Located in Boston, Massachusetts, overlooking the beautiful Charles River, the Museum of Science is one of the largest science centers in the world. Founded in 1830, it serves over 1.4 million visitors annually. The museum is renowned for its interactive exhibits that cover a wide range of scientific disciplines, including physical science, life science, human biology, and astronomy.

The Museum of Science visitors can explore many dynamic exhibits, live presentations, and immersive IMAX films. Among its most notable features is the Charles Hayden Planetarium, one of New England's most technologically advanced digital theaters. Another highlight is the Butterfly Garden, a walk-through exhibit that brings visitors face-to-face with different species of butterflies in a tropical environment. With something for all ages, the museum offers a unique and engaging way to learn about the natural world.

While the Museum of Science is not a zoo or aquarium focusing on animal conservation, it does have exhibits like the Butterfly Garden, which aims to educate visitors about the role of butterflies in our ecosystems and the importance of conservation. Additionally, through its broad range of exhibits and programs, the museum promotes understanding and appreciation of science, encouraging environmentally responsible and sustainable behaviors.

  • Key Exhibits:
    Blue Wing || Green Wing || Charles Hayden Planetarium || Mugar Omni Theater || Butterfly Garden || Live Animal Care Center || Hall of Human Life || Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River
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