Museum of Science
Charles Hayden Planetarium
Housed in the Museum of Science, the planetarium boasts a state-of-the-art projection system that casts a heavenly star show, as well as...
Sometimes called the Esplanade Playground, this sweet spot is right on the river. It's a gated area with picnic tables, climbing...
Mugar Omni Theater
For total IMAX immersion, check out the space-themed and natural science–oriented flicks at the Museum of Science’s theater. A sweet...
Celeb chef Lydia Shire is the brains and brawn behind this trendy restaurant on the ground floor of the Liberty Hotel. Buzzing with...
Charles River Dam · interesting places nearby
Museum of Science information
This educational playground has more than 600 interactive exhibits. Favorites include the world’s largest lightning-bolt generator, a full-scale space capsule, a world population meter and an impressive dinosaur exhibit. The amazing array of exhibits and presentations explores computers and technology, maps and models, the human body and human evolution, and the birds and the bees (both literally and figuratively). The newest addition is the Hall of Human Life, where visitors can witness the hatching of baby chicks.
The Discovery Center is a hands-on play area for kids under the age of eight. The museum also houses the Charles Hayden Planetarium and Mugar Omni Theater .