Museum of Science, Boston

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"Space is for everybody. It's not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That's ...
07/05/2021

"Space is for everybody. It's not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That's our new frontier out there, and it's everybody's business to know about space." - Christa McAuliffe

#SpaceMonth #Space #Explore #NASA #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll (Photo: NASA)

"Space is for everybody. It's not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That's our new frontier out there, and it's everybody's business to know about space." - Christa McAuliffe

#SpaceMonth #Space #Explore #NASA #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll (Photo: NASA)

Say hello to the penmanship of the ‘Father of Evolution’ Charles Darwin! The MOS Archives is proud to share this #Archiv...
07/02/2021

Say hello to the penmanship of the ‘Father of Evolution’ Charles Darwin! The MOS Archives is proud to share this #ArchivesSignatures. This note from Darwin was found in the folds of a photo album of a former Boston Society of Natural History Member, thanking him for informing him on a variant between male and female Lemurs! US National Archives #ArchivesHashtagParty #MOSArchives #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

My dear Gray
I had heard of, & given, the case of the difference in colour of the sexes of Lemur, but I was not at all aware of the great variability of the male & stability of the female.
Therefore many thanks.
Yours very sincerely | Ch Darwin

Say hello to the penmanship of the ‘Father of Evolution’ Charles Darwin! The MOS Archives is proud to share this #ArchivesSignatures. This note from Darwin was found in the folds of a photo album of a former Boston Society of Natural History Member, thanking him for informing him on a variant between male and female Lemurs! US National Archives #ArchivesHashtagParty #MOSArchives #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

My dear Gray
I had heard of, & given, the case of the difference in colour of the sexes of Lemur, but I was not at all aware of the great variability of the male & stability of the female.
Therefore many thanks.
Yours very sincerely | Ch Darwin

July Sky Chart & Viewing Guide: Look for Venus and Mars low in the evening twilight this month, they will be closest tog...
07/01/2021

July Sky Chart & Viewing Guide:
Look for Venus and Mars low in the evening twilight this month, they will be closest together on July 11 and 12. On a clear western horizon and with the aid of binoculars, you will see both Mars and the star Regulus. ⭐
#lookupatthesky #skychart #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

July Sky Chart & Viewing Guide:
Look for Venus and Mars low in the evening twilight this month, they will be closest together on July 11 and 12. On a clear western horizon and with the aid of binoculars, you will see both Mars and the star Regulus. ⭐
#lookupatthesky #skychart #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

06/30/2021
Faces of Science: Ambassadors for Equity

This week we're recognizing Charita Castro, Director for Labor Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, for #WomenInSTEM Wednesday.

Charita is a social science researcher whose work is dedicated to ending child labor. She helps to inform government policies meant to address and end child labor, by documenting the experiences of child laborers.

Join us each Wednesday as we feature 5 amazing women in STEM from a new Museum exhibit, Faces of Science: Ambassadors for Equity, and visit bit.ly/facesofscience for more information.
#GirlPower #STEM #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll IF/THEN

06/29/2021
Walk in My Shoes: The Experience

Last October the Museum's Adult Programs team hosted a scientifically-informed and immersive experience designed by Playground of Empathy in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab at Northeastern University. This virtual offering is your chance to gain an entirely new perspective. Watch the full program, Walk in My Shoes: The Experience, at bit.ly/walkinmyshoestheexperience.

Find more programming from our SubSpace: Adult Experiences at, bit.ly/subspaceplaylist.

#PrideMonth #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

06/29/2021
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (6/22/29)

Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (6/22/29)

**Please know that we can't see comments on Facebook and YouTube during the live broadcast, but thanks for joining us!**

Bring the Universe into your own home! Join the Museum’s Planetarium educators as they fly through space and explore some of the wonders of the cosmos!

This material is based upon work supported by NASA under grant number 80NSSC21M0042. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the Museum of Science, Boston and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

“Each of us must take into account the raw material which heredity dealt us at birth and the opportunities we have had a...
06/28/2021

“Each of us must take into account the raw material which heredity dealt us at birth and the opportunities we have had along the way, and then work out for ourselves a sensible evaluation of our personalities and accomplishments.” - Alan Hart

#PrideMonth #Pride #monday #MondayMotivation #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll (Photo: Wikipedia)

“Each of us must take into account the raw material which heredity dealt us at birth and the opportunities we have had along the way, and then work out for ourselves a sensible evaluation of our personalities and accomplishments.” - Alan Hart

#PrideMonth #Pride #monday #MondayMotivation #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll (Photo: Wikipedia)

MATCH UPDATE: Your gift by June 30 will be TRIPLED in impact. Please give now to support Science for Everyone! Visit mos...
06/26/2021

MATCH UPDATE: Your gift by June 30 will be TRIPLED in impact. Please give now to support Science for Everyone!
Visit mos.org/scienceforeveryone.
#Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

MATCH UPDATE: Your gift by June 30 will be TRIPLED in impact. Please give now to support Science for Everyone!
Visit mos.org/scienceforeveryone.
#Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

06/25/2021

Take a look back on Throb Zombie of The Slaughterhouse Society from an evening of conversation and storytelling with six members of the Drag King community from all over the world. Hear how gender, orientation, and societal constructs influence and inspire their work, and how through Drag they continue to re-shape the discourse of identity on a global scale. The Full episode can be found at, bit.ly/throbzombie.

Find more programming from our SubSpace: Adult Experiences at, bit.ly/subspaceplaylist.

#PrideMonth #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

06/25/2021
Art Meets Science

Have you ever noticed a connection between art and science?
Our audiokinetic sculpture, created by artist George Rhoads, is one of many exhibits that show how the connection is much closer than you might think!
This video is made possible by BNY Mellon, thank you!
#Art #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

Join in on #PollinatorWeek celebrations with some fun pollinator facts! Learn about two types of pollinators that live h...
06/23/2021

Join in on #PollinatorWeek celebrations with some fun pollinator facts!
Learn about two types of pollinators that live here at Science Park in our Insect zoo, along with some native plants to the Northeast that local pollinators rely on.
• Jade Headed Buffalo Beetle 🪲
• Milkweeds 🌸
• Sun Beetle ☀️
• Native Plants 🪴
Like, Save, and Share with your friends and family!

Learn more about pollinators and plants at the Museum’s Garden Walk & Insect zoo, mos.org/explore/exhibits/butterfly-garden, or listen to some of our related Pulsar Podcasts, mos.org/mos-at-home/pulsar-a-podcast

#PowerInPollinators #SaveTheBees #Conservation #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll The Pollinator Partnership

06/23/2021
Faces of Science: Ambassadors for Equity

This week we're recognizing Afua Bruce, Chief Program Officer at DataKind, for #WomenInSTEM Wednesday.

Afua is a computer engineer who uses data to help inform solutions to community needs like delivering healthcare or increasing high school graduation rates. More specifically, She creates computer programs that help communities make informed decisions by breaking down complex problems into understandable patterns.

Join us each Wednesday as we feature 5 amazing women in STEM from a new Museum exhibit, Faces of Science: Ambassadors for Equity.
#ifthenshecan #ifthencollection #ifthenshecanambassador
#thisiswhatascientistlookslike #GirlPower #STEM #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll IF/THEN

06/22/2021
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (6/22/21)

Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (6/22/21)

**Please know that we can't see comments on Facebook and YouTube during the live broadcast, but thanks for joining us!**

Bring the Universe into your own home! Join the Museum’s Planetarium educators as they fly through space and explore some of the wonders of the cosmos!

This material is based upon work supported by NASA under grant number 80NSSC21M0042. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the Museum of Science, Boston and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

“Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing...
06/21/2021

“Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.” - Sally Ride

#PrideMonth #Pride #monday #MondayMotivation #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll (Photo: NASA)

“Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.” - Sally Ride

#PrideMonth #Pride #monday #MondayMotivation #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll (Photo: NASA)

Happy Juneteenth! The Museum observes this holiday as a day for reflection, celebration and education.  Celebrate with u...
06/19/2021

Happy Juneteenth! The Museum observes this holiday as a day for reflection, celebration and education. Celebrate with us as we look back at the amazing Black artists, scientists, and thought leaders who have educated us in recent years in this specially curated collection of past performances and town hall discussions at the Museum, bit.ly/mosjuneteenthplaylist.

Happy Juneteenth! The Museum observes this holiday as a day for reflection, celebration and education. Celebrate with us as we look back at the amazing Black artists, scientists, and thought leaders who have educated us in recent years in this specially curated collection of past performances and town hall discussions at the Museum, bit.ly/mosjuneteenthplaylist.

For a limited time, your gift will be DOUBLED to support STEM learning online and in person at Science Park. Please give...
06/18/2021

For a limited time, your gift will be DOUBLED to support STEM learning online and in person at Science Park. Please give now at mos.org/scienceforeveryone!
#Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

For a limited time, your gift will be DOUBLED to support STEM learning online and in person at Science Park. Please give now at mos.org/scienceforeveryone!
#Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

06/18/2021
Happy Pride!

Our amazing community of Adult Programs speakers, collaborators and artists wanted to wish the entire Boston Community and beyond a very happy #PrideMonth!
#Pride #FridayFeels #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

If you haven’t received your vaccine yet, join us tomorrow and Saturday for our pop-up clinic in partnership with CIC He...
06/17/2021

If you haven’t received your vaccine yet, join us tomorrow and Saturday for our pop-up clinic in partnership with CIC Health and Mass.gov. Everyone who gets vaccinated at the clinic will receive free parking & 2 Exhibit Halls tickets! For more details and to register, visit cic-health.com/mos, to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines visit mos.org/project-vaccine. #GettheVax 🦖

If you haven’t received your vaccine yet, join us tomorrow and Saturday for our pop-up clinic in partnership with CIC Health and Mass.gov. Everyone who gets vaccinated at the clinic will receive free parking & 2 Exhibit Halls tickets! For more details and to register, visit cic-health.com/mos, to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines visit mos.org/project-vaccine. #GettheVax 🦖

06/15/2021

It's National Electricity Day, and we have a shocking myth buster!

Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity by flying a kite in a lightning storm in the summer of 1752, right???

Actually, NO!

Franklin did fly a kite in the middle of a thunderstorm, but it didn’t get struck by lightning. Instead, his kite picked up some of the ambient electrical charges from the storm. These electrical charges were enough to make sparks, but not enough to kill Franklin. (Which is what would happen if lightning did hit the kite so DO NOT try this at home!).
Up until Franklin's discovery, people attributed lightning to a supernatural phenomenon. But Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning is made out of electricity – something that while it wasn’t super well understood at the time, had been observed and described for a long time.

If you want to see Benjamin Franklin’s kite demonstration safely, look no further. Here at the Museum of Science, we have our own lightning-making machine and a kite! Visit mos.org/live-presentations/lightning

#WorldElectricityDay #Electricity #BenFranklin #Lightning #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll #1752

06/15/2021
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (6/15/2021)

Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (6/15/2021)

**Please note that we cannot see comments on Facebook or YouTube during the live broadcast**



Bring the Universe into your own home! Join the Museum’s Planetarium educators as they fly through space and explore some of the wonders of the cosmos!



This material is based upon work supported by NASA under grant number 80NSSC21M0042. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the Museum of Science, Boston and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

If you haven’t received your vaccine yet, join us this Friday and Saturday for our pop-up clinic in partnership with CIC...
06/14/2021

If you haven’t received your vaccine yet, join us this Friday and Saturday for our pop-up clinic in partnership with CIC Health and Mass.gov. Everyone who gets vaccinated at the clinic will receive free parking in the Museum's garage!
For more details and to register, visit cic-health.com/mos, to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines visit mos.org/project-vaccine. #GettheVax 🦖

If you haven’t received your vaccine yet, join us this Friday and Saturday for our pop-up clinic in partnership with CIC Health and Mass.gov. Everyone who gets vaccinated at the clinic will receive free parking in the Museum's garage!
For more details and to register, visit cic-health.com/mos, to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines visit mos.org/project-vaccine. #GettheVax 🦖

Summertime is STEM time! We’re partnering with public school districts and community organizations this summer to reduce...
06/14/2021

Summertime is STEM time! We’re partnering with public school districts and community organizations this summer to reduce the STEM-equity gap and provide girls with essential resources, representation and support with our Make STEM HerStory Campaign - we’ll match your gift at bit.ly/STEMHerStory! EiE - Museum of Science, Boston

Summertime is STEM time! We’re partnering with public school districts and community organizations this summer to reduce the STEM-equity gap and provide girls with essential resources, representation and support with our Make STEM HerStory Campaign - we’ll match your gift at bit.ly/STEMHerStory! EiE - Museum of Science, Boston

“The whole point is to live life and be - to use all the colors in the crayon box.”- RuPaul In many instances art is an ...
06/14/2021

“The whole point is to live life and be - to use all the colors in the crayon box.”- RuPaul

In many instances art is an expression of scientific knowledge, from the chemistry used to make paint colors, to the physics explaining how we dance. We celebrate the line where science and art blur.

#PrideMonth #Pride #monday #MondayMotivation #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll (Photo: Miles Aldridge for TIME)

“The whole point is to live life and be - to use all the colors in the crayon box.”- RuPaul

In many instances art is an expression of scientific knowledge, from the chemistry used to make paint colors, to the physics explaining how we dance. We celebrate the line where science and art blur.

#PrideMonth #Pride #monday #MondayMotivation #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll (Photo: Miles Aldridge for TIME)

06/11/2021

Worldwide, more than 500 million people depend on coral reefs for food, income, coastal protection, and more, making it even more important to help support climate change initiatives.

Corals are living marine invertebrates that live in colonies of polyps, and build exoskeletons of calcium carbonate, as shown here. Corals obtain their energy from algae called zooxanthellae which also give the coral color. Corals are at risk of bleaching events, where polyps expel the zooxanthellae in response to stress, like higher water temperatures, pollution, and acidification. All of these events are accelerated by climate change.

#Coral #ClimateChange #Conservation #Learn #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll World Ocean Day

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1 Science Park
Boston, MA
02114

MBTA Green Line to Science Park.

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Daily Schedule, Planetarium and Mugar Omni Theater showtimes: https://www.mos.org/daily-schedule

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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Imagine getting up close and personal with a 65-million-year-old Triceratops fossil, witnessing an indoor lightning storm, walking among butterflies, and taking a journey inside the human body. With over 700 interactive exhibits, daily presentations, live animals, and hands-on activities, there is something to pique the curiosity of every little (and big!) scientist at this iconic museum.

Explore ancient cultures, exotic lands, beloved animals and the world’s greatest adventures without leaving your seat at the Mugar Omni Theater. This five-story-tall IMAX Dome screen is the world’s largest film format and is sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget!

Visitors can also enter outer space during a Planetarium show with visuals so technically advanced you will never look at the night sky the same. And by participating in the day’s Design Challenges drop-in activity, you become the scientist. Test your investigative powers as you gather evidence and conduct your own unique experiments.

Just don’t forget to stop in for a live Theater of Electricity lightning show. This unique experience is sure to ‘spark’ your interest! For more information about all of our offerings, visit www.mos.org. Looking for ways to save? Massachusetts EBT or WIC cardholders, with valid MA photo ID, can receive up to 4 free Exhibit Hall admissions. Also, most public libraries offer free or discounted Exhibit Hall passes for individuals. For more information about special discounts visit: https://www.mos.org/community-access For more updates and science fun, follow us on Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram @museumofscience.

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My season ticket was 100% a waste of money this year but I have memories from years past :-)
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A special invitation to Museum of Science. Give to our fall fundraiser and enjoy hands on learning and adventure in a safe, outdoor setting. Download a packet of games and activities you can use year round. Get unique coloring pages featuring the Charles River Esplanade when weather turns your fun indoors. You won't find this anywhere else. Free ice cream too! Hurry while supplies last.
I love the idea of MOS at school, but the synchronous times don't match up with my class times. Any chance there will be asynchronous times as well eventually?
👨‍🚀Hello Fellow Museum of Science Friends! I'm the Associate Producer of the multiple award-winning documentary 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹: 𝗔 𝗕𝗿𝘂𝘀𝗵 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 which won 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗗𝗢𝗖𝗨𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗬 at the 𝗕𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 last year! It's SO exciting for me to bring you this news that our film JUST became available on 𝘼𝙈𝘼𝙕𝙊𝙉 𝙋𝙍𝙄𝙈𝙀 𝙑𝙄𝘿𝙀𝙊! I hope you'll watch the trailer for more information about 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮'𝘀 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺! If you like what you see in this trailer, perhaps you'll visit our Amazon Prime Video page in this Shared Post to watch the film! Thank you!😀 https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=377630606693913
Because my grandparents had a butcher shop/grocery store and lived at 207-209 Cambridge Street, from the time I was 12 to when I was 18, when I got waaaay too smart, I was VERY lucky to get to go to the Museum at least once a month. Each time, I came away in wondrous awe and aware of how ignorant I was of this world's & the Universe's many, many wonders. And I was, and am, okay with that ignorance because it meant I could learn more the next time I went. Ignorance only means there's more to learn! My favorite purchases at the Museum's store was a gyroscope (I bought about 6 or 7.) and boxes w/rock samples. Last time I went to the Museum - approx. 2 years ago - the store had plush toys, coffee mugs and the like, and there was VERY little in the way of science-oriented kits and exhibit-related things. Not even one gyroscope. The focus on profit and the effects of the dumbing down of our educational system has, sadly, somewhat affected the Museum. Furthermore, as constructive criticism, and I am sorry to write this, in comparison, the second Body Works exhibit was a great disappointment in comparison to the first, which was more than marvelous!! Monetary gain over curiosity and scientific knowledge has tarnished my memories of this great place. I imagine it's still a great place to go!
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Any news about King Tut exhibit? Thank you.
I am so disappointed with today’s Ask a Scientist - Dinosaurs live. My daughter loves dinosaurs and was looking forward to having scientists answer her questions. We were there on time and wrote four questions at the beginning of the zoom. Not only did the mediator not ask our questions to the scientists but we were skipped over numerous times. She even typed her name and age so the person would know it was a kid asking the questions and the host dismissed her post.(you could see it in the chat box) my daughter was so upset she began to cry and therefore we left the livestream. I would never recommend this programming to anyone.
Hi, I am a third grade teacher and I am interested in livestreaming your events in my Google Classroom. Is this possible?