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Museum of Science
Make one remarkable discovery after another at the Museum of Science! Visit more than 700 interactive exhibits; watch live animal presentations and science demonstrations; witness an indoor lightning storm in the Theater of Electricity; and more! Other features (requiring separate admission) include the 3-D Digital Cinema, the Butterfly Garden, the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni Theater – New England’s only IMAX® Dome screen.
1 Science Park
On the Charles River
Open daily, 9am-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
General exhibit halls admission to explore hands-on, minds-on science.
Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the main box office to redeem for a general admission ticket and to purchase optional upgrade tickets.
Upgrades for CityPASS Holders
Mugar Omni Theater (IMAX®): Cost for CityPASS holders: One show, $10 adult, $8 child (3-11). Double feature (IMAX/Planetarium), $15 adult, $12 child (3-11). Free Film Fridays are back this March! Enjoy free Omni films anytime on March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Charles Hayden Planetarium: Cost for CityPASS holders: One show, $10 adult, $8 child (3-11). Double feature (IMAX/Planetarium), $15 adult, $12 child (3-11).
3-D Digital Cinema: Cost for CityPASS holders: $5 adult, $4 child (3-11)
Butterfly Garden: Cost for CityPASS holders: $5 adult, $4 child (3-11)
Simulator Experience: Cost for CityPASS holders: $5 adult, $4 child (3-11)
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times: Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see fragments of the priceless Dead Sea Scrolls and a collection of antiquities from Israel. This is a timed-ticket entry exhibit; CityPASS holders may obtain their timed ticket in advance by presenting booklet at the Museum of Science box office. May 19-October 20, 2013. Cost for CityPASS holders: $22 adult, $20 child (3-11).
Advice for Visitors
- Don't miss live daily demonstrations, most are free with CityPASS admission, Details including schedule
- Upon arrival, stop by the box office to purchase upgrades to Special Exhibits, IMAX, Planetarium, 3D Cinema, Butterfly Garden, and Simulators. Some are offered at a reduced rate for CityPASS holders.
- Weekday afternoons are the least crowded.
- Get 10% off purchase of $25 or more. See booklet for details.
Parking: Museum Garage, see details
Dining: Museum Café
Accessibility: All attractions accessible by elevator or escalator. Limited number of wheelchairs and electric scooters available at Information Booth on first-come, first-served basis. Services provided for visual and hearing impaired; see details.
Self-Guide: Museum guides available in 8 languages at Information Booth or Download (PDF) now.
Gift Shop: Museum Store
MBTA: Take the Green Lechmere line to the Science Park stop
Old Town Trolley Tour: Stop 4 (nearest)
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My husband and I were in Boston for just four days and CityPass was a great way to see the sites. We enjoyed skipping the lines to purchase tickets. The Harvard Museum glass botanicals were a highlight!
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