The Museum of Science in Boston, MA is one of the worlds leading educational institutions that assist the surrounding preschool -12 education system.
The museum is conveniently located on the Charles River and only an eleven minute walk from TD Garden.
The Museum of Science has something for everyone. For the adventurous you can take your pick from catching a movie in the IMAX theater, watching the stars in a show at the planetarium or step into a roller coaster simulator with the Thrill Ride 360. If you aren't looking to get tossed about there's the walk through butterfly garden or take a seat and listen to one of the thirteen live presentations that are offered daily.
Aside from the daily presentations there are always reasons to go back and explore the museum. From their temporary exhibits such as Animals Without Passports and the Science Behind Pixar there are always new ways to learn. One of the permanent exhibits that most children love to come back for is the Live Animal Care Center. Here there are over 120 animals, that's fifty different species, that children are able to learn about the animals eat, what type of environments they live in and basic care.
The museum was designed 1862 by William G. Preston who also designed MIT's Rogers Building. When it was a part of MIT it was known as the New England Museum of Natural History. It wasn't until World War Two, when the museum was sold, did it become knows as the Boston Museum of Science. Later on the name was changed again to its final name the Museum of Science, Boston.
When visiting Boston there is no reason not to stop by the Museum of Science It has something for the whole family including sports fan since it's walking distance from TD Garden and the Teddy Ebersol's Red Sox Fields.