A state project taking place on the Longfellow Bridge is rerouting traffic to O’Brien Highway in front of the Museum. At times, increased traffic volume due to this detour may cause delays. Please allow extra time or consider taking public transportation.
Take Mass Pike I-90 East to exit 18 (Allston/Cambridge). After the toll booth ($1.00 for cars) take ramp to the right.
At the second light, turn right onto Storrow Drive East. Approaching Leverett Circle, look for signs to Rt 28N and Museum.
Take left at Leverett traffic light onto Rt 28N O'Brien Highway. The Museum is on the left.
General Driving Tips
The Museum garage opens at 5:30 a.m. every day. It is open until 11:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 12:00 a.m. Friday – Saturday.
On busy days, i.e. weekends and vacation periods, the garage may fill to capacity. Allow extra time to get to the Museum before your visit. Please note alternate parking options.
We recommend arriving early (before 10:30 a.m.) or late (after 3:00 p.m.) for best parking availability.
The Museum is located near the heart of Boston, and city traffic can cause backup as cars exit the garage. We appreciate your patience.
Bring your ticket with you for payment at automated kiosks (debit and credit card only) inside.
Taking Public Transportation
Take the MBTA's Green Line subway to Science Park station. This will be the Green Line's Lechmere-bound "E" train. The Museum is diagonally across the street (O'Brien Highway), just over the Charles River Dam draw bridge.
To transfer to the Green Line from other lines
If you are transferring to the Green Line from other lines, take:
The Red Line to Park Street
The Blue Line to State Street (switch to Orange Line)
The Orange Line to Haymarket or North Station
To walk from other lines
If you plan to walk to the Museum of Science from other lines, take:
The Green Line or Orange Line to North Station. Then, follow Nashua Street to O'Brien Highway and turn right toward the Museum.
The Red Line to Charles/MGH Station. Then, cross Storrow Drive toward the Charles River and turn right, walking with the river to your left. Turn left at the Charles River Dam and State Police Station onto O'Brien Highway. The Museum is on your left.
The Orange Line to Bunker Hill Community College Station. Then, walk over the Gilmore Bridge. At the next traffic light (O'Brien Highway) turn left and cross the street to the Museum.
MBTA Commuter Rail, Amtrak, and Logan Airport information
The MBTA Commuter Rail train from the north makes its final stop at North Station (Green Line and Orange Line).
The Amtrak Train from the south stops at Back Bay Station (Orange Line) and South Station (Red Line).
Logan Airport has a Blue Line stop called Airport Station. Shuttle buses run from the airport terminals to the station. The Silver Line also connects airport terminals to South Station (Red Line).
For inquiries or assistance, call 617-723-2500.
For more information about public transportation, please visit the MBTA's MBTA's web site.