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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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Art of the BrickBoston, $$
Fri, November 18, 2022  -  Sun, April 23, 2023   
Experience The Art of the Brick, World’s Most Popular Display of LEGO® Art! Discover over one million LEGO bricks transformed into more than 70 sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya.
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.
Dino Safari: A Walk Thru AdventureBoston, $
Tue, February 14, 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.
Betye Saar: Heart of a WandererBoston
Thu, February 16, 2023  -  Sun, May 21, 2023   
Celebrated contemporary artist and leading figure of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s, Betye Saar is a traveler, collector, and storyteller. This exhibition explores Saar’s trips to Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas
27th Annual Regional High School Art ShowLexington, Free
Sat, March 4, 2023  -  Sun, April 2, 2023   
This is the 27th year LexArt will be hosting local High School Student Artist and showcase that artwork. The student are from the regional High Schools around Lexington.
Space Adventure: The Arrival of Man on the Moon in Boston!Chelsea, $
Wed, March 8, 2023  -  Sun, April 2, 2023   
Go on an awe-inspiring journey at Space Adventure! This must-see exhibition in Boston features over 300 original NASA items, an immersive room simulating a departure to the Moon, and so much more. Get your tickets!
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Hokusai: Inspiration and InfluenceBoston, $$
Today  -  Sun, July 16, 2023   
This major exhibition takes a new approach to the work of Hokusai, pairing more than 100 of his woodblock prints, paintings, and illustrated books from the MFA’s renowned collection with more than 200 works by his...
Dinosaurs Among Us at Roger Williams Park ZooRhode Island, $$
Fri, April 7, 2023  -  Sun, August 13, 2023   
Dinosaurs are roaring to life at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Adventure awaits at the Zoo’s newest special attraction, Dinosaurs Among Us, running April 7th through August 13th.
Middlesex Community College Spring Student Art ShowLexington, Free
Sat, April 15, 2023  -  Sun, May 7, 2023   
LexArt will host the Middlesex Community College spring student show Hue from April 15 – May 7, 2023. Come see our show and celebrate the students artwork.
Eric Pape at Hammond Castle MuseumGloucester, $$
Sat, April 15, 2023  -  Sun, April 30, 2023   
The Eric Pape At Hammond Castle Museum exhibit will consist of more than two dozen works by Pape, many of which have not been seen publicly in nearly a century.
New England Dahlia Society Tuber SaleBoylston
Sun, April 23, 2023  -  Sun, April 23, 2023   
There are few flowers that have the unique genetics of dahlias, which accounts for their amazing variability of forms, colors, and sizes. You will be amazed at the variety of this flower family.
2023 Connecticut Spring Boat ShowConnecticut, $
Fri, April 28, 2023  -  Sun, April 30, 2023   
A boutique in-water boat show, located on the scenic Connecticut River. See power and sailboats of all sizes and talk directly with dealers and manufacturers.
Art in Bloom at the MFABoston, $
Fri, April 28, 2023  -  Sun, April 30, 2023   
Celebrate the return of spring at the 47th-annual Art in Bloom event. You won’t want to miss these beautiful interpretive floral arrangements of 45 artworks. Enjoy the creativity of professional floral designers and many talented volunteers.
Baystate African Violet Society Exhibit & SaleBoylston
Sat, April 29, 2023  -  Sun, April 30, 2023   
This event includes horticultural and design exhibits of African violets grown by Baystate African Violet Society members, lectures, and demonstrations. Learn general care of African violets
Seven States Daffodil Society ShowBoylston
Sat, May 6, 2023  -  Sun, May 7, 2023   
At the annual Seven States Daffodil Society Show, experience hundreds of cut daffodil flowers in vibrant colors ranging from cream to lemon, orange, pink, red, and green.
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!
American Rhododendron Society Show & SaleBoylston, $
Sat, May 20, 2023  -  Sun, May 21, 2023   
The event includes fabulous rhododendron flower displays, educational lectures and workshops, and opportunities to purchase unusual and rare rhododendrons, azaleas, and other compatible plants grown by society members.
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