Museums

  • We ask that ONLY parents submit entries for places that you have personally visited and know are suitable for families with children birth to 4 years. Information such as website, address, phone number, and address are appreciated. This list is maintained by the Network Helpers. All suggestions will be reviewed by the Network Helpers in order to verify that they are family friendly and developmentally appropriate.  If you choose to visit these locations, please note that neither the Network Helpers nor the Milford Family Network Project are responsible for these locations and do not assume any liablity.

    Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum
    300 Congress Street (on the Congress Street Bridge), Boston MA
    617-338-1773
    http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/
    Reenactments of the famous tea party
    ** Closed for Renovations – will reopen Summer 2010



    The Children’s Discovery Museum
    177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton MA
    (978) 264-4200
    http://www.discoverymuseums.org/
    A Victorian house with ten rooms filled with toys and activities to build the imagination.  There is a water discovery room for bubble play, a dinosaur exhibit, an adventure fort, a safari room and much more.  Also includes "The Science Discovery Museum, a separate building with science exhibits aimed towards school-age children.



    The Children’s Museum (Boston)
    300 Congress Street, Museum Wharf, Boston MA
    617-426-8855
    http://www.bostonkids.org/



    Children’s Museum in Easton
    The Old Fire Station, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton MA
    (508)230-3789
    http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/
    Housed in the Old Fire Station in historic North Easton, Massachusetts the Museum offers interactive exhibits in the arts, sciences and humanities for children and families to explore together.



    Ecotarium
    222 Harrington Way, Worcester MA
    508-929-2700
    http://www.ecotarium.org/
    Formerly the New England Science Center
    Featuring Nature Trails, Water Pavilion, Tree Canopy Walkway, zoo, interactive environmental exhibits, aquariums and a planetarium.  



    Fruitlands Museum
    102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard MA
    978-456-3924
    http://www.fruitlands.org/
    Museums and trails



    Providence Children’s Museum
    100 South St., Providence RI, 02903
    (401) 273-5437
    http://www.childrenmuseum.org/
    Rhode Island's only museum especially for children and their families. Providence Children's Museum is a hands-on place where kids, ages 1-11, and grown-ups play and learn together. Come and explore the swirling, whirling ways of water, discover the bones beneath your muscles and learn how much fun learning can be!



    Worcester Art Museum
    55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA
    508-799-4406
    http://www.worcesterart.org/
    Free for children under 18.



    Museum of Science, Boston
    Science Park, Boston, MA
    617-723-2500
    http://www.mos.org/
    Exhibits, live presentations, Omni films, Planetarium shows, and more.



    Peobody-Essex Museum
    East India Square, Salem, MA
    978-745-9500, 866-745-1876
    http://pem.org/
    Works of art and the world in which they were created.

    Last Updated: 5/13/15