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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. See how far we’ve come with today’s Groupon to the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham. Choose from the following options:

  • For $7, you get admission for two (up to a $14 value).
  • For $14, you get admission for four (up to a $28 value).
  • For $20, you get a one-year family membership for up to six people (a $40 value).

Admissions can be used for general admission to the museum or special admission to the New England Model Engineering Show on Saturday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the New England Model Engineering Show is free for children 6 or younger, active military personnel, and museum members.

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 behind masks of 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.

On February 18, the museum celebrates its 16th annual New England Model Engineering Show, at which more than 100 working machines spellbind attendees by moving about and recalling the adventures of Thomas Edison and his pet lightning bug. As engineering enthusiasts pilot eyes across steam engines, model aircraft, and mobile puzzles, interactive experiments scattered throughout the event further facilitate learning.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Aug 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate membership by 8/15/12, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.