Museum of Science

By - 10/18/16 - 12:14 pm

Michael Bloomberg, who used to visit the Museum of Science regularly as a kid, is donating $50 million to bolster its educational efforts.

After leaving Medford, Bloomberg went onto found an eponymous financial-data and news concern before becoming the first of two Boston-area mayors of New York. Read more.

By - 8/9/16 - 4:05 pm
Subway strap on loan to the Museum of Science

You might recall the study results that came out in June showing germs on the T were no worse for you than germs anywhere else.

A team at the Museum of Science is preparing a presentation for museum visitors on the study and they T has agreed to loan them an actual subway strap for use in the talk. Read more.

By - 5/22/16 - 8:40 am
MBTA commuter rail train in Cambridge

JB Parrett watched a train go by in Cambridge the other evening.

By - 1/28/16 - 11:53 pm
The Zakim Bridge from North Point Park in Cambridge

Nick Cosky took a walk tonight on the bridge that connects North Point Park in Cambridge with Paul Revere Park in Charlestown.

JB Parrett, meanwhile, also visited North Point Park this evening, and watched the sunset over the Museum of Science: Read more.

By - 1/10/16 - 11:32 am
Bird display at the Museum of Science in Boston

The Museum of Science has lots of birds in its collection, including this case of some of the birds you can find in New England, such as, of course, one of the birds first discovered by Don Featherstone in Fitchburg.

By - 7/29/15 - 4:07 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports State Police recovered the body of a man who jumped into the Charles behind the Museum of Science around 3:15 p.m. and then never came up.

By - 4/26/15 - 9:56 pm
Angry sky over the Boston Museum of Science

"All hail Gozer!" JB Parrett exclaimed as he took this shot of the angry skies over the Museum of Science this evening.

By - 3/23/15 - 10:29 am

They are, however, OK at the Museum of Science, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 7/9/14 - 8:35 pm
Sunset over the Museum of Science

JB Parrett watched the sunset today from the Boston side of the Museum of Science.

By - 2/21/12 - 3:20 pm

State Police report arresting Ryan Parrott, 24, this morning, following a chase across O'Brien Highway that involved a helicopter and a police dog.

Museum security guards called the nearby State Police barracks shortly before 11 a.m. to report they were chasing a suspect, according to a State Police statement:

By - 2/12/12 - 6:15 pm


H Boston captured this tyrannosaur at the Museum of Science.

Copyright H Boston. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/14/10 - 8:29 pm

The Boston and Cambridge city councils will hold a rare joint meeting on Thursday, to discuss ways of making the Boston area more economically competitive (apparently, Cambridge councilors have gotten over their fear of Boston).

By - 10/31/10 - 10:18 am

Mark Jaquith reports on 20 linden tree planted last week in front of the Museum of Science to replace the trees cut down in January for road and sidewalk work:

It will be a real pleasure to regain the shade, cooling and wonderful smell of the flowers when they bloom in early summer.

By - 1/4/10 - 1:14 am

Chris Devers reports yesterday was the last day ever for the barbell-shaped Zeiss projector at the Museum of Science's planetarium. He says they're getting a state-of-the-art projector that'll be able to do all sorts of cool stuff, but, really, it'd be a little like showing up for the indoor lightning show only to find out the giant towers have been replaced with a laser.

Posted under this Creative Commons license. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 5/3/09 - 10:33 pm

Steve Nadis explains how he came by to move Mars today.

By - 2/21/09 - 11:32 pm

Of course, you can't watch this Museum of Science ad without also watching this New England Aquarium commercial.

By - 10/5/08 - 11:34 am

Is under the influence of some mind-altering drug, Erin suggests:

... At this point, the whole "Dark Side" mythos is so overblown that I can't hear a note of it without being thrown back into some cliche college legend - probably one involving scag weed and "The Wizard of Oz". Sitting in the planetarium, head craned back and neck cramping from the angle, I was acutely aware that if I'd done this years earlier I would have had the good sense to enjoy it in a much more fitting manner. ...

By - 9/12/08 - 8:28 am

Brian McFadden has a couple of naming suggestions that could go a long way toward bringing back excitement to the museum.