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

Be scientist for the day and explore all things science, technology, engineering, and math at the Museum of Science in Boston, one of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s most attended cultural institution.

With over 700 interactive exhibits, you’ll find hands-on adventures geared towards all ages that ignite curiosity and a greater understanding for the science behind everyday occurrences. You’ll get to watch real chicks hatch, safely witness lightning during one of the museum’s twice daily live shows, get an up-close look at the first space capsule, and more – all while learning through the fun of play about everything from some of the most basic fundamentals of science to more complex concepts still being explored today.

Here’s a look at some exhibit highlights at the Museum of Science:

  • Hall of Human Life: step inside the Hall of Human Life, the museum’s new biology exhibition, and take a 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 explore the science of lightning, conductors, insulators, electricity, magnetism, and storm safety.
  • Triceratops Cliff: View a 65-million-year-old fossil that was unearthed in the Dakota Badlands in 2004. It’s one of only four nearly-complete Triceratops on public display in the world!
  • Drop-In Activities & Live Presentations: The museum offers a variety of hands-on activities and live presentations daily. Check out their daily schedule to see what’s going on during your visit.
  • Live Animal Center: Get 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.
  • Charles Hayden Planetarium (upgrade available for purchase): The Charles Hayden Planetarium is the most technologically advanced digital theater in New England and showcases a variety of engaging shows, including the Museum’s newest original production, Inside: NASA: From Dream to Discovery.
  • Mugar Omni Theater (upgrade available for purchase): Catch a larger-than-life projection of a five-story IMAX® film exploring topics such as flora, fauna, and faraway places.
  • 4-D Theater (upgrade available for purchase): Immerse yourself in a theater complete with special effects, like wind and snow, at this multi-sensory experience featuring an engaging, family-friendly film experience.
  • Butterfly Garden (upgrade available for purchase): Walk among the free-flying residents of this warm conservatory overlooking the Charles River filled with exotic plants and living butterflies from New England and across the globe.
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Getting In

Skip the Line! at the Box Office and proceed straight to entrance adjacent to the Information Desk. Present your admission pass for Exhibit Halls entry. Get in and enjoy!

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:
Kid friendly, Educational, Hands On
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:
Human body exhibition, Mathematics gallary
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:
FUN FOR ALL AGES, Tons to Do
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:
Omni Theatre-MUST, So much to do personally, Live presentations, Amazing kids area, Amazing exhibits, Some thing for every body, Yum Food court
Cons:
3D Theater is odd, Cant think of any
Best Uses:
Lightning presentation, For all ages, Omni Theater
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:
Quality exhibits, Something for everyone
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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