Every season is museum season here in Massachusetts. There's nothing like packing sandwich lunches, corralling the whole family into the car and heading out for a whole day of learning and exploration.

But maybe you've already done a lot of your "typical" museum trips. You've seen the stunning work of true artists at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. You've experienced the wonders of the SouthCoast's historic whaling industry at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. You've gone back in time and learned all about the dark past of the Witch Trials at the Salem Witch Museum.

But it's time to try something new, something exciting and perhaps a little bit odd. In the Bay State, there is truly no shortage of unique museums that we all need to be talking about. Surprisingly, some people born and raised right here in Massachusetts may not even know these spots exist, but it's time to uncover them and show off some of the one-of-a-kind museums this state has to offer.

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So go ahead. Take a look around and explore the extraordinary options from Cape Cod and the SouthCoast to Western Massachusetts and the greater Boston area. Start planning your next family trip to the museum. But on the way out the door, don't forget to tell us which unique museum you're heading to next! And pack those sandwiches; You can't go wrong with a good PB&J.

14 Unique Museums in Massachusetts You May Not Know About

When you think of a museum, what do you think of? Maybe you imagine walls full of art or a giant T-rex skeleton at the entrance. But here in Massachusetts, we do museums a little different. While we do have your typical museums, we are also home to quite a few unique and sometimes a little off-the-wall museums that challenge the way we think about art, science, and what we hold dear. Take a look at 14 of the most unique – and treasured – museums in Massachusetts, and let us know which one you want to visit first!

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