Just imagine getting up close and personal with a 65-million-year-old Triceratops fossil, witnessing an indoor lightning storm in the iconic Theater of Electricity, walking among butterflies, or taking a journey inside the human body! While you are here, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the galaxies in the Charles Hayden Planetarium or take in a larger-than-life immersive and inspiring film in the Mugar Omni Theater, featuring New England’s only IMAX® Dome screen. With 700 interactive exhibits, exciting exhibitions, daily presentations, hands-on activities, and live animals, there is something for everyone! Create, experiment, and have fun at the Museum of Science!


Experience engineering first-hand at our new exhibit Behind the Scenes where visitors get to help us test out new exhibits! Or celebrate Greater Boston-based innovations and the creators behind them at Wicked Smart: Invented in the Hub and see why Massachusetts is ranked the most innovative state in America!!

Phone: 617-589-3109
Hours: Saturday — Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (extended to 7:00 PM July 5 — September 4)
Friday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Min/Max size: Minimum 15 for non-school groups; Minimum 9 for school groups

Group Rates: CLICK HERE for more details. Tour operators and teachers can enjoy complimentary Exhibit Halls admission.

Length of Visit: 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours

Food: Boxed lunches and food vouchers are available and are provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering. Call 617-723-2500 for more information.

Gift Shop: Monday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday thru Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Accessibility: The Museum of Science offers a wealth of accessibility features for all of our visitors. CLICK HERE for more details.

Parking Info: Motorcoach parking is not available at the Museum. We suggest buses park at the Boston Autoport which is very close to the Museum of Science, Motorcoach – $20.00 School Bus – $10.00.

Chaperone Policy: One chaperone per ten students (K-8); one chaperone per fifteen students (high school)