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2000 Best Place for Public Displays of Affection, Risky

Charles Hayden Planetarium

Once the lights go down and an eager MIT undergrad begins narrating elliptical orbits, visitors to the planetarium can hark back to the days when every kiss was a stolen one. All you need for romance is a little imagination: Just pretend you’re in a car staring at the stars over Swampscott.

Boston Museum of Science, Science Park at Charles River Dam, 617-723-2500,