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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. Plan to see Museum of Science and other attractions that appeal to you using our Boston online vacation builder .
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  • It should be called.... The Boston Children's Science Museum. Not age appropriate for teens. Highly disappointed!  more »
  • We spent a rainy day at the museum. We had a blast. Family-friendly and things to do for all ages. We really enjoyed the electricity presentation. So much to see and do.  more »
  • Pretty much everything about this museum meets the highest standards. The exhibits, displays, educational opportunities, all of it. While much of it is geared toward children and youth adults will hav...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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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