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  • Address: 1 Science Park, Boston 02114, USA
  • Hours: Sat - Thurs 9am - 5pm (until 7pm in Summer), Fri 9am - 9pm
  • Admission: Adults: US$21, Children (3-11yrs): US$18

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Boston Museum of Science Tours

With more than 600 interactive exhibits, the Boston Museum of Science is an educational playground so engaging and effortless that you can’t help but learn something. The amazing array of exhibits explores computers, technology, complex systems, algae, maps, models, dinosaurs, birds and much more.

Favorites include the world's largest lightning bolt generator, a full-scale space capsule, a world population meter, and a virtual fish tank. At Investigate!, live science demonstrations involve animals and experiments taking place before your eyes. The Science in the Park exhibit uses familiar objects such as skateboards and playground equipment to teach kids the concepts of physics. You can even find out how much you weigh on the moon!

The Museum of Science also houses the Hayden Planetarium and Mugar Omni Theater. The planetarium boasts a state-of-the-art projection system that casts a heavenly star show, programs about black holes and other astronomical mysteries, and evening laser light shows with rock music. The theater shows IMAX movies, which engulf the viewer with sounds and vision from a five-story domed screen.

Practical Info

The Boston Museum of Science is in Science Park, off O'Brien Highway, alongside the Charles River Bridge between Boston and Cambridge. The museum is also accessible via the MBTA subway, or the T, which has a stop before the bridge. The Skyline Room Cafeteria offers good food and skyline views. The museum also has a fantastic gift shop, with toys and games that promote learning.

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