Boston Museums The spring in Boston is the perfect time to get out and explore the city. With tons of museums, events, music and more to enjoy, you’ll have your pick of things to do during the beautiful May weekends. Of course, as spring moves into full bloom, so too does the schedule of exhibits at the city’s museums and art galleries. Let’s take a look at some of the upcoming exhibitions and showings planned at Boston’s world-renowned museums.

Boston’s Museum of Science

Showing on May 4 is the Boston Museum of Science’s Gastropod, featuring the answer to questions such as how do microbes create the flavor of your favorite cheese, is seaweed the new kale, and how does music affect the taste of chocolate? This exhibit features Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley, co-hosts of the podcast Gastropod, and will include interviews, interactive tastings, field recordings and more. Open registration began April 20, so sign up today!

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

Stop by the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston to check out the Geoffrey Farmer exhibit, which opens April 13 and runs through July 17. Farmer is best known for his large-scale sculptural photo collages and his installations, which can be seen all over the country. This exhibit features pieces from the artist’s paper works, and visitors can see room-sized installations made up of hundreds of small sculptures that were created from photographs, fabric and more. Farmer’s work uses movement, sound, animation and more to investigate world history.

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Check out the Boston Museum of Fine Arts’ Community Arts Initiative: Second Hands, opening May 14. The MFA’s Community Arts Initiative encourages kids and parents to explore art, utility and imagination. This exhibit features student-selected items with bright and vibrant patterns sourced from second-hand stores in the Boston area. Students chose a garment, and then used the tag to explore the part of the world where the garment was made via the museum’s collection. Then, students designed their own original patterns.

These are just a few of the exciting exhibits that will be open to the public this month. Check out the museums’ websites for more things to visit!

Of course, after you’ve gone to view all of this incredible art, maybe you’ll feel like making some of your own! If you’ve been inspired and want to further explore and build your own artistic skills, check out our upcoming schedule of painting and art classes planned this summer, and sign up today by calling Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts at 508-543-5665.