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5 Family-Friendly Museums in Cape Cod

Planning a family vacation to Cape Cod this spring or summer? While we know you plan on visiting the beaches and iconic lighthouses, have you considered some of the other family-friendly activities in Cape Cod, like the museums? Add these entertaining museums to your Cape Cod travel itinerary for a family vacation everyone will enjoy!

Cape Cod Children’s Museum

Bring your kids to this highly interactive museum with over 20 different exhibits that are sure to keep them engaged. Kids can explore the museum’s submarine, or climb aboard the pirate ship, where they can dress up as a pirate with costumes from the treasure chest. One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of entertainment for the kids at this museum.

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

The Kennedy family is synonymous with Cape Cod, so it goes without saying that a trip to the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a must for any family vacation to the Cape. Learn about the legacy of John F. Kennedy and his time spent at the Cape through videos and photographs of him and the family. The museum will be opening back up for the season on April 14th.

Fuller Craft Museum

Who doesn’t love to craft? Learn about the world of contemporary craft at the Fuller Craft Museum through various collections, exhibitions, and workshops. They offer a wide variety of educational workshops, from kids’ craft studio to youth pottery and adult painting classes. Also, be sure to walk through their permanent and featured collections they have on display from local artists.

Whydah Pirate Museum

As Cape Cod’s newest interactive science museum, families can participate in a genuine pirate experience by visiting the world’s only authenticated pirate treasure. As an actual pirate ship, The Whydah highlights the true story of the ship and the pirates who lived aboard. This is a truly unique experience that should not be missed!

Heritage Museum & Gardens

This larger than life museum and garden offers both indoor and outdoor activities for the entire family. With three different galleries and an expansive garden, there is so much to see and explore. The galleries showcase a captivating display of American Folk Art plus a vintage carousel you can ride! The 100-acre garden offers numerous trails to view a wide variety of flowers and trees. One of the highlights that cannot be skipped, is the country’s most comprehensive collection of over 155 species of hydrangeas. And, for the adventurous one in your family, they also have an adventure park with zip lines and a ropes course.

So, while we love the Cape for its beautiful beaches there are so many other activities explore to make your trip memorable. Start planning your trip now and book one of our rooms at Hyannis Holiday Motel for the most convenient location to do and see all that Cape Cod has to offer.

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