Boston's Museum of Science


The Museum of Science


Boston, Massachusetts


November 19, 2010

The Museum of Science (MoS) is a Boston, Massachusetts landmark, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River. Along with over 700 interactive exhibits, the museum features a number of live presentations throughout the building every day, along with shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni Theater, the only domed IMAX screen in New England.

What sets this museum apart from the many others in Boston is the ability for museum-goers to proactively engage and learn from the interactive exhibits throughout the museum. Each exhibit is staffed by volunteers who eagerly await sharing their love of science with the young patrons.


Photos 1 and 2: Karen Powers demonstrates the abilities of liquid nitrogen to a captive audience on the Shapiro Family Science Live! Stage.

Photo 3: Jay Mason, 7, marvels at the Topology display in the Mathematica exhibit.

Photo 4: The museum gets ready to admit another days worth of visitors.

Photo 5: The Museum of Science straddles the city line between Boston and Cambridge overlooking the Charles River.

Photo 6: Museum patrons observe the moving sculpture, Archimedean Excogitation, that follows balls moving down nine simultaneous tracks in the Museum of Science lobby.

Photo 7: Museum employee Tim Kardatzke tests the different compounds in saliva with museum visitor Amelia Breitbart, 5, Claire Kind, 6, and Logan Conors, 5, in the Human Body Connection exhibit.

Photo 8: Ticket scanner Josh Rubenoff welcomes visitors (left to right) Mark Baler, 13, Josh Martinez, 12, and Allison Bowen, 12, into the Mugar Omni Theater.

Photo 9: Museum demonstrator Karen Powers illustrates the abilities of the Van de Graaff generator inside the Theater of Electricity.

Photo 10: Christian Belke, 5, tries his best to blow a bubble using a straw and a plastic cup with Chris Wilkins in the Discovery Center, an area of the museum aimed at children aged 0-7 years old.

Photo 11: Museum volunteer Chris Wilkins explores the properties of Bubbleology with Michael, 7, and Theresa Miraz in the Discovery Center at the Museum of Science.

Photo 13: Projectionist Muller checks on the brain which feeds the next film into the IMAX projector across the room.

Photo 14: Nick Muller threads film through the IMAX projector for the next show at the Mugar Omni IMAX Theater.

Photo 15: The interior of the IMAX theater projection room at the Museum of Science, Boston.