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Museum of Science

Opens in 27 min: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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
Opens in 27 min
Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 yesterday

We were reminded of Junior High School Science class. The Museum has many things to enjoy. My boys loved the oversize chair.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nglassdr
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family loves the Museum of Science. We recommenced getting a membership if you live in the area, too many families rush through trying to see it all in one day but with a membership you feel comfortable staying in an exhibit until you feel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carol W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Being really cold outside and having a couple of hours to kill we headed for the science museum with my 15 year old. Not only is the museum situated beautifully by the water but mostly the exhibitions and the information level high and with good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bfarahani
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved my time at the Museum of Science. Went with my teenage grand kids who have a family pass. Enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ed H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just went to the Planetarium which we booked the day before. It was something we had been trying to book weeks before our trip to Boston but was not successful at doing so on their web site. I found their web site difficult to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the Space exhibition and experiencing the planetarium. Overall a cool museum to visit. Lots to see and do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GabbyDurrin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting our daughter and her family last week and we went to the Museum of Science on Saturday. The best exhibit for us was the Space Exhibit. There is simulated space capsule and it was so good we were dizzy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I were in the Boston area for Thanksgiving week seeing the sights. We left this museum for our last day thinking that we would have enough time to get through the place before out 3:10 pm flight out. We were wrong. This...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank needhair
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum of Science is a wonderful place to take children, particularly on an inclement day. There are many great exhibits on the human body, math, space, nature, electricity, dinosaurs, etc. They also have hourly presentations, such as lightning, space, science magic, and live animals....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sej60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the family to the museum. Ages were from 13-22. Not an inexpensive adventure. Abou $ 48 per person. A lot of interactive exhibits but best for 6-11 year olds . I was not feeling like I ever have to go back😯

Date of experience: November 2018
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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!