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Museum of Science

Address: Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
Phone Number: 617 723 2500
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Ranked #22 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Spend a couple of hours or the whole day at this hands-on museum that...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I went here when I was 12 in the 1970s and couldn't get enough of it. I took my kids there in the summer of 2012 when they were 7 and 10, and they couldn't get enough of it. We had a membership to a science/technology museum in our home town at the time, so we got into the Boston... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Every year I always go the the museum of science with my family and I always have a great time. It is so interesting, and I learn something new every time. You should totally think about going!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We visited with our young son 2 years ago and loved it. Visited again today - still love it! There is so much to see you can't do it all in 1 day (which is why we're going back again tomorrow. ) the space is bright clean and modern all exhibits appear new and well maintained. Entertaining free shows (lightning,... More 

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108 reviews 108 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is a fun place especially to take the kids. The planetarium and omni theater are impressive. The show on electricity is good. some of the exhibits re a bit tired, but overall a ver good place to spend a few hours. It can get very busy and the crowds can really detract from the visit, so it is best... More 

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Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My family has visited the MOS so many times, between school field trips, family outings and just a quick trip in to see something at the omni theater. The thing that I love about the MOS is that no matter how many times we have been there, we have always found something new and interesting. The recently renovated hall of... More 

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Denver, Co.
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This museum is one of the best science museums I have ever been in. It has so many fascinating exhibits, including many that are hands on, i.e. learning about the body. The birds display covering birds from every geographic location and climate was exquisite. My grandson and I attended the live animal show, where we saw a porcupine, a kestrel... More 

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Nottingham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The museum of science is a great experience for people of all ages. You really need more than one day to see it all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My kids loved the place. There was a place for toddlers to run and explore and places for older ones to learn through hands on activities. The lightning show was great! The I-MAX was also fun for the kids although at additional cost. As an adult the place was overwhelming but not for my kids. We never got to do... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was my first time at the museum and I found it to be very interesting! I learned a lot and had a great time doing it. There are a lot of interactive attractions, so that made it a lot of fun! The lightning show was pretty awesome and the woman doing it had great personality and was really engaging!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The museum doesn't really have any standout exhibits. Nothing that really pops out at you. It's also a little pricey to get in. It has a couple ok exhibits and you do learn a little bit, but there are much better science museums in the country like Baltimore, Chicago, DC, Seattle, etc. Overall it's a little overrated.

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