Within Museum of Science are a planetarium, an IMAX movie theater and a two-story Van de Graaf generator, capable of ... More
Museum of Science
Within Museum of Science are a planetarium, an IMAX movie theater and a two-story Van de Graaf generator, capable of producing 2.5 million volts of electricity. These and the hundreds of other exhibits make this museum one of Boston's top attractions. Hatching chickens, a comparative brain exhibit and a math and statistics room are educating and entertaining.
I am sorry, but $14 on a ticket plus an extra $4.00 for the "Mission to Saturn" show, was just not worth it. If you really have nothing to do durring the day and you are bored and just want to say that you have been there, then go. The museum in New York is SO MUCH BETTER. There was nothing to touch and experiment with. There was all reading material. There was so much, i got dizzy. The only active hings they had, it was impossible to play with because people were so bored they would spend so much time on it, it became too long to wait.
Their animal exibit is a 10x10 size room with ten fish tanks of rabbits, snakes and empty boxs of signs written of the animal that's NOT inside. just missing.
They had computers that had learning and interactive games, but the computers were so old it took like 30 minutes to just play. All so the games and videos playing on t.v's were all from the 1980's. So out of date.
I think we had more fun in the gift shop. We spent the longest amount of time in there then any other room i believe.
So you got absolutly nothing to do and wana waste time and $14.00, then go. If you think you want to have fun, laugh and learn.....dont go.
Go to NEW YORK, BABY!!!!!!!
You get to enter the world of Hogwarts and see tons of props. Volunteer to be sorted into a house--only 3 or 4 get sorted and be sure to linger if you want to see the train. The number of items is just about right for a group. We were 4 twelve-year olds and one mom on an odd school vacation day. It took the kids about 35 minutes to see all the displays. They were slightly disappointed that there were few interactive displays....they do get to throw a quaffle through a Quidditch hoop and pluck a mandrake. The lighting is superb and you do suspend disbelief. Many of the wands are on display--who knew they were soooo different. The big surprise was the dumpout into the gift shop/Diagon Alley. Just about everything on display had a counterpart or more or less offered for sale at quite the markup. It was so high a markup, even the 12-year olds were willing to walk away from some of the products: $30 for a skinny tee that said Muggle. I was really glad we were members so that the tix for this special exhibit were only 5 bucks each and we did escape the gift shop, shelling out $22.00 for a Gryffindor silk tie for dad for Christmas.
So prime your kids. We loved the exhibit overall and were a bit disappointed by all the merchandizing.
With two adults there so we can split for age and interest this museum is a phenomenal and stimulating experience. The kids didn't even realize how much they were learning they were having so much fun. My 4-year-old's favorite is the waterfall play table in the preschool area where we played while my 8-year- old did an awesome Scavenger Hunt competition with his Dad. (pre-register for that and Night at the museum sleep overs.)
Facilities are clean, lockers are convient, shows are well organized and interesting, the exhibits are great for all ages. Some of the exhibits do need to be updated. A better mapping system would help for planning a route to follow.
I was there with my family, including a teen. The exhibits seem to need to be updated. I haven't been there for a couple of years but honesty it doesn't seem to have changed. The focus seems to be more on the shows which are okay. I just remember there being more exciting stuff to see and do like when the egypt shows were there.
There are other museums in Boston I'd go to instead like the art museum on the harbor. My kids were bored. They need to pay more attention to what they are now offering.
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