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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  • Cape Cod Museum of Art +
    2 saves

    Cape Cod Museum of Art

    Dennis

  • Center for Coastal Studies +
    0 saves

    Center for Coastal Studies

    Provincetown

  • Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation +
    3 saves

    Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

    Waltham

  • Chesterwood A Nation Trust Historic Site +
    47 saves

    Chesterwood A Nation Trust Historic Site

    Glendale

  • A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art +
    25 saves

    A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

  • Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy +
    31 saves

    Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy

    Quincy

  • The Clark +
    21 saves

    The Clark

    Williamstown

  • Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property +
    15 saves

    Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property

    Essex

  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum +
    7 saves

    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

  • Danforth Art Museum School +
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    Danforth Art Museum School

    Framingham

  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum +
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    DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

    Lincoln

  • Discovery Museum +
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    Discovery Museum

    Acton

  • Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds +
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    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Newton

  • Eastern States Exposition +
    1 saves

    Eastern States Exposition

    West Springfield

  • EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature +
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    EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature

    Worcester

  • The Emily Dickinson Museum +
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    The Emily Dickinson Museum

    Amherst

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
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    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art +
    192 saves

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

    Amherst

  • Eustis Estate +
    0 saves

    Eustis Estate

    Milton

  • The Fall River Historical Society +
    24 saves

    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

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