The Museum of Science
Boston, Massachusetts

The family visited the Museum of Science in 2009.

Museum of Science Museum of Science

In front of the museum there are numerous large rocks with descriptions of each. These are just a few. (Enlarge the pictures to read about the rocks.)

South African granite South African granite - 3.2 billion years old

Rose quartz Rose quartz - from Custer, South Dakota

Folded and faulted gneiss Folded and faulted gneiss

They also have casts of dinosaur foot prints from an Apatasaurus (also known as the Brontosaurus) that walked in the mud in Glen Rose, Texas 140 million years ago.

Dinosaur tracks Description of dinosaur tracks Dinosaur tracks

The Foucault Pendulum held fascination for all who watched it. Under it sits a replica of an Aztec calendar stone. (Enlarge the pictures to read about the pendulum and stone.)

Description of the The Foucault Pendulum The pendulum swings Description of the Aztec Calendar Stone

The main exhibit hall had all sorts of displays, both large and small.

The main exhibit room The main exhibit room The main exhibit room The main exhibit room

We went to the show on electricity. It was geared toward kids but was still impressive.

The electricity show The electricity show The electricity show

There was an live frog exhibit with more than 50 species in just about every color imaginable.

The frog exhibit The frog exhibit The frog exhibit The frog exhibit The frog exhibit The frog exhibit

There were displays of gasoline motors, steam engines, model cars and ships, dinosaurs, and wild animals.

Motor vehicle engine Steam engine Model cars Model sailing vessels Dinosaurs Dinosaurs Dinosaurs Dinosaurs Animals from the wild Animals from the wild Animals from the wild Animals from the wild Animals from the wild Animals from the wild


I hope you've enjoyed touring Boston with us.


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