We recently took a trip into the Museum of Science in Boston with the boys. It’s one of their favorite places to go because of all the hands-on learning they get to do there. They think they’re playing, but they’re really learning at the same time!
There are three floors of exhibits, so it’s usually a jam packed day whenever we go there.
As soon as we got there, the boys ran right for the space capsule:
Then it was on to the Electricity Theater. Not only does it have the world’s largest indoor Van de Graaff generator, but there are all sorts of weather and electricity exhibits in that section of the museum.
Honestly, we spent hours at the museum. There is SO much to do there – more than we could ever see all in one day. While we were there, the boys got to experiment with light:
Yes, even Chris got in on the action.
They played with shadows:
Weights and balance:
We saw some fossils and a life sized T-Rex:
This was a static vs gravity experiment that they LOVED:
These magnetic beads were also a favorite of the day:
We got to see the insides of a human:
We got to see what we looked like in infrared:
They checked out different sound waves and vibrations.
And I just had to share this because I chuckled when I saw it. It’s been at the museum since I was a kid (and that is a long time).
The museum is located at 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114. You can buy tickets there, but be sure to check your local library for discounted museum passes first.