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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  • The House of the Seven Gables

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Worcester Art Museum

    Worcester Art Museum

    Worcester

  • Museum of Science

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

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

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

    Gloucester

  • Jenney Museum - Faith and the Forefathers,

    Jenney Museum - Faith and the Forefathers,

    Plymouth

  • Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Boston CityPASS®

    Boston CityPASS®

    Boston

  • Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

    Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

    Boston

  • Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

  • Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Vineyard Haven

  • Alden House Historic Site

    Alden House Historic Site

    Duxbury

  • Jackson Homestead and Museum

    Jackson Homestead and Museum

    Newton

  • Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Oak Bluffs

  • New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

    New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

    New Bedford

  • Bidwell House Museum

    Bidwell House Museum

    Monterey

  • Old Stone Schoolhouse

    Old Stone Schoolhouse

    Fairhaven

  • The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

    The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

    Springfield

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