10 Best Museums of Boston: Something for Everyone to Explore

Roam around Boston and enjoy the museums that are in every area. Explore the Seaport in conjunction with a visit to the ICA. While in the Back Bay make sure you visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Enjoy Fort Point Channel and check out the Children's Museum. Make your way to Harvard Square where the Museum of Natural History makes its home. Take in the sites of Cambridge then head the the Museum of Science.

Boston's mix of museums offer options that range from art to play making it necessary to devout more than just one day to sample the all that is offered inside. There's a little something for everyone at each of Boston's museums, and all you need is a ticket in to explore the offerings. 

For those who seek a real Boston experience from their museum visit, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum as well as the John F Kennedy Library And Museum let you make the most of your museum visit to see how Boston fits into the past, even as it becomes part of the present.

Take advantage of city discount passes to save a little money on admission to these museums that are more than just your average sites to be seen. 

Peabody Essex Museum


Upon entry into the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) you'll be stunned by its beauty. Along with galleries you can peek into art studios and the auditorium where the museum's collections include a compilation of contemporary pieces as well as historic...  Read More

John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum


The John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated "to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world." Highlighting the presidential endeavors of John F Kennedy, a Boston area native who had aspirations for...  Read More

MIT Museum


Kids love to explore, and at the MIT Museum you are invited to do just that. Check out invention, ideas, and innovation at the interactive exhibitions, public programs, experimental projects and its renown collections found at the MIT Museum....  Read More

Harvard Museum of Natural History
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Explore the natural world in the detailed exhibits that live at this Harvard University treasure. Examine animals, dinosaurs, fossils, stones, flowers and biology. Also enjoy insight into cultures, by region. A fantastic find for those who...  Read More

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


View works of art by Rembrandt, Dante, Degas, Raphael and Michelangelo as well as the many others that are on display from the personal collection of Ms. Gardner. Once her home, it is more like a mansion than a museum. The art inside reflects...  Read More

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
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It was not just one night that led patriots to take matters into their own hands to begin a fight for freedom, it was the continued lack of freedoms and representation that brought about the Tea Party and started a revolution. At the Tea Party...  Read More

Boston Children's Museum
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The Boston Children's Museum is a local favorite. Exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts, and all encourage kids to interact (via touch). Many amazing adventures await at the Children's...  Read More

Museum of Science
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Walk into the Museum of Science and come face to face with a life-sized dinosaur. Explore each and every last crook of the Museum of Science and encounter excitement from our past, present and even a glimpse into our future. Make math fun in...  Read More



Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art...  Read More

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The MFA is one of the largest museums around. An entire day could be spent admiring the works, both ancient and modern, that live within these walls. Along with many amazing (and famous) paintings, the MFA offers visitors the chance to enjoy...  Read More


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Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

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