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Museum of Science, Boston

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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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  • Most visitor will say 80% or better, however I guess I didn't research the museum enough. Some photos showed some dinosaurs that that gave the impression the museum has a natural history, bad... 
    Most visitor will say 80% or better, however I guess I didn't research the museum enough. Some photos showed some dinosaurs that that gave the impression the museum has a natural history, bad...  more »
  • We brought our kids (ages 12 and 14) to the Museum of Science, and they were engaged for hours until we dragged them out at 5 p.m. The engineering room had different challenges in the morning and... 
    We brought our kids (ages 12 and 14) to the Museum of Science, and they were engaged for hours until we dragged them out at 5 p.m. The engineering room had different challenges in the morning and...  more »
  • This is for little kids! We went with our teen boys after hearing about it and it felt like a children’s museum. Lots of toddlers and preschoolers snd lots of hands in activities for them. Great for.....  more
    This is for little kids! We went with our teen boys after hearing about it and it felt like a children’s museum. Lots of toddlers and preschoolers snd lots of hands in activities for them. Great for.....  more »
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  • I'm an MD and my husband is a chemist, and we had a good time. Spent a good 4-5 hours there to look at everything. Definitely more catered to children. Exhibits were simple, but nicely put together. I liked how interactive they tried to make everything. Would go back once I have kids!
  • This place was awesome. We only made it through maybe half the place in one visit. It was educational and fun for us, and our kids (6 and 9). As an added bonus, the cafe was surprisingly good for an attraction like this. The food was actually good, and the menu had a variety of stuff being your typical added on as an afterthought cafe. Prices weren't terrible either.
  • My kids, aged 13 and 11, had a really good time. They normally dislike museums, especially ones recommended by mom and dad, but enjoyed this one for 3 hours. Son loved the lightning show, daughter loved laying on the nail bed and I loved eating lunch overlooking the Charles River. All the activities we did led to tons of laughter. It was definitely a fun way to learn science, minus the textbook.
  • The science museum was an enjoyable experience. There was a lot to learn and not enough time to explore everything in the museum. There were tons of interactive things in the museum exhibits, making the experience ten times better. There were a lot of “did you know” fascinating facts. Overall the experience was great. It was interesting for children but probably not that interesting for adults.
  • Awesome place to bring your kids or come by yourself. There is so much to see and explore here. Travel from the amazon to the safari and more. Experience the skin exhibit and see all the minerals and how they are used in our every day life and routines. If you hey hungry stop by there food court and enjoy lunch with a view the museum and music arena. Bring the family and make it an outing of experience and exploring.

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