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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  • Fuller Craft Museum

    Fuller Craft Museum

    Brockton

  • Hedge House Museum

    Hedge House Museum

    Plymouth

  • Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

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

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

    Nantucket

  • Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • The Stone House Museum

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

  • Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Avon

  • The Gibson House Museum

    The Gibson House Museum

    Boston

  • The Plumbing Museum

    The Plumbing Museum

    Watertown

  • Gore Place

    Gore Place

    Waltham

  • Sargent House Museum

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property

    Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property

    Essex

  • Marine Museum at Fall River

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • UMass Fine Arts Center

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Vineyard Haven

  • Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    Amherst

  • Berkshire Museum

    Berkshire Museum

    Pittsfield

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