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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.

Swimming with Sharks: A Deep Dive into Shark Biology and Behavior (Exhibition)Cambridge, $
Fri, November 25, 2022  -  Sun, December 31, 2023   
One of nature’s most misunderstood creatures, sharks play a crucial role in our oceans. Learn all about these magnificent animals in an exhibition presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
The Humble Petitioner: Fighting for Rights in 18th Century MassachusettsBoston, $
Wed, February 1, 2023  -  Sun, December 31, 2023   
Write the next chapter in the unfinished struggle. Revolutionary Spaces announces newest exhibit at the Old State House, open daily and free with general admission to the museum.
Real Pirates Salem ExhibitSalem, $
Thu, April 20, 2023  -  Fri, December 29, 2023   
During the early 1700s, Bellamy captured the infamous slave ship Whydah, as well as more than 50 other ships, earning him the nickname the “Prince of Pirates.”
Material Mapping: Data-driven Sculpture by Adrien Segal and Norwood VivianoBrockton
Sat, May 13, 2023  -  Sun, March 3, 2024   
Material Mapping: Data-driven Sculpture by Adrien Segal and Norwood Viviano features two artists working at the intersection of information and craft. See this uniquely creative work!
'Framing Mass Killings' Exhibit at Old State HouseBoston, $
Thu, June 1, 2023  -  Sun, December 31, 2023   
Revolutionary Spaces’ new exhibit at the Old State House, Framing Mass Killings, explores how the words we use to describe mass killings in American history affect whether and how we remember them.
Polly Sumner Doll: Conventional & Controversial CargoBoston, $
Thu, June 1, 2023  -  Sun, December 31, 2023   
Visit Old South Meeting House to view our new exhibit, Polly Sumner Doll: Conventional & Controversial Cargo, featuring a stunning reproduction of the Polly Sumner doll and other objects related to the Boston Tea Party.
Dino SafariBoston, $$
Tue, June 6, 2023  -  Sun, December 31, 2023   
Grab a passport to Pangea and feel the thrill of standing next to giant moving dinosaurs from all over the world on a walk-through expedition for the whole family.
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Tiny Treasures: The Magic of Miniatures at MFABoston, $$
Sat, July 1, 2023  -  Sun, February 18, 2024   
Featuring works in a surprising array of media—paintings, drawings, ceramics, precious metals and gems, and more—from the 7th century BCE to the present day, this exhibition explores miniaturization in art and how...
Impassioned Destruction: Politics, Vandalism, and the Boston Tea PartyBoston, $
Mon, July 3, 2023  -  Tue, December 31, 2024   
Revolutionary Spaces' exhibit Impassioned Destruction: Politics, Vandalism, and the Boston Tea Party is now open daily at the Old State House to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.
Body Worlds: The Anatomy of HappinessBack Bay, $$
Fri, July 7, 2023  -  Tue, January 9, 2024   
A curated collection of human specimens called “plastinates” invite you to discover the secrets that hide beneath the skin. Anatomical specimens of real human bodies reveal the complexity, resilience, & vulnerability of bodies.
Draper MuseumCambridge, Free
Fri, August 4, 2023  -  Fri, October 27, 2023   
The museum celebrates Draper’s 90 years of innovation and service to the nation and 50 years as an independent engineering innovation nonprofit, highlighting Draper's technological accomplishments in space exploration, national security, and defense.
Marks of Distinction National Juried Pastel PLUS ExhibitionHarvard, Free
Tue, August 29, 2023  -  Sat, September 30, 2023   
WELCOME to the first international Pastels Plus Exhibition! An exciting exhibition and sale of diverse work from some of the best soft pastel artists in the country.
Maritime History Exhibition: All Hands! Yankee Whaling and the U. S. NavyNew Bedford, $
Fri, September 1, 2023  -  Sun, September 8, 2024   
The maritime history exhibition All Hands! Yankee Whaling and the U. S. Navy explores the deep cultural connections between American whaling and the U.S. Navy from the 1780s through the First World War.
The Salem Witch Trials: Restoring JusticeSalem, $$
Sat, September 2, 2023  -  Sun, November 26, 2023   
This exhibition examines the extraordinary series of events in 1692-3 that led to the deaths of 25 innocent women, men and children who were wrongfully convicted of crimes.
Bruce Springsteen: Portraits of an American Music IconBoston, $
Tue, September 26, 2023  -  Mon, October 30, 2023   
Curated by the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music, Bruce Springsteen: Portraits of an American Music Icon displays over 40 photographs from seven notable Springsteen photographers.
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Interwoven: Women's Lives Written in Thread'Concord, $$
Today  -  Sun, February 25, 2024   
Featuring 30 samplers sewn in the early 1700s to mid-1800s, Interwoven will explore how young women created records of their own lives and experiences, written in thread.
Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) 2023Boston, Free
Sat, September 30, 2023  -  Sun, October 1, 2023   
The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is New England’s premier independent comics event focused on celebrating comics as a creative medium and expressive art form.
RoboBoston 6th Annual Robot Block PartyBoston, Free
Sat, September 30, 2023  -  Sat, September 30, 2023   
RoboBoston is a celebration showcasing universities, startups, companies and student teams with cutting-edge robotics, AI and technology. This year’s 6th Annual Robot Block Party includes robot demonstrations and hands-on interactions with robots, games, and more.
New England Carnivorous Plant Society Show & Sale at NEBGBoylston, $
Sat, September 30, 2023  -  Sun, October 1, 2023   
The award-winning New England Carnivorous Plant Society (NECPS) returns to showcase a fascinating group of plants sure to captivate and amaze. Visit the Venus Fly Trap feeding station.
Access MBA In-Person Event | BostonBoston, Free
Sat, September 30, 2023  -  Sat, September 30, 2023   
Top programs trust Access MBA to engage with unique candidates just like you. Get matched with your best b-school options at one of the last 2023 in-person events in your city.
Sat, October 7, 2023  -  Sat, October 7, 2023   
Bestselling children’s book author Sherri Duskey Rinker will be visiting the Wenham Museum during her 2023 national book tour! DATE- Oct 7, 2023, 10:00am to 4:00pm EDT Event Address:- Wenham Museum 132 Main Street Wenham, MA 01984
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Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The ExhibitionChelsea, $$
Fri, October 13, 2023  -  Sat, January 14, 2023   
The Beauty of Rome Comes To Boston in Stunning Clarity With Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, featuring all 34 iconic frescoes from The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel.
LEGO TRAINMassachusetts, $$
Sat, October 21, 2023  -  Sun, October 22, 2023   
Calling all LEGO fans – we’re excited to welcome the LEGO Train back to the Wenham Museum for a special fall-time visit! Calling all LEGO fans
The NH Furniture Masters Main EventConcord, $$
Sat, October 28, 2023  -  Sat, October 28, 2023   
The NH Furniture Masters and League members are embarking on a collaborative journey, which culminates in a mixed-media exhibition, Connecting Through Craft. Visit the exhibition from October 24 – December 14.
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