Mugar Omni IMAX Theater at Boston Museum of Science
Please note: the Mugar Omni Theater is currently closed for renovations and digitization.
The theater will be closed through the spring 2020 as we update to a digital laser projection system and completely renovate the venue. These enhancements will offer Museum visitors the most advanced Omni experience in the regionís only 180-degree dome theater!
The Mugar Omni Theater presents larger-than-life images on a domed screen that reaches five stories high. Itís New England's only 180-degree IMAXģ dome. With a new digital sound system, seats and carpeting, the Mugar Omni Theater is better than ever.
Special Services, Captioning and Accessibility
The following films have amplified narration and captioning for visitors with hearing impairments and descriptive narration for visitors with visual impairments. The Mugar Omni Theater is wheelchair accessible.
About the Boston Museum of Science
The Boston Museum of Science offers a miltitude of ongoing and rotating exhibits.
Exhibits for Kids:
For little ones, the Boston Science Museum has a Discovery Center located directly across from the musical stairs offers a safe, enclosed play area specifically designed for children under five.
The water works in the Discovery Center offers your toddler plenty of toys to share in a three-level water course. Child-size waterproof smocks are available, as well as wall-mounted, warm-air blow dryers just in case the smocks don't do the trick.
Also, don't miss the tower, tunnels, puzzles, puppets, small ball pit and 'barred area' where kids can interact with museum staffers. Terrariums, some of which have transparent domes, allow toddlers to safely view little animals in their natural environment.
Main Museum Highlights:
In the main Museum of Science building, check out the natural animal habitats offering hands-on taxidermy, real chickens hatching from their eggs, a replica of the first space capsule and an archaeological dig with a sandbox of ground walnut shells where little hands can dig for hidden treasures.
Parking is available at the Boston Science Museum for 1,000 cars. Hourly rates apply. The garage fills up on busy days, and may close temporarily until spaces become available. Come early (before 11:00 a.m.) or late (after 4:00 p.m.) If you come late, be sure to order your tickets in advance.
Take public transportation if you can: Green Line to Science Park.
Museum Membership includes 2 Hours of Free Parking
A membership to the Museum of Science offers a variety of cool perks, including 2 free hours of parking in the parking garage. In addition, depending on the membership level, you can get free passes to see movies, planetarium shows and also guest passes.
Museum of Science is a Duck departure site . . . Boston Duck Tour tickets can be purchased in advance on their website or 617/267-DUCK (March 29 Ė November 28).
There are many more things to do in Boston with kids; find out about some of our most favorite in our Boston kids guide.
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Phone: (617) 723-2500
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