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Explore. Question. Imagine. Here, science is a life-changing journey of discovery for everyone.
The Museum is never the same place twice! Every season brings new traveling exhibits, so you’ll experience the latest in science, technology, and more.
Become an Arctic explorer!
Fly a virtual drone to find an Arctic fox, traverse a glacier using ground-penetrating radar, and more in this immersive experience.
See how art and science create magic.
Explore the science and technology behind some of Pixar’s most beloved animated films.
Engineering is for everyone!
Design, build, and test solutions! Discover the many ways engineers approach problem solving in surprising areas of our everyday lives.
From dinosaurs to nanotechnology and everything in between, you could say these are part of our DNA.
Discover what makes you, you.
The Museum's Hall of Human Life exhibition revolutionizes how people understand their own biology.
An authentic look into the distant past.
Get an up-close view of this 65-million-year-old fossil, discovered in the Dakota Badlands in 2004.
What do dinosaur fossils reveal?
Check out fossils and life-size models to learn how paleontologists compile evidence and change the way we view these extinct animals.
Where creativity meets innovation.
This exhibit showcases local inventions that have changed the world…and some that are about to!
Explore the river we all call home.
Looking out over the Charles River, observe and explore the connections between natural habitats and engineered designs.
The Discovery Center is closed, but click here for alternate choices for the youngest learners.
Where our animal ambassadors live.
Visit this viewing area for a peek at some of the stars of the Museum's Live Animal presentations.
Experience the region's wildlife.
Explore windows into wide-ranging landscapes, model birds, casts of feet, antlers, beaks, and other elements.
Find connections in the natural world.
Observe a reference library of interesting objects, experience enticingly mysterious environments, and participate in activities.
Created by Charles and Ray Eames.
Enjoy the wonder of mathematics and the beauty of post-modern design.
Sharpen your wildlife observation skills.
Take a virtual tour of Acadia National Park in this exhibit, which includes a specimen of every bird found in New England.
Advancing social justice through STEM!
See how the professionals highlighted here call upon their own life experiences in their chosen fields.
Where it's always summer!
Walk through this warm conservatory filled with exotic plants and insects.
Science starts at home.
Practice thinking like a scientist by investigating different phenomena to try to understand the way the world works.
Use your body to explore ratios.
Experience the mathematical concept of ratio in this interactive exhibit.
It never rains in this playground!
Run, jump, swing, and use familiar objects to investigate the pushes and pulls of everyday life.
Rocks and minerals from around the globe.
See petrified wood from Arizona, Egyptian granite, our own Roxbury puddingstone, and more.
Let technology enhance your perception.
Explore the world around you.
See yourself in a whole new light!
Explore the science behind light and color.
Revealing the secrets of the universe.
Explore the Milky Way Galaxy to discover a range of information about our universe.
Energy saving tips and hints!
Discover the real energy sappers and savers in the home, and explore ways that you can make a difference.
How do scientists manipulate matter?
Explore the science of the super small in this exhibit developed by Museum-led NISE® Net (Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network)
You might want to look twice!
Encounter dozens of examples of images that, on closer examination, are not what they appear to be at first glance.
Celebrate the American race to the Moon.
See full-size models of the Apollo and Mercury capsules and a graphic timeline documenting the key era of human space exploration.
Dive into the world of wind turbines.
Learn how turbines transform wind into green energy, and track the Museum's Wind Lab energy production.
Experiment with our newest exhibit ideas.
Get a sneak peek into how exhibits get made and help us create new ones by testing out the newest exhibit ideas before they are finalized.
Celebrate the legacy of our founder.
Explore the story of Bradford Washburn, renowned mountaineer and Museum of Science founder.
Experience our 190-year evolution.
Learn the Museum's story through artifacts and interactive displays — from the "Chamber of Curiosities" to visions of the future.
Look inside this time capsule!
See original artifacts and animals representing both the life travels of Colonel Francis T. Colby and the mindset of a generation.
Changing modes of transport over time.
Trains, boats, and a real-life steam engine! Explore the history of transportation as you observe actual machines and realistic replicas.
See the ways science and art connect.
See 30 of Katharine Lane Weems's bronze sculptures of animals displayed in this exhibit, the largest Weems collection in the world.
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Boston, MA 02114
To inspire a lifelong love of science in everyone.
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