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Museum of Science

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Address: Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
Phone Number: 617 723 2500
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Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Spend a couple of hours or the whole day at this hands-on museum that has...
Spend a couple of hours or the whole day at this hands-on museum that has something exciting for everyone. Touch a lizard, watch chickens hatching, see lightning being created and enjoy hundreds of other exhibits, where you can't help but learn something new about science and technology. Hold onto the edge of your seat at the IMAX movie theater, which costs extra.
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Entire experience overall was very good. Informative and fun. I was hoping for more interactive exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Entire experience overall was very good. Informative and fun. I was hoping for more interactive exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Super! Go late afternoon and close it down since it's pretty crowded. Lightning show was off the hook. Exhibits were super. It's really one of the best science museums I've ever been to. We did the NASA planetarium show. Was cool too.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the MoS on our recent trip to Boston. On Friday nights during the summer they open the observatory (weather permitting) to the public - free activity, museum admission not required. More info is available on their website. You can check out whatever is scheduled for viewing that evening. The hosts running the viewing are engaging and definitely enthusiastic... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I visited the Museum of Science with two teenagers and a younger child. The younger child enjoyed himself, and was very engaged with the exhibits, while the teenagers toured the museum within half an hour. The museum is definitely designed for a younger audience, so don't feel you need to visit if you are traveling with teens.

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Downey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What a gorgeous place to expand the mind. With my little sisters, this will be one fabulous vacation !

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Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited Boston on a very rainy day in August and found the Science museum a great alternative to our pre-planned walk of the Freedom Trail. Especially enjoyed the Planetarium and the Pixar Exhibit. It was a little busy due to the weather so some of the interactive exhibits had a queue but a great visit, would be great for kids... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum, we always go back, as they are new exhibitions and installations all the time, the electricity show is a must-see, exhibition on Pixar was fascinating. Go with kids or without, you will always learn and discover something! The view over the sea at the Cafeteria is a great plus! Plan a few good hours when there. Overall pricey... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A museum which brings together almost all possible pre-university science lesson experiments. But it has more to say for children.

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Troy, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Did this after a duck tour. Pixar and butterfly areas were highlights. Needed to spend more time but little ones wore out. Definitely a great museum. Cafe was busy but was nice selection well priced for families.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the Science Behind Pixar exhibit. It was extremely well done and understood and enjoyed by all age levels. Interviews with the staff at Pixar were most enlightening. Be aware that it is crowded even though the museum tries to control the crowding by issuing tickets in 10 minute increments. Some people and especially children do not move along... More 

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