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“The kids will love it”
Review of Museum of Science

Museum of Science
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Ranked #20 of 394 things to do in Boston
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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San Francisco, CA
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“The kids will love it”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

The museum is an excellent general science museum with something for everyone. Excellent display on mathematics, very fun electricity show that will delight kids (but might be too loud for the very young), displays on optical illusions, collections of shells, minerals, etc. There was an excellent display of the Dead Sea Scrolls that we saw while visiting. The cafe is blah, but the museum itself is great to visit.

Visited August 2013
Thank schisto
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dead Sea scrolls make this a must see”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Great opportunity to see a beautifully presented exhibition of the Dead Sea scrolls
Remainder of the museum best suited for young families rather noisy and frantic for anyone else trying to use the many scientific displays

Visited August 2013
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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A fun way to learn”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

The museum of science has so much to offer it is difficult to begin to give a comprehensive review. Displays just to name a few, cover biology, archeology, mathematics, physics, astronomy, mapping, nanotechnology, wave theory, old sailing ship and automobile models and, the most dramatic display, a huge electrical lightening generator that is the centerpiece for a thrilling and fascinating expert led presentation on the nature of electricity. There is the planetarium, the Omni theater both with several different shows to match all age groups, and live animal presentations that are geared to kids, but that adults will also enjoy. We saw one on the much maligned snake. Much of the information is presented in the displays is in a hands on, interactive format that facilitates learning for children. If your child is under 7 or 8 years old, you may want to wait until that age before going. Our little 9 year old scientist was very happy with most of what there was to offer, while the adults got a lot of good information as well. While we were there there was a Dead Sea Scroll exhibit which other reviewers have already described. The food available is quite good and not too expensive. Since we went with our daughter, she got a membership that included 2 guest passes and passes for special presentations that cost extra. so the four of us paid quite a bit less than we would have for individual entry and Omni theater and planetarium tickets. And, big whoop, we got a dollar off the $17 parking fee. Highway robbery, but in Bean Town, actually cheap. Plan to spend no less than 6 hours when you visit. You still won't see it all.

Visited August 2013
Thank Norman D
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lacks depth”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Good museum with a lot of do for the kids. We had a good time with our 7 and 11 year old but didn't find the museum with really great exhibits or science "things". Don't be discourage it is a good place to spend a day but compare to other museums it didn't do it for us. Also, the cafe is okay. Not many healthy options so pack well.

Visited August 2013
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Augusta, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Dead Sea Scrolls”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Don't wait. Reserve immediately for this amazing exhibit. Not only do you get to see many sections of these remarkable ancient documents, but also hundreds of beautiful pots, jugs, a 3000 year old small (home?) altar, lamps, ancient carved or embossed coins, inscribed shards, mosaics, tiny glassware, and a single, absolutely beautiful earring. I keep thinking of the earring, and what could have happened to the woman who wore it. Admission to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit comes with admission to the exhibit halls - we were fascinated by the Math Exhibits. They have a demonstration of the Normal Curve that should be installed in every school - it's just perfect.

Visited August 2013
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