Museum of Science Boston Tours
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With a range of interactive exhibits, the Boston Museum of Science is an educational playground. Its exhibits explore computers, technology, complex systems, algae, maps, models, dinosaurs, birds, and much more. Don't miss the world's largest lightning bolt generator, a space capsule, world population meter, and virtual fish tank.
Along with visiting the museum's rotating exhibits, explore dozens of permanent ones including Investigate! with live science demonstrations; Science in the Park, which uses familiar objects to teach physics; and To the Moon. Book a city sightseeing passes to combine a museum visit with other attractions, or book a duck boat tour that includes museum admission.
The Museum of Science also houses the Charles Hayden Planetarium and Mugar Omni Theater. Get tickets to a planetarium show, including a star show, programs about black holes, and evening laser light shows with music. The theater shows ticketed IMAX movies on its five-story domed screen. The newest addition to the museum, a 4-D theater, lets you experience special effects such as wind and snow along with 3-D films.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The museum offers an assistive listening system for visitors with hearing loss.
- Adult, bariatric, and pediatric wheelchairs; strollers; and electric scooters are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Admission to the planetarium and theater costs extra.
- This family-friendly attraction is a must-visit for those with kids.
- The Skyline Room cafeteria offers food and skyline views.
How to Get There
The Boston Museum of Science is in Science Park, off O'Brien Highway, alongside the Charles River Bridge between Boston and Cambridge. The museum is accessible via the MBTA subway; take the green line to Science Park station. You can also rent from Blue Bikes, Boston’s bike-sharing system, near the museum’s front entrance.
When to Get There
The museum can get crowded, especially on weekend afternoons and in summer. Saturday and Sunday mornings and weekday afternoons after 2pm are generally quieter, with September the least busy month. Check the museum’s website for planetarium and movie show times.
For more science fun, visit the MIT Museum and get a peek at some of the latest research taking place at the prestigious school. The exhibits, which explore science, technology, and art, are designed for teen and adult audiences. Plus, the museum hosts demonstrations by faculty and students, workshops, and hands-on activities.
Address: 1 Science Park, Boston 02114, USA
8 Tours and Activities to Experience Museum of Science Boston
Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Then splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the city by boat. Learn all about Boston's history and landmarks as you go.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Experience Boston’s must-see tourist attractions — and enjoy considerable savings — on this exciting Boston CityPASS. Visit the popular New England Aquarium, Museum of Science and relax on a Boston Harbor Cruises. Choose between the Harvard Museum of Natural History or the Franklin Park Zoo to complete the experience. This Boston CityPASS is valid for 30 consecutive days from date of first use. Convenient mobile tickets are valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. Transportation to and from the attractions is not included.
Seeing the best of Boston doesn’t get any easier, or more economical, than with the Go Boston Pass. This flexible sightseeing pass allows visitors to pick and choose from a wide variety of Boston’s top attractions, almost 40 in all, at any pace desired over the course of one, two, three, five, or seven consecutive days. Enjoy immediate entry to attractions. Simply save the pass (available as your 'ticket' after purchase) on your mobile device and go. No voucher redemption is required. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
See all Boston's most important sights in a four hour, private, guided city tour, in a comfortable luxury vehicle. If you value, time, privacy, comfort and would like to have a good overview of the city of Boston at your own convenience and pace, we are the right choice for you. We will drive by or stop and wait at the sights you are most interested in. Our tour is totally customizable and our priority is to please you, not keep a schedule.
See more of Boston for one low price by purchasing the Boston Explorer Pass. Save big off regular prices as you get admission to your choice of three, four or five Boston attractions, picking among top city highlights like a Fenway Park Tour, USS Constitution Cruise, Freedom Trail Walking Tour, and much more. An included guidebook helps design the perfect itinerary. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
Experience the charms of Cambridge on this bicycle tour. Sometimes referred to as “Boston’s Left Bank,” Cambridge is a celebrated hub for academia, technology, and culture. Ride across the gleaming waters of the Charles River and visit Harvard Square, MIT, the Stata Center designed by Frank Gehry, and more. Over the course of 2.5 to 3 hours, you’ll cover 11-13 miles in this bike-friendly area.
Take a leisurely ride through Boston on the on this 2.5-hour cycling tour. Take in the Boston skyline, ride along the banks of the Charles River, and learn about Cambridge and Boston's history through your guide's commentary. Suitable for families with young children, this tour includes use of bike and helmet.
Experience a private tour of Boston/Cambridge with someone who has knowledge of the cities, friendly, and travelers will also enjoy the comfort of a Luxury SUV ride. Whether One or Four travelers, if able to, driver may assist in taking memorable solo or group photos for travelers.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Museum of Science Boston?
The best ways to experience Museum of Science Boston are:
- Boston Classic: Duck Boat Sightseeing Tour
- Boston CityPASS
- Go Boston All-Inclusive Pass
- Boston Private City Tour
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