Considered by many the best indoor family destination in the Boston area, this enormous science museum has sections that focus on the moon, dinosaurs, the human body, and nanotechnology—and that’s just to start. Reviewing the website in advance can help you sketch out a game plan for where to visit first. Also check in advance for the schedules for the butterfly garden, IMAX theater, 4-D films, and planetarium, which all have additional fees. Kids of all ages zip from hands-on activities to interactive displays, and it’s fun, educational, and entertaining. The Discovery Center is a quieter museum-within-a-museum, designed for the youngest visitors and kept at a limited capacity. Unlike most museums in Boston, this one has its own attached parking lot ($10–$22, depending on length of stay). There’s an expansive gift shop. Food options include burgers, burritos, pizza, a salad bar, and coffees for exhausted parents and chaperones.
Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Our Rating Hours Daily 9am–5pm (until 9pm Fri); extended hours in summer & school vacations; theater & planetarium close later. Transportation T: Science Park Phone 617/723-2500 Prices Admission: $25 adults, $20 kids 3–11, free for kids 2 & under. Extra fees for butterfly garden, IMAX theater & planetarium; discounted combo tickets available. Web site Museum of Science
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