Museum Meetups

We love to log as many hours in the sun as possible during the summer. But, let’s be honest, here in New England the rising temps and humidity can often be a deterrent. On these days, heading to a local museum offers us an opportunity to take in some culture and keep cool!

The Armenian population in Watertown is large and active so it is only fitting that the Armenian Museum of America is located right here at 65 Main Street. The museum preserves and presents the history, art, and contributions of the Armenian people from the past 3,000 years and houses a vast collection of Armenian artifacts. The museum is open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 12-6pm and admission is only $7 for non-members and $3 to seniors and students.  

For a truly unique museum experience, check out The Plumbing Museum at 80 Rosedale Road in Watertown. The museum was originally established in order to display the large collection of antique commodes, claw-foot tubs, sinks, and various other plumbing items that Charles Manoog amassed in the 1950’s. Today, the museum is dedicated to educating generations about work in the trades as well as the heritage of the plumbing industry. You must make an appointment to visit from Monday through Friday so be sure to call ahead first!

Gear-heads, as well as those with limited automobile knowledge, will enjoy the Larz Anderson Auto Museum at 15 Newton Street in Brookline. The museum is home to “America’s oldest car collection” and has been actively bringing education and programming to the public for eighty-five years. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm and exhibits change regularly.

If you haven’t already checked it out, we recommend spending a day at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge. The HMNH is the most visited attraction at Harvard University and aims to enhance the public understanding and appreciation of the natural world. The museum is open daily from 9-5pm and is only $12 for adults!