Museums in WORCESTER with kids

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

When it comes to museums in Worcester, 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 Worcester…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Eco Tarium

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    (2 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 ...

  • The Discovery Museums

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    (22 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 ...

  • National Heritage Museum

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    (32 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.

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

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    (33 miles) Boston

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

  • Slater Mill Museum

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    (34 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!

  • Larz Anderson Auto Museum

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    (34 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! ...

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History

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    (36 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 ...

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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    (36 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. ...

  • American Textile History Museum

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    (36 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 ...

  • Providence Childrens Museum

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    (37 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.

  • Amherst History Museum

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    (38 miles) Amherst

    Housed in the 1750-era Strong House, the Amherst History Museum takes visitors on a journey from the town's colonial past, through its industrial age and into the computer-driven present.

  • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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    (38 miles) Amherst

    A fun Massachusetts museum to inspire a love of reading through picture books! Celebrating illustrations from around the world, it's a fun and colorful day out for kids!

  • Museum of Science

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    (38 miles) Boston

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

  • Children's Museum of Easton

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    (38 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.

  • Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

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    (38 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!

  • Boston Childrens Museum

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    (39 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.

  • Fuller Craft Museum

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    (40 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 ...

  • Childrens Museum at Holyoke

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    (41 miles) Holyoke

    The Children's Museum at Holyoke provides a unique setting in which children and adults learn together about art, science and the world around them. Through hands-on exhibits, children challenge ...

  • Basketball Hall of Fame

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    (42 miles) Springfield

    The Hoop Hall features interactive and historic exhibits about every aspect of the game.

  • Springfield Science Museum

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    (42 miles) Springfield

    Visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will find a world filled with the wonders of natural and physical science. The Museum also is home to a live animal center with fish, insects, reptiles and ...

  • The New England Wireless and Steam Museum

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    (47 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 ...

  • The Connecticut Trolley Museum

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    (48 miles) East Windsor

    The Connecticut Trolley Museum invites you to take a journey back in time and experience the transportation of yesterday.

  • Herreshoff Marine Museum

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    (50 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 ...

  • Witch Dungeon Museum

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    (50 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!

  • Witch History Museum

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    (50 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.

  • Salem Wax Museum

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    (50 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 ...

  • Peabody Essex Museum

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    (50 miles) Salem

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

  • The New England Pirate Museum

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    (50 miles) Salem

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

  • Salem Witch Museum

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    (50 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, ...

  • Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum

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    (51 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!

  • New England Air Museum

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    (51 miles) Windsor locks

    For some Family Fun, bring your kids to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT, a ninety minute drive from Boston and only twenty minutes from Hartford CT.

  • The Fire Museum

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    (51 miles) Manchester

    The Fire Museum is housed in a retired 1901 fire station with a unique atmosphere that saw the transition from hand drawn to horse drawn, then to motorized apparatus. our collection includes ...

  • Lutz Childrens Museum

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    (51 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, ...

  • The Millyard Museum

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    (53 miles) Manchester

    The Museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here. The story starts with the ...

  • Scouting Museum

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    (53 miles) Manchester

    The Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum/Max I Silber Scouting Library represents an exciting, unique, and colorful repository for an exceedingly large collection of Boy Scout memorabilia and an ...