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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  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
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    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • The Whydah Pirate Museum +
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    The Whydah Pirate Museum

    Provincetown

  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum +
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    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum +
    106 saves

    Cape Cod Maritime Museum

    Hyannis

  • Sandwich Glass Museum +
    45 saves

    Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich

  • Nantucket Whaling Museum +
    36 saves

    Nantucket Whaling Museum

    Nantucket

  • African Meeting House on Nantucket/The Museum of Afro-American History +
    20 saves

    African Meeting House on Nantucket/The Museum of Afro-American History

    Nantucket

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

    Yarmouth Port

  • Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame +
    10 saves

    Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame

    Hyannis

  • Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association +
    6 saves

    Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Oak Bluffs

  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum +
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    Provincetown Art Association and Museum

    Provincetown

  • Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum +
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    Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum

    Harwich

  • Nantucket Lightship Basket Musuem +
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    Nantucket Lightship Basket Musuem

    Nantucket

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