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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.


Real Pirates ExhibitSalem, $
Thu, April 21, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
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.”
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Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak's Designs for Opera & BalletBoston, $$
Thu, June 16, 2022  -  Sun, September 11, 2022   
Maurice Sendak (1928–2012), author and illustrator of beloved children’s books, was an avid fan of music who had his own successful “second act” as a set and costume designer for opera and ballet. This summer,...
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The Caterpillar Lab at Discovery MuseumActon, $$
Fri, July 1, 2022  -  Wed, July 6, 2022   
Discovery Museum hosts The Caterpillar Lab. Get up close to a huge variety of New England caterpillar species showcased on open-air displays. Inlcuded with admission, advance ticket reservations are required.
Dinos in Space at Boston Children's MuseumBoston, $$
Today  -  Mon, September 5, 2022   
The new Dinos in Space exhibit offersfamilies an imaginary universe that brings together the awe-inspiring nature of dinosaurs and the wonder of outer space through fantastic and playful installations, murals, and displays.
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Beyond King Tut: The Immersive ExperienceBoston, $$
Fri, July 8, 2022  -  Sun, September 18, 2022   
A cinematic immersive exhibition at the SOWA Power Station that takes guests on a journey to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.
Pop-Up mMATERIALs Show: Boston!Boston, Free
Tue, August 9, 2022  -  Tue, August 9, 2022   
Leading companies making sustainable building materials will showcase their work reducing or eliminating the negative environmental impacts of their products, and how designers and architects can help.
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