Boston, Mass. as a world leader in technology and science research

Boston is a world leader in Science and Technology research, and in their timely application. The city serves as a model for conservation and environmental awareness. As an example, diligence in addressing water scarcity issues in Boston by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) has led to a thirty percent reduction in water consumption since the 1980’s, thanks to innovative water management infrastructure improvements and the enactment of bylaws requiring household upgrades.

For the family traveling to Boston intending to take in as many sights and attractions as they can fit into their itinerary, a Boston Go Card is a good way to economize the experience. A one-time purchase of this card provides pre-paid admission to over 60 major attractions and offers discounts to selected restaurants and shopping venues. Some visitors have reported saving over 60 percent overall on their Boston experience using the card. The card covers all of the attractions described here.

Science and Technology are the focus of the MIT museum in Cambridge, the place to discover some of the latest research and innovations from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There is much to learn and see at the MIT museum. The kids will especially enjoy Kismet, the sociable robot in the Artificial Intelligence exhibit. Also on exhibit is the world’s largest holographic display. Not to be missed, the MIT museum has enough in store to capture anyone’s curiosity and imagination.

The New England Aquarium is a great place to take the family because it offers a special series of educational programs designed for children of all age groups. Adults will also find the Aquarium fascinating. There are more than 70 exhibits from around the globe, including the Amazon rainforest, the Pacific reef community, the giant ocean tank, and much more. These, with their variety and numbers of aquatic creatures make this one of the most popular public aquariums in the country.

Not to be missed is the Harvard Museum of Natural History. This museum has truly earned its accolade as one of Boston’s great treasures. On display here is the world renowned Glass Flower exhibit. HMNH is currently displaying a new exhibit featuring dozens of spectacular glass marine animals made by the father and son artists who created the Glass Flowers. HMNH is actually an incorporation of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum.

Nestled in Boston’s Franklin Park is the Franklin Park Zoo. This historic landmark was founded in 1913 and its 72 acres is home today to more than 220 species of animals, including lions, giraffe, zebra and western lowland gorillas. The Franklin Park Zoo is affiliated with the Stone Zoo as part of the Zoo New England Experience.

The Stone zoo is set on 26 acres near the Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA, about 10 miles from Boston Center. Among the animals you’ll find here are snow leopards, bald eagles, hornbills, emperor tamarinds, and jaguars and cougars. There is a petting zoo for the kids with varieties of sheep, goats, and even a pygmy zebu, a species of miniature humped cattle.

The Boston Museum of Science is guaranteed to leave the visitor spellbound. There is a planetarium, an IMAX theater, a 3-D digital cinema, and spectacular laser light shows combining music and incredible graphics, and much more. With more than 600 exhibits, Boston’s Museum of Science has something for everyone, and the best part is it’s all free for the enjoyment of all.

The current exhibits at the Boston Museum of Science are sure to dazzle. Who could walk away from a glassed-in beehive that allows visitors to observe bees as they go about the business of doing what bees do? Every bit as intriguing is an exhibit titled Beyond the X-Ray which offers lessons on the latest developments in medical imaging systems. Understanding sight is the aim of “Seeing is Deceiving”, an exploration into how the eyes see. If you enjoy optical illusions, then this is for you.

There are simply so many more great exhibits at the Boston Museum of Science you simply can’t schedule a single day for them all. That goes for the rest of Boston as well! Enjoy your stay.