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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  • Harvard Semitic Museum +
    1 saves

    Harvard Semitic Museum

    Cambridge

  • Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum +
    1 saves

    Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum

    Harwich

  • Hedge House Museum +
    8 saves

    Hedge House Museum

    Plymouth

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    150 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Higgins Armory Museum +
    35 saves

    Higgins Armory Museum

    Worcester

  • Historic Deerfield +
    58 saves

    Historic Deerfield

    Deerfield

  • Historic Tours of Plymouth - Jenney Museum +
    21 saves

    Historic Tours of Plymouth - Jenney Museum

    Plymouth

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    170 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • The Institute of Contemporary Art +
    9 saves

    The Institute of Contemporary Art

    Boston

  • International Poster Gallery +
    11 saves

    International Poster Gallery

    Boston

  • Ipswich Museum +
    13 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property +
    19 saves

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Keep Homestead Museum +
    0 saves

    Keep Homestead Museum

    Monson

  • L. S. Starrett Museum +
    4 saves

    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • Lexington Historical Society +
    8 saves

    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

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

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property +
    22 saves

    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

  • Marblehead Museum +
    5 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    7 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • Maritime Gloucester +
    22 saves

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

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