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Museum of Science, Boston

On Dec. 14, 1949, the cornerstone of the Museum of Science was laid along the Charles River. The museum opened in 1951 and was very popular. The museum expanded multiple times at Science Park during the next two decades. A variety of exhibits and attractions were added, and now approximately 1.5 million visitors per year walk through the comprehensive museum. — Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite

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