Museum of Science, Boston

Museum of Science, Boston One of the world's premier science centers. Experience The Science Behind Pixar and enjoy the reopened Museum of Science. Advance tickets are required for all guests.

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Operating as usual

09/03/2021

We are throwing it back to the mid-1900s for this US National Archives #ArchivesHashtagParty. Some of the photos and movie cameras shown here date back to the 1930s-1950s. Can you imagine pulling those large cameras out of your bag to take a photo on a field trip? #ArchivesOldSchool
#MOSArchives #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #scienceforall
Cameras shown:
- Bell and Howel Filmo Auto 8 (video camera)
- Aerial Camera Fairchild F-8
- Polaroid land camera 95a
- Polaroid land camera 195
- Polaroid land camera 360
- Kodak Instamatic 104 Camera
- Digital Camera: Concord Eye-Q Go 2000

MOS at School (Fall 2021 Landing Page) | Museum of Science, Boston
09/02/2021
MOS at School (Fall 2021 Landing Page) | Museum of Science, Boston

MOS at School (Fall 2021 Landing Page) | Museum of Science, Boston

MOS at School features new school programs that support live interactions and asynchronous experiences. Synchronous live presentations include both earth and space sciences and life sciences topics.

Update: due to poor weather conditions forecast for September 2nd, Party on the Pavilion: Frost has been rescheduled for...
09/01/2021

Update: due to poor weather conditions forecast for September 2nd, Party on the Pavilion: Frost has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 28. For more information and tickets go to http://donate.mos.org/PoPFrost

Update: due to poor weather conditions forecast for September 2nd, Party on the Pavilion: Frost has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 28. For more information and tickets go to http://donate.mos.org/PoPFrost

09/01/2021

“Vaccination saves 2 to 3 million children each year from deadly diseases.”
- UNICEF
#Vaccines #GetTheVax #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Health #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

September Sky Chart & Viewing Guide:Venus and the star, Spica will pass very close together early in the month. Septembe...
09/01/2021

September Sky Chart & Viewing Guide:
Venus and the star, Spica will pass very close together early in the month. September 8 - 9 watch from a hilltop or clear western Horizon to see the Moon join in on the action.
#lookupatthesky #skychart #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

September Sky Chart & Viewing Guide:
Venus and the star, Spica will pass very close together early in the month. September 8 - 9 watch from a hilltop or clear western Horizon to see the Moon join in on the action.
#lookupatthesky #skychart #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

08/31/2021
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (International Space Station, 8/31/2021)

Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (International Space Station, 8/31/2021)

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).

08/31/2021
Hope for the Future

Over the Winter of 2021, the Museum hosted a number of academic, industry, community, and government experts to join in public forums and provide helpful information about the COVID-19 Pandemic. One common theme we heard throughout was the focus on building equity, empathy, and community engagement.
To learn more about Project Vaccine visit, mos.org/exhibits/project-vaccine-exhibit
#ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #GetTheVax #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

Raising the ImaginationWednesday, September 8 12:30-1:45pm ET (9:30-10:45am PT)Imagination is a resource. How we tap or ...
08/30/2021

Raising the Imagination
Wednesday, September 8 12:30-1:45pm ET (9:30-10:45am PT)
Imagination is a resource. How we tap or temper that resource at different points in life can have critical consequences for the ways we think about our world, each other, and ourselves. In this panel discussion, professionals with expertise in human development, museum exhibit design, and STEAM education will share perspectives on how imaginative ways of thinking can be elevated across the life span. bit.ly/stemimagination

Raising the Imagination
Wednesday, September 8 12:30-1:45pm ET (9:30-10:45am PT)
Imagination is a resource. How we tap or temper that resource at different points in life can have critical consequences for the ways we think about our world, each other, and ourselves. In this panel discussion, professionals with expertise in human development, museum exhibit design, and STEAM education will share perspectives on how imaginative ways of thinking can be elevated across the life span. bit.ly/stemimagination

Effective Friday, August 27, all visitors 2 years of age and older are required to wear a face covering/mask.We look for...
08/26/2021

Effective Friday, August 27, all visitors 2 years of age and older are required to wear a face covering/mask.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum for a safe, enjoyable visit! Learn more about our updated Code of Conduct here mos.org/visit/code-of-conduct and check our visitor FAQs here mos.org/visit/visitor-faq.
Any comments or questions? Send us a DM!
#GettheVax #MaskUp #TakeCare #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

Effective Friday, August 27, all visitors 2 years of age and older are required to wear a face covering/mask.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum for a safe, enjoyable visit! Learn more about our updated Code of Conduct here mos.org/visit/code-of-conduct and check our visitor FAQs here mos.org/visit/visitor-faq.
Any comments or questions? Send us a DM!
#GettheVax #MaskUp #TakeCare #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

Did you know—the Museum offers a wealth of accessibility features for all of our visitors. In particular, our Plantarium...
08/26/2021

Did you know—the Museum offers a wealth of accessibility features for all of our visitors. In particular, our Plantarium Theater offers an assistive listening system, scripts, captioning, braille constellation maps and tactile pictures, wheelchair accessibility, and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Furthermore, on August 29, you can enjoy a special showing of Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky with softer volume, lights left up, and relaxed house rules. Tickets are available at, mos.org/planetarium/one-world-one-sky-soft.

More accessibility details are available at, mos.org/visit/accessibility
#Space #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

Did you know—the Museum offers a wealth of accessibility features for all of our visitors. In particular, our Plantarium Theater offers an assistive listening system, scripts, captioning, braille constellation maps and tactile pictures, wheelchair accessibility, and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Furthermore, on August 29, you can enjoy a special showing of Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky with softer volume, lights left up, and relaxed house rules. Tickets are available at, mos.org/planetarium/one-world-one-sky-soft.

More accessibility details are available at, mos.org/visit/accessibility
#Space #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

08/25/2021

Over the Winter of 2021, the Museum hosted a number of academic, industry, community, and government experts to join in public forums and provide helpful information about the COVID-19 Pandemic. One common theme we heard throughout was the importance of communication and building trust.
To learn more about Project Vaccine visit, mos.org/exhibits/project-vaccine-exhibit
#ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #GetTheVax #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

08/24/2021
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (Tiangong Space Station, 8/24/2021)

Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (Tiangong Space Station, 8/24/2021)

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).

The Innovators Present…Party on the Pavilion: FrostThe Innovators invite you to join them Thursday, September 2 at 7 p.m...
08/24/2021

The Innovators Present…
Party on the Pavilion: Frost

The Innovators invite you to join them Thursday, September 2 at 7 p.m. for cool activities, refreshing conversations, and tastings that will inspire your scientific palate and turn your tongue numb. Step into an evening of frozen fun, designed to spark your curiosity and delight your eyes, but won’t give you brain-freeze.

Grab a drink under the Washburn Pavilion and reunite with friends—don’t worry, there will be plenty of icebreakers with multi-sensory stimulations and interactive experiences on our outdoor pavilion overlooking the Charles River. This signature end-of-summer event is a party unlike any other and is sure to end the summer on a high note.
Tickets are available here: http://donate.mos.org/PoPFrost
#Frost #Innovators #MOSInnovators #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

The Innovators Present…
Party on the Pavilion: Frost

The Innovators invite you to join them Thursday, September 2 at 7 p.m. for cool activities, refreshing conversations, and tastings that will inspire your scientific palate and turn your tongue numb. Step into an evening of frozen fun, designed to spark your curiosity and delight your eyes, but won’t give you brain-freeze.

Grab a drink under the Washburn Pavilion and reunite with friends—don’t worry, there will be plenty of icebreakers with multi-sensory stimulations and interactive experiences on our outdoor pavilion overlooking the Charles River. This signature end-of-summer event is a party unlike any other and is sure to end the summer on a high note.
Tickets are available here: http://donate.mos.org/PoPFrost
#Frost #Innovators #MOSInnovators #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

08/23/2021

“In today’s interconnected world, an outbreak anywhere is a threat everywhere. Vaccines are one of the best tools we have to improve health and wellbeing around the world.” - World Health Organization

#Vaccines #GetTheVax #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Health #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

The Museum of Science is closed today due to hazardous weather conditions expected from Hurricane #Henri.Please stay saf...
08/22/2021

The Museum of Science is closed today due to hazardous weather conditions expected from Hurricane #Henri.
Please stay safe out there!
Any comments or questions? Send us a DM!
#hurricanehenri #MuseumofScience #Boston #huracánhenri

The Museum of Science is closed today due to hazardous weather conditions expected from Hurricane #Henri.
Please stay safe out there!
Any comments or questions? Send us a DM!
#hurricanehenri #MuseumofScience #Boston #huracánhenri

Announcing- SubSpace Fall 2021 season lineup!Science never stops, and neither does the Museum of Science! Join us for Su...
08/19/2021

Announcing- SubSpace Fall 2021 season lineup!

Science never stops, and neither does the Museum of Science! Join us for SubSpace—Fall 2021, an entire season of virtual and in-person events, conversations, art experiences, and performances. Don’t miss an environmental protest from art rebel Beatie Wolfe, a call to decolonize museums from singer and activist Zakiyyah, a collaborative dance piece evoking the cosmos from Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, a live podcast recording of Living a Triggered Life, the grand return of Coleslaw, an interactive piece of VR theater set in the Mugar Omni Theater from Brendan A. Bradley, and so much more!

Participate and redefine your nightlife with us—only at the Museum of Science! All events intended for audiences 18+.

Ticket registration now live at mos.org/explore/subspace!
Season headliner announcement to come!
#Science #MusuemofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

Announcing- SubSpace Fall 2021 season lineup!

Science never stops, and neither does the Museum of Science! Join us for SubSpace—Fall 2021, an entire season of virtual and in-person events, conversations, art experiences, and performances. Don’t miss an environmental protest from art rebel Beatie Wolfe, a call to decolonize museums from singer and activist Zakiyyah, a collaborative dance piece evoking the cosmos from Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, a live podcast recording of Living a Triggered Life, the grand return of Coleslaw, an interactive piece of VR theater set in the Mugar Omni Theater from Brendan A. Bradley, and so much more!

Participate and redefine your nightlife with us—only at the Museum of Science! All events intended for audiences 18+.

Ticket registration now live at mos.org/explore/subspace!
Season headliner announcement to come!
#Science #MusuemofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

08/18/2021
Did You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

Over the Winter of 2021, the Museum hosted a number of academic, industry, community, and government experts to join in public forums and provide helpful information about the COVID-19 Pandemic, one important question we asked each of them was, “Did You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?”, listen to their responses in the following video.
To learn more about Project Vaccine visit, mos.org/exhibits/project-vaccine-exhibit.
#ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #GetTheVax #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

08/17/2021
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (Mir, 8/17/2021)

Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (Mir, 8/17/2021)

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).

08/16/2021
Immunization Awareness Month

“In just the last 30 years, child deaths have decreased by over 50%, thanks in large part to vaccines. Vaccines now help protect against more than 20 diseases, from pneumonia to cervical cancer and Ebola.”
- World Health Organization
#Vaccines #GetTheVax #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Health #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

08/15/2021

The Innovators Present…
Party on the Pavilion: Frost

The Innovators invite you to join them Thursday, September 2 at 7 p.m. for cool activities, refreshing conversations, and tastings that will inspire your scientific palate and turn your tongue numb. Step into an evening of frozen fun, designed to spark your curiosity and delight your eyes, but won’t give you brain-freeze.

Grab a drink under the Washburn Pavilion and reunite with friends—don’t worry, there will be plenty of icebreakers with multi-sensory stimulations and interactive experiences on our outdoor pavilion overlooking the Charles River. This signature end-of-summer event is a party unlike any other and is sure to end the summer on a high note.
Tickets are available here: http://donate.mos.org/PoPFrost
#Frost #Innovators #MOSInnovators #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

08/12/2021
What is a Recombinant Vaccine?

Vaccines have revolutionized modern medicine by helping a person’s immune system prevent diseases. There are many kinds of vaccines, all with different benefits, challenges, and uses. In this video, learn more about recombinant vaccines and how they use proteins to activate your immune system.
#Vaccines #GetTheVax #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Health #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

08/10/2021
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (Skylab, 8/10/2021)

Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (Skylab, 8/10/2021)

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).

08/09/2021

“Vaccines bring us closer to a world where no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease” - World Health Organization

#Vaccines #GetTheVax #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Health #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

08/06/2021
What is an Inactivated Vaccine?

Vaccines have revolutionized modern medicine by helping a person’s immune system prevent diseases. There are many kinds of vaccines, all with different benefits, challenges, and uses. Let’s learn about inactivated vaccines, also known as killed vaccines.
#Vaccines #GetTheVax #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Health #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

Although the T. rex outside the Museum isn't from the late Jurassic Period, it does have a long history! Upon its arriva...
08/06/2021

Although the T. rex outside the Museum isn't from the late Jurassic Period, it does have a long history! Upon its arrival in 1966, the T. rex was actually just a head. In order to raise the funds needed for the rest of the dinosaur's body, the Museum ran a fundraiser and drove the giant head on the Massachusetts Turnpike to raise awareness. Thanks to the generosity of the Boston community and beyond, the beloved mask-wearing T. rex you see today exists in one piece. 🦖 ❤️
#DinosaurWeek #Dinosaurs #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll #MOSArchives

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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?
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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?