In Boston, we’re spoiled with one of the country’s best science museums—a fact that we were reminded of when writing about the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge. We are, of course, talking about the Museum of Science which has featured some of the most sought-after national exhibits (upcoming shows include an interactive shipwreck treasure display and a rare collection of ancient Dead Sea scrolls).
This inspired us to do a little scientific research of our own, looking for some of the best museums and exhibits outside of our fine city. If you call any of these areas home, or plan to be in the neighborhood, it couldn’t hurt to experiment with a trip to one of these top-notch museums.
Clockwise from top left:
Center of Science and Industry (Columbus, OH): Head to this award-winning museum for the interactive Adventure in the Valley of the Unknown; you’ll walk through an island temple replica solving mysteries and learning about ancient culture.
San Francisco Exploratorium (San Francisco, CA): This world-class science center is currently in the process of changing location, which presents San Francisco visitors the interesting opportunity to check out museum-organized outdoor street parties and pop-up events in the meantime. Check out the schedules.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.): We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the National Museum of Natural history. Upcoming exhibits highlight a rare collection of Orchids from Latin America and eye-opening, deep-sea photography.
Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA): With a full IMAX theater and rotating shows, currently including Imaginate—teaching visitors how to stimulate innovation through science and knowledge—this northwestern science center rounds out our list in a truly progressive fashion.