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

  • Chatham Railroad Museum

    Chatham

    Restored depot houses,1910 caboose, and 10,000 models, photographs, and relics. more

    + 3 saves
  • Chelsea Art Walk

    Chelsea

    This years Art Walk is June 14th and 15th from 12:00 - 6:00 pm in Chelsea, MA. The Chelsea Art Walk is... more

    + 0 saves
  • Children's Museum in Easton

    North Easton

    Interactive exhibits in the arts, sciences, and humanities; located in historic old fire station. more

    + 1 saves
  • Cogswell's Grant

    Essex

    Extensive collection of American folk art including primitive paintings, Shaker boxes, painted furniture, and redware. more

    + 0 saves
  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

    Societies throughout history have generated scholars, artists, writers and thinkers who have raised fundamental questions to better understand and express... more

    + 1 saves
  • Concord Art Association

    Concord

    Since 1917, Concord Art Association has supported contemporary art and artists through exhibition and educational programming. The historic building and garden... more

    + 0 saves
  • Cultural Center at Eagle Hill

    Hardwick

    A place to connect with the arts and with each other in rural Central Massachusetts, presenting a wide range of... more

    + 1 saves
  • Cushing House Museum

    Newburyport

    Federal mansion (1808); paintings, furniture, carriage house, and garden. more

    + 0 saves
  • Custom House Maritime Museum

    Newburyport

    The Custom House Maritime Museum is gateway to the rich maritime heritage of Newburyport, the eastern seacoast's first major commercial... more

    + 2 saves
  • The Custom House Maritime Museum

    Newburyport

    more

    + 0 saves
  • Danforth Museum of Art

    Framingham

    Our mission statement: The Danforth Museum and School of Art actively engages its communities within an intimate environment to experience,... more

    + 0 saves
  • Davis Museum and Cultural Center

    Wellesley

    Rotating exhibitions that feature Art from Ancient America to digital animation. The Museum provides an exciting environment and challenges our... more

    + 0 saves
  • Design Museum Boston

    Boston

    Design Museum Boston is a newcomer to New England's cultural landscape. We are the region's first museum dedicated solely to... more

    + 0 saves
  • Doll E. Daze Project & Museum Inc;

    Mansfield

    The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture is the only museum in the country who teaches black history &... more

    + 0 saves
  • Edward Gorey House

    Yarmouth Port

    The Edward Gorey House preserves the legacy of Gorey's whimsically macabre books and illustration and highlights his love and care... more

    + 4 saves
  • Fitchburg Art Museum

    Fitchburg

    Contemporary American paintings, early portraits, prints, decorative arts, furniture. Changing exhibitions. more

    + 0 saves
  • Fitchburg Historical Society

    Fitchburg

    Founded by James F.D. Garfield in 1892, the Fitchburg Historical Society is an independent non-profit that was created to collect,... more

    + 0 saves
  • Forbes Library

    Northampton

    more

    + 2 saves
  • Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture

    Ashland

    Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, afirst-time collaboration among eleven museums and cultural institutions throughout the state, will highlight Massachusetts furniture-making,... more

    + 2 saves
  • Framingham History Center

    Framingham

    Framingham History Center 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