Museum of Science

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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Top 1% in Boston About the TripExpert Score

8 expert recommendations



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.

Visit on a Friday evening after 5 pm to avoid the crowds.

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 →


Frommer's 34

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


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 →


Michelin Guide 54

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


The Telegraph

At Boston’s most popular attraction, see lightning produced indoors by the world’s largest Van de Graaff generator Full review →


Time Out

This extremely child-friendly museum is committed to providing an interactive and educational experience. Full review →



The Museum of Science is a compelling technology and science-based destination Full review →

Make sure to visit the Theater of Electricity.

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