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.

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  • Children's Museum, Boston

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum

  • Eric Carle Museum, Amherst

  • Museum of Science, Boston

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  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Paul Revere House

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Boston Children's Museum

    Boston Children's Museum

    Boston

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Boston

  • Old South Meeting House

    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • Old State House

    Old State House

    Boston

  • Museum of Science

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • Museum of African American History

    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Boston

  • Nichols House Museum

    Nichols House Museum

    Boston

  • Boston CityPASS®

    Boston CityPASS®

    Boston

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Boston

  • The Institute of Contemporary Art

    The Institute of Contemporary Art

    Boston

  • International Poster Gallery

    International Poster Gallery

    Boston

  • Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

    Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

    Boston

  • The Gibson House Museum

    The Gibson House Museum

    Boston

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

    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

  • The Sports Museum

    The Sports Museum

    Boston

  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

  • Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library

    Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library

    Boston

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