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!
From $23 (ages 3 to 11)
Allow a couple of hours to visit
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!
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!
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.
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!
The Museum of Science features a host of fun items to take home - from shirts and stuffed toys!
The museum is fully accessible and they also have guides in different languages.
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9am open. Closing from 5pm to 9pm seasonally.
All year round.
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