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Museum of Science, The (MoS - Boston)

02114 Boston, MA, United States of America (USA) (Massachusetts)

Address 1 Science Park
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Science Museums in general
  • Model Railway
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electricity / Magnetism
  • Air and Space (aviation, spaceflight etc.)
  • Modern technologies in general
  • Imax & "Maxi screen"
  • Technical and functional models
  • Computer / Informatic
  • Planetarium
  • Biology / Medicine
  • Electrical Applications

Opening times
9am - 5pm

Status from 07/2013
Adult: $23; Senior: $21; Child: $20 - see "Purchase Tickets" fore details

Tel.:+1-617-723-25 00  eMail:information  


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Location / Directions
N42.367558° W71.070701°N42°22.05348' W71°4.24206'N42°22'3.2088" W71°4'14.5236"

Taking Public Transportation

Take the MBTA's Green Line subway to Science Park station. This will be the Green Line's Lechmere-bound "E" train. The Museum is diagonally across the street (O'Brien Highway), just over the Charles River Dam draw bridge.

To transfer to the Green Line from other lines, take:
* The Red Line to Park Street
* The Blue Line to Government Center
* The Orange Line to Haymarket or North Station

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

ZZ: Unknown Worldwide Van de Graaff Bandgenerator generic (1929-2000)

Description From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Exhibit Halls

Blue Wing

* Butterfly Garden — a walk-through greenhouse containing large, tame butterflies which often perch on visitors
* Seeing is Deceiving — a large collection of optical illusions, including many motorized illusions
* Making Models — exhibit on the use of many types of physical and abstract models to understand the real world
* Mathematica: A World of Numbers... and Beyond — a roomful of classic mathematical exhibits by designers Charles and Ray Eames
* Natural Mysteries — an investigative exhibit on classification of mysterious objects and natural history specimens
* Theater of Electricity — features the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator, designed by Professor Robert J. Van de Graaff himself and donated by MIT in 1956. Demonstrations of "artificial lightning bolts", Tesla coils, and other electrical apparatus
* Clark Collection of Mechanical Movements — over 100 working models of mechanical motions and linkages
* Innovative Engineers
* Investigate! — a house-sized collection of rooms to explore using scientific thinking
* Energize! — exhibits of renewable energy technologies
* Nanotechnology
* Take a Closer Look
* Dinosaurs
* Machines & Transportation
* Living on the Edge
* To the Moon
* Cahners Computer Place

Green Wing

* New England Habitats
* A Bird's World
* Colby Room — a classic explorer's trophy room filled with stuffed animal heads from big-game hunting, preserved as a historical exhibit and also used for meetings,

Red Wing

* Mugar Omni Theater — largest Omnimax movie theater in New England
* Charles Hayden Planetarium
* Cosmic Light
* Discovery Center — offers parents the opportunity to talk with cognitive scientists, for kids to participate in experiments, and everyone to learn through inquiry and play
* Foucault pendulum — shows the effect of the rotation of the earth * Museum Store


* Beehive — a working live exhibit of honeybees in a beehive with transparent sides
* Polage — a wall-sized polarized light collage of shapes
* Soundstair — a stairway fitted with photoelectric cells which trigger musical sounds
* Audio-kinetic Sculpture — a large rolling ball sculpture by George Rhoads * Human-powered aircraft and Human-powered watercraft — historic record-breaking machines built at MIT, hanging above the entry lobby
* Simulator ride

Live presentations and programs

The Museum offers many free live presentations to the visitors including:
Behind the Headline
Behind the Headline — An Uncertain Climate
Hands-On Laboratory
Design Challenges
Live Animal Presentation
Science Live!
Science Magic
Science Snapshot
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