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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  • Patriot Place

    Patriot Place

    Foxborough

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

    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

  • Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Boston

  • Plymouth Antiquarian Society

    Plymouth Antiquarian Society

    Plymouth

  • Adolphus Busch Hall

    Adolphus Busch Hall

    Cambridge

  • Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame

    Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame

    Hyannis

  • Gropius House

    Gropius House

    Lincoln

  • Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

    Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

    Cambridge

  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

  • The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon

    The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon

    Foxborough

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Alden House Historic Site

    Alden House Historic Site

    Duxbury

  • Jackson Homestead and Museum

    Jackson Homestead and Museum

    Newton

  • L. S. Starrett Museum

    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • The Sports Museum

    The Sports Museum

    Boston

  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

  • Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Oak Bluffs

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

  • Yiddish Book Center

    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

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