Best science museums

The Natural History Museum, London

The Natural History Museum in London is one of the oldest and most famous museums around. It features collections about animals, plants, human biology, minerals, and natural resources.

The Exploratorium, San Francisco

The Exploratorium in San Francisco is full of engaging and educational exhibits. It truly lives up to its nickname β€œThe Scientific Fun House” and offers a very different museum-visiting experience.

The National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. forms part of the Smithsonian Institution and is one of the best science museums in the world. It is also one of the best aviation and human flight history museums in the world.

The Universeum, Sweden:

The Universeum in Gothenburg, Sweden is a perfect day out for all the family. It prides itself in being tailored for children, that includes exhibitions, interactive displays, and an aquarium.

The Science Museum, London:

The Science Museum in London recently celebrated its 160th anniversary in 2017. It contains a fantastic collection of relics from the Industrial Revolution including, none other than, George Stephensen’s Rocket.

Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington:

The Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington, has hands-on exhibits like Play Lab and Tinker Tank and special events like Meet a Scientist, to keep children entertained. There’s plenty for adults to enjoy at the Pacific Science Center, too, from rotating exhibits as model railroad shows to a permanent, 4,000-foot butterfly exhibit.

City of Science and Industry, Paris

The City of Science and Industry Museum in Paris, France is said to be the biggest science museum in Europe. It has a wide range of fascinating exhibitions covering exploration, medicine, space, botany, and industry.

Museum of Science, Boston

Boston’s Museum of Science has permanent collections showcasing diverse exhibitions devoted to subjects like dinosaurs, wildlife, optical illusions, and space, while temporary exhibits have spotlighted King Tut, dogs, and even food.

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park houses an aquarium, planetarium, rain forest, and natural history museum in one location.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is affectionately referred to by locals simply as, OMSI. Located on the Willamette River, it’s one of Portland’s most popular tourist attractions. OMSI focuses on the intersection of science, design, and technology with over 200 interactive exhibits, a theater, and one-of-a-kind tours or overnight camp-ins on the U.S.S. BluebackΒ Submarine.

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