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Museum of Science
1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
The many exhibits in the Blue Wing.
Photo credit: By Daderot (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The Museum of Science (MoS) is a science museum and indoor zoo located in Boston's Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River. It features more than 700 interactive exhibits, along with the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni Theater, the only domed IMAX screen in New England.
Theater of Electricity features the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator, designed by Professor Robert J. Van de Graaff and donated by MIT in 1956. The theater includes demonstrations of "artificial lightning bolts", Tesla coils, and other electrical apparatus. The Clark Collection of Mechanical Movements has more than 100 working models of mechanical motions and linkages. Investigate! Is a house-sized collection of rooms to explore using scientific thinking.
The museum is also an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is home to over 100 animals, many of which have been rescued and rehabilitated from various dangerous situations.
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