Exploration 101 at the Boston Museum of Science

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March 20, 2012

A couple of years ago, we were once again in the area of Boston and wanted to explore the museums out there.

The first one we went to visit was the Boston Museum of Science  which we were able to access for almost free because of our membership at our local Science museum.   I say almost free because this particular museum charged us a child entrance ticket for our family.    I am not complaining because if we would have had to pay for everyone it would have cost us a fortune.

Our experience there was fabulous.  There are many levels to explore and discover with the kids.   We even took a picture with a Naboo Starfighter from Star Wars while there!

Two particular things were our highlights while visiting the museum of science in Boston.    The first one is the human body section where we stumbled (literally) on a live experiment to explain how our heart works with the heart of a lamb.   Apparently, both hearts works the same way so it was very instructive.    My oldest son had a reaction at first but I think it gave him a huge interest in the human body.   In that section we could also see a skeleton biking, observe various things in microscopes, as well as do puzzles of various parts of our body.

The other section of the museum where the kids had a blast was definitively the hands-on section where they could explore on their own.

Oh and how can I forget the reaction of my daughter when she came face to face with the HUGE dinosaur in the museum?   It is definitively priceless to me!

I think everyone would have a similar reaction if it was real, don’t you agree?

The Boston Museum of Science is worth a trip to anyone who is in the area.    You will discover plenty of interesting things and experience hands-on activities for everyone in the family.

The Boston Museum of Science is located at 1 Science Park in Boston, MA.

Check with your own Science Museum in your city to see if their membership will cover entrance to other science museums around North America.  It will help you to save money in the long run – especially if you travel with children.

In my next post, I will present the Boston Children’s Museum.  Stay tune for more exploration to do in Boston.

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