Museum of Science Boston
Along with visiting the museum's rotating exhibits, explore dozens of permanent ones including Investigate! with live science demonstrations; Science in the Park, which uses familiar objects to teach physics; and To the Moon. Book a city sightseeing passes to combine a museum visit with other attractions, or book a duck boat tour that includes museum admission.
The Museum of Science also houses the Charles Hayden Planetarium and Mugar Omni Theater. Get tickets to a planetarium show, including a star show, programs about black holes, and evening laser light shows with music. The theater shows ticketed IMAX movies on its five-story domed screen. The newest addition to the museum, a 4-D theater, lets you experience special effects such as wind and snow along with 3-D films.
Things to Know Before You Go
The museum offers an assistive listening system for visitors with hearing loss.
Adult, bariatric, and pediatric wheelchairs; strollers; and electric scooters are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Admission to the planetarium and theater costs extra.
This family-friendly attraction is a must-visit for those with kids.
The Skyline Room cafeteria offers food and skyline views.
How to Get There
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 accessible via the MBTA subway; take the green line to Science Park station. You can also rent from Blue Bikes, Boston’s bike-sharing system, near the museum’s front entrance.
When to Get There
The museum can get crowded, especially on weekend afternoons and in summer. Saturday and Sunday mornings and weekday afternoons after 2pm are generally quieter, with September the least busy month. Check the museum’s website for planetarium and movie show times.
For more science fun, visit the MIT Museum and get a peek at some of the latest research taking place at the prestigious school. The exhibits, which explore science, technology, and art, are designed for teen and adult audiences. Plus, the museum hosts demonstrations by faculty and students, workshops, and hands-on activities.
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