With a planetarium, an IMAX movie theater, and a two-story Van de Graaf generator capable of producing 2.5 million volts of electricity, the Museum of Science is truly impressive. Children love the interactive discovery center, live animal exhibit and the dinosaur exhibit with fossils and life-size models. These and the hundreds of other exhibits make this museum one of Boston's top attractions. This educational and entertaining museum is perfect for the whole family.
One of the most well known incidents of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea party where shiploads of tea were thrown into the sea to protest against the British taxes. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum allows guests to relive this incident with costumed tour guides telling the story of the war with paintings and historic artifacts and even reenactments. Visitors can board the ships and dump tea crates into the sea. Each aspect of the historical event, as well as the aftermath is covered in this museum, making it a must stop for keen guests.
Boston Children's Museum is a great place to both entertain and educate your children. Interactive exhibits introduce the curious minds to a wide array of topics including art, culture, science and technology. Displays such as the science playground, hall of toys, play space, weaving and climbing sculpture are exceptional in their ability to teach children about their environment and the world they live in. This fascinating museum is fun for all ages!
Serving the community since 1936, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) has been among the first in the city to debut works by impressive artists from Picasso to Warhol. Since its 2006 move to the architecturally stunning new harbor front site, the museum has continued its impressive exhibits of cutting edge of contemporary art in Boston. The facility now houses an amazing permanent collection rife with paintings and video installations, as well as traveling exhibitions showcasing the hottest talents from around the world. ICA is also home to a year-round program of dance, theater and film, and it also sponsors educational programs and off-site art installations and events throughout the community.
Commonwealth Museum exhibits some interesting documents and legal records belonging to the State. The museum's education department offers lectures encouraging the use of material from the archives. A special exhibit entitled 'Highway to the Past' is dedicated to the archeology of the Big Dig. Many of the artifacts uncovered during the digging are also on display.
The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) explores three centuries of fascinating medical discovery though interactive exhibits and showcases. The museum is named after a contemporary physician considered a pioneer of transplant surgery. The decision to name the museum for a current innovator is indicative of the project's goal - to inspire the public regarding the future of modern medicine. However, the museum does not fail to provide visitors with a comprehensive look at medicine's past. An operating chair from 1854 gives viewers a taste of the rudimentary nature of early medical procedure, while surgical tools and apothecary kits complete with ether from the 19th Century shows the evolution of a more humane approach to patient care.
Sports Museum Of New England celebrates New England's teams and athletes, including football, baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball and boxing. Interactive exhibits and tributes to Roger Clemens and Ted Williams are among the favorites. Artifacts from the historic Boston Garden are also displayed.
Boston Society of Architects/AIA situated in the heart of Boston is a wonderful gallery of architecture that plays host to a wide range of temporary and permanent exhibitions curated by professional architects. Various futuristic architectural models exhibited at Boston Society of Architects/AIA on a regular basis is fascinating and interesting. This museum provides the architects to exhibit their skills, talent and visions in front of an appreciating crowd. Apart from the exhibitions, this space also plays host to all kinds of private and corporate events throughout the year.