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.

The Cultural Connector
The Cultural Connector is a new $5 Boston Harbor Ferry service that takes sightseers to six of the city’s top museums. The new 44-passenger ferry is air-conditioned and takes sightseers to six stops between the Seaport and Charlestown eight times a day from 8am-6pm. A single ride is $5 and a day pass is $15. The Cultural Connector makes stops at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, the Boston Children’s Museum, New England Aquarium/Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the USS Constitution. Some museums offer special deals. For now the ferry will operate daily through Labor Day weekend. The service is operated by Boston Harbor Cruises.

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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