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The Museum of Science is a museum located in the Science Park section of Boston, near the Charles River. It features many exhibits and live performances, and is also an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums with over 100 animals.
The Museum of Science was founded in 1830 as the Boston Society of Natural History by a number of men who were interested in science and wanted to share the trophies that they brought back from their travels to Africa and Asia. In 1864, the museum became the New England Museum of Natural History and with time resembled more and more a science museum with a growing collection of artifacts. After World War II, it became the Boston Museum of Science and was established on a piece of land in what came to be known as the Science Park.
The Science Museum underwent many renovations throughout the years and knew many expansions. Today it contains more than just a museum; it has a full-fledged planetarium, 3D Digital Cinema, and a Butterfly Garden among many other attractions.The Museum of Science also has over 500 exhibitions featuring everything from wildlife, the human body, technology and much more.
The Museum of Science offers many ways to experience the miracles of science. One of the most popular attractions is the planetarium which has a domed video projection with a full audio system and a state of the art projector. Here you can experience the planet and its surrounding galaxies in an unforgettable way. Check out cosmic collisions in the night sky, fly through the solar system, and explore stars, constellations and planets which surround New England and experience them head-on. Also check out stargazing events which occur seasonally at the Museum of Science.
At the Museum of Science, you can also watch incredible videos of flora and fauna on a five-story tall IMAX dome screen with an unbeatable audio system. There are videos taking you under the sea to discover coral reefs, flying you to explore Greek islands, and films putting you in the middle of a tornado alley or a rescue mission from the perspective of relief workers.If you're into 3D films, the Museum of Science also has a 3D digital cinema with presentations of fossils and dinosaurs, the Deep Ocean and fascinating animals such as turtles.
One of the most exciting and interactive parts of the museum has got to be the simulator experience. Here you can ride on a simulator and be in a submarine heading to the Bermuda Triangle, you can pretend to walk on the moon, explore the solar system from a simulated roller coaster ride, or fly through sky and space.
There are tons more things to see at the Museum of Science and both kids and adults will have a great time trying to discover them all. The Museum of Science is open throughout the year but each exhibit hall has its own operating hours, so be sure check on the museum's website before heading out.
Admission fees to the museum are $22 for adults, $20 for senior citizens over 65, and $19 for children 3 to 11. The Omni and Planetarium cost $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $8 for children 3 to 11 years of age. Many of the attractions cost extra money in addition to general admission, ask for special ticket add-on rates which can save you a lot. With so many activities at the museum, you're sure to work up an appetite. So it you get hungry, you can stop and grab a bite at the many eateries spread around the museum serving up delicious fare such as barbeque, pasta, pizza, and Starbucks ice cream.
The Museum of Science is located at 1, Science Park in Boston.