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This section features museums and other attractions related to science, technology and industrial history, including railroads, aviation and other forms of transportation. Natural history museums are listed in the "Creatures" section but may also be listed here.

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Museums

Aviation Museum of New Hampshire

Londonderry, NH, USA

The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is operated by the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society. . .

Boston Fire Museum

Boston, MA, USA

Boston Fire Museum houses exhibits and collections related to the history of firefighting in the Boston area. . .

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Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

Waltham, MA, USA

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation houses and displays machinery and artifacts of the American Industrial Revolution from the 19th and 20th centuries. . .

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Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Cambridge, MA, USA

This collection consists of historic scientific instruments amassed by Harvard University since 1672. . .

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Cambridge, MA, USA

The Harvard Museum of Natural History displays a sampling of specimens drawn from the collections of the University's three natural history research museums. . .

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Harvard Semitic Museum

Cambridge, MA, USA

The Harvard Semitic Museum was founded in 1889. . .

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Cambridge, MA, USA

The Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is one of the largest and most diverse astrophysical institutions in the world. . .

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Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum occupies a pumping station that opened in 1887 to supply water to parts of Boston. . .

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MIT Museum

Cambridge, MA, USA

The MIT Museum is located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. . .

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The Museum of Printing

Haverhill, MA, USA

The Museum of Printing maintains a large collection of historic printing and typesetting equipment. . .

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Museum of Science

Boston, MA, USA

The Museum of Science is a science museum and indoor zoo located in Boston's Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River. . .

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Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

Boston, MA, USA

This museum at Massachusetts General Hospital uses interactive displays, artifacts and photographs to trace the hospital's history from its founding in 1811. . .

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The Plumbing Museum

Watertown, MA, USA

This museum began as a collection of antique plumbing equipment amassed in the 1950s by Charles Manoog. . .

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Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Saugus, MA, USA

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site is located about 10 miles northeast of downtown Boston in Saugus, Massachusetts. . .

The Telephone Museum - Waltham

Waltham, MA, USA

This museum includes a collection of historic telephone equipment as well as a makerspace. . .

Zoos & Aquariums

Franklin Park Zoo

Boston, MA, USA

The Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acre zoo in Boston. . .

New England Aquarium

Boston, MA, USA

The New England Aquarium is located in Boston. . .

Seacoast Science Center

Rye, NH, USA

Marine science center in Odiorne Point State Park.

Walter D. Stone Memorial Zoo

Stoneham, MA, USA

Stone Zoo is a medium-small sized zoo of about 26 acres in Stoneham, Massachusetts. . .

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