We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“great museum for adults and children”
Review of Museum of Science

Museum of Science
Book In Advance
More Info
$59.00*
and up
Boston CityPASS
Ranked #34 of 410 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed October 14, 2013

I went to see the Dead Sea Scrolls, but ended up going back and spending hours just wandering around. I saw a demonstration on lightning and another on the use of nanos in everyday life. The presentations were well done and professional. Lots to learn for children and adults. I will go back often when I am visiting Boston.

Thank SophiesMom55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (2,861)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"all ages"
in 286 reviews
"butterfly garden"
in 112 reviews
"omni theater"
in 109 reviews
"human body"
in 67 reviews
"planetarium shows"
in 31 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 78 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 58 reviews
"great for kids"
in 71 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 51 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 40 reviews
"any age"
in 27 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 36 reviews
"year olds"
in 31 reviews
"parking garage"
in 34 reviews
"learn something"
in 29 reviews
"rainy day"
in 53 reviews
"whole family"
in 42 reviews
Filter

1,553 - 1,557 of 2,861 reviews

Reviewed October 14, 2013

My family came to see the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit. It was very extensive and displayed very well. I was truly impressed. What an awesome opportunity to see this important history! I will return again for other exhibits.

Thank Dftis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 13, 2013

One of the Best Science museums Ever! To do the entire museum justice, one would have to spend more than 3-4 hours. There are many hands-on exhibits (especially on the upper level by the Electricity show), with docents/volunteers available to explain and instruct. Speaking of the electricity show, it's a Must See. No additional entry for it, and it IS loud. If you watch from the upper levels it's not as loud d/t the plexi. Many of the other exhibits mentioned require an additional entry, so check the website. The choices and quality of the cafeteria food was suprisingly good, and the views of the Charles and downtown- not bad either! Everything (including gift shop) is nicely wheelchair accessible.

Thank Pat M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We came here to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. It was fantastic! I had no idea that many of the scrolls were nothing more than tiny pieces carefully put together--almost like a jigsaw puzzle. There is so much to see in this exhibit, that even with a lot of people, nothing is crowded. We also saw the IMAX theater presentation of the building of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. We had lunch at the cafeteria, where there were a lot of food choices. We saw some of the other exhibits, but we were tired by that time. This is a place where you can spend the entire day. Lots of hands-on exhibits for the children and the adults. If you are visiting Boston with school age children, this is a great place to visit.

Thank SandyT101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed October 11, 2013

besides that you get the duck tour right out side, the museum was a nice experience for the big and little kids. Lots of hands on stuff to do.
Dead Sea scrolls and the IMAX on Jerusalem (granted they aren;t going to be there for long) very nice shows and presentations

Thank DawieSA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Museum of Science? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing