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Museum of Science tickets

Gate Prices Adult $25.00
Child (3-12) $20.00

Watch real chicks hatch before your eyes, witness lightning (safely!) and take an up-close look at the first space capsule. This world-renowned science museum is a thrilling way to spend an afternoon or an entire day.

Science and technology come alive at the Museum of Science in Boston! Enjoy several hours at this Boston institution, with access to all of the museum’s main exhibit halls. Experience the power of discovery through more than 700 interactive exhibits that feature interactive and hands-on adventures for visitors of any age. Families with children aged eight or younger can visit the Discovery Center for an in-depth exploration of science topics through the fun of play. The Boston Museum of Science has something for anyone who is open to learning, and its location makes it ideal for a visit when you’re next in Beantown! Put your thinking cap on and get ready to work your way through a factory-sized museum where scientific magic happens and visitors become scientists and explorers for the day!

Here’s a look at some of the most exciting and enlightening exhibits waiting for you at the Museum of Science:

  • Hall of Human Life: Step inside the Hall of Human Life, the Museum's new biology exhibition, and encounter such far-reaching questions on an amazing journey inside the human body. Spanning more than 70 interactive components, the exhibition will revolutionize how you engage with your biology and manage your health.
  • Theater of Electricity: Indoor bolts produced by the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator spark exciting explorations of lightning, conductors, insulators, electricity, magnetism, and storm safety.
  • Charles Hayden Planetarium: The Charles Hayden Planetarium is the most technologically advanced digital theater in New England. Powered by superior full-dome video and audio systems and a state-of-the-art Zeiss Starmaster projector, this facility brilliantly showcases a variety of engaging shows, including the Museum's newest original production, Inside NASA: From Dream to Discovery. We also invite you to participate in seasonal Friday evening astronomy activities, which may include stargazing in the Museum's Gilliland Observatory on clear nights.
  • Mugar Omni Theater: In the Mugar Omni Theater, the world's largest film format is projected onto a five-story-tall IMAX® Dome screen. It wraps audiences in larger-than-life images of flora, fauna, and faraway places. A state-of-the-art digital sound system completes the immersion effect.
  • 4-D Theater: Our 4-D Theater experience combines the visually captivating high-definition capabilities of a 3-D film with in-theater special effects such as wind and snow. This multi-sensory experience complements your Museum visit by providing fun, family-friendly, engaging, and immersive film content.
  • Triceratops Cliff: View a 65-million-year-old fossil that was unearthed in the Dakota Badlands in 2004. It is one of only four nearly-complete Triceratops on public display in the world!
  • Butterfly Garden: Walk among the free-flying residents of this warm conservatory filled with exotic plants. Overlooking the Charles River, this tropical oasis offers a wonderful opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from New England and across the globe.
  • Live Animal Center: Visit for a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the animals that star in Museum exhibits, Live Animal presentations, and Traveling Programs. The Live Animal Care Center is home to approximately 120 animals, representing more than 50 species. The Museum of Science, Boston is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited institution.

About the Museum of Science, Boston
One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces almost 1.4 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof and is the nation's first science museum with a comprehensive strategy and infrastructure to foster technological literacy in museums and schools nationwide through its National Center for Technological Literacy®.

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Getting In

To skip the line, go straight to the entrance adjacent to the information desk for Exhibit Halls admission and present your pass for validation. Please note: if you would like to purchase tickets for special exhibits or venues not part of general admission, please go to the Box Office for assistance. Audio tours are available for an additional charge. Please visit the Museum of Science website for further details.

Hours

Saturday–Thursday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm;

Friday, 9:00 am–9:00 pm

Closings

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Open from 9:00am - 2:00pm Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve.
All hours are subject to change without notice.
Please visit mos.org/hours for the most up-to-date information.

Note

Separately ticketed exhibitions are not included. For most up-to-date information and showtimes, please visit mos.org

Address

1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Public Transportation

Take the T: Green Line, Lechmere train, to Science Park stop.
Note: Science Park stop is not wheelchair accessible; call the MBTA at (617) 222-5000 for assistance.
 

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[ 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful ]

Must See
By Vacationer Verified Reviewer from Florida on
Pros:
Educational, Hands On, Kid friendly
Cons:
Cafe was Closed Fri Nite
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Science:

I could have spent all day there! There was SO much to do! I love how hands on everything in the museum was! It was an excellent museum! We saw the Lightning Show, you need to see this show! We went on Friday night (they are opened until 9:00 pm) and it wasn't very crowed. I would recommend doing that, then we went to see a free movie in the park afterwards. The ONLY thing we found disappointing was we planned on eating dinner at the cafe and when we arrived at 5:00 p.m. they were closed! Also, the live animal exhibit was closed for the night. Other then that, everything was opened. :-)

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[ 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful ]

Interactive & educational museum
By Heidi Verified Reviewer from Belgium on
Pros:
Mathematics gallary, Human body exhibition
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Science:

This museum is very educational. You can easily spend a whole day there, you will not get bored. Be aware that during weekdays lot's of schools are attending the museum, so it tend to be crowded. But, the museum is a must see.

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[ 2 of 3 customers found this review helpful ]

interactive and interesting
By Mandy Verified Reviewer from London Ontario Canada on
Pros:
Interesting, Interactive
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Science:

this is very interesting... lots of stuff to do and play with... lots of facts that are shown in interesting displays... a great way to spend an afternoon kids can burn off some energy with the interactive displays...

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[ 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful ]

Skiping the line is great!
By Love Boston! Verified Reviewer from Québec city, Canada on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Science:

Skiping the line with the Go card is great! ou can really save time. This museum is awsome. Plan at least 3 to 4 hours if you want to have time to do everything. You can spend a full day if you want! Very interesting for kids of all ages!

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[ 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful ]

Fun experience for all ages
By bluejay Verified Reviewer from Boston, MA on
Pros:
Tons to Do, FUN FOR ALL AGES
Cons:
Some exhibits are old
Best Uses:
Entertainment for kids
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Science:

The Museum of Science is terrific for all ages. There is a wide variety of interactive exhibits that appeal to everyone. The physics exhibit has fun things for children to do and lots of information for adults. There is a great human body exhibit well, complete with labs for children to do. There is also a variety of live shows and adorable monkeys to watch.

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[ 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful ]

Awesome experience
By Nirmesh Verified Reviewer from India on
Pros:
Good science display
Best Uses:
Full day
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Science:

This was just awesome. I am an engineer and a science buff. May be, becoz of that, I found this museum remarkable. Those who do not have much interest in science, may not find it interesting. Museum is very vast and has 3 wings. I could only see one wing, in a day and there are lots and lots of things to see . Science has been demonstrated in a practical manner as you will find boards with questions and you need to choose right answer depending upon the practical work, stated on the board itself. If you will go through each and every thing thoroughly, there is no way that you can see whole museum in one single day.There is a kids section too. Each infant in itself is an engineer, learning about the world. That is the theme. There were few attendants who were explaining science to the kids . Kids were asked to draw, write or do whatever activity they can, according to their age.They have a separate setup to elaborate height and topography of Mount Everest. Science museum story will remain incomplete, if I will not mention electricity show. They demonstrated use of electricity as well as it's power in a majestic way via show. Lightning and thunder filled the hall while a comparer demonstrated effects of electricity with practical evidences. His jovial and enthusiastic commentary made the show memorable. No extra fee for this show. This happens thrice a day. There are many more shows, held twice or thrice a day, in different wings of museum.There was $5 ticket to see butterflies. Thay have good collection of butterflies.

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[ 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful ]

Not A Museum..More of an Entertainment !
By Omzee from Boston, MA on
Pros:
Amazing exhibits, Omni Theatre-MUST, Live presentations, Yum Food court, So much to do personally, Amazing kids area, Some thing for every body
Cons:
Cant think of any, 3D Theater is odd
Best Uses:
For all ages, Omni Theater, Lightning presentation
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Science:

So much to do, keep at least two days to fit it in the Omni theatre, the various exhibits. Butterfly garden is Not worth the [$]! and Neither is the 3D theatre. However so many exhibits will keep you occupied and going for the entire day. So much interactive things for you and the kids to do ! If your tired relax in the cafe area ! If you have time, get the DUCK TOUR that leaves from the museum, relax in the DUCK and enjoy the rich history of bostoN!

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[ 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful ]

They have a ton of stuff to do
By Rob0ny Verified Reviewer from Brookline, MA on
Pros:
Something for everyone, Quality exhibits
Cons:
Entry line can get bad
Best Uses:
Keeping kids occupied
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Science:

The pace seems to go on forever. They have a lot of great stuff, so kids stay engaged and its not boring for parents either.

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