5 Great Family Museum Outings for under $50

1. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst –

Enjoy a day at this museum which houses 3 galleries dedicated to rotating exhibitions of picture book art.  You can be involved in the hands-on Art Studio, a Reading Library, an Auditorium, a popular Café, and a Museum Shop.  The Eric Carle is fun for all ages!

Adults: $9 Family of Four: $22.50

2. Norman Rockwell, Stockbridge –

This museum holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of works by Norman Rockwell.  The collections include more than 700 paintings and drawings as well as an archive of more than 150,000 photographs, letters and more!  Be sure to check out the museum store as well.

Adults:  $20.00 Kids under 18:  free   

3. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton –

The exhibitions are filled with distinguished collections featuring Degas, Seurat, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso and O’Keeffe in contemporary galleries.  Along with the art there is also the Museum Shop & Café.  The Smith College Museum is a great place for fun and education!

Adults:  $5.00 Kids under 18: free

4. Historic Deerfield, Deerfield –

Come and walk through the streets of this classic New England Village.  Partake in the 11 house museums, hands-on demonstrations of historic trades, special exhibitions, and more!  Experience special events, family programs, seasonal outdoor activities and shopping.

Adults:  $18.00 Youth ages 6-17: $5    

5. Children’s Museum at Holyoke –

Beginning with the signature exhibit, the Curvy Climber, enjoy navigating your way throughout the Museum, then return over and over again.  You’ll never tire of watching the little ones explore and have fun.  Step, climb, or crawl your way into a world of imagination and play.

Children & Adults:  $8

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