Best science museums?

Old Sep 11th, 2020, 07:13 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Best science museums?

Which cities has the best science museums in the US?
JamesHQ is offline  
Old Sep 11th, 2020, 08:31 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 21,230
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think it depends on which sciences you're talking about.

It's pretty hard to beat the Smithsonian Institute museums in Washington, D.C., esp. the National Air and Space Museum, but other major cities have multiple museums either within a campus setting or scattered around a larger area. Such as Los Angeles, Chicago, etc. Some museums have things you can't see anywhere else, like the space shuttle Endeavor and the La Brea Tar Pits both in Los Angeles, or the Manhattan Project exhibits at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, NM. Some smaller cities have one museum considered world-class in a single discipline, i.e., the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
Jean is offline  
Old Sep 11th, 2020, 10:58 AM
  #3  
mms
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,560
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) in Portland, OR is excellent.
mms is offline  
Old Sep 11th, 2020, 03:32 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 917
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Exploratorium in San Francisco must be included in a "best science museum" category because of the huge number of live, in-person, experiments in action. I love this museum, but it is over-stimulating! https://www.exploratorium.edu/
Kailani is offline  
Old Sep 12th, 2020, 05:27 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 14,829
Likes: 0
Received 22 Likes on 4 Posts
The Museum of Science and Industry in the Hyde Park area of Chicago is a great museum.
HappyTrvlr is online now  
Old Sep 12th, 2020, 01:52 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 34,024
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Boston has a good science museum and so does Columbus, Ohio. The Cal Science Center in LA is also top notch. In fact, I think all those are better than the Smithsonian but that's just because the Smithsonian Air and Space only covers one topic, they cover multiple topics. FOr example, Cal Science has air and space but also other scientific endeavors. Si dies COSI in Colubmus. And of course, once you get into natural history, which I'd call science, that's a different story, The new Smithsonian rehaul of theirs made it better, I think NY's is probably better.

I imagine most or all of these are closed right now, though, and of course, I'd plan a visit around a trip for other reasons, but you can enjoy the science museums in all these cities named, I'd say.
Christina is online now  
Old Sep 12th, 2020, 02:32 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,394
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Chicago for the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium.
tom_mn is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
wrenwood
Europe
19
Jun 10th, 2016 05:57 PM
rosetravels
United States
4
Mar 11th, 2009 03:59 AM
ilovetotravel29
Europe
14
Apr 26th, 2006 10:47 AM
scarboroughmom
United States
3
Aug 20th, 2004 07:42 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information