Museum of Science

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Museum of Science

What you'll do

Open your mind to the wonders of science and technology at The Museum of Science; among the best places to visit in Boston.

Visit the Boston Museum of Science with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Get admission to the permanent exhibits covering the human body, dinosaurs, and space.
  • Daily presentations, talks, and demonstrations.
  • Don't forget to check out the other attractions included with your pass.


The Museum of Science is one of the largest science centers in the world with over 700 interactive exhibits. Everything from electricity and animals to the human body and dinosaurs is covered here, with something for every budding scientist.


Exploring the Wonders at the Boston Science Museum

The Boston Science Museum is a vibrant hub of innovation. Explore the wonders of the natural world, with interactive exhibits spanning interesting topics such as space exploration, human biology, and environmental science. You'll be amazed at the wealth of knowledge that the museum offers.

Experience Dynamic Learning at the Boston Science Museum

Beyond just the exhibits, the Boston Science Museum helps shapes tomorrow's scientists. With dynamic educational programs, workshops, and interactive experiences, they encourage discovery in visitors of all ages. Whether you're a budding scientist or a lifelong learner, the museum provides opportunities to engage, discover, and be amazed.

Museum of Science in Boston highlights

Hall of Human Life – step inside the Hall of Human Life, the museum’s new biology exhibition, and take a journey inside the human body. Spanning more than 70 interactive components, the exhibition will revolutionize how you engage with your biology and manage your health.

Theater of Electricity – indoor bolts produced by the world’s largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator explore the science of lightning, conductors, insulators, electricity, magnetism, and storm safety.

Triceratops Cliff – view a 65-million-year-old fossil that was unearthed in the Dakota Badlands in 2004. It’s one of only four near-complete triceratopses on public display in the world.

Live Animal Center – get a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the animals that star in museum exhibits, Live Animal presentations, and Traveling Programs. The Live Animal Care Center is home to approximately 120 animals representing more than 50 species.

Drop-In Activities & Live Presentations – lookout for the hands-on activities and live presentations. Check the museum's daily schedule to see what’s going on during your visit.

Arctic Adventure: Exploring with Technology – fly a virtual drone to find an Arctic fox, traverse a glacier using ground-penetrating radar and touch real ice in this immersive experience.

Charles Hayden Planetarium (upgrade available for purchase) – the Charles Hayden Planetarium is the most technologically advanced digital theater in New England and showcases a variety of engaging shows, including the Museum’s newest original production, Inside: NASA: From Dream to Discovery.

Mugar Omni Theater (upgrade available for purchase) – catch a larger-than-life projection of a five-story IMAX® film exploring topics such as flora, fauna, and faraway places.

4-D Theater (upgrade available for purchase) – immerse yourself in a theater complete with special effects, like wind and snow, at this multi-sensory experience featuring an engaging, family-friendly film experience.


Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes Boston’s Museum of Science tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Boston attractions for one money-saving price.

Ready to start exploring Boston? First, choose between an All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.

Experience Museum of Science and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in: skip the ticket line! Proceed straight to the turnstile and present your pass for admission.

Museum of Science visitor information

  • If you would like to purchase tickets for special exhibits or venues not part of general admission, please go to the Box Office for assistance. Separately ticketed exhibitions are not included.
  • Allow plenty of time to explore the exhibits and to eat as the Museum offers various of dining options. Otherwise, there are plenty of nearby restaurants.
  • Food, drinks, and gifts may be cheaper if you become a Museum member.
  • Boston Museum of Science parking is available if you want to drive. Garage fees apply.

For more information, please visit the Museum of Science website, the Museum's Visitor FAQs page and the Visitor Code of Conduct page.

    Where you'll be

    Operating hours

    For updated opening hours we recommend checking with the Museum of Science website.

    Daily: 9AM–5PM.

    Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve: 9AM - 2PM.

    All hours are subject to change without notice. Please visit for the most up-to-date information.


    Closings & holidays

    Early closure at 2:00PM on Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve.

    Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

    Museum of Science

    (617) 723-2500

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