Boston is extremely rich in history and culture. The Boston Tea Party, the Revolutionary War and Paul Revere’s famous ride are just the beginning of the amazingly long list of things you can learn about here. There are so many Boston Museums we aren’t sure if you will find another city with as many museums per square mile as this one.
One of the things that makes Boston truly unique is not just the buildings that house interesting facts and history but numerous walking tours and interactive experiences as well. You will definitely be smarter after visiting Boston!
The Top 4 Most Well-Known Boston Museums
The following museums are very popular destinations in Boston. Later, we will list some lesser-known, but equally interesting museums and educational spots to consider on your quest for knowledge of American history.
Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world and welcomes more than one million visitors each year. Their collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art including exhibits on ancient Egypt, Art of the Americas, and European, Asian, and African art. In 1876, the Museum established the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2016, the School became part of Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences, making it the only art school in the United States that is part of a research university and also affiliated with a major art museum.
In 1830, six men interested in natural history established the Boston Society of Natural History, which has grown into the one of the world’s largest science centers and Boston’s most attended cultural institution. The Museum attracts approximately 1.5 million visitors a year through its vibrant programs and 700 interactive exhibits.
The Boston Science Museum is also the country’s ONLY science museum that has the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) .The NCTL promotes the knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and to inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists.
The ICA offers a robust variety of exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours, family activities, and teen programming throughout the year. It was founded in 1936 as a sister institution to New York’s MoMA, and has paved the way for other museums of “contemporary art,” artists’ spaces, and alternative venues.