Just in time for the summer, the Boston Museum of Science opened their newest temporary exhibits. Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body and 2theExtreme: Math Alive! will both be open to the public through September 1, 2014. Admission to both exhibits is included in standard exhibit hall passes.
The Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body exhibit is inspired by the Grossology book series. While adults may be mildly grossed out by the content, kids will love it! My children immediately wanted to visit this exhibit first, and enjoyed checking everything out. Features include a burp machine, skin climbing wall, and large “Operation” game. The exhibit is located in the Green Wing, through the other temporary exhibit – 2theExtreme: Math Alive!
Although my kids enjoyed visiting Grossology, the really loved Math Alive! This interactive exhibit about math in motion, features six sections. Each exhibit teaches kids about practical applications of math, from the angles of a snowboard to the fractions involved in music. We actually had to leave the exhibit after a while to go to our Omni show, and they insisted we return as soon as the movie was over.
If you are visiting these two new exhibits, be sure to also check out the new Hall of Human Life, which is absolutely fabulous. It is also in the Green Wing. In addition, keep in mind that there is a large construction project on the Longfellow Bridge, so be sure to leave lots of extra time.