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Boston Museum of Science - Gilliland Observatory

Official Website:Boston Museum of Science - Gilliland Observatory
Location:Science Park, Boston, MA, 02114 map
Phone:617-589-0267
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Museums
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Boston Museum of Science - Gilliland ObservatoryThe Gilliland Observatory, located atop the Museum of Science's roof is open for free viewing on Friday evenings. Visitors are encouraged to attend the Friday, 7pm, Planetarium showing of The Sky Tonight as background for the viewing session.

Call the Observatory Hotline for Viewing status and Hours - 617-589-0267

About the Museum of Science
The Science Museum is a world-renowned educational institution with over 400 interactive participatory exhibits featuring live animal and physical science demonstrations, courses, traveling exhibits, a computer center, the Mugar Omni Theater, and Charles Hayden Planetarium.

600 interactive exhibits let visitors explore the world around them, daily live presentations, science theatre and 15 foot lightning bolts. The Museum offers a number of special exhibitions & theater shows throughout the year.

Tickets for the Mugar Omni Theater and Laser Shows may be purchased on line.

Museum Admission:
Exhibit Halls:
Adults/$14.00; Children/$11.00; Seniors/$12.00

Omni, Planetarium, and Laser:
Adults/$8.50; Children/$6.50; Seniors/$7.50

Exhibit Halls + 1 (Omni, Planetarium, Laser):
Adults/$18.00; Children/$14.00; Seniors/$15.50

Exhibit Halls + 2 (Omni, Planetarium, Laser):
Adults/$22.00; Children/$17.00; Seniors/$19.00.

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