The Museum of Science is huge! When we visit we plan on covering only one of the three floors each time. We can easily spend four to six hours on a floor. The kids want to do everything, so we take our time and enjoy it. There are hands on activities around every corner, and helpful museum staff available to answer questions and do activities with the kids.
Occasionally we go to the special exhibits at the museum. Last weekend we saw Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science. The exhibit included information on ancient Egyptian life and the building of the pyramids. The highlight was seeing a real mummy. Super cool! We also saw A Day in Pompeii and Harry Potter: The Exhibit when they were in town.
When we see special exhibits we find that exploring one of the floors makes for too long of a day. So instead, we try to take in a show at the IMAX or 3D theaters, visit the butterfly garden, or see a planetarium show. This time we saw Cosmic Collisions in the planetarium. Each of those is an additional cost, but there are shows that are included in the admission price, and they don’t disappoint. We been able to catch the Live Animal Presentation, and Lightning! (our favorite) which is a demonstration using a Van de Graaff generator.
Going to the museum is an all day event for us, so we eat lunch there too. The cafeteria at the museum has average food, but the view is amazing. It has a wall of windows that overlooks the Charles River. I love watching the boats and ducks float by with the city in the background. Amazing!
If you’re looking for something to do this summer pop over the the Museum of Science, maybe we’ll see you there.
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