As you'd expect in this "highly intellectual" city, Boston museums provide opportunities to learn and explore all kinds of things.
We have an abundance of history museums and historic landmarks; many world renowned art museums; and with universities like Harvard and MIT in the area, several opportunities to check out cutting edge innovations and research.
In the following section, I have provided:
1. A brief overview of some of our favorite museums.
2. A link for each museum listing to a full page of tips on special events, offers and unique experiences. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
And, just a reminder that entrance to literally every museum featured on this page is available at a discounted rate with a sightseeing pass. Check out my Go Boston Card vs CityPass Reviews here.
Note: If you're
looking for a
Boston Art Museum,
Or, a bunch of the less well-known (but often just fantastic) Boston museums are listed by topic down at the bottom of this page.
1. Children's Museum
The Children's Museum gives kids a chance to learn through play and exploration. Exhibits range from "how to be green" to giving kids their first minutes in the spotlight.
Children’s Wharf at 308 Congress Street, Boston
T Stops: Red Line to South Station or Silver Line Waterfront to Courthouse Station.
For more tips & info on the Boston Children's Museum click here.
2. Museum of Science
Whether you're interested in watching baby chicks hatch, learning about the wonders of outer space, or a night of romantic stargazing, the Science Museum has a bit of something for everyone.
1 Science Park
T Stops: Green Line E-train to Science Park Station.
For more tips & info on the Boston Science Museum click here.
3. New England Aquarium
Seadragons? Talking seals? You must be thinking of the Aquarium! With all kinds of interactive and educational programs, the Aquarium is great for "kids" of all ages.
1 Central Wharf (close to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market), Boston
Blue Line to Aquarium Station is closest, or
Orange Line to State Station, or
Green Line to Government Center Station, or
Red Line to South Station.
For more tips & info on the Boston Aquarium click here.
4. The JFK Museum
The JFK Museum is the best way to get to know the heart and soul of the famous Kennedy era. One of only 13 Presidential Libraries, this museum represents a unique piece of Boston & American history.
Columbia Point, Boston
T Stops: Red Line to JFK/UMASS Station. Take one of the free buses marked ‘JFK’ (they come by every 20 minutes).
For more tips & info on the JFK Museum click here.
5. Harvard Museum of Natural History
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is the public face of three of Harvard's research museums (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard Herbaria, & Mineralogical and Geological Museum).
26 Oxford Street, Cambridge (just past Harvard Yard)
T Stop: Red Line to Harvard Square Station
For more tips & info on the Harvard Museum of Natural History as well as several other Harvard Museums click here.
And, just a reminder, there are also loads of GREAT Art Museums so there's a whole page of them too... Click here to see which Boston art museum piques your interest!
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