Places to Visit: Museums, Aquariums, Historical Sites and Science Centers

MUSEUMS A to L - Page 1

MUSEUMS M to Z (this page)

Remember to check local libraries for museum passes!


The Mary Baker Eddy Library
200 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA
1-617-450-7000 or 1-888-222-3711
Officially named The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, this is a museum and library dedicated not only to the achievements and work of Mary Baker Eddy, but to the power of ideas to change individuals and world. Includes several galleries, reference rooms, library and Mapparium, a world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Mashantucket, CT
1(800) 411-9671
Tribally owned-and-operated complex, brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

MIT Museum
Cambridge, MA
(617) 253-4444
Science and technology, architecture, and nautical history. Special Sunday family programs, free with admission.

Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, MA
(617) 267-9300
Free drop-in gallery and workshop program for children 6-12. Classes involve children in active exploration of the museum's collections through the use of art projects, creative dramatics,poetry and music. Classes meet 3:30-4:45pm on Monday through Friday from September to May. Classes do not meet Monday holidays, or during school vacation weeks. The group leaves promptly at 3:30 from the Sharf Information Center. No pre-registration is required. Children's Room is not recommended for groups.

Museum of Natural History and Cormack Planetarium
Roger Williams Park
Providence, RI
(401) 785-9450
The Museum houses collections containing over one quarter million objects pertaining to natural and cultural history assembled from sites around the world.

Museum of Science
Boston, MA
(617) 723-2500
When visiting, ask for educator's discount on parking fee.

Museum of Transportation
Brookline, MA
(617)522-6547

Museum of Work and Culture
The Rhode Island Historical Society
Market Square
42 South Main Street
Woonsocket, RI
(401) 769-9675
(401) 331-8575
Interactive museum presenting the story of the French Canadians who left the farms of Quebec for the factories of New England. Features 8 walk through settings and 3 films, multiple interactive audios, hands-on displays, recreated 1934 union hall, and changing exhibits and special events.

Mystic Aquarium
Mystic, CT
(860) 572-5955

Mystic Seaport
Mystic, CT
(860) 572-0711

National Plastics Center & Museum
Leominster, MA
(978) 537-9529

New England Aquarium
Boston, MA
(617) 973-5200

Old Sturbridge Village
Sturbridge, MA
1(800) SEE-1830

Orchard House
Concord, MA
(978) 369-4118
Home of the Alcott family and the site where Louisa May Alcott wrote her classic, Little Women

Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
(978) 745-9500
(800) 745-4054
Collection of art, architecture, and culture spanning two centuries

Plimoth Plantation
Plymouth, MA
(508) 746-1622

Pratt Museum of Natural History
Amherst College
Amherst, MA
(413) 542-2165
Free.

Providence Children's Museum
Providence, RI
(401) 273-KIDS
Free admission on the first Sunday of every month.There is also free admission every Friday evening from 5:00-8:00 PM during the summer and on the third Friday of each month during the school year.

Rhode Island School of Design Museum
224 Benefit Street
Providence, RI
(401) 454-6500
FREE Sunday, 10am-1pm; 5-9pm on the third Thursday monthly; Friday, 12-1:30pm; and for Free-For-All Saturdays (last Saturday of the month).

The Robbins Museum of Archaeology
Middleborough, MA
(508) 947-9005

Science EpiCenter & DNA Learning Center
New London, CT
(860) 442-0391

Slater Mill Historic Site
175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI
(401) 725-8638
Museum complex dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the American industrial heritage. Tours start at the visitor center.

South Shore Natural Science Center
Norwell, MA
(781) 659-2559

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
235 Wellesley Street
at Regis College
Weston, MA
(781)768-8367

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
PO Box 598
Boylston, MA
(508) 869-6111

Water Cruises of Rhode Island
175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI
1(800) 619-BOAT
(401) 725-8200
Water Cruises currently operates 2 European style vessels: the Hope and the Renaissance. Funded in part by grants from the federal and state government, water cruises offers a number of river transportation and cruising options for Rhode Island residents and visitors. Groups can charter the boats for special tour themes such as the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor by water and land, ecological and history tours, and seal watch cruises.

Waters Farm
Waters Road
Sutton, MA
(508) 865-0101
Historic farm and living history site best known for its "Waters Farm Days" held in early October.

Wheaton College Observatory
Norton, MA
(508) 286-3937
Open to the public every clear Friday night that the College is in session

Willard House Clock Museum
11 Willard Street
Grafton, MA
(508) 839-3500

Wolf Hollow
Ipswich, MA
(978) 356-0216
Live wolves and education program

Worcester Art Museum
Worcester, MA
(508) 799-4406T
Free Saturdays 10-12

Worcester Historical Museum and Library
30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA
Salisbury Mansion
40 Highland Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 753-8278



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