Children are captivated by the darndest things. Thankfully, New England is home to a variety of not-so-ordinary attractions. With departures from traditional, family-friendly museums, children can discover whole new worlds filled with wacky collections or unique historical items or icky oddities. Connect with the past through a hand-cranked telephone, an old-fashioned fog bell, or a sap collector used by Native Americans. For a fascination with the truly trashy, nothing delivers like a museum devoted to garbage. At the regions nontraditional destinations, you never know what you might find. And thats part of the fun.
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