Museums

Museum of Science Boston

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Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston
MA
02114
Tel: 617 723 2500

Directions

By MBTA: Take the Green Lechmere Line to Science Park. By car: Directions available at 617-723-2500 or mos.org/visitor_info. Please note: You may need extra time to enter and exit the Museum due to ongoing road construction. For updates: mos.org/traveltips.

Where are we going today?

Kids always have a great time at science museums, and the Museum of Science in Boston is no different! Their imaginations can go wild as science and technology comes alive with all the exhibits - over 700 of them in fact!

The Museum of Science is filled with permanent exhibits covering a range of topics, so kids will learn a LOT! They can take a virtual tour of Acadia National Park and discover some amazing specimens of birds.

The Butterfly Garden is always popular as those colorful creatures flying around your heads, and kids can learn all about conservation at the Conserve @ Home exhibit - its the little things in the house that make a difference!

From the home now to our planet 65 million years ago, you can discover those magnificent creatures  with a HUGE fossil that was found in the Dakota Badlands...can you imagine what it would have looked like actually walking around near you!

If kids can't get enough of those prehistoric creatures, they can even check out some models of how scientists think they might have looked. 

The Discovery Center is perfect for those hands on kids, where they can experiment, examine, and see things up close - you'll be amazed what they uncover!

The Museum of Science makes science, natural history and technology fun. From how energy works, to maths, geography, and even New England adventures to be had...everything has been created to make science and learning FUN!

Let's not forget about the IMAX screen too - or the lightning storm waiting to be experienced!

Let's get creative in Boston! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFrom $23
  • ChildrenFrom $20 (ages 3 to 11)
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am open. Closing from 5pm to 9pm seasonally.

All year round.

Teachers corner

They love having students visit the museum as part of a field trip. There are programs and resources all waiting to be used! They even have overnights!.

I'm Hungry!

The Museum's constellation of eateries offers spectacular views of Boston, Cambridge, and the Charles River, along with a wide selection of meals and snacks catered by Wolfgang Puck. They have tasty grilled food, ice cream, and lunch options for you! .

Healthy Eating!

There are salad bars, grilled food and sandwiches - all nice and healthy! .

Any Top Tips?

When you arrive, have a look at what presentations and programs are on that day so you can plan your schedule around what you really want to see! .

Doing our bit

They are all about the education so they have made sure that each of the exhibits develop and teach.

Need a little extra help?

The museum is fully accessible and they also have guides in different languages. .

Can I get one of those?

The Museum of Science features a host of fun items to take home - from shirts and stuffed toys!.

More information

Allow a couple of hours to visit .

What people are saying?

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    Normally I don't like to spend a day touring a dark museum, but this is a must see. Yes there were school kids all over the place, but there were plenty of quiet times also. This place is huge & will hold a bunch people at the same time. There's plenty of seating around to rest your puppies. If the weather is agreeable, go to the observation on the top floor, to see a great overlook of Denver with the Rockies in the background. We did the IMAX (Lemurs) that we enjoyed & I think we saved a couple of bucks buying the tickets together. If I lived...Read More

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    Great place to spend the afternoon with family. My 10 month old loved the kid zone area. We even got to participate in a drum class. He loved it. They have something for everyone!

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    Visiting the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for the first time was overwhelming at first because I've never been to a museum that was so big. There were many exhibits that I couldn't get to with the time I had. But I enjoyed the Egyptian Mummy's, Discovery Zone, Expedition Heath, and the African exhibit. The Expedition Heath was my favorite because it was a hands on exhibit. It was fun to learn new things and use my body as an example. The Discovery Zone was where kids could be hands on and enjoy puppet shows. I felt that the discovery zone...Read More

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    I give it a 3 and not a 2 for simple nostalgia. The elevator was TINY and took 20 minutes before we looked for a new one. The second elevator was down. We had to search around for the third. The food is highly priced. Admission is a little much for the size of the place. Military families no longer receive discount (which needs to be updated on their website). Carpets and information phones need repairs. The new Discovery Zone would have been nice had half of the stuff been working.

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    We really enjoyed exploring the museum. It had all sorts of different exhibits that were very eye-opening, including lots of science history on Denver's surrounding area, different parts of the world, and even space. The kids part was really cool, too, with lots of little interactive experiments and games for the kids to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle.

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by Da- Digger

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Normally I don't like to spend a day touring a dark museum, but this is a must see. Yes there were school kids all over the place, but there were plenty of quiet times also. This place is huge & will hold a bunch people at the same time. There's plenty of seating around to rest your puppies. If the weather is agreeable, go to the observation on the top floor, to see a great overlook of Denver with the Rockies in the background. We did the IMAX (Lemurs) that we enjoyed & I think we saved a couple of bucks buying the tickets together. If I lived in Denver I'd become a member & be there during the inclement weather.

by Vivian Ellison

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Visiting the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for the first time was overwhelming at first because I've never been to a museum that was so big. There were many exhibits that I couldn't get to with the time I had. But I enjoyed the Egyptian Mummy's, Discovery Zone, Expedition Heath, and the African exhibit. The Expedition Heath was my favorite because it was a hands on exhibit. It was fun to learn new things and use my body as an example. The Discovery Zone was where kids could be hands on and enjoy puppet shows. I felt that the discovery zone is great for children because it teaches them to work together with other children. The African exhibit was interesting because the animals looked so real. It was like being in Africa with all the wild animals. The Egyptian Mummy exhibit was also a fun exhibit because it showed the side of Egypt that I've never seen before. Overall it was a great museum and it was fun in the process. I really enjoyed my time because all the employees were nice and very helpful. The layout of the museum wasn't to confusing it was easy to get to what exhibit that I wanted to go to. I loved this museum it was interesting, fun, and great for all ages.

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