Museum of Science, Boston Museum of Science, Boston

Museum of Science, Boston

New England's most visited cultural institution is committed to fostering a love of science in everyone.

Stewarding the Legacy of Scientific Achievement and Technology

Museum of Science, Boston

Overlooking Boston's Charles River, the Museum of Science was established as the New England Museum of Natural History in 1864. Today, the Museum of Science is one of the world's largest science centers, attracting 1.5 million visitors annually. Since its founding, the museum has expanded its focus from collecting and studying natural history specimens to deepening the public's relationship with scientific innovation and technology.

In 1999, the Museum of Science incorporated the Computer Museum, and in 2004, the institution's president and board of trustees established the National Center for Technological Literacy. The institution's expansive programming includes 700 interactive exhibits, educational resources, and community programs. Further, the Museum of Science is a leading advocate for bringing engineering into the national K-12 educational curriculum.

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