Museum of Science

Museum of Science, Boston: Hours, Address, Museum of Science Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of Science
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Museum of Science, Boston, offers visitors over 700 interactive exhibits, live presentations, and shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni Theater, the only domed IMAX screen in New England. The museum is also an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is home to over 100 animals, many of which have been rescued and rehabilitated. The Museum of Science has also launched a new digital experience for audiences, MOS at Home. With multiple live presentations throughout the day, creative engineering projects, podcasts, kid-friendly activities, and more, the Museum is inviting the community to visit remotely for new content daily.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: West End
How to get there
  • Science Park • 4 min walk
  • Lechmere • 8 min walk
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Leslie B
Manchester, NH34 contributions
May 2022
Great for children. Lots of hands on exhibits. They have shows. We saw a juggling show which educated about atoms. We bought advanced tickets. You can access tickets for duck boat tour here ($50). A few exhibits were not working, but mostly things were operational. There is a cafe for snacks and drinks.
Written 23 May 2022
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Jack L
East Syracuse, NY769 contributions
Sep. 2021
Most visitor will say 80% or better, however I guess I didn't research the museum enough. Some photos showed some dinosaurs that that gave the impression the museum has a natural history, bad thought. The dinosaurs are part of the Colossal Fossil exhibit, which are a T-Rex, Triceratop and a flying Nyctosaur-a Night Lizard. Along one wall are a head of dinosaurs in a swamp setting.

On e exhibit that caught my intersest was the Elihu Thoms0n-from Manchester,England-which is about the Thesater of Electrial Science. another site is the Natural Mysteries . Another exhibit a nunmber of model boats'/ships from a 2500 BC Egyptian Sea Going ship up to a 1929 Hi Esm yacth. Also is a small exhibit of model steam driven trains. Not far away are steam engines of the early 1800's.

The one exhibit nor expected was The New England Habitate, which is subtitled' Windows into the Natural World'. The habitats exhibits are-Black Bears, White-tailed deer, Shore Birds, American Moose, Beavers & Sea Birds. Each exhibit has a small information sign that tells where the animals/birds came from.

The museum's eatery is the Riverview Cafe, which serves a different menu each day. I would rate the cafe a 'B'. The food is a bit bland. however the seletion will take the hunger pains away. The cafe faces south at the Charles Rivr.

The museum is three levels, with the lobby being the middle lavel. At admissions each visitor will receive a map of all three levels. The map will show all exhibita as well as the restrooms-two on each level & handcappied- the Riverview Cafe, museum's gift shop & all stairceses. If I had studied the map more closefully I would have done a better receive al more exhibits.

Parking.
The museum's garage is three levels. To pay for parking, stop at admissions, pay for parking. A visitor will receive a pay stub which they will incert into a gate machine, a gate will open up and drive out.

Don't take what reviews say, go with an open mind. A lengthly visit is highly recommended.
Written 15 May 2022
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TravelingMom454
Washington DC, DC89 contributions
Apr. 2022
We brought our kids (ages 12 and 14) to the Museum of Science, and they were engaged for hours until we dragged them out at 5 p.m. The engineering room had different challenges in the morning and afternoon, which kept them engaged with experiments. My impression is that the Museum of Science has enough for a wide range of ages. I can't say how a high-schooler would view the museum, but my middle school kids found plenty to keep them occupied.
Written 1 May 2022
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pinkyvw
houston124 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
This is for little kids! We went with our teen boys after hearing about it and it felt like a children’s museum. Lots of toddlers and preschoolers snd lots of hands in activities for them. Great for what it is, but definitely not for older kids.
Written 21 April 2022
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Amelia D
4 contributions
Mar. 2022
The Boston Museum of Science has many interactive exhibits for kids ages 4-11. I would not recommend bringing older children to the museum because the displays were designed for younger children. They had exhibitions from biology to weather. I enjoyed the Future of Boston exhibit the most. Overall, the experience was fun, and each display was entertaining. One thing to preface before going there is to bring a mask! They will not let you into the museum without a mask covering your mouth and nose. Although they have masks at the front desk, they are children's masks, so bringing your own is advised.
Written 2 March 2022
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Casey L
1 contribution
Mar. 2022
Walking into the Boston Museum of Science was fantastic. On a school trip, my friends and I were amazed at how quick it was to get a ticket. We went into the blue section first which was probably the coolest part with an electricity room and artic exploring. The only thing that was good, not great was the rooms that were meant for kids because I felt it was interesting but couldn't get a lot of information. So I would rate the Boston Museum of Science a 4/5.
Written 2 March 2022
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Lily B
2 contributions
Mar. 2022
The Boston Museum of Science is a good Museum for little kids. If you're a teen this Museum isn't that fun. There are a lot of interactions that are only fun if you're a little kid. Otherwise it can be quite boring. I think the Museum could add some stuff that would be more geared towards older kids and adults.
Written 2 March 2022
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Finn B
1 contribution
Mar. 2022
For me, it was a very boring trip. I went with my school and I am a Freshman in high school and it was my millionth time going there. I think this museum is great for little kids. If you have little kids you need to go to the museum of science. They'll be busy for hours. It's a pretty sizeable museum with a lot of exhibits and other interactive activities. There's a lot of cool stuff and it's worth the trip if you have kids.
Written 2 March 2022
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Henry D
4 contributions
Mar. 2022
The Boston museum of science is a great museum with plenty of fun things to do. Perfect place to take a kid for a day. Everything is very interactive, interesting, and educational. Personally, my favorite exhibit was the mini garden zoo, which was beautiful and had a lot of live animals that were very fun to watch. Overall a good time.
Written 2 March 2022
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Ben E
Wakefield, MA3 contributions
Mar. 2021
One of the best museums I have ever been to. If you have kids that's love science in general, this is a place I recommend taking them to someday. You even get to see the T-Rex statue they have in the dinosaur section of the museum when you walk into the entrance!
Written 16 February 2022
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