What are the best museums in Boston?

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Melanie Nayer

Museums are one of the best ways to get a sense of local culture in any city, and Boston is no exception. With so much history on its books, it's no wonder Boston's museums are a favorite tourist attraction. A few of our favorites include:

New England Aquarium: Located on Boston Harbor in Long Wharf, the New England Aquarium is one of Boston's most beloved museums. The penguins will be your guide through the open aquarium, and don't miss the various live shows throughout the day.

Boston Museum of Science: Dinosaur fossils, space stations, chemistry, biology and more converge at the Museum of Science. Get here early to avoid the crowds and don't miss the shows in the Planetarium.

The Mapparium: Located in the Mary Baker Eddy Museum, the Mapparium is one of the most unique museums in Boston. It's a full-sized 3D map of the United States and comes with a great historical recount of how the states came to be.

Boston Children's Museum: This museum is a must-visit for kids. Easily identified by it's gigantic Milk Bottle display in front, the Boston Children's Museum is one of the most interactive play-dates for kids.

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