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Museum of Science

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Both are rated very highly by travel writers. Overall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum scores significantly higher than Museum of Science. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has a TripExpert Score of 97 with endorsements from 11 sources like Afar Magazine, Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure.

Both are rated very highly by travel writers. Overall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum scores significantly higher than Museum of Science. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has a TripExpert Score of 97 with endorsements from 11 sources like Afar Magazine, Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure.

tripexpert score
90
#6 in Boston
location

Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    At the mouth of the Charles River, with views of the Boston skyline, the Museum of Science is crowded with hands-on exhibits that demonstrate everything from biology to computers.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    With 15-foot lightning bolts in the Theater of Electricity and a 20-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex model, this is just the place to ignite any child's scientific curiosity. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    For the ultimate pain-free educational experience, head to the Museum of Science. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Favorites include the world’s largest lightning-bolt generator, a full-scale space capsule, a world population meter and a virtual fish tank. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    A kaleidoscopic array of exhibits... features cutting-edge, interactive displays that encourage kids and adults to think. Full Review →

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97
#2 in Boston

280 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

  • 13 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Isabella Stewart Gardner was an heiress and something of a black sheep of late-19th- and early-20th-century Boston society: She was a rabid Red Sox and horse-racing fan.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Today, it's probably America's most idiosyncratic treasure house. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    The pièce de résistance is the magnificent skylit courtyard, filled year-round with fresh flowers grown by the museum's horticultural staff. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The Gardner is filled with almost 2000 priceless objects, primarily European, including outstanding tapestries and Italian Renaissance and 17th-century Dutch paintings. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Isabella Stewart Gardner built Fenway Court, which resembles a 15C Venetian-style palace, to showcase her magnificent art collection in an intimate setting. Full Review →

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