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Museum of Science, Boston

4.3
#1 of 10 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. Using our world travel planner, Boston attractions like Museum of Science can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We were lucky enough to go to a wedding reception here. It was incredible! Right outside by the water, watching the Duck boats go by and the sun go down over the Boston skyline! I would absolutely rec...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We went with our two grandsons, and this museum is a definite must. Even without children it is a fascinating and interesting visit. I loved all the interactive displays. There is so much to see One v...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This museum is really cool. It has lots of interesting and interactive exhibits, and is interesting for adults as well as children. We watched a movie in the 4-D theater, which was short but education...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    There's a great variety to the exhibits and much more than you could probably do in a single day. Lots of Hands-On stuff that's not only fun for kids but for adults as well. The sections are nicely color coded so that you can visit the type of exhibits that you're most interested in first. I'd recommend planning your tour online before you go. Pick what shows you want to see and leave plenty of time 4 the interactive things like seeing the Tesla coils and question-and-answer sessions.
  • June 18, 2017
    It was a cool place. I definitely would enjoy this place more has a child but it had some awesome exhibits. I would come back here again, we were short on time. Tickets are 25, not including anything else like the planetarium and the 4d movie. I just love these places. Parking was great.
  • June 21, 2017
    So much fun! I would have given it 5 stars but their ticketing system is crazy. They steer you to self service kiosks, which we went to 2 both didn't work, and then finally steered us to a person which worked but by that time I was charged twice and what a hassle to get a refund. The place itself though is awesome and so worth the money and a full day!
  • June 4, 2017
    I love this place. This place makes me feel like a young kid again. I ran around trying out the experiments they had and its safe to say it was extremely fun. If I go back to Boston, I would definitely return. You could play and learn so many things. This place is definitely recommended to people who never went to Boston.
  • June 23, 2017
    This place is a like a magical wonderland for children and the young at heart. Used my nifty Boston Go Card to visit on a Friday night, when it stays open until 9 PM. I highly recommend going on Friday because the crowd is minimal. We also so the Pink Floyd laser show at the planetarium and it was really cool.

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