Boston Museum of Science

2013-02-17 16:23:01.000 – Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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One of the benefits of working for eight days straight on the summit, is the six days off the summit we have to relax and travel. This past off week, I took advantage of my time off and visited the Boston Museum of Science; one of the participating science centers of the ASTC Passport Program. You see, with my Observatory membership, not only can I access Premium Content and other material from the Mount Washington Observatory, but I get free admission to over 300 science museums who participate in the ASTC Passport Program. And the Boston Museum of Science just happens to be a participating member! Simply presenting my membership card at the ticket counter gave me free admission; but not just for myself. With my Family/Dual level membership, I was able to bring up to three family members with me.

The expanse of exhibits they have was incredible; so many, that deciding what my second favorite exhibit would be was quite difficult. However, if I had to choose, it would likely be Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic. My first choice though, was easy. Inside the Blue Wing on the lower lever, is the WeatherWise exhibit with a very special display all about the Mount Washington Observatory! For a museum that sees so many visitors, it was great to see a display about our unique weather. If you have yet to visit the Boston Museum of Science with your Observatory membership, I strongly suggest taking a fun, educational day for some exploration. If you don’t have an Observatory Membership, I urge you to support the Mount Washington Observatory and take advantage of all the great benefits a membership offers.

 

Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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