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Museum of Science, Boston

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#1 of 14 in Childrens Museums in Massachusetts
Museum of Science is home to more than 700 interactive exhibits--including simulators that take you through space, the ocean, or the skies. There are live presentations, an IMAX cinema, and at least 100 animals. Take a walk through the butterfly garden, try out different optical illusions, or explore the renewable energy exhibit. You can also learn about New England habitats, see a hunter's trophy room, and much more. When you arrive, check the schedule of live presentations. Plan to see Museum of Science and other attractions that appeal to you using our Boston online vacation builder .
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  • Took my 16 and 14 year old here on exam break, easy to get to Via the tube. I've been to lots of museums, and this one really impressed me and engaged me and the kids We started the tour with the IMAX...  more »
  • Even without children with us, my husband and I enjoyed the live electricity show. It WILL catch your attention.  more »
  • Going to the Science Museum in Boston is pretty much a day event. They have the Omni theater, discovery section, movies , butterfly place nice cafe with different restaurants to choose from, they have...  more »
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  • Very entertaining and informative exhibits with a flair for the playfully interactive. Loved the newer exhibits where you can learn by demoing the concepts (the nanotechnology ones with magnets are cool). The Planetarium shows rock!! The planetarium also happens to double as the largest-screened theater I've ever seen... There's no shortage of guided shows and exhibits too. Loved the electric one as well. Would recommend!
  • One of my favorite exhibits is where you can contribute to their data collection by taking simple tests. It's fun to see how efficiently you walk compared to others or how long you can keep your hand on a cold plate compared to others. Lots of great hands on activities. We also really enjoyed the lightning show! And the butterfly exhibit had some fun surprises. We got to watch a butterfly come out of it's cocoon and slowly open it's wings! The worker in the exhibit knew a lot about butterflies so we were able to ask him a lot of questions. A great place for both kids and adults!
  • The Museum of Science always has something fun to explore. It's big and they regularly rotate their exhibits. The price is well worth it for anyone with a hint of curiosity about science. It's good for kids too, with lots of interactive equipment to play on. They have good staff and healthy food onsite. There is a wide variety of topics covered throughout the museum and visiting many times is just as exciting every time.
  • Great science museum for all ages. Special area just for toddlers. Parking garage with EV chargers attached to the museum, though parking isn't free. Wide range of exhibits, from natural sciences to modern technology. Fantastic electricity show a few times a day. Great theater, planetarium shows. Reasonable ticket prices considering the amount to see and do.
  • Love it. You learn new facts. The electricity theater is amazing. The butterfly garden is great. Parking available but not free. I think it's a must visit if you're in Boston. Great fun and learning for kids.
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