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Boston Museum Exhibits for Kids and Families

Find out about the newest family-friendly Museum exhbits that come through Boston for a limited time. Popular ongoing exhibits (new to you), can be found here too.


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Birds of the World Gallery at HMNHCambridge, $$
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Thu, November 21, 2019   
Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
All the World Is Here: The Invention of American AnthropologCambridge, $$
Fri, January 4, 2019  -  Sat, August 31, 2019   
Enter the world of a late 19th-century museum and be transported into the midst of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition where Putnam and the Peabody presented their anthropological vision and collections to a wider world.
All Hands on Deck: A Sailor's Life in 1812Charlestown, Free
Sat, January 5, 2019  -  Mon, November 25, 2019   
Step into the shoes of a sailor by furling a sail, firing a cannon, scrubbing a deck, and snoozing in a hammock in this hands-on, minds on exhibit at the USS Constitution Museum.
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Wild Designs at Peabody Essex MuseumSalem, $$
Sat, January 5, 2019  -  Sun, August 4, 2019   
Wild Designs features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems.
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Gender Bending Fashion at the MFABoston
Thu, March 21, 2019  -  Sun, August 25, 2019   
“Gender Bending Fashion” examines a rich history of fashion disrupting, blurring, and redefining conventions and expectations around the relationship between gender and dress.
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Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of ParisBoston, $$
Sun, April 7, 2019  -  Sun, August 4, 2019   
Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris explores the artist’s enthusiastic participation in the celebrity culture of his day and how, to a remarkable degree, he defined it for generations to follow.
GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes kicks off with BIKE FESTWorcester, $$
Sat, May 18, 2019  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
BIKE FEST includes an obstacle course for kids, riding demos, fix-it clinics, and tons of hands-on activities. Kids under 12 are encouraged to bring their bikes and helmets.
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MFA Community Arts Initiative: Mindful MandalasBoston, $$
Sat, May 18, 2019  -  Sun, October 13, 2019   
Mindful Mandalas, showcasing the culmination of seven months of work by approximately 100 young artists from the Museum's ten Community Arts Initiative (CAI) partners in the Boston area.
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Wicked Big BUGS! At Franklin Park ZooBoston, $$
Sat, May 25, 2019  -  Mon, September 2, 2019   
This summer guests can visit Franklin Park Zoo for a larger-than-life bug adventure. With more than a dozen moving, buzzing bugs, animatronic life-like bugs, including an 8-foot-tall tarantula, emperor scorpion and...
Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human BodiesCambridge, $$$
Sun, June 16, 2019  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
The exhibition explores human and comparative anatomy, health science, and physiology through the study of real human bodies that have been preserved using the Plastination process.
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12th Annual British Car Days at Faneuil Hall MarketplaceBoston
Sat, June 22, 2019  -  Tue, August 20, 2019   
The Boston Area MG Club is pleased to announce that we have opened up registration for our three British Car Shows at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This will mark the 12th year the BAMG Club has been holding these shows at...
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Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across TimeBoston, $$
Fri, October 4, 2019  -  Sun, January 13, 2019   
Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time features the work of contemporary artists, many of whom have been Artists-in-Residence at the Gardner.


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