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Museum of Science, Boston

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Museum of Science is home to more than 700 interactive exhibits--including simulators that take you through space, the ocean, or the skies. There are live presentations, an IMAX cinema, and at least 100 animals. Take a walk through the butterfly garden, try out different optical illusions, or explore the renewable energy exhibit. You can also learn about New England habitats, see a hunter's trophy room, and much more. When you arrive, check the schedule of live presentations. Plan to see Museum of Science and other attractions that appeal to you using our Boston online vacation builder.
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  • Boston had a record high heat index of 108 for the day. We needed to find an activity to keep us cool and out of the heat. As a senior couple, we did find some interesting displays. But this museum...  more »
  • children will love this .. everyone else not so much huge waste of time and money .save it for a rainy day or combine with a much recommended Duck Tour .. .  more »
  • What a great way to spend the day with your family learning and having fun. We literally were there from open to close and still didn’t see everything! My 10 year old had a blast learning about electricity and couldn’t get enough watching the butterflies. My husband and I also had fun, it was like we were kids on a field trip! I also recommend the planetarium. It was really cool!
  • I really loved the Body Worlds exhibit and highly recommend it just because it's so unique but overall, the museum seems pretty headed towards children so I didn't enjoy the other exhibits as much. Also, you need to pay extra on top of the museum ticket in order to view some of the exhibits (most of which are the highlights).
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