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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    North Adams

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  • Smith College Museum of Art

    Northampton

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  • Toad Hall Sports Car Collection

    Hyannis Port

    Collection of more than 50 classic red sports cars from the 50s through the 80s. Mostly English, Lotus, Jaguar, Triumph, MG,... more

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  • West Barnstable Train Station and Museum

    West Barnstable

    Historic train station and museum open Saturdays 10am to 3:00pm. Purchase tickets to scenic passenger train rides. Fun for the... more

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  • Bidwell House Museum

    Monterey

    Restored 1750 parsonage on 192 acres of historic grounds, with trails and gardens. Fully equipped colonial home with 18th-century furniture and decorative... more

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  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

    Societies throughout history have generated scholars, artists, writers and thinkers who have raised fundamental questions to better understand and express... more

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  • Custom House Maritime Museum

    Newburyport

    The Custom House Maritime Museum is gateway to the rich maritime heritage of Newburyport, the eastern seacoast's first major commercial... more

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  • Imajine That

    Lawrence

    The Imajine That Museum is a first of its kind family and child interactive play space where human potential has... more

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  • The International Museum of World War II

    Natick

    The Museum preserves, exhibits, and teaches the entire global story. It is the only museum in the world to do... more

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  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

    There's a lot for families to do at The Mary Baker Eddy Library! Visit our exhibits, including the Mapparium, a... more

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  • Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

    The Blue Hills Trailside Museum is the interpretive center for the state's Blue Hills Reservation and is managed by Mass... more

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  • Museum of Printing

    North Andover

    Printing has been the predecessor to changes in civilization. Gutenberg's invention of movable type spread religion, improved printing press' fostered... more

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  • The New Bedford Museum of Glass

    New Bedford

    Welcome! The members of our non-profit organization are working to establish a new glass museum in the city of New... more

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  • Storrowtown Village

    West Springfield

    Storrowton Village Museum is an authentic, recreated village of nine 18th and 19th century buildings from Massachusetts and New Hampshire,... more

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  • Volleyball Hall of Fame

    Holyoke

    Come experience the world's only museum and exhibit hall devoted to all aspects of volleyball, the second-most popular sport in... more

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  • Williamsville Sculpture Garden

    West Stockbridge

    Outdoor sculpture garden featuring regional artists. more

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  • Berkshire Artisans/Lichenstein Center for the Arts

    Pittsfield

    Municipal arts center; galleries, workshops, public mural program. more

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  • Cape Ann Artisans

    Rockport

    16 working studios, visit with the artisans who create and design sculpture, art, hand blown glass,mosaics and pottery. The group... more

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  • Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum

    Yarmouth Port

    Sea captain's house 8 rooms fully furnished provide a glimpse into 19th century life. more

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  • Children's Museum of Greater Fall River

    Fall River

    An environment that encourages and inspires a love for the learning process while strengthening family, education, and social bonds. more

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