Summer vacation is upon us, and if you're looking for ways to keep the kids busy for the next couple months, the Museum of Science Boston has a new exhibit that explores the relationship between the environment and engineered world.
The Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River begins in the museum's former back lobby with an impressive view of the Charles along with a living wall, waterfall, large LED screens and an interactive computer simulation.
"We really wanted to introduce visitors to the idea of the natural and the engineered worlds and looking at where those two intersect," said Katie Gilligan, Exhibit Content Developer at the Museum of Science.
Downstairs, beneath a water-inspired sculpture, visitors can learn about how scientists and engineers problem solve. Hands-on exhibits are designed for children and adults to enjoy.
"Our youngest visitors can reach at the lower station, and you might have an adult that can be doing the same challenge on the other side of the exhibit space at the same time," said Emily O'Hara, Senior Exhibit Content Developer.
Live animals are meant to teach a vital lesson about the effects of human life.
"It's really important for visitors to understand that each day we're making decisions and it impacts the world around us," O'Hara said.
If you're interested in checking out the new gallery, the Museum of Science will be open for extended hours over the summer beginning July 4.