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Museum of Science

Museum of Science
Museum of Science

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Since the late 1800s, the Museum of Science has prided itself on a prestigious collection of internationally-renowned exhibits. Don't be intimidated by the title though, as you don't need to be a science buff to enjoy this museum -- the displays are accessible for all visitors. Popular exhibit halls include "Mathematica," with hands-on demonstrations of only the most fascinating mathematical concepts, and "How Your Life Began," complete with enthralling videos and a step-by-step display of how we all grew from a single cell. The "Discovery Center" allows younger visitors to participate in up-close animal viewings, animal skeleton challenges, and other age-appropriate experiments. Hungry? Walk down the musical staircase to compose your own tune, and you'll be right near the café. Be sure not to miss the lightning show at the Theater of Electricity, a truly memorable experience for those who have never seen lightning indoors! Repeat visits are always fruitful, as the museum retains favorite exhibits and always boasts the newest, freshest technology and the most innovative presentations.

For a complete Museum of Science experience, visitors can purchase tickets to the Mugar Omni Theater, which always runs the latest scientific and cultural documentaries. With IMAX technology, a five-story screen, and an exhilarating sound system, the films come alive in front of your eyes.

Attraction Information

  • Hours:
  • Seasonal, see website for further details
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $20, Seniors: $18, Children 3-11: $17
  • See website for Omni shows and combination ticket rates
  • Subway Stop:
  • Green line to the Science Park stop
  • Contact:
  • Location: 1 Science Park Boston, MA
  • Phone: 617-723-2500
  • Website:
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