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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  • Salem Museum +
    41 saves

    Salem Museum

    Salem

  • Salem Time Machine 3D +
    6 saves

    Salem Time Machine 3D

    Salem

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    259 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Sargent House Museum +
    5 saves

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc. +
    15 saves

    Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc.

    Shelburne Falls

  • The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library +
    2 saves

    The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

  • South Shore Art Center +
    0 saves

    South Shore Art Center

    Cohasset

  • Springfield Museums +
    15 saves

    Springfield Museums

    Springfield

  • The Stone House Museum +
    5 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum +
    13 saves

    Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Adams

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    3 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

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

    USS Salem CA139, United States Naval Shipbilding Museum

    Quincy

  • Vaillancourt Folk Art +
    7 saves

    Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

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

    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

  • The Whydah Pirate Museum +
    58 saves

    The Whydah Pirate Museum

    Provincetown

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

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    20 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Worcester Art Museum +
    56 saves

    Worcester Art Museum

    Worcester

  • Yiddish Book Center +
    2 saves

    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum

    Dennis

    Home of man for whom town of Dennis was named; artifacts of maritime and whaling history in 1736 saltbox home; children's... more

    + 2 saves

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