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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  • Phillips House Museum

    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

  • The Emily Dickinson Museum

    The Emily Dickinson Museum

    Amherst

  • Harvard Art Museums

    Harvard Art Museums

    Cambridge

  • Nichols House Museum

    Nichols House Museum

    Boston

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

    Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

    Concord

  • Museum of Russian Icons

    Museum of Russian Icons

    Clinton

  • Nantucket Whaling Museum

    Nantucket Whaling Museum

    Nantucket

  • Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy

    Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy

    Quincy

  • Boston CityPASS®

    Boston CityPASS®

    Boston

  • Discovery Museum

    Discovery Museum

    Acton

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Boston

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Waltham

  • The Institute of Contemporary Art

    The Institute of Contemporary Art

    Boston

  • The Fall River Historical Society

    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

  • Gedney House Museum

    Gedney House Museum

    Salem

  • 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 Clark

    The Clark

    Williamstown

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