Directions and Parking Information

Museum Address

Museum of Science

1 Science Park

Boston, MA 02114

Garage Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 5:30 am - 11:00 pm

Friday – Saturday: 5:30 am - midnight

Driving Directions

From the South

  • – Via Interstate 95
    • Take I-95 North to Massachusetts exit 12, which will put you on to I-93 North toward Boston.
    • Take I-93 North to Exit 26 (Storrow Drive).
    • See "Continuation of I-93 Northbound Exit 26 (Storrow Drive)" below.
  • – Via Route 3 or I-93
    • Take Route 3 North until it turns into I-93 North, to Boston.
    • Take I-93 North to Exit 26 (Storrow Drive).
    • See "Continuation of I-93 Northbound Exit 26 (Storrow Drive)" below.
  • – Continuation of I-93 Northbound Exit 26 (Storrow Drive)
    • As you proceed on exit 26, stay left for Leverett Circle/28 N.
    • Continue staying left for 28 N and proceed through the Leverett traffic lights and onto 28 N, the O'Brien Highway.
    • The Museum is on your left. The parking garage is at the far end of the building.

From the North

  • – Via I-93
    • Take I-93 South to Exit 26 (Storrow Dr./North Station). Follow signs for Leverett Circle/28 North.
    • Take a left after the light towards Cambridge. At the next light, turn right onto the O'Brien Highway, Route 28 North.
    • The Museum will be on your left. The parking garage is at the far end of the building.
  • – Via I-95
    • Take I-95 South to Exit 46.
    • Take Route 1 South.
    • Follow Route 1 South directions below.
  • – Route 1
    • Take Rt 1 South over the Tobin Bridge ($3 for cars).
    • Follow signs to Storrow Dr/North Station and then North Station/Leverett Circle/28N. At the end of the ramp, take a left after the traffic light towards Cambridge.
    • At the next light, turn right onto the O'Brien Highway (Route 28 North).
    • The Museum will be on your left. The parking garage is at the far end of the building.
  • – Via Route 1A or from Logan Airport
    • Take Route 1A South through the Sumner Tunnel ($3.50 for cars).
    • Stay right for the connector tunnel labeled Storrow Drive. Look for signs for Leverett Circle/28 North.
    • Stay left for 28 North and proceed through the Leverett traffic lights and onto 28 North, the O'Brien Highway.
    • The Museum is on your left. The parking garage is at the far end of the building.

From the West

  • – Via I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) East to I-93 North (recommended route for all vehicles)
    • Take Mass Pike I-90 East to I-93 North.
    • Take Exit 26 off of I-93 North (Storrow Drive).
    • As you proceed on exit 26, stay left for Leverett Circle/28 North.
    • Continue staying left for 28 North and proceed through the Leverett traffic lights and onto 28 North, the O'Brien Highway.
    • The Museum is on your left. The parking garage is at the far end of the building.
  • – Via Memorial Drive (cars only)
    • Take Mass Pike I-90 East to exit 18 (Allston/Cambridge). After the toll booth ($1.00 for cars) take ramp to right.
    • Take a right at traffic light after crossing bridge over the Charles River to Memorial Drive East/Route 3 South. Follow Memorial Drive straight to Land Boulevard.
    • At the traffic light after the Sonesta Hotel, take a right onto Route 28 South; O'Brien Highway. The Museum is immediately on the right.
  • – Via Route 2
    • Take Route 2 East to Memorial Drive. Follow Memorial Drive straight to Land Blvd.
    • At the traffic light after the Sonesta Hotel, take a right onto Route 28 South; O'Brien Highway.
  • – Via Storrow Drive (cars only)
    • Take Mass Pike I-90 East to exit 18 (Allston/Cambridge). After the toll booth ($1.00 for cars) take ramp to the right.
    • At the second light, turn right onto Storrow Drive East. Approaching Leverett Circle, look for signs to Rt 28N and Museum.
    • Take left at Leverett traffic light onto Rt 28N O'Brien Highway. The Museum is on the left.

General Driving Tips

  • The Museum garage opens at 5:30 am. every day. It is open until 11:00 pm. Sunday – Thursday and 12:00 am. Friday – Saturday.
  • On busy days, i.e. weekends and vacation periods, the garage may fill to capacity. Allow extra time to get to the Museum before your visit. Please note alternate parking options.
  • We recommend arriving early (before 10:30 am.) or late (after 3:00 pm.) for best parking availability.
  • The Museum is located near the heart of Boston, and city traffic can cause backup as cars exit the garage. We appreciate your patience.
  • Bring your ticket with you for payment at automated kiosks (debit and credit card only) inside.

Blue Bikes Share Program

Hubway station at MoS

Getting to and from the Museum — and the rest of the city — just got easier, and more fun! Blue Bikes, metro Boston’s bicycle-sharing system, is now available on the front plaza of the Museum near the front entrance.

Blue Bikes is a regional partnership between Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. For more information: bluebikes.com.

The Museum of Science is committed to environmental sustainability.

Taking Public Transportation

Science Park station is currently being served by MBTA shuttle buses. These are replacing E Branch service between North Station and Lechmere until Spring 2021 to allow for work on the Green Line Extension and the Lechmere Viaduct Rehabilitation Project. Should you arrive via MBTA shuttle bus, the Museum will be diagonally across the street (O'Brien Highway), just over the Charles River Dam draw bridge.

To transfer to the Green Line from other lines

If you are transferring to the Green Line from other lines, take:

  • The Red Line to Park Street
  • The Blue Line to State Street (switch to Orange Line)
  • The Orange Line to Haymarket or North Station

To walk from other lines

If you plan to walk to the Museum of Science from other lines, take:

  • The Green Line or Orange Line to North Station. Then, follow Nashua Street to O'Brien Highway and turn right toward the Museum.
  • The Red Line to Charles/MGH Station. Then, cross Storrow Drive toward the Charles River and turn right, walking with the river to your left. Turn left at the Charles River Dam and State Police Station onto O'Brien Highway. The Museum is on your left.
  • The Orange Line to Bunker Hill Community College Station. Then, walk over the Gilmore Bridge. At the next traffic light (O'Brien Highway) turn left and cross the street to the Museum.

MBTA Commuter Rail, Amtrak, and Logan Airport information

  • The MBTA Commuter Rail train from the north makes its final stop at North Station (Green Line and Orange Line).
  • The Amtrak Train from the south stops at Back Bay Station (Orange Line) and South Station (Red Line).
  • Logan Airport has a Blue Line stop called Airport Station. Shuttle buses run from the airport terminals to the station. The Silver Line also connects airport terminals to South Station (Red Line).

For inquiries or assistance, call 617-723-2500.

For more information about public transportation, please visit the MBTA's MBTA's web site.

Museum Garage Fees

Time Nonmembers Basic members Premier members
1/2 hour or less no charge no charge no charge
1/2 hour – 1 hour $14.00 $12.50 no charge
1 – 2 hours $16.00 $14.25 no charge
2 – 3 hours $18.00 $16.00 $12.50
3 – 4 hours $20.00 $18.00 $14.50
4 – 5 hours $22.00 $19.75 $16.25
5 – 6 hours $24.00 $21.50 $18.00
Over 6 hours $26.00 $23.50 $19.75
Evening: arrival after 5:00 pm (flat rate) $14.00 $12.50 No charge

Please note: Lost ticket charges maximum rate.

The Museum's on-site garage provides hourly parking for approximately 850 cars on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members receive a discount.

The garage closes at 11pm from Sunday-Thursday, and 12am on Friday & Saturday

Museum Garage Information

  • On busy days, e.g., weekends and vacation periods, the garage may fill to capacity. Allow extra time to get to the Museum before your visit.
  • Visit the directions page for driving and public transportation information.
  • The Museum is located near the heart of Boston, and city traffic can cause backup as cars exit the garage. We appreciate your patience.
  • Bring the parking ticket with you for payment at automated kiosks (debit and credit card only) inside.
  • The Museum's garage includes an elevator for easy Museum access.
  • Parking is available for visitors with disabilities.
  • Clearance is 7'4".

Please note: A state project on the Longfellow Bridge is rerouting traffic to O'Brien Highway in front of the Museum and may cause delays. Please visit the directions page for more information.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Museum of Science garage now houses Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations capable of charging up to four cars simultaneously. The stations are located on the fourth floor of the garage—just follow directional signs to the designated charging area.

While there is no cost to charge your car, you will need a ChargePoint account to access. However, a fee of $5.00 per hour will be charged beginning 30 minutes after your car is fully charged if it is not moved. In addition, regular garage fees apply for parking. For more information: chargepoint.com.

The Museum of Science is committed to environmental sustainability.

Alternative Parking

Other parking options near the Museum include the CambridgeSide Galleria.

Please note that this garage is not affiliated with the Museum of Science, and the parking discount for Museum members applies only in the Museum garage.