Museum of Science, Boston

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#MarathonMonday looks a little different today but runners, Sue & Chad still made it out on the course to represent and ...
04/19/2021

#MarathonMonday looks a little different today but runners, Sue & Chad still made it out on the course to represent and support the Museum of Science! Thanks for all your hard work we loved seeing those #RunForScience pinny’s today!
#BostonStrong #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

We challenged college students to develop a winning transportation solution for reducing carbon emissions in their regio...
04/19/2021

We challenged college students to develop a winning transportation solution for reducing carbon emissions in their region as part of our Go Carbon Neutral Transportation Challenge. Our 15 finalist teams have completed their proposals and now we need your help selecting a winner.

Visit our site to see each team’s proposal and vote for the proposal you think best achieves carbon neutrality. bit.ly/gocarbonneutral

Then, be sure to join us on April 22nd for our town hall event, Designing a Sustainable Future, to find out who wins the 2021 Go Carbon Neutral Transportation Challenge. bit.ly/designingasustainablefuture

We challenged college students to develop a winning transportation solution for reducing carbon emissions in their region as part of our Go Carbon Neutral Transportation Challenge. Our 15 finalist teams have completed their proposals and now we need your help selecting a winner.

Visit our site to see each team’s proposal and vote for the proposal you think best achieves carbon neutrality. bit.ly/gocarbonneutral

Then, be sure to join us on April 22nd for our town hall event, Designing a Sustainable Future, to find out who wins the 2021 Go Carbon Neutral Transportation Challenge. bit.ly/designingasustainablefuture

We are celebrating Earth Day with an art contest for K-12 students to express what Earth and the overall health of our p...
04/19/2021

We are celebrating Earth Day with an art contest for K-12 students to express what Earth and the overall health of our planet means to them.
Our judges are working to select winners for each grade category and winners will be announced on Earth Day April 22nd.
Below are the criteria we are using for our judging:
- Expression of topic or theme
(Restore Our Earth)
- Impact and originality
- Craft, composition, and design
Please vote for any and all artwork that you feel best embodies Earth Day and the theme "Restore Our Earth". You can cast your vote(s) by liking the specific photo.
We received so many amazing submissions and we hope each and every one of these artists continue to share their art with the world. Please take your time to review all the submissions and share with friends and family.

We are celebrating Earth Day with an art contest for K-12 students to express what Earth and the overall health of our planet means to them.

Our judges are working to select winners for each grade category and winners will be announced on Earth Day April 22nd.

Below are the criteria we are using for our judging:
- Expression of topic or theme
(Restore Our Earth)
- Impact and originality
- Craft, composition, and design

Please vote for any and all artwork that you feel best embodies Earth Day and the theme "Restore Our Earth". You can cast your vote(s) by liking the specific photo.

We received so many amazing submissions and we hope each and every one of these artists continue to share their art with the world. Please take your time to review all the submissions and share with friends and family.

04/19/2021
Earth Month 2021_ Xiye Bastida

“We don’t call water a resource; we call it a sacred element. The relationship we have with everything that Earth offers, it’s about reciprocity. That’s the only way we are going to learn how to shift our culture from an extraction culture to a balanced and harmonious culture with the land.”
– Xiye Bastida
(Photo: GETTY IMAGES)
#monday #MondayMotivation #EarthDay #EarthMonth2021 #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

We are celebrating Earth Day with an art contest for K-12 students to express what Earth and the overall health of our p...
04/19/2021

We are celebrating Earth Day with an art contest for K-12 students to express what Earth and the overall health of our planet means to them.

Our judges are working to select winners for each grade category and winners will be announced on Earth Day April 22nd.

Below are the criteria we are using for our judging:
- Expression of topic or theme
(Restore Our Earth)
- Impact and originality
- Craft, composition, and design

Please vote for any and all artwork that you feel best embodies Earth Day and the theme "Restore Our Earth". You can cast your vote(s) by liking the specific photo.

We received so many amazing submissions and we hope each and every one of these artists continue to share their art with the world. Please take your time to review all the submissions and share with friends and family.

Join Wicked Hot Mystic this summer,  a community science project, to learn why heat is a public health issue.Join us on ...
04/16/2021

Join Wicked Hot Mystic this summer, a community science project, to learn why heat is a public health issue.
Join us on Instagram LIVE April 20 at 5:30 pm with @museumofscience or @mystic.river.watershed

Catch more information at the BARI Conference 2021: Building Back Smarter on May 14, 11 am EST for more info and to register go to mos.org/explore/public-events/wicked-hot-mystic

Data collected by volunteers via cars or bikes will be used to develop a detailed temperature map to identify heat islands and places people can go to cool off in the Mystic watershed. By understanding where the outdoor hot spots are in the Boston area, cities can more accurately plan and adequately invest in the potential health impacts of extreme heat on people.

Fill out this form in advance if you’re interested in volunteering this summer! https://forms.gle/17a8a7585VHx6aK28

#instagramlive #publichealth #april20 #mysticz #museumofscience #scienceforall #Boston

Mystic River Watershed Association

Join Wicked Hot Mystic this summer, a community science project, to learn why heat is a public health issue.
Join us on Instagram LIVE April 20 at 5:30 pm with @museumofscience or @mystic.river.watershed

Catch more information at the BARI Conference 2021: Building Back Smarter on May 14, 11 am EST for more info and to register go to mos.org/explore/public-events/wicked-hot-mystic

Data collected by volunteers via cars or bikes will be used to develop a detailed temperature map to identify heat islands and places people can go to cool off in the Mystic watershed. By understanding where the outdoor hot spots are in the Boston area, cities can more accurately plan and adequately invest in the potential health impacts of extreme heat on people.

Fill out this form in advance if you’re interested in volunteering this summer! https://forms.gle/17a8a7585VHx6aK28

#instagramlive #publichealth #april20 #mysticz #museumofscience #scienceforall #Boston

Mystic River Watershed Association

04/16/2021
Bay Appreciation Day

To continue our Earth Month celebration, we’re talking about species that are important for the environment. One of those species is bats! Why should we appreciate them? Believe it or not, there is much to appreciate.
Bats are one of the ways that nature fights pests. In the United States, bats contribute billions of dollars a year to pest control, which favors farmers by conserving resources and preventing excessive use of pesticides. In subtropical areas, bats even disperse seeds and pollinate plants.
#EarthMonth2021 #EarthDay #Bats #Friday #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

04/15/2021
EDW: Apple Grinder

At Engineering Design Workshop powered by MathWorks, everyone in the family can learn how engineering, creativity, and love for the environment come together to create a better world for all of us.
#Engineering #engineer #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

It’s World Art Day and we are celebrating by resharing just a few of last year’s submissions from our Earth Day Youth Ar...
04/15/2021

It’s World Art Day and we are celebrating by resharing just a few of last year’s submissions from our Earth Day Youth Art Contest!

Reminder, this Saturday, April 17th is the deadline for submissions for our 2021 Earth Day Youth Art Contest. Be sure you get your entries in and join us in celebrating art and the Earth for Earth Day on April 22nd. To see rules and to enter submissions visit: https://www.mos.org/explore/public-events/earth-day-youth-art-contest

"Sciences provide an understanding of a universal experience, Arts are a universal understanding of a personal experience... they are both a part of us and a manifestation of the same thing... the arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity" ~ Mae Jemison

The Museum of Science has dedicated its trusted public science platform in service to the community, to understand the s...
04/14/2021

The Museum of Science has dedicated its trusted public science platform in service to the community, to understand the science behind the coronavirus pandemic. In support of this initiative, we've developed multiple resources that explore vaccine technology. Learn about different types of vaccines that have been developed to defend us from diseases, and visit mos.org/coronavirus to learn more.
#Science #ProjectVaccine #VaccineTechnology #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

The Museum of Science has dedicated its trusted public science platform in service to the community, to understand the science behind the coronavirus pandemic. In support of this initiative, we've developed multiple resources that explore vaccine technology. Learn about different types of vaccines that have been developed to defend us from diseases, and visit mos.org/coronavirus to learn more.
#Science #ProjectVaccine #VaccineTechnology #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

Wicked Hot Mystic is coming soon and you can help! Learn why heat is a public health issue, learn about our Wicked Hot M...
04/13/2021

Wicked Hot Mystic is coming soon and you can help! Learn why heat is a public health issue, learn about our Wicked Hot Mystic project, and volunteer to be part of this community science project. Would you like to know more about this event? Wicket Hot Mystic will be at the Cambridge Science Festival on April 20, 11 am (Zoom) register here>> https://loom.ly/MiaL0Hc and join the Instagram LIVE event the same day at 5:30 pm at @museumofscience or @mystic.river.watershed.

Data collected by volunteers via cars or bikes will be used to develop a detailed temperature map to identify heat islands and places people can go to cool off in the Mystic watershed. By understanding where the outdoor hot spots are in the Boston area, cities can more accurately plan and adequately invest in the potential health impacts of extreme heat on people.

Fill out this form in advance if you’re interested in volunteering this summer! https://forms.gle/17a8a7585VHx6aK28

#instagramlive #publichealth #april20 #mysticz #museumofscience #scienceforall #Boston

Mystic River Watershed Association
Cambridge Science Festival

Wicked Hot Mystic is coming soon and you can help! Learn why heat is a public health issue, learn about our Wicked Hot Mystic project, and volunteer to be part of this community science project. Would you like to know more about this event? Wicket Hot Mystic will be at the Cambridge Science Festival on April 20, 11 am (Zoom) register here>> https://loom.ly/MiaL0Hc and join the Instagram LIVE event the same day at 5:30 pm at @museumofscience or @mystic.river.watershed.

Data collected by volunteers via cars or bikes will be used to develop a detailed temperature map to identify heat islands and places people can go to cool off in the Mystic watershed. By understanding where the outdoor hot spots are in the Boston area, cities can more accurately plan and adequately invest in the potential health impacts of extreme heat on people.

Fill out this form in advance if you’re interested in volunteering this summer! https://forms.gle/17a8a7585VHx6aK28

#instagramlive #publichealth #april20 #mysticz #museumofscience #scienceforall #Boston

Mystic River Watershed Association
Cambridge Science Festival

04/13/2021
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (4/13/2021)

Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (4/13/2021)

**Please not 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).

04/12/2021
Ask a Scientist: How can we make STEM more accessible for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students?

Ask a Scientist: How can we make STEM more accessible for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students?

We apologize for the original Facebook live stream of this presentation which hid the ASL Interpreter. Here is the presentation with the ASL Interpreter in view. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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Join us for a conversation and Q&A with an outstanding panel of scientists to learn how they are creating new American Sign Language terms to increase accessibility in the field of quantum science

04/12/2021

"You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them.”
- Wangari Maathai

(Photo: Kingkongphoto)
#monday #MondayMotivation #EarthDay #EarthMonth2021 #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

How is climate change impacting communities in the Boston Area? To help better understand where extreme heat and urban h...
04/09/2021

How is climate change impacting communities in the Boston Area? To help better understand where extreme heat and urban heat islands are, Mystic River Watershed Association and the Museum of Science, Boston are conducting a heat mapping campaign called Wicked Hot Mystic this summer to collect real-time ambient temperature data (the air we breathe and feel) and air quality, in the Mystic River watershed.

Join Sara Benson (MOS) and Melanie Gárate (MyRWA) on IG live Tuesday, April 20, 5:30 pm to learn why heat is a public health issue, know about our Wicked Hot Mystic project and volunteer to be part of this volunteer science project.
Project Info: bit.ly/wickedhotmystic
Fill out this form in advance if you’re interested in volunteering this summer: https://forms.gle/17a8a7585VHx6aK28

How is climate change impacting communities in the Boston Area? To help better understand where extreme heat and urban heat islands are, Mystic River Watershed Association and the Museum of Science, Boston are conducting a heat mapping campaign called Wicked Hot Mystic this summer to collect real-time ambient temperature data (the air we breathe and feel) and air quality, in the Mystic River watershed.

Join Sara Benson (MOS) and Melanie Gárate (MyRWA) on IG live Tuesday, April 20, 5:30 pm to learn why heat is a public health issue, know about our Wicked Hot Mystic project and volunteer to be part of this volunteer science project.
Project Info: bit.ly/wickedhotmystic
Fill out this form in advance if you’re interested in volunteering this summer: https://forms.gle/17a8a7585VHx6aK28

It’s time to problem solve like an engineer! Our new hands-on engineering and computer science exhibition powered by Mat...
04/07/2021

It’s time to problem solve like an engineer! Our new hands-on engineering and computer science exhibition powered by MathWorks will inspire visitors of all ages to explore the many ways engineers solve problems that impact our everyday lives.

Enjoy favorites like Echo Base Bobsleds, Create-a-Claw, Ships Ahoy, and Mission: Mars, as well as new computer science activities. New Engineering Design Lab activities invite you to design, build, and test your own solutions to fun engineering and computer science challenges like Sift & Sort, Dive & Splash, and Program & Collect. Learn more at, bit.ly/engineeringdesignworkshop
#engineering #STEM #MathWorksLove❤️ #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

It’s time to problem solve like an engineer! Our new hands-on engineering and computer science exhibition powered by MathWorks will inspire visitors of all ages to explore the many ways engineers solve problems that impact our everyday lives.

Enjoy favorites like Echo Base Bobsleds, Create-a-Claw, Ships Ahoy, and Mission: Mars, as well as new computer science activities. New Engineering Design Lab activities invite you to design, build, and test your own solutions to fun engineering and computer science challenges like Sift & Sort, Dive & Splash, and Program & Collect. Learn more at, bit.ly/engineeringdesignworkshop
#engineering #STEM #MathWorksLove❤️ #Science #MuseumofScience #Boston #ScienceForAll

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1 Science Park
Boston, MA
02114

MBTA Green Line to Science Park.

General information

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

Telephone

(617) 723-2500

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Exhibit Halls including Theater of Electricity, Hall of Human Life and venues including Charles Hayden Planetarium.

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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?