Museums in NEW BEDFORD with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in New Bedford, Massachusetts, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Bay State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in New Bedford…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum

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    (13 miles) Fall River

    A railroad museum that traces the history of railroading in Fall River, located in railroad cars - great fun for train loving kids!

  • Herreshoff Marine Museum

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    (18 miles) Bristol

    The Herreshoff Marine Museum and America\'s Cup Hall of Fame are dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff ...

  • The National Museum of American Illustration

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    (21 miles) Newport

    The Museum's American Imagist Collection features masterpieces of illustrative art and is the largest such collection in the world. Illustrators combine personal expression with pictorial ...

  • Newport Art Museum

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    (22 miles) Newport

    The Museum's collections and exhibitions focus on the visual arts of Newport and southeastern New England, reflecting both the rich heritage of the past and the lively art scene of the present.

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame

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    (22 miles) Newport

    The Museum's galleries chronicle the rich history of tennis through interactive exhibits, dynamic videos, and popular memorabilia from historic champions and the superstars of today.

  • The Museum of Yachting

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    (24 miles) Newport

    The Museum of Yachting is dedicated to preserving the culture of yachting by fostering education and enjoyment of its history through the presentation of vessels, artifacts, literature, events, and ...

  • Cape Cod Childrens Museum

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    (24 miles) Mashpee

    A place where families and children can learn and play together. The museum features lots of hand on exhibits such as: A Pirate Ship, A Plantarium, the Puppet Theatre and Toddler Play Area.

  • Plymouth National Wax Museum

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    (26 miles) Plymouth

    The Wax Museum, gives a graphic portrayal in the magic of light, sound, and animation, recreating the persecuted years in England, the escape to Holland, the Mayflower voyage, and the landing at ...

  • Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

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    (27 miles) Providence

    Spend the day at Rhode Island’s only natural history museum AND the state’s only public planetarium! A family day out choice since 1896!

  • Providence Childrens Museum

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    (27 miles) Providence

    Kids aged 1 to 11 can play, create AND learn in this hands-on children's museum in Rhode Island! A day out filled with imagination and fun.

  • Slater Mill Museum

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    (28 miles) Pawtucket

    The American Industrial Revolution is brought back to life in this historic Rhode Island museum, with tours through 18th and 19th century buildings!

  • The New England Wireless and Steam Museum

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    (30 miles) East Greenwich

    The Museum is an electrical and mechanical engineering museum emphasizing the beginnings of radio and steam power. The museum honors engineers who achieved greatness and served the public good by ...

  • South County Museum

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    (30 miles) Narragansett

    The mission of the South County Museum is to inspire wonder and a better understanding of the agricultural and rural village life in coastal Rhode Island before the emergence of suburban communities.

  • Children's Museum of Easton

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    (31 miles) North Easton

    There are 3 floors of interactive educational but fun exhibits and over 100 programs that allow kids children ages 1 through 8 to explore the world around.

  • Fuller Craft Museum

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    (33 miles) Brockton

    Free for kids, this is an ever changing range of consistently excellent exhibits, covering a diverse range of themes and mediums. Obviously for the less boisterous child, this is a fun afternoon for ...

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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    (43 miles) Brewster

    There are two floors of exhibits about the flora and fauna of Cape Cod, including exhibits on whales, indigenous birds, and coastal change, and several aquaria holding different species of ...

  • Larz Anderson Auto Museum

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    (48 miles) Brookline

    Located in beautiful Larz Anderson Park the Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a great Museum for kids and adults of all ages! Learn about the history of the automobile and have some fun along the way! ...

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

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    (49 miles) Boston

    Family-friendly, big machines & wrenches....sound fun? A fascinating look at where water comes from!

  • Boston Childrens Museum

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    (50 miles) Boston

    Loads of great hand-on exhibits to keep kids entertained in Boston - which focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health and fitness and the arts.

  • Museum of Science

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    (51 miles) Boston

    Over 700 interactive exhibits perfect for kids in Boston, where their imagination can run wild with science and technology!

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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    (52 miles) Cambridge

    The Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world where kids can enjoy and learn from one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere. ...

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History

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    (52 miles) Cambridge

    Explore dinosaurs, hundreds of animals from around the world, rare minerals, meteorites. Check out the 42 ft. Kronosaurus, whale skeletons, and Harvard's world-famous Blaschka 'Glass Flowers'. Don't ...

  • National Heritage Museum

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    (57 miles) Lexington

    We present history by telling stories that are rich in content, use compelling narrative, and are supported by dynamic displays and interactive hands-on activities.

  • Eco Tarium

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    (61 miles) Worcester

    Set in an urban oasis, the EcoTarium offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a thrilling multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature ...

  • Salem Wax Museum

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    (61 miles) Salem

    This compelling museum is composed of eerily life-like London made wax figures that depict Salems vivid history from its founding in 1626 through the terrifying Hysteria of 1692. Come face to face ...

  • The New England Pirate Museum

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    (61 miles) Salem

    Relive the swashbuckling adventures of Captains Kidd and Blackbeard, with a walking tour and authentic pirate treasures!

  • Witch History Museum

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    (61 miles) Salem

    Explore the untold stories of 1692 with live presentations and real life scenes depicting the stories of the trials in Old Salem village.

  • Peabody Essex Museum

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    (61 miles) Salem

    Spend the day surrounded by art and culture in this popular Salem museum, with exhibits, programs and activities!

  • Witch Dungeon Museum

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    (61 miles) Salem

    Experience a live re-enactment of the Salem Witch Trial! Go back in time to 1692 to hear real transcripts from the actual trials, before touring the dungeon!

  • Salem Witch Museum

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    (61 miles) Salem

    Step back in time to 1692, to a time when the Witch Trails of Salem were in full force. Fascinating for the older kids, this museum gives the family a dramatic history lesson with life-size figures, ...

  • The Discovery Museums

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    (63 miles) Acton

    Two museums in one! In the Children's Discovery Museum, the younger children learn while they play. At the Science Discovery Museum, children and adults of all ages explore hands-on scientific ...

  • Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

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    (69 miles) Niantic

    Hands-on fun in Connecticut for kids who love to learn through play, with indoor and outdoor exhibits perfect for those up to 9 years!

  • American Textile History Museum

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    (72 miles) Lowell

    This is not your run-of-the-mill museum. From spinning wheels to airplanes and power looms to baseballs, history really comes alive here. Enjoy family-friendly interactive centers for hands-on fiber ...

  • Connecticut River Museum

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    (78 miles) Essex

    Where the River comes to life. Located on the waterfront in historic Essex, the Connecticut River Museum is the perfect place to explore the heritage and experience the wonders of New England’s ...

  • Lutz Childrens Museum

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    (82 miles) Manchester

    The mission of the Lutz Children's Museum shall be to provide a multi-faceted museum for children to explore culture, history, and the natural sciences through internal and external exhibits, ...