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Museum of Science

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Address: Science Park, T Green Line Direction Lechemere and stop : Science PARK, Boston, MA 02114
Phone Number:
+1 617-723-2500
09:00 - 17:00
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Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Spend a couple of hours or the whole day at this hands-on museum that has...

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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Have to have to go and see this place one of the best day outs we had in a long time the cinema is just fab

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have to have to go and see this place one of the best day outs we had in a long time the cinema is just fab

Thank Derek G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From toddlers to seniors this museum doesn't disappoint! The exhibits are outstanding and get better every year. We've taken our children and now grandchildren here and there is truly something for every interest. The current DaVinci exhibit is a must view!

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Central New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved our time at the Museum of Science. The exhibits are incredible. Definitely not enough cafe space on a school break. Lots of menu choices but long lines and difficult to find a space to eat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a snowy afternoon when my teenage son and I ventured into the Museum of Science in Boston. I had been as a child, but could hardly remember. We opted to take in the "Explore the Universe" show at the planetarium and it didn't disappoint. It's amazing how far technology has come in showing us the far reaches of... More 

Thank Kristen M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wish we had planned to spend an entire day here, honestly. If we had, we'd have been able to visit the IMAX, ride the virtual reality space pods, seen a star show in the planetarium, etc. We DID see a lazer lights music program in the planetarium; it was fun but could have been skipped. The 4-D show was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to the museum many times in the last few years. I went all the time when I was a kid and loved it, and I love it now as an adult too. During my most recent visit, I took my boyfriend, who has never been. We had a wonderful time. The exhibits were all very accessible and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with our three grandchildren - ages 4, 6 and 7 1/2 - and we all really enjoyed the displays and activities. We really appreciated the hands-on approach. The ladies in the chemistry lab were terrific and the kids enjoyed doing an experiment. After the kids left with their mom, we stayed back to spend some time at a... More 

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Cumberland Center, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the IMAX to the Electricity! show to the Butterfly exhibit - my family of three was run ragged. I booked a surprise trip for my daughter and husband and at first the hubs didn't want to go - he hasn't stopped saying thank you as he had so much fun. We spent the entire day at the museum -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been several times to the Museum of Science and always see something we missed before. The parking is too expensive..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids (young adult and late teens) said this was their favorite place after touring Boston for a week! Make sure to catch a show in the planetarium during your visit. The cafeteria food is good enough for a snack but nothing to look forward to - and the food is expensive with mediocre quality. Plan for at least 4... More 

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