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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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Where the Questions Live: An Exploration of Humans in NatureSalem, $
Sun, September 22, 2019  -  Sun, March 7, 2021   
This spirited, interactive art installation features a colorful variety of engaging structures, dimensional murals, transformed objects, hidden spaces, meditative poetry and hands-on activities.
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Love is Calling Exhibit at ICA BostonBoston, $$
Tue, September 24, 2019  -  Sun, February 7, 2021   
Experience infinity! Love is Calling - the new permanent exhibit by Yayo Kusama opens on September 24, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the public on September 12 at 10 AM. Mark your calendars!
All Aboard! Trains! at Science ParkCambridge, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Miniature trains, snow-covered peaks, engaging hands-on activities, and even a few surprises await! Experience a whimsical setting where powered model trains at different scales run through various colorful scenes, complete with intricately created décor, buildings, and...
All Hands on Deck: A Sailor's Life in 1812Charlestown, Free
Sun, January 5, 2020  -  Wed, November 25, 2020   
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.
Hidden TreasureConcord, Free
Fri, January 17, 2020  -  Fri, March 27, 2020   
Come and find each Hidden Treasure in this engaging multi-media exhibition of our juried members. Opening January 17th. Join us for the opening reception free to the public on January 17th from 5-7 pm
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Black Histories, Black Futures Exhibit at the MFABoston, $$
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Sat, June 20, 2020   
Curated by young scholars as part of the MFA’s new partnership with local youth empowerment organizations, Black Histories, Black Futures features 20th-century paintings and works on paper by artists of color and is a...
Masters of Miniature: 41st Annual Model Ship ShowCharlestown, $
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 29, 2020   
View the Best of the Best! at our 41st annual Model Ship Show. Partake in family activities including a scavenger hunt, learn how to get a ship into a bottle, observe a model ship restoration every Wednesday, and more!
Dogs! A Science Tail at the Museum of Science, BostonCambridge, Free
Sun, February 2, 2020  -  Mon, May 25, 2020   
Experience the extraordinary way a dog sees, hears, and smells the world through fun and unique hands-on activities, and uncover the science behind our enduring bond.
Layers & LandscapesNew Hampshire, Free
Fri, February 7, 2020  -  Tue, March 3, 2020   
The Gallery at WREN celebrates the opening reception of LAYERS & LANDSCAPES featuring the work of Kim Druker Stockwell and Melanie Barash Levitt, two North Country artists.
Photography Exhibition - The Path Taken: Photography by Lawrence MullingsBoston, Free
Fri, February 7, 2020  -  Sun, April 26, 2020   
In this exhibit, Lawrence Mullings shares the inspirational scenes he captured along the Arboretum “Paths” he has taken throughout the year, while walking to regain his health.
Dig into DinnerCambridge
Sat, February 29, 2020  -  Sat, February 29, 2020   
Explore the new Resetting the Table exhibition, starting at the dinner table set for a party. Family-friendly activities about what we eat will be set up throughout the gallery.
SBN's Local Food & Specialty Crop Trade ShowBoston, $$
Wed, March 4, 2020  -  Wed, March 4, 2020   
The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is offering our 9th Local Food Trade Show at The Curry Student Center at Northeastern University. Come learn about the local food producers in the New England area & network!
Impossibly Life-Like: A Talk on the Blaschka Glass Flower CollectionConcord, Free
Thu, March 5, 2020  -  Thu, March 5, 2020   
Join Harvard’s Glass Flowers Collection Manager for a talk on the Blaschka Glass Models of Plants. Learn about how they were made, the history of the collection, and the endless fascination with them.
Needham's Art in Bloom 2020Needham, Free
Sat, March 7, 2020  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
Floral interpretations of Needham High School Student Artists by members of Beth Shalom Garden Club and participants from Needham & Kalmia garden clubs. Join us at the Needham Public Library.
April Vacation Week at Mary Baker Eddy LibraryBack Bay, Free
Tue, April 21, 2020  -  Fri, April 24, 2020   
Learn how you can make a meaningful difference in someone else’s life—and have fun, too! During April school vacation week, The Mary Baker Eddy Library will open its doors with a free program and free admission to the exhibits for visitors under 17.
Call for Art: For the Love of Earth, a juried exhibitionWayland
Tue, April 28, 2020  -  Sat, May 30, 2020   
We invite 2D and 3D artists of all mediums to submit works that speak to the theme of EARTH for a juried exhibition in conjunction with ArtWeek. Submission deadline: April 12th
DigiMarCon East 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference & ExhibitionNew Bedford, $
Thu, May 7, 2020  -  Fri, May 8, 2020   
DigiMarCon East 2020 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative.
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King Tut Exhibit in Boston (June Dates TBD)Boston, $$
Mon, June 15, 2020  -  Tue, June 30, 2020   
An exhibition about King Tut is coming to Boston this summer. The 'largest collection of Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt” with over 150 original artifacts, three times the amount that has ever...

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