NU Bucket List #73: The Museum of Science

For 180 years, the Museum of Science has been a center of science and a leading cultural institution here in Boston. Located on a piece of land stretching across the Charles, the combination science museum and indoor zoo is easily accessible via the Green Line. From the Planetarium, to the variety of permanent and temporary exhibits, you’ll want to make the trip to go explore the Museum of Science!

With 35 permanent exhibits and several temporary exhibits covering a variety of scientific fields, there’s so much to experience at the Museum of Science! Check out the Seeing is Deceiving exhibit to learn how optical illusions work, or head to The Light House for unique art pieces involving light! There are also two live animal exhibits, the Butterfly Garden and the Live Animal Care Center, where you can find hundreds of butterflies and over 50 species of animals!

For an incredible visual experience, you need to see a show at the Charles Hayden Planetarium! The Planetarium has a variety of space themed shows to choose from, such as Wonders of the Night Sky and Explore: The Universe. But there’s more to the Planetarium than just space – it also has several shows based around music. As part of Music Under the Dome, you can enjoy shows like The Radiohead Experience, Laser Floyd: The Wall, and more!

Admission to Exhibit Halls is $25. However, this Friday, September 22nd, is the Museum of Science’s college night! If you go to the museum between 5-9pm you can enjoy FREE admission to the Exhibit Halls and the Boston Duck Tours. You can also enjoy the Planetarium, Butterfly Garden, 4-D Theater, and Mugar Omni Theater for just $6!

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