from the 18th to 20th centuries; European paintings from the 14th to 20th centuries. Works by Winslow Homer,... more

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  • Museum of Printing

    North Andover

    Printing has been the predecessor to changes in civilization. Gutenberg's invention of movable type spread religion, improved printing press' fostered... more

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  • Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

    Boston

    Extensive collections of African art and Afro-American prints and drawings. Photography, painting, sculpture, and graphics exhibitions. Permanent and changing galleries. more

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  • The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

    Nantucket

    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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  • Nathan and Mary Johnson House

    New Bedford

    First free home of Frederick Douglass and a National Historical site for the role of African american entrepreneurs, Nathan and... more

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  • National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    Mansfield

    The National Black Doll Museum houses 5000 dolls of color. There are 7permanent galleries and one rotating gallery. it is not... more

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  • National Shrine of The Divine Mercy

    Stockbridge

    Eden Hill, a national historic site and the national shrine of The Divine Mercy, was built in the 1960's. The... more

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  • New Bedford Art Museum

    New Bedford

    Exhibits by local and international artists in all media. more

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    New Bedford

    Our Mission: The New Bedford Art Museum engages the public in experiencing, understanding and appreciating art. The South Coast is... more

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