Visit the Boston Museum of Science
Are you looking for a fun and educational experience? The Boston Museum of Science has something for everyone and is a great way to spend the day! It was founded in 1980 and was initially named the Boston Society of National History. People who wanted to share their scientific interests with others started the museum. Here’s what you should know if you’re interested in visiting the Boston Museum of Science:
The Blue Wing
In the blue wing, you’ll learn about dinosaurs and be able to view fossil exhibits. You can get an up-close view of the 65-million-year old fossil of Triceratops Cliff that was discovered in the Dakota Badlands in 2004. Cliff is only one of four, complete triceratops on public display in the world. In Modeling the Mesozoic, you can explore more fossils, dinosaur footprints, and life-sized models of dinosaurs.
Also in the blue wing, you can visit Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World, To the Moon, and Catching Wind. If you want to indulge your love of Butterflies, you might want to visit the Butterfly Garden. For an additional ticket, you can walk among free-flying butterflies in the warm conservatory, which is filled with tropical plants. If science and technology is more your speed, you’ll find yourself at home in the Gordon Current Science and Technology Center, the Transportation area, and Making Models.
The Green Wing
In the green wing, you can visit New England Habitats, which will give you a feel for New England’s natural environments with classic dioramas. You will observe salty beaches, ocean cliffs, and deciduous woods of the area. You will be able to see, hear, smell, and touch various New England Habitats. Also in the green wing, you’ll find Bees & Chicks, Tamarins, and A Bird’s World, which allows you to take a virtual tour of Acadia National Park.
The Red Wing
The Red Wing is where most of the shows are located. It is home of the Charles Hayden Planetarium, which is designed to help guests learn more about space. The Planetarium is where you can experience one of a few space shows. On Friday and Saturday evenings, you can enjoy Music Under the Dome!
Across from the Planetarium, you’ll find the Mugar Omni Theater where you can experience IMAX films. Be aware that both the Planetarium and Omni Theatre require separate tickets. The Discovery Center is the ideal spot if you have children from infancy to eight years old. Your children will get hands-on learning experience in science, math, and engineering, which is enhanced by the teaching staff. Imagine your children being able to touch real fossils, assemble a skeleton, and observe live animals up close.
Grab a Bite and Relax
Exploring and learning can be hard work, so you’ll want to pop into the red wing to the Riverview Café for a bite to eat. Enjoy your meal with a spectacular view of Boston, Cambridge, and the Charles River. Riverview Café offers delicious dining options such as: burritos, quesadillas, antipasti, burgers, pizzas, and salads. Across from the café, you’ll find the museum gift shop.
Located at 1 Science Park, the Boston Museum of Science is easily accessed from the Devonshire Apartments by using the Orange Line. It is worth it to spend the day here and there is certainly something here for everyone!