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Museum of Science

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Just imagine getting up close and personal with a 65-million-year-old Triceratops fossil, witnessing an indoor lightning storm in the iconic Theater of Electricity, walking among butterflies, or taking a journey inside the human body! While you are...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Science Park, MBTA Green Line E train to SCIENCE PARK stop, Boston, MA 02114-1099
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+1 617-723-2500
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Reviewed yesterday

My 12 year old and I thoroughly enjoyed the Museum, I was surprised that there were so many interactive things to do and fun for adults and children. We could have spent all day here because there was so much to do, don't miss the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Debbie A O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits have mostly not changed in twenty plus years. If you are an adult and have been here this century, you don't need to go back. They do have some nice evening activities, we really enjoyed the Drag show put on in the planetarium...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Science and the Charles Riverboat Company sponsored a two hour cruise on the Charles,River and Boston Harbor on the “Bridges of Boston.” It was spectacular. We had “Noah” as our guide and narrator. In spite of the Hurricane Dorian passing by offshore...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jyoung3381
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a few hours at the museum, visiting the wind energy section and then going to the natural questions part across the way. Two grandsons were at the point ready for lunch and enjoyed the cafeteria. We thought a very good way to bring...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lanxlad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum, the planetarium and the Body World Circle of Life Exhibition. The Exhibition will be there until January 2020. It is amazing and a great deal of learning and educational experience. Food and coffee were delicious. It very modern and the have...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Eduardo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our visit to Boston from UK I promised the grandchildren a great day out with dinosaurs and a space capsule and the museum didn’t let me down they loved it! The look on our three year old at the Tyrannosaurus rex was great and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will be surprised by the amount and variety of exhibits at this museum. Many are hands on and fun for all,ages. Not to miss: the Lightening Show. Excellent. Check with your local library for passes as the admission is quite steep.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SLPBoston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating displays. We need to bring the grandkids here, so perfect for bright youngsters of all ages.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank David_J_Spellman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a quick trip to Boston, and he has never been before that. I wanted to show him something in Boston, so I chose the museum. As we were about to pay for our tickets which came to a total of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank argonzalez423
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I could give this place 0 stars, I would. 1 star is too much! I saw the 4D film on Sharks about 2 hours ago and my back is still killing me. I do not understand how the museum people do not warn the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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July 21, 2019|
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Response from Sabine F | Reviewed this property |
Your teenager can purchase tickets and go in by himself.
June 6, 2019|
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Response from MilSeb23 | Reviewed this property |
Thoroughly... 4-7 hours. If you just want to do quick hits 3-4 hours would be my guesstimate.
May 29, 2019|
Response from MilSeb23 | Reviewed this property |
To be honest we went on a busy Friday morning and it wasn’t that bad. If I were to do it again I would shoot for middle of the week and try to be there an hour after opening to avoid the lines. That plenty of parking that... More