With a planetarium, an IMAX movie theater, and a two-story Van de Graaf generator capable of producing 2.5 million volts of ... More
Museum of Science
With a planetarium, an IMAX movie theater, and a two-story Van de Graaf generator capable of producing 2.5 million volts of electricity, the Museum of Science is truly impressive. Children love the interactive discovery center, live animal exhibit and the dinosaur exhibit with fossils and life-size models. These and the hundreds of other exhibits make this museum, one of Boston's top attractions. This educational and entertaining museum is perfect for the whole family.
Went to check out Mammoths and Mastodons. It was easy for the kids to understand. There were a lot of hands on displays and the videos that were child friendly. Kids enjoyed it and can't wait to see what special display comes to the museum next.
The Museum of Science is one of the most fascinating places in Boston to visit! I have lived here all of my life - save for 8 months I spent in Florida - and I have never grown tired of it.
The Museum is always updating it's exhibits and shows in it's theatres to keep things fresh and interesting!
If you're from our of town, I HIGHLY suggest the Museum of Science be on the top of your to-do list!
The Museum of Science Boston is one the best science museums that I have been to visit, and I have visited many. There is a lot of variety. There are interactive exhibits, live animal exhibits, presentations, movies, etc. It is large, and while having many visitors, it never feels over-crowded. The staff is very helpful, and always pleasant.
The MOS offers both fun and education in one visit. It is a great place to go as an adult, to take children, and to take out-of-town visitors. There are even areas for young children. It is definitely worth the time and money to go there. Because, they offer so much, and are always adding something, you should go there often. I highly recommend it.
Online ticket purchasing and pick up at MOS was very easy to understand and to use. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable when answering questions. The "A Day in Pompeii" exhibit hall was crowded as expected, but it was much warmer than anticipated. My family and I felt sleepy from the heat and we were not wearing coats. The temperature difference was very noticeable upon exiting the exhibit space as the temporary exhibit gift shop was perceptibly cooler. Overall, it was a great MOS visit.
Great way to understand Pompeii, the culture, the customs, and the events of Aug. 24, AD 79. You come away with a new understanding of it all. The exhibit is so well done. Definitively get the audio tour--there are numbers to dial in for each part of the exhibit for families and other numbers just for kids. Well worth the time and money!
The special exhibit on race was fantastic! My children (7, 12, 13) were really entranced by it. I felt it was sensitive and well thought out! My children asked many questions on the way home! They learned quite a bit! Hands-on experiment on building your own satellite was a big hit with the kids! They spent a long time there trying to make their satellites float for 5 seconds within the air tube. The planetarium show on Undiscovered Worlds was very informative and the digitally enhanced projections were fantastic! The 3-D show on Sharks was okay, my kids were more impressed than I. I thought they could have done more with it. The Exhibit halls and show areas were all very clean but the bathrooms could have been better - not disgusting but they were messy. I think the staff were simply unable to keep up with the sheer numbers of people, although the staff were visible and actively working on the bathrooms. It is a large Museum and enough to keep my whole family engaged and happy for the entire day. We did not see everything because we took our time and lingered over the ones we really wanted to explore. We were there from 12 noon until 9:00 pm. The parking was a nightmare being that it was school vacation week and the garage was full. There was also construction going on in front of the garage area so it was a nightmare getting to the Galleria garage. There was plenty of parking there but it took a long time because of the sheer numbers of people. Also I could not use my Museum discount that is afforded with my membership because it was not the Museum garage. If you are going to go to the Museum more than once in a year the price of the membership is worth it. It is a reasonable price, we went with the Premier 5 because of the added benefits. Also it is a great day trip and great place to take the kids on a rainy day. I like the fact that they keep updating and changing certain exhibits and introducing outside presenters because it adds so much to the experience. We are never bored there and I feel the kids really get a lot out of it. I always see something of interest and enjoy not just the information but the way in which it is presented. They approach each exhibit with care making sure there is something for the visual, the auditory, and the kinethestic learner. I am never disappointed!
There were any number of exhibits that were interesting to both adults and children. The cafe was much improved since my last visit, and the food looked and tasted good. I also noticed a huge improvement on interactive exhibits and the computers all worked! This isn't always the case at large museums.
My 6 year old son is on the Autistic Spectrum and this place breaks him out of his shell. He loves exploring new exhibits, and revisting his favorites. He knows the musuem so well that when we bring friends, he acts as their tour leader. There are so many interactive activities for him to do, it's a treat for him, but he's also learning.
My daughter is a junior in college. During her Christmas break I thought it would be a great place to spend some time with her. We had a fantastic day. We caught 4 shows, Omni, 3D, Lighting show, and Planetarium along with having lunch, checked out a few exhibits, and finally hitting gift shop. Would do it again in a heart beat!
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