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Museum of Science

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Just imagine getting up close and personal with a 65-million-year-old Triceratops fossil, witnessing an indoor lightning storm in the iconic Theater of Electricity, walking among butterflies, or taking a journey inside the human body! While you are...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Science Park, MBTA Green Line E train to SCIENCE PARK stop, Boston, MA 02114-1099
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+1 617-723-2500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a large museum that offers numerous exhibits in different topics. You can easily spend a day here and not cover all of the museum. The tickets are not cheap: it’s 28$ for an adult for general admission and you need to pay extra...More

Thank Dr_Iris_B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Twice in my past trips I had missed but this visit with an hour to go, I must confess the movie experience in the OmniMax was out of this world. On a domed screen coupled with acoustic immersion the feel of the reality is closer....More

Thank Sharadaprasad R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You do not need to come with kids. The interactive exhibits are great for all visitors. Going on a Friday, it was not crowded and we were able to see a number of interesting exhibits. We went to an Innovation hub that highlighted work by...More

1  Thank elaine3Southport
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very well organized, but not so amazing . We thought about something more tech . It's more suitable for children , than young adults. Apart the electric show, all the shows must be paid apart !

Thank matildecastellano2
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went Sunday with some friends and haven't been there for at least 25 years.The staff mostly looked like the hated their jobs, the planetarium was the same old crap, not updated and it smelled of mold.We saw the Great barrier reef movie at the...More

Thank FAUST4
Reviewed 3 days ago

this was a place you could easily spend a full day . Strongly recommend taking school age children and seniors as there is a lot to see and enjoy

1  Thank dmonag000
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited as a couple without kids. We have visited science museums in several world cities. In comparison to others this was at its best brilliant, and at its worst, lacklustre. The museum is a combination of some new interactive exhibits which were great, and...More

1  Thank andytraveller1984
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular among children with hands on displays. Crowds of children started to thin out in the afternoon which made it possible to actually see and use some of the displays. Enjoyed the 4D presentation of the Martian and could have watched the whole movie....More

1  Thank JJ S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We should've read the reviews ahead of time. Good thing you are! Not worth the price of admission and parking for starters. Get a citypass if you're still gonna hit the museum and other points of interest and save some money. This place is for...More

2  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our six and ten year olds loved this place. But it's not really organized all that great. There should be a central board showing what shows are starting at what time. We did a lot of walking around to find out what was happening in...More

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September 13, 2018|
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Response from jkemommy | Reviewed this property |
Its perfect! theres so much for him to do. If you go on Friday nights its $1 admission for everyone. he would have a blast.....
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
There was a Rube Goldberg in the youth section, but I cannot attest to the title you mention. Sorry. There're plenty of other interests for all fields of science , though.
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May 3, 2018|
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Response from WNYCasualTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! This is a very hand on musuem! My daughter is 10 and loved it!