Boston Fall 2013: Salem, New England Aquarium, and Museum of Science

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The view from our hotel room. Not too shabby.

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After spending a few hours exploring the Freedom Trail, we took a train to Salem for some Halloween festivities.

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I got a kick out of the name of this stop. Easily amused, I guess?

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We took a witch tour, which I thought would be kind of informative and historical. It ended up being pretty gimmicky. Still entertaining, though.

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There was a lot of this kind of thing. Costumes, spooky music, witch stores, and a fun Halloween market.

On our second day in Boston, we went to the New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science.

Greg and I hit the aquariums in pretty much every city we visit, and we thought the New England Aquarium was definitely one of the best we’ve seen.

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The highlight of the aquarium is definitely the giant, 200,000 gallon ocean tank.

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Here it is from the top. It’s surrounded by a spiral walkway, so you can walk around the whole tank. It holds more than 2,000 animals, including 3 huge turtles. So cool!

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We also saw an IMAX film about great white sharks, touched stingrays, and saw lots of fish with funny names.

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Dusky squirrelfish? Love it.

After a quick lunch, we were off to the Museum of Science.

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Greg had an especially good time with the robots.

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As far as science museums go, this was a really cool one. They had a great mathematics room, and we saw a presentation about electricity and another about turtles. There was another presentation about knee replacements in progress, but we skipped that one. It seemed like they had some pretty cool stuff in the work, too, including an interactive Pixar exhibit.

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  1. You are so lucky to be going to these great places! The ocean tank & the view from your room are just beautiful.

  2. Loved the aquarium photos too.

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