Museum of Science Butterfly Garden – Cambridge, MA

My kids love science. We happen to be Roger Williams Park Zoo members, which also gives us membership to the Museum of Science! Double score! Because of this, we visit the Museum of Science quite often. They get new exhibits a few times a year, but generally it is the same stuff over and over again. Because of this, we have checked out some of the “extra” add ons.

For a few dollars more, you can get access into the MOS Butterfly Garden. It is basically a small greenhouse filled with plants and butterflies flying overhead. To the uninterested person, it would take you about 3 minutes to walk through the garden. For someone like my daughter, we spent an hour in there, trying to identify each and every butterfly we found.

There was a staff member inside who managed to get a butterfly to land on an orange and let the kids hold it. You’re not allowed to actually touch any of the butterflies yourself, but sometimes they land on your clothes.

Outside the butterfly garden, but also part of the ticketed exhibit is a really neat ant farm and other small insects to check out. There are also venus fly traps and such to check out.

Few things to note:

  • tickets are timed so be sure to buy them in the beginning
  • it really is quite a small exhibit so if your kids aren’t fascinated with butterflies, you might be dissappointed
  • its really hot and humid inside – dress appropriately

How to get there:

1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

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