Museum of Science in Boston, MA

1 Science ParkBoston, MA 02114
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Overview

The Museum of Science heralds as one of the world’s largest science centers, right in the heart of Boston. With innumerable interactive exhibits, thrilling temporary exhibitions, daily presentations, and stunning IMAX films, the center offers entertainment for all visitors. Learn more about the galaxies in the Charles Hayden Planetarium, feel amazed by an indoor lightning show, and much more.

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  • Family-friendly activity.
  • Several food options are available.
  • 700 interactive exhibits, daily presentations, hands-on activities, and live animals.
  • Duration: 2-3 hours.

Description

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The Museum of Science is one of the world’s largest science centers, with a long history of serving Greater Boston and New England. With countless interactive exhibits, exciting temporary exhibitions, daily presentations, and inspiring IMAX® films, there is something for everyone. Visitors can explore the galaxies in the Charles Hayden Planetarium, take in an indoor lightning show in the Theater of Electricity, and much more. The name of the game is: create, experiment, and have fun!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Museum of Science

What are the hours of operation? 
Saturday – Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Is parking provided? 
Yes, The Museum's on-site garage offers hourly parking for approximately 850 cars on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members receive a discount. Parking is available for visitors with disabilities. The height clearance for the entrance level of the garage is 13' 9". Clearance to access floors above the entrance level is 7'4". The entrance level of the garage can accommodate wheelchair lift vans. The garage has an elevator.

Where is it located? 
1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114.

Is the tour/attraction/activity appropriate for children? 
Yes.

Are stroller/wheelchair/locker/etc. rentals available? If so, what is the fee? 
The Museum has ten adult-sized manual wheelchairs, two pediatric wheelchairs, two bariatric wheelchairs, seven strollers, and five electric scooters (must be 18+ to operate an electric scooter) that guests may borrow for free. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign out a wheelchair, stroller, or scooter, please speak to an information specialist at the Information Desk in the lobby.

Is the attraction/tour/activity wheelchair accessible? 
Yes.

Can I bring my camera? 
Yes.

Can I bring my own food/beverages? 
No, but there are several options for food available. Riverview Café, La Mesita The Table, The Grill, Puck's, a Salad Bar, Grab & Go station, and Starbucks.