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Top recommendations from locals

Science Museum
“The Museum of Science is one of the best tours in the city, showing science not as boring or hard to understand, but fun and interesting by revealing concepts in an interactive way and with practical examples in smart and thoughtful attractions for adults and children.”
  • 162 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Harvard Art Museum is not the size of the Museum of Fine Arts or Gardner Museum in Boston (both of which are amazing), but has a very impressive collection, is housed in a gorgeous, recently gut-renovated building, and is large enough that you undoubtedly will be unable to see the whole thing in one visit. There is also currently (through July 28) a special exhibit called The Bauhaus and Harvard that is quite good and showcases the University’s Bauhaus collection, which is the largest in the world outside of Germany.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Wonderful intimate museum with a hand-pulled glass botany exhibit that will blow your mind, minerals exhibited in beautiful wood and glass display cases, a variety of dinosaur, bird and animal exhibits. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Housed in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a permanent collection of wondrous and playful machines from MIT’s former artist in residence, Arthur Ganson. Some of Ganson’s wonderful machines bounce endlessly, others oil themselves, others perform mysterious tasks without explanation. Of particular interest is the sculpture in which a tiny wishbone must, Sisyphus-like, forever drag an enormous machine around behind him. Know Before You Go The main building of the MIT Museum is located at 265 Massachusetts Ave. near Central Square and the MIT Campus. There are other changing exhibits at in nearby buildings.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Library
“A must check out Library. Its our pride. Take your laptop and spend a few hours working from here. You will be refreshed. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
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“Live music and performances, as well as studios with classes in the basement. On Saturday mornings in the summer you will find a robust farmers market, with everything from vegetables to chocolate to soap to tamales.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A historic site located at 105 Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For almost fifty years, it was the home of noted American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It had previously served as the headquarters of General George Washington, 1775-76. Near Harvard Square.”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“Take time to enjoy the displays of this amazing institution - the Glass Flowers, the mineral room, the preserved animals from every continent, artifacts from indigenous peoples, so many things are housed here. It's a large museum, with a small, often old-fashioned feel. It is a gem of a museum. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Basement exhibition of paintings & sculptures that do not conform to conventional aesthetics.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Science Museum
“One of my fav museums in BOS. Probably because you get to touch/play with stuff :)”
  • 10 locals recommend
College Library
“Great place to start your Harvard University tour. This is the main library with iconic views of Harvard Yard. This is where commencement takes place as well as other big events throughout the school year.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“ Walk through this funky and eclectic indoor marketplace of artisans and crafts people. Clothing designers, painters, Ethiopian jewelers , Kenyan importers, photographers... more..”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Hidden and lonely is this little exhibition room with interesting acoustic, visual, and modern arts installations.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Library
“A great local secret! There is a branch library right around the corner a few blocks from our location. Do check out the Cambridge Collins Branch Library on Aberdeen Ave. Then hop onto the NO 72 electric trolley bus for a direct ride to Harvard Square for more bookstores and the main Cambridge Library!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“About 1 block away. They have a kids area upstairs with a few toys and lots of books. On Tuesdays at 11:00am they have a Toddler Storytime. On Thursdays at 11:30, they have a sing along for the children. Our son loves it.”
  • 4 locals recommend