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Museum of Science

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    "Treat yourself to an amazing show at the planetarium."(12 Tips)
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    "The Pompeii exhibit is awesome."(5 Tips)
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    "The movies at the omni theater are great!"(5 Tips)
    Tori F.
    "Check out the hall of human life!!"(3 Tips)
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  • Ruane C.heart icon on user image
    Ruane CrummettOctober 28, 2016
    Awesome displays and learned a lot even at my advanced years...The iMax movie on National Parks was spectacular and the sound track was great. If you're in Boston don't miss it!
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    TammyOctober 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The membership is absolutely worth it. $80/year and regular admission for adults is $20-ish, which means the membership is already paid after 4 (solo) trips in a year or 2 (duo) trips in a year.
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  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 26, 2014
    Treat yourself to an amazing show at the planetarium. It is not to be missed and is a lot of fun. Their advanced 'Death Star' projector is able to project more than 9,000 stars onto their screen.
  • Laryssa H.
    Laryssa HNovember 8, 2012
    The math room is awesome! Also- Check your local lib before you go, sometimes they have discounted passes for kids/families. A woman gave my family one and we paid $7/person instead of $22/person!
  • Twinkle D.heart icon on user image
    Twinkle DenoyoAugust 31, 2017
    I loved the interactive area, great way to learn new things. My favorites are the foot arch test which determines the arch of your feet as well as the walking efficiency (calories burned while walkin)
  • Tim F.heart icon on user image
    Tim FOctober 10, 2016
    I kinda feel like science museums are really just reflagged kids museums. Regardless, our kids had a blast with the experiments and displays. Worth a visit.
  • Rich B.
    Rich BerkmanNovember 18, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrive early or come late and the museum is your playground :) To infinity and beyond!
  • Hassan
    HassanAugust 13, 2014
    Everything is good here but be sure to give yourself plenty of time. The parking charges are a bit high but other then that I loved it.
  • Eric O.heart icon on user image
    Eric OFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Mercury is missing! The scale model of the first (and smallest) planet in the solar system (part of the Museum's Community Solar System) was formerly located in the lobby of the museum.
  • Jenn B.
    Jenn BatoreAugust 7, 2013
    Dead Sea Scroll exhibit is totally worth it! Although, plan on an extra $15 per person w/o audio guide. No need for the aud guide though--so much to read!
  • American M.
    American MensaMarch 12, 2014
    There are great exhibits for kids, and teens will love the laser shows. Visit the site for more information. Search “laser” for info on the laser schedule or special events. Read more
  • Nadia S.heart icon on user image
    Nadia SwanApril 6, 2018
    Great place for adults and kids. Learned new information and loved the hall of mirrors.
  • Amy R.heart icon on user image
    Amy RobertsonJuly 7, 2018
    Cool electricity and international space station exhibit, but in general it’s not as good as other city’s science museums (eg San Fran, Chicago)
  • Meg B.
    Meg BermanDecember 6, 2018
    With 700 interactive rotating exhibits, family fun has never seemed so educational. Check out the Music Under the Dome experience in the planetarium with music from Pink Floyd, Aerosmith and more.
  • Meg B.
    Meg BermanNovember 10, 2018
    With 700 interactive rotating exhibits, family fun has never seemed so educational. Check out the Music Under the Dome experience in the planetary with music from Pink Floyd, Aerosmith and more.
  • Alex A.heart icon on user image
    Alex ApriscoDecember 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Spectacular Plato to go. Tickets are a little expensive but worths . Try a search at I did it and found ticket for less than 50%.
  • Michaela W.heart icon on user image
    Michaela WalkerJune 29, 2016
    This was the BEST museum I've ever been to!! I could spend days here! Make sure you give this place at least half a day.
  • 🌎 JcB 🌎heart icon on user image
    An amazing place. Presentation in Theatre of Electricity is a must-see!
  • Paul D.heart icon on user image
    Paul DaileyNovember 4, 2018
    Outstanding museum with tons of engaging and educational exhibits, movies and interactive opportunities. Love mos
  • Lou L.heart icon on user image
    Lou LangeJuly 26, 2021
    Lots of exhibits. Fun stuff. My granddaughter and the daughter of my son's g/f had lots of fun. Well worth it.
  • Holly M.heart icon on user image
    Holly MarpleDecember 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always great for kids and kids at heart. Science nerds will find odd treasures in the Store. I can spread a whole day here easy
  • Eric W.heart icon on user image
    Eric WerthnerOctober 9, 2016
    So many different types of things to keep the kids entertained! Butterflies were really cool too
  • Julia F.
    Julia ForsythApril 6, 2012
    There is a reciprocal membership from the Assoc of Science and Tech Centres for Fernbank GA members, and over 200 other science museums very nice! Just remember to bring your membership card.
  • Dana V.heart icon on user image
    Dana VillmoreJune 24, 2016
    Such s fun museum! Lots of interactive exhibits that even adults can enjoy
  • Shaunna G.
    Shaunna GatelyMarch 10, 2012
    Classic MOS stuff: baby chickens, dinosaur poop, the Omni theater, musical stairs, the jump wall, lightning show, bees and astronaut ice cream. Glad it didn't change in the last 20 years.
  • Carl G.heart icon on user image
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8, 2016
    Educational hands on experience. Great place to introduce children to science.
  • Zaptravel I.
    Zaptravel IncAugust 30, 2013
    With over 500 interactive displays, the Museum of Science in Boston has plenty of activities to keep people occupied for hours.
  • Catia D.heart icon on user image
    Catia DaSilvaJuly 18, 2015
    Nice place! Love the piano stairs!i always play like a kid
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    NASADecember 7, 2010
    Climb aboard the Simulator Experience & take a journey unlike any other through space, the ocean, with molecules, & more. In the Sun Power exhibit learn ways we can harness our largest energy source. Read more
  • Ceylan S.heart icon on user image
    Ceylan Sahin EkerJanuary 2, 2015
    Most of the displays look outdated. Needs a makeover. The Butterfly Garden should be visited but don't expect much, just a corridor with huuuge and beautiful butterflies :)
  • Chris M.
    Chris MoosFebruary 24, 2011
    We opted for the family membership - Totally worth the cost. We can now take up to 5 anytime, and often get the little extras - Free movies sometimes; advanced notice of events and things happening; d
  • Katerina K.heart icon on user image
    Katerina KouriatiOctober 31, 2016
    There are so many interactive things to do for huge variety of themes approached scientifically. The electrical live how though was poorly presented though.
  • Carolyn H.heart icon on user image
    Carolyn HandyMarch 25, 2016
    Loved this place. My girls were enthralled for the 4+ hours that we were there. Educational and entertaining.
  • Enrico S.heart icon on user image
    Enrico SJuly 9, 2015
    Amazing museum. For locals, better get a membership starting at 90$/y for two.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayAugust 9, 2013
    "Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times" is on display through October 20 showing one of the greatest archaeological finds ever - the Dead Sea Scrolls containing the oldest known texts of the Bible.
  • ᴡ C.
    ᴡ ChoyDecember 6, 2013
    The show of lightening is a must! The movies at the omni theater are great!
  • Andrew P.heart icon on user image
    Andrew PuckettApril 26, 2015
    Everything , but the nasa planitarium was amazing.
  • Ari J.
    Ari JonesAugust 7, 2014
    Great for kids. Awesome butterfly area.
  • Michelle P.heart icon on user image
    Michelle PowerAugust 31, 2018
    Great inter-active museum Great place for kids of all ages
  • John L.
    John LFebruary 10, 2013
    I wouldn't say give it a miss entirely, but if you're heading to New York then don't bother 'cause the contents of this museum pale in comparison to the behemoth Museum of Natural History there.
  • Derek S.
    Derek ShowermanApril 27, 2013
    Check out the Shipwreck exhibit. Especially if you have your eyes set on being a real life pirate. Many swords & treasure
  • Dave L.heart icon on user image
    Dave LepkowskiFebruary 5, 2018
    Their imax movie 🎥 theater is very good and awesome By The Way.
  • Keanu J.heart icon on user image
    Keanu JonesSeptember 8, 2015
    I loved it. It looks small from the outside but its really big.
  • Jeff B.heart icon on user image
    Jeff BridgesAugust 5, 2013
    Awesome stuff for all ages, but there are always a ton of kids. Look at the computer place.
  • Gail K.
    Gail KlanchesserMarch 5, 2012
    Great fun for the kids! Despite not liking math, the kids LOVED the Mathematica exhibit & the physics.
  • Max Z.heart icon on user image
    Max ZaleskiNovember 17, 2016
    Watching a film at the omni theatre is a must
  • Katie B.heart icon on user image
    Katie BercuryMay 31, 2014
    3rd floor 3-d photos of Grand Canyon and Mt Everest are amazing
  • Sean R.heart icon on user image
    Sean RourkeDecember 7, 2014
    It's not what I remember as a kid on field trips. There seem to be fewer interactive exhibits, and more words written on posters you're supposed to read. It's definitely not worth the huge cost.
  • John S.heart icon on user image
    John SullivanApril 23, 2016
    Must see the electricity show. Also the omni theater is mind blowing.
  • Gerardo M.heart icon on user image
    Gerardo MendozaDecember 15, 2015
    Awesome museum. Very entertainment, but more over educational
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