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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  • Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property

    Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property

    Gloucester

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • Jenney Museum - Faith and the Forefathers,

    Jenney Museum - Faith and the Forefathers,

    Plymouth

  • Maritime Gloucester

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Adams

  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Higgins Armory Museum

    Higgins Armory Museum

    Worcester

  • Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc.

    Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc.

    Shelburne Falls

  • Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Chesterwood A Nation Trust Historic Site

    Chesterwood A Nation Trust Historic Site

    Glendale

  • Hancock Cemetery, Quincy

    Hancock Cemetery, Quincy

    Quincy

  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    Boston

  • Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich

  • Springfield Museums

    Springfield Museums

    Springfield

  • Wistariahurst Museum

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

  • Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Boston

  • Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Salem Time Machine 3D

    Salem Time Machine 3D

    Salem

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