Museums & Aquariums

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Play, explore and learn at these local museums and aquariums!

Battleship Cove
5 Water Street, Fall River

Battleship Cove is a nonprofit maritime museum and war memorial in Fall River, Massachusetts. Featuring the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels, it is home to the highly decorated battleship USS Massachusetts.
Hours:
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pril 1 - Columbus Day:  9:00am-5:00pm - 7 days a weekOctober - December 31st, 9:00am-4:00pm - 7-days a week.
January 1-March 31:  9:00am-4:00pm - Friday - Sunday. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. 

Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street, Boston

The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children.

Hours:
Saturday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-9pm

Target Fridays:  $1 Admission from 5pm-9pm

Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Ave, 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.

Fall Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-4pm
Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon-5pm
Mondays: Closed

Legoland Discovery Center
598 Assembly Row, Somerville

The ultimate indoor Lego playground!   The Legoland Discovery Center is full of interactive fun for kids ages 3-10.  Attractions include a Miniland (complete with Lego replicas of Boston attractions), two indoor rides, a 4D cinema, climbing play zone, build zones and much more.

Hours:
Monday-Friday:  10am-8pm
Saturday:  9am-8pm
Sunday:  10am-7pm

Museum of Science Boston
1 Science Park, Boston

Spend the day exploring the exhibits, check out an  IMAX film, visit the planetarium and more!

Regular Museum Hours:
January 1 – July 4 and September 6 – December 31
Saturday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Summer Hours:
July 5 – September 4
Saturday -Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic CT

The Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut is one of three U.S. facilities holding Steller sea lions, and it has the only beluga whales in New England
Hours:
January 2nd – February 17th 10:00am to 4:50pm
February 18th – March 31st 9:00am to 4:50pm
April 1st – September 4th 9:00am to 5:50pm
September 5th – November 30th 9:00am to 4:50pm
December 1st – December 24th 10:00am to 4:50pm
December 26th – January 1st 9:00am to 4:50pm

New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf, Boston

Visit the penguins, explore the giant ocean tank ,check out the shark & ray touch tank, go on a Whale Watch and more!

Hours:
Monday- Friday:  9am-5pm
Weekends:  9am-6pm

South Shore Children's Museum
1775 Washington Street, Hanover

Located in the Hanover Mall.  Museum programs include dance, science, building, coloring, art and more.  Click here for more information.

Fall Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm

 

The Hall at Patriot Place
2 Patriot Place, Foxboro

Located next to Gillette Stadium, The Hall is an interactive museum experience for Patriots football fans of all ages!

Read about our visit to The Hall!

Fall Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-9pm
Sunday: 10am-7pm