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Museum of Science, Boston

#1 of 19 in Childrens Museums in Massachusetts
Museum of Science is home to more than 700 interactive exhibits--including simulators that take you through space, the ocean, or the skies. There are live presentations, an IMAX cinema, and at least 100 animals. Take a walk through the butterfly garden, try out different optical illusions, or explore the renewable energy exhibit. You can also learn about New England habitats, see a hunter's trophy room, and much more. When you arrive, check the schedule of live presentations. Plan to see Museum of Science and other attractions that appeal to you using our Boston online vacation builder .
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  • I agree that this is an incredible museum full of wonderful and well done exhibits, HOWEVER, it is quite expensive. While my wife and I were able to afford the admission, lunch and public transportati...  more »
  • Great experience with young children. The Museum is very interactive and allows children to participate actively from the exhibitions and attractions!
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  • I live in western MA but bring my toddlers to Boston often enough that it felt it was worth getting a membership. So glad we did! It’s a great stopping place for kids of all ages. My two-year-old twins love exploring the exhibits, and there’s definitely plenty to keep my husband and me engaged as well. A large attached parking garage makes parking easy and convenient, even with a massive mini van. Staff is abundantly friendly and helpful. Huge thumbs up!
  • One of the best science museum if not the best I have been to! So many activities for kids and adults. Very nicely done. Tons to learn and to do. All the hands on activities were great and working. Spent 6 hours and we didn't do it all. The lighting show was the best, kids and myself loved it. The space exhibit is great as well! I highly recommend that museum and hope everyone gets more into science and STEM!
  • I have come here multiple times since i was a child. It is a very clean, humongous, educational, very informative and exciting place to be by yourself or with your family or friends. Everyone will have a good experience here, the staff are kind and friendly and are there to help if you want your questions answered. The exhibits are very cool and like i said before, educational. I personally came here with my husband and our 2 year old daughter and she had fun observing all the exhibits, decorations, shows and the playback videos they have on each exhibit to show you or inform you what you will experience and learn. My daughter had the freedom to roam but of course, learn and observe. If you wanna bring your young children (babies to toddlers) here, remember to pack your own snacks, sippy cups, juice boxes, etc to keep them full. *the food there isn't the best either and it's pricey but if you gotta eat, try to customize your food there so it ain't bland and feel like you have been robbed when you're in front of the cashier while they are charging you* Also, remember to bring water in your bag! Overall, the experience is quite memorable and enjoyable. Also remember to pack lightly if you wanna bring your personal bag or handbag.
  • Fantastic science museum. Well laid out, easy to navigate. Busy but not too loud. Just about everything is a teaching moment there, even the bathroom. I wish I had more time to explore but I only had about 3 hours. I still managed to see everything but didn't get to linger as long as I would have liked.
  • Very nice Thai food at very reasonable prices. All the curries are really good and taste authentic with fresh veggies. We got good service too but I saw that 2 waitresses were struggling to manage and a lot of people were left waiting. I would definitely return on my visit to cape cod again.

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