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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  • FORT TABER - FORT RODMAN MILITARY MUSEUM

    FORT TABER - FORT RODMAN MILITARY MUSEUM

    New Bedford

  • National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    Mansfield

  • New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

    New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

    New Bedford

  • Arrowhead

    Arrowhead

    Pittsfield

  • Pairpoint Glass Works

    Pairpoint Glass Works

    Sagamore

  • Toad Hall Sports Car Collection

    Toad Hall Sports Car Collection

    Hyannis Port

  • Bidwell House Museum

    Bidwell House Museum

    Monterey

  • Cape Ann Museum

    Cape Ann Museum

    Gloucester

  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

  • Old Stone Schoolhouse

    Old Stone Schoolhouse

    Fairhaven

  • The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

    The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

    Springfield

  • Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library

    Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library

    Boston

  • Art Complex Museum

    Art Complex Museum

    Duxbury

  • Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

    Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

    Waltham

  • Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Newton

  • Imagine: A Center for Community & the Arts

    Imagine: A Center for Community & the Arts

    Cambridge

  • My Art Boston

    My Art Boston

    Jamaica Plain

  • Volleyball Hall of Fame

    Volleyball Hall of Fame

    Holyoke

  • Williams College Museum of Art

    Williams College Museum of Art

    Williamstown

  • Cape Cod Museum of Art

    Cape Cod Museum of Art

    Dennis

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