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Museum of Science Photo courtesy of Jessica Polizzotti
  • 1 Science Park

    Science Park

    Boston, MA 02114

  • Phone: 617-723-2500

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  • Hours:

    Regular Hours (through July 4) 


    Sat-Thu 9am-5pm

    Fri 9am-9pm Summer Hours (July 5 - Labor Day) 


    Sat-Thu 9am-7pm

    Fri 9am-9pm

  • Type:
    Museums, Science Museums
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Home to the "lightning machine" in the world the Museum of Science is a source of scientific excitement. With over 400 interactive exhibits you are greeted by a full-sized dinosaur. See the stars at the Hayden Planetarium, or travel the world in the Mugar Omni Theater. Many exhibits are permanent, but new exhibits arrive all the time. Large viewing rooms make this museum loads of fun for kids and adults alike.




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Insider Tips

Jessica Polizzotti

Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"Buy tickets in advance for the Planetarium or Omni Theater; at times shows do sell out."

Best for Attractions near TD Garden Because: The Museum of Science is an interactive museum about a half mile from the TD Garden that allows for a full day of indoor fun.

Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: From life sized T-Rex replicas to hands on exhibits, school-aged kids will go wild in the Museum of Science.

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Planetarium shows allow you to gaze into the stars with the one you love allowing you to