Museum of Science

Museum of Science, Boston: Hours, Address, Museum of Science Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of Science
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Museum of Science, Boston, offers visitors over 700 interactive exhibits, live presentations, and shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni Theater, the only domed IMAX screen in New England. The museum is also an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is home to over 100 animals, many of which have been rescued and rehabilitated. The Museum of Science has also launched a new digital experience for audiences, MOS at Home. With multiple live presentations throughout the day, creative engineering projects, podcasts, kid-friendly activities, and more, the Museum is inviting the community to visit remotely for new content daily.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Viri G
Cambridge, MA516 contributions
A must do while in Boston
Jun 2021 • Family
I was impressed with all exhibits and having a daughter who loves art and animation the DREAMWORKS exhibit was a bonus. We couldn't finish the whole museum in one visit but having a year membership makes it easier for us to come back! This place is a must see
Written June 19, 2021
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mrpesce
Doylestown, PA519 contributions
Going with small kids, don't miss this museum
Jun 2021
There is just so much to see here, especially if you have small children. Most of the museum is hands on and it is just so big and has so much to see. The lightning show is probably one of the coolest demonstrations I've ever seen.
Written June 17, 2021
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Mark Barnes
Indianapolis, IN576 contributions
Great rainy day visit
Apr 2021 • Family
We had planned going out on the freedom trail but it rained all day so we brought the kids over here. It was very interactive with the kids. The kids really enjoyed their time. My son loved the dinosaur exhibits and my daughter loved the science parts. I would recommend.
Written April 20, 2021
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA315 contributions
Great science overview with updated exhibits
Nov 2020
The Museum of Science provides a great science overview for a range of topics, with updated exhibits in various renovated galleries. A number of areas have recently been updated, such as an extensive holiday model train exhibit area just completed for this season. While some of the hands-on exhibits are temporarily off limits, there are enough other user friendly interactions (such as body motion scanners) to allow some interactions.

The exhibits are not that crowded currently, but that could change with the upcoming school holiday vacations. Check with the museum's web site to see what exhibits are open on a desired day, which may require reservations when you book your tickets. Also note the museum's cafeteria has also reopened, but seating (suitably spread out) may be limited.

Old timers (such as myself) will enjoy the history of the Museum exhibit. That galley shows off some of the exhibits & artifacts from years ago. Sobering to see items that were promoted as the latest technologies when I first visited now being shown as ancient artifacts!
Written November 21, 2020
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Doc J
Santa Rosa Beach, FL515 contributions
Good for young and old
Oct 2020
We hit every floor from corner to corner and top to bottom. It was totally enjoyable from the displays to the live experiments on the visitors. Truly a well designed museum. A must do once if ever in the area.
Written November 4, 2020
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Correa0192
5 contributions
Very clean!
Oct 2020
I appreciated the social distancing and cleaning that was done by the staff. We visited the Pixar exhibit and had a blast!
Written November 3, 2020
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Angelize1999
Waterloo, NY394 contributions
Unbelievable
Oct 2020 • Family
We have been to a few Science Museums..in a few states. This one is by far the best of them all. It's huge! There is so many wonderful and fun interactive things to do! From history, to electricity, to body life, planets, space, animals.. wow! We easily spent 3 1/2 hours here. There were a few things closed due to Covid, and no live interactions. If there was.. I could see it being an all day afair. We went on a Tuesday and we never had a wait to do anything. Very few people there. Staff was constantly wiping everything down, sanitizer, every doorway and in between. I never not felt safe. Just an excellent place. So glad we decided to spend our time here while on Boston.
Written October 27, 2020
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Ingrid Krauss
Connecticut3 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2020

Interesting, I went with my nephew. I recommend it for all ages
It is designed for science lovers as well as the curious
Written October 15, 2020
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Ryosuke T
Port Washington, NY29 contributions
All age can enjoy
Sep 2020 • Family
All age people can enjoy in this museum. There are several sections, such as human, food, electricity, dinosaurs, and so on. Furthermore, we can enjoy the planetarium and ”the science behind Pixar” explaining the process to make movie, although we need the reservation for them. I strongly recommend them.

年齢問わず楽しめる場所です。電気、食べ物、恐竜など様々なセクションがあり、それぞれ満喫できますので、あっという間に時間が過ぎてしまいます。プラネタリウムや映画作成の過程を説明した「ピクサーの裏側」というのも、予約は必要ですがオススメです。ぜひ行ってください!
Written October 1, 2020
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Kiara M
New York City, NY17 contributions
Interactive and Exciting
Sep 2020
The museum was so awesome. They had many interactive exhibits as well as interesting artifacts to look at! I learned so much and was so happy to see social distancing throughout the museum. It's definitely great for children and adults as well. Make sure you buy your tickets in advance!
Written September 10, 2020
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Museum of Science is open:
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Thu 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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