Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts

1 Science Park, Boston, Massachusetts 02114

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Address: 1 Science Park, Boston, Massachusetts 02114

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Phone: 617-723-2500
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Price: Adults (12-59): $22; Children (3-11): $19; Senior (60+): $20 More Info

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  • Visited: May 2013
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
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Submitted by: Eli L.

Went here because of DINOSAURS! $22 standard adult admission, no student discount unless you are MIT student :( PLANETARIUM: When we just arrived we were hanging out near the planetarium and one of the mom and her daughter had to leave; she was really nice and gave us her two tickets to see the show. :) This was a really nice planetarium with dual full-dome projectors and an optical-mechanical planetarium projector system ( ). The only utilized the planetarium projector once during the intro, otherwise the show was prerendered projector video. It was a good deal more technical/scientific than at AMNH, so I liked. The rest of the museum is a mixture of different rooms dedicated to di...

Submitted by: Mike W.

I checked out the Pompeii exhibit, and wow was it powerful. The artifacts are all pretty much par for the course.  Of course they all had great attention to detail and I'm always amazed at how everything has lasted so many generations. Try to find a IKEA table still standing in 2,000 years... But what really left me speechless was  the Mount Vesuvius section of the exhibit, more specifically the destruction it did. They start with a very high quality video recreation of the 24 hours during the volcano's eruption and total inhalation of the city.  Then you walk into a room that is filled with casts of various bodies that were found in the rubble of Pompeii in the wake of Vesuvius.  Men, women, children, coupl...

Submitted by: Jessica B.

Not for adults. The special exhibit, A Day in Pompeii, was very good. This is a traveling exhibit though, so I can't give the museum all of the credit there. Do not bother with the audio tour. The rest of the museum was all hands-on experiences for children. The exhibits were only minimally educational. I felt like the w...

Submitted by: Matt C.

Haven't been here in years, but the exhibits were awesome even though the tickets cost a lot of money I would still go back. My 4yr old daughter loved it. We got there 2 hrs before closing, but they said that we could come back for free within the next 6 months. Unfortunately we left Boston the next day and probably won't be back in time, but still worth it. Be careful, the gift shop is a trap with lots of cool stuff and they sucked almost $300 out of me and I didn't get anything for myself. Oh well, it's better to give right? The only disappointment I have is that they got rid of some of my favorite exhibits like the guitar that you play by interrupting the light beam and the bubble exhibit... I wanted my d...

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