Museums of Boston is a collaborative organization of over forty museums and other attractions throughout the Greater Boston area. We work together to increase awareness of the cultural life of Greater Boston.
Visit a Greater Boston museum today! Click the links below to find your destination. Visit our Map page to view museums by geographic location.
ANCIENT & HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY MUSEUM, ARMORY & LIBRARY, Boston
Discover artifacts, documents, medals, paintings, photographs and memorabilia that date from the early 1600s in the Armory and Museum of the AHAC in Faneuil Hall.
ARMENIAN MUSEUM OF AMERICA, Watertown
The Armenian Museum of America exists to preserve and promote Armenian art and culture through engaging exhibitions and cultural programs.
BATTLESHIP COVE, Fall River
Journey through time and discover a sailor’s life aboard the historic Naval vessels at Battleship Cove.
BOSTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, Boston
Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest, and one of the most influential children’s museums in the world. Discover the Power of Play!
BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM, Boston
Journey back in time on authentically restored tea ships featuring interactive exhibits, an award-winning film, live actors and more!
CASTLE HILL ON THE CRANE ESTATE, Ipswich
The 2,100 Crane Estate consists of Castle Hill, including the “Great House,” and the Inn at Castle Hill, as well as Crane Beach and the Crane Wildlife Refuge.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM IN EASTON, North Easton
The Children’s Museum in Easton is an educational, cultural, and social learning center for children and families, with a primary focus on children ages 1-8.
CONCORD MUSEUM, Concord
The Concord Museum is the one place where all of Concord’s remarkable past is brought to life.
DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM, Lincoln
A 30-acre sculpture park and contemporary art museum with rotating exhibitions and an array of interactive programs.
DISCOVERY MUSEUM, Acton
Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together.
DREAMLAND WAX MUSEUM, Boston
Come face-to-face with history makers, hometown heroes, and your favorite celebrities!
EDWARD M. KENNEDY INSTITUTE FOR THE U.S. SENATE, Boston
Visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s replicas of the Senate Chamber and Sen. Kennedy’s office, participate in live debates, and use digital tablets to engage with exhibits.
FRANKLIN PARK ZOO, Boston
Visit Franklin Park Zoo and discover incredible species from around the world including Masai giraffes, tigers, zebras, lions and more!
FRUITLANDS MUSEUM, Harvard
Fruitlands Museum, a Trustees property, is home to five diverse collections of art and history on 210 majestic acres of meadows and woods.
FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM, Brockton
Fuller Craft Museum is New England’s home for contemporary craft.
GARDEN IN THE WOODS, NEW ENGLAND WILD FLOWER SOCIETY, Framingham
45-acre botanic garden for conservation of and education about native plant species with the largest collection of native species in New England
HARVARD ART MUSEUMS, Cambridge
The Harvard Art Museums invite the public to explore works on view from one of the largest and most renowned collections of art in the United States.
HARVARD COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, Cambridge
See instruments dating from 15th-21st c. from scientific disciplines including astronomy, navigation, calculating, electricity, and more.
HARVARD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, Cambridge
Harvard’s world famous ‘Glass Flowers’, dinosaurs, meteorites, minerals, hundreds of animals – don’t miss the University’s most visited museum.
HARVARD SEMITIC MUSEUM, Cambridge
See mummies, a full scale replica of an ancient Israelite home, and a rich collection of antiquities from the ancient Near East.
HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND, Boston
Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation.
HISTORIC NEWTON, Newton
Historic Newton’s two museums inspire discovery and engagement by illuminating our community’s stories within the context of American history.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Boston
A stunning waterfront museum, the ICA is Boston’s destination for discovering the art and artists of our time.
ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM, Boston
Experience unforgettable galleries, artworks legendary and new, wondrous gardens, inspiring music and more. Awaken your senses and be transported.
JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, Boston
Dedicated to the memory of our nation’s thirty-fifth president.
LONGYEAR MUSEUM, Chestnut Hill
Longyear Museum is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the life and work of Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science.
MARY BAKER EDDY LIBRARY, Boston
The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides public access and context to original materials and educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy’s life, ideas, and achievements.
MASS AUDUBON WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES, locations throughout Massachusetts
Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuary network includes approximately 100 properties across the state.
METROPOLITAN WATERWORKS MUSEUM, Boston
Explore the social, public health, engineering and architectural history of Boston.
MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER, Cambridge
As MIT’s contemporary art museum, the List Center collects, commissions and exhibits artist led projects that engage MIT and the global art community.
MIT MUSEUM, Cambridge
The MIT Museum presents engaging exhibitions, programs, events, and activities, inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s innovative research and discoveries.
MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, Boston
The Museum of African American History’s Boston campus consists of two historic sites & the 14-site Black Heritage Trail® walking tour.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, Boston
Make one remarkable discovery after another at the Museum of Science! Open 9am-5pm every day, with extended hours on Friday and during school vacation periods including the summer months.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston
With countless galleries of art, special exhibitions, lively activities, and great shops and restaurants, you can spend an hour—or stay the day.
NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM, Boston
Explore exhibits featuring thousands of aquatic animals from around the world, including more than 80 penguins, sharks, sea turtles, seals and more.
NICHOLS HOUSE MUSEUM, Boston
The Nichols House Museum is open to the public as an historic house museum reflecting the domestic life of a typical family of Beacon Hill at the turn of the last century.
OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE, Boston
Old South Meeting House is Boston’s “Sanctuary of Freedom,” the place where the original Boston Tea Party began.
OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM, Boston
Explore two floors of exciting treasures like real tea from the Boston Tea Party.
PAUL REVERE HOUSE, Boston
The home of legendary patriot Paul Revere, where he began the famous “Midnight Ride,” was built in 1680 and is the only home on the Freedom Trail.
PAUL S. RUSSELL, MD MUSEUM OF MEDIAL HISTORY AND INNOVATION, Boston
The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation presents the 200-year evolution of health care and medicine through the lens of Massachusetts General Hospital.
PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM, Salem
Peabody Essex Museum is a museum of international art and culture dedicated to connecting art to the world in which it is made.
PEABODY MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY & ETHNOLOGY, Cambridge
The Peabody Museum is the region’s principal world cultures museum, with vast collections from the Americas, Africa, and Oceania.
SPELLMAN MUSEUM OF STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY
You do not have to be a stamp collector to enjoy the Spellman. Continuing rotating exhibits display stamps and postal artifacts on all different subjects. There are hands-on activities and games for the children who also receive free stamps.
STONE ZOO, Stoneham
Visit Stone Zoo and discover incredible species from around the world including black bears, jaguars, cougars, meerkats, white-cheeked gibbons, flamingos and more!
THE ART COMPLEX MUSEUM, Duxbury
The Art Complex Museum is a contemporary structure of glass and wood on over thirteen acres of open fields and woodlands. It serves as a center for regional arts and for the collections of the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser family.
THE OLD MANSE, Concord
The Old Manse, a National Historic Landmark in Concord and Trustees property, is the birthplace of American literature and philosophy.
TRINITY CHURCH IN THE CITY OF BOSTON, Boston
Trinity Church Boston is designated as “one of the ten most important buildings in America” by the American Institute of Architects. Come see why!
USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM, Boston
Celebrating its 40th year, the USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and those associated with her.
VILNA SHUL, BOSTON’S CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE, Boston
The Vilna Shul is Boston’s only Jewish historic site. Located on Beacon Hill, it tells the story of Boston’s Jewish community.