There are many museums in the Boston area. Many of the museums have free days or are a part of the Bank of America Museums on Us program. I love museums and seeing the art or looking at the history. Here are my favorite museums that you should visit:

Museum of Fine Arts {MFA}


I highly encourage going to the MFA. It's a huge musuem and I could not walk the whole thing in one day. There is so much to see. The MFA is part of the Museums on Us program and also offers free admission every Wednesday.

Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday; 10 AM to 10 PM Wednesday | Admission: $25

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library + Museum


Everyone loves the Kennedy's, right? You'll definitely want to visit the JFK Presidential Library + Museum. The museum shows the history of Kennedy running for president, winning the election, his time as president, to his death and the time after his death. It's a museum you should definitely add to your list. Added bonus: The Harbor Walk wraps around the building, giving you gorgeous views of the Boston skyline.

Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM; Monday to Sunday | Admission: $14 adults; $10 children

Institute of Contemporary Art {ICA}


The ICA is smaller than what I had thought it was, but it's still a great museum. The artwork always makes me think. There is a section of the museum with floor to ceiling windows that shows off the bay. Quite the gorgeous view. The ICA is free every Thursday after 5 PM.

Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday to Sunday | Admission: $15; Free for children


The Mapparium is a part of the Mary Baker Eddy Library. It is a full fledged map of the entire world. There is a room you enter where you are treated to a light show and video. Afterwards, you are able to stay inside the room and look at the atlas before leaving. The acoustics in the room are equally as amazing as you can hear the faintest whisper from any part of the room.

Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM; Tuesday to Sunday | Admission: $6

What are your favorite museums?