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 a butterfly house. 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 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 . The planetarium boasts a state-of-the-art projection system that casts a heavenly star show, and offers programs about black holes and other astronomical mysteries, and evening laser light shows with rock music.