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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.

GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes kicks off with BIKE FESTWorcester, $$
Sat, May 18, 2019  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
BIKE FEST includes an obstacle course for kids, riding demos, fix-it clinics, and tons of hands-on activities. Kids under 12 are encouraged to bring their bikes and helmets.
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Love is Calling Exhibit at ICA BostonBoston, $$
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!
'Child's Play' -- A Serious Look At A Time Of InnocenceBoston, Free
Thu, November 21, 2019  -  Sat, January 18, 2020   
SA+C's new exhibition, 'Child's Play,' offers a look at the protected bastion of childhood through the eyes of adult artists from around the country working in contemporary craft.
All Aboard! Trains! at Science ParkCambridge, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Miniature trains, snow-covered peaks, engaging hands-on activities, and even a few surprises await! Experience a whimsical setting where powered model trains at different scales run through various colorful scenes, complete with intricately created décor, buildings, and...
Little Women Exhibit at Fruitlands MuseumHarvard, $$
Sat, December 28, 2019  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
Fruitlands will play host to a number of Little Women themed programs through the winter and spring, and currently is running a special exhibition with paintings and drawings by May Alcott Nieriker, Louisa’s little sister and the inspiration for the character Amy.
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
Today  -  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
Toys: The Inside StoryActon, $$
Sat, January 18, 2020  -  Sat, January 18, 2020   
Join us at noon as we cut a ribbon to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, Toys: The Inside Story! And then, explore the exhibit and learn what makes toys go!
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Black Histories, Black Futures Exhibit at the MFABoston, $$
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  -  Wed, January 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!
LEGO Maritime Festival at USS Constitution MuseumCharlestown, $
Sat, February 15, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
Set sail with your family this February School Vacation Week at the USS Constitution Museum and build your own ship with LEGO® and DUPLO® Bricks.
SBN's Local Food & Specialty Crop Trade ShowBoston, $$
Wed, March 4, 2020  -  Wed, March 4, 2020   
The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is offering our 9th Local Food Trade Show at The Curry Student Center at Northeastern University. Come learn about the local food producers in the New England area & network!
DigiMarCon East 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference & ExhibitionNew Bedford, $
Thu, May 7, 2020  -  Fri, May 8, 2020   
DigiMarCon East 2020 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative.
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King Tut Exhibit in Boston (June Dates TBD)Boston, $$
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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