Science & Nature Museums

 

Boston

 

Boston Science Museum:  some offerings:  IMAX shows, Planetarium, Simulator Experience, Laser Show, and changing exhibits from a “Butterfly Garden” to “Harry Potter” to “Mapping the World”.     www.mos.org

 

New England Aquarium:  dive into the world of water without getting wet by viewing the giant ocean tank:  explore the numerous exhibits from Amazing Jellies to Amazon Rainforest to Penguins and Sea-dragons.     www.neaq.org

 

Cambridge

 

Harvard Museum of Natural History: was established in 1998 as the public face of three research museums: the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum.  Don’t miss the famous Glass Flowers a unique collection of over 3,000 models was created by glass artisans Leopold Blaschka and his son, Rudolph. The commission began in 1886, continued for five decades, and the collection represents more than 830 plant species.

 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology:  one of the oldest museums in the world {1866} devoted to anthropology houses one of the most comprehensive records of human cultural history in the Western Hemisphere.   www.peabody.harvard.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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