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Museum of Science, Boston

Imagine getting up close and personal with a 65-million-year-old Triceratops fossil, witnessing an indoor lightning storm, walking among butterflies, and taking a journey inside the human body. With over 700 interactive exhibits, daily presentations, live animals, and hands-on activities, there is something to pique the curiosity of every little (and big!) scientist at this iconic museum.

Explore ancient cultures, exotic lands, beloved animals and the world’s greatest adventures without leaving your seat at the Mugar Omni Theater. This five-story-tall IMAX Dome screen is the world’s largest film format and is sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget!

Visitors can also enter outer space during a Planetarium show with visuals so technically advanced you will never look at the night sky the same. And by participating in the day’s Design Challenges drop-in activity, you become the scientist. Test your investigative powers as you gather evidence and conduct your own unique experiments.

Just don’t forget to stop in for a live Theater of Electricity lightning show. This unique experience is sure to ‘spark’ your interest! 

Check the website for Upcoming Schedule Alerts.


Features for All Visitors

The Museum of Science offers a wealth of accessibility features for all of our visitors. Look on the website for parking and public transportation options, additional services such as sighted guide tours, ASL interpreters, and a list of accessible offerings throughout the Museum.

A Place for Everyone

The vision of the Museum of Science is one where everyone can participate equally in the excitement of science and technology learning. Barriers to access, whether caused by finances, culture, language, education, or ability, can inhibit exploration. The Museum is intent on breaking down these barriers while creating relationships with new audiences.

Please note that requests for interpreters and sighted guides should be made at least two weeks prior to your visit.


Parking and Entrance

Visitor drop-off and pickup is allowed at the Museum's main entrance.

There is one automated doorway (enter from the front plaza).

Paid parking is available in the Museum garage.

On each level, spaces near the elevator are designated for visitors with disabilities.

Parking is sometimes allowed in the Museum driveway when designated spots in the garage are occupied.

The ground level of the garage has a height clearance of 13’ 9”. Ramps to upper levels have a clearance of 7’ 4”.

Public Transportation

The Museum is 200 yards away from the MBTA Science Park station (on the Lechmere Green Line).

An elevator provides wheelchair access to the Science Park station and platforms.

Learn More

Please contact the Science Central team regarding any questions or concerns regarding accessibility for visitors with disabilities.




General Driving Tips
The Museum garage opens at 5:30 a.m. every day. It is open until 11:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 12:00 a.m. Friday – Saturday.
On busy days, i.e. weekends and vacation periods, the garage may fill to capacity. Allow extra time to get to the Museum before your visit. Please note alternate parking options.
It is recommended to arrive early (before 10:30 a.m.) or late (after 3:00 p.m.) for best parking availability.
The Museum is located near the heart of Boston, and city traffic can cause backup as cars exit the garage. We appreciate your patience.
Bring your ticket with you for payment at automated kiosks (debit and credit card only) inside.

Taking Public Transportation
- Take the MBTA's Green Line subway to Science Park station. This will be the Green Line's Lechmere-bound "E" train. The Museum is diagonally across the street (O'Brien Highway), just over the Charles River Dam draw bridge.

- MBTA Commuter Rail, Amtrak, and Logan Airport information
The MBTA Commuter Rail train from the north makes its final stop at North Station (Green Line and Orange Line).
The Amtrak Train from the south stops at Back Bay Station (Orange Line) and South Station (Red Line).
Logan Airport has a Blue Line stop called Airport Station. Shuttle buses run from the airport terminals to the station. The Silver Line also connects airport terminals to South Station (Red Line).

- Blue Bikes Share Program
Hubway station at MoS
Getting to and from the Museum — and the rest of the city — just got easier, and more fun! Blue Bikes, metro Boston’s bicycle-sharing system, is now available on the front plaza of the Museum near the front entrance.

- Driving Directions can be found on the museum's website
From the South
+ Via Interstate 95
+ Via Route 3 or I-93
+ Continuation of I-93 Northbound Exit 26 (Storrow Drive)
From the North
+ Via I-93
+ Via I-95
+ Route 1
+ Via Route 1A or from Logan Airport
From the West
+ Via I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) East to I-93 North (recommended route for all vehicles)
+ Via Memorial Drive (cars only)
+ Via Route 2
+ Via Storrow Drive (cars only)


Exhibit halls
- Adult (12+) $29.00
- Senior (60+) $25.00
- Child (3 - 11) $24.00
- Members (all ages) FREE

Mugar Omni Theater
- Adult (12+) $10.00
- Senior (60+) $9.00
- Child (3 - 11) $8.00
- Members (all ages) $5.00

Charles Hayden Planetarium
- Adult (12+) $10.00
- Senior (60+) $9.00
- Child (3 - 11) $8.00
- Members (all ages) $5.00

Plan ahead and buy your Exhibit Halls tickets at least one day before your visit and save $3 on each ticket. Discount will be automatically applied to the full priced ticket(s) in your cart.

Add More, Spend Less!
Purchase a full-price ticket on the website from the venues listed above and add extra attraction(s) at a reduced rate. Price is per person, per offering (same day only).


1 Science Park
MA 02114 Boston
United States


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