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Boston's Museum of Science

Updated: October 12, 2021

The Museum of Science started in 1830 as the Boston Society of Natural History and was commonly referred to as the Boston Museum of Natural History. When it moved to its current location at 1 Science Park after WWII, it became the Museum of Science.  It has over 700 interactive exhibits as well as a Planetarium, Imax Theatre and the super cool lightning room.


Summer Hours (July 5 – Labor Day, September 1)

Saturday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Regular Hours (January 1 – July 4 and September 2 – December 31)

Saturday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm


Admission to the exhibit halls ranges from $20-23 depending on age. Additional tickets are needed for:

  • Mugar Omni Theater ($10 as single visit or $6 added on to an exhibit hall ticket)
  • Charles Hayden Planetarium ($10 as single visit or $6 added on to an exhibit hall ticket)
  • Butterfly Garden* ($6 added on to an exhibit hall ticket)
  • 4-D Theater* ($6 added on to an exhibit hall ticket)

Visits are free with one of the Boston tourist passes!


MBTA station is Science Park on the Green Line.

The museum's address is 1 Science Park Boston, MA 02114. There is a parking garage on site but it often fills up so plan on getting there early!

About The Author

Brian Burgess

I was born in Cambridge and have been living in the Boston area all my life. I am a graduate of Boston's Emerson College with a degree in communications with a journalism/history focus. I have been leading tours for Free Tours By Foot Boston since it was started in the city of Boston in 2012, and enjoy sharing my knowledge of Boston's rich history with not only the guests on my tours, but with everyone I meet. <a href="" Read More...
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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