The earliest history museums had little actual history to draw on and instead padded exhibits with wildly speculative displays about how dinosaurs would be elected to Congress by the year 2000. Go back in time and set the record straight with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $7 for admission for two (up to a $14 value)
- $14 for admission for four (up to a $28 value)
- $20 for a family membership for up to six (a $40 value)
Admission is also good toward the New England Model Engineering Show on Saturday, February 16. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can explore more than 100 working machines on display, from steam engine to moving puzzles to model boats. In addition to complimentary admission to the museum, members receive invitations to a variety of special parties and events throughout the year, and unlimited use of the museum library.
Admission is free for children aged 6 and younger, active or retired military personnel, and museum members.
Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
Housed inside Boston's monumental textile mill, the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation invites guests on a trek through American history with a collection of artifacts dating as far back as 1812. Throughout the building's hallowed halls, interactive displays cleverly disguise education as amusement, coaxing visitors both young and old to steer a 19th-century fire engine, play a foot-powered piano, and teach an antique telephone switchboard how to send text messages. Enduring exhibits also showcase Waltham's industrious past with displays dedicated solely to textiles, watches and clocks, and transportation, including bicycles and penny-farthings powered by shredded pieces of yellow journalism. Members can take advantage of such perks as complimentary museum admission, invitations to special events, and unlimited use of the museum library.
The history of industry started in Waltham before Lowell. This little museum is very neat and covers all industry that Waltham had.Paul F., 5/26/11
So many neat things to look at - the best part is that you are able to touch and play with some of the exhibits - a rare feature.Brittany O., 3/19/12
154 Moody St.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453