We were looking for a place to take my nephew in Boston for part of his "experience" birthday gift. We have been to most museums in Boston and the area, but had never been here. Since we also wanted to visit the Harvard Coop and the MIT campus, this was a perfect fit. We went on Sunday morning because it fit our schedule and were thrilled when we learned the museum was free to MA residents on Sundays from 9-12! This museum kept the four of us (two adults and two (early) teens interested for a solid 2 hours. We loved the gem room and the climate change room really got us thinking. The fossil bones in the dinosaur area were awe-inspiring, as were the glass flowers. We swim in a pond in the summer, so the freshwater turtle shell from the prehistoric area really caught our attention!
We spent a fantastic morning there and feel we could go back and there would be much we missed the first time. We saw quite a few people taking advantage of the chairs set up to sketch the animals - what a relaxing way to while away a morning. Parking would have been a bit of an issue if we hadn't arrived right at 9 - make sure you have a plan.
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