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11/20/2020
Virtual Planetarium: The Sky Tonight (11/20/2020)

Virtual Planetarium: The Sky Tonight (11/20/2020)

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

Are you curious what is up in the sky? What IS that really bright object in the west? Come learn from one of the Museum's very own Planetarium educators what you can search for in the nighttime sky right from your own backyard!

11/20/2020
Live Animals: Animals of Oceania (11/20/2020)

Live Animals: Animals of Oceania (11/20/2020)

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Join the Museum's Live Animal Care Center Staff as they introduce you to some of the wondrous animals that call the Museum their home! Get a close up look at our scaly, furry, or even exoskeletal friends! Come with your questions and observations!

11/19/2020
MOS en Español

Ask a scientist (11/19/2020)

Join two science professionals who will answer your questions. Learn about biomedicine and what it's like working in a science museum! This presentation is part of our Women and Girls Month celebration at STEM Month at the Museum of Science, Boston.

Pregúntale a una científica (11/19/2020)

Acompaña a dos profesionales de la ciencia quienes responderán sus preguntas. ¡Aprende sobre la biomedicina y como es trabajar en un museo de ciencias!Esta presentación es parte de nuestra celebración del Mes de las Mujeres y las Niñas en CTIM (Women and Girls in STEM Month) del Museo de Ciencias, Boston.

UPDATE: Power to the Museum has been restored. If you're looking to book a reservation for today you can do so at mos.or...
11/19/2020
Omni Films | Museum of Science, Boston

UPDATE: Power to the Museum has been restored. If you're looking to book a reservation for today you can do so at mos.org/tickets and check out show times for our newly reopened Mugar Omni theater at mos.org/explore/omni.

When an IMAX® film is projected onto a five-story-high domed screen in the Mugar Omni Theater, you don't watch it. You're engulfed in it. Get ready for a viewing experience that's larger than life. And every bit as amazing.

11/19/2020

The Museum is currently without power as a result of a neighborhood power outage. We will keep you posted here as we have updates. For any questions about reservations today please give us a call at 617-723-2500.

11/18/2020
Ask a Scientist: Space (11/18/2020)

Ask a Scientist: Space (11/18/2020)

What have you always wanted to know about space but have never had a chance to ask? We’ve assembled a team of educators to take those questions LIVE. Join us for this fun-filled Q&A!
*Note: we are taking questions LIVE in the Zoom webinar. We cannot see questions from Youtube or Facebook Live.*

11/18/2020
Ask a Scientist: Space (11/18/2020)

What have you always wanted to know about space but have never had a chance to ask? We’ve assembled a team of educators to take those questions LIVE. Join us for this fun-filled Q&A!
*Note: we are taking questions LIVE in the Zoom webinar. We cannot see questions from Youtube or Facebook Live.*

The newly digitized Mugar Omni Theater reopens tomorrow with Superpower Dogs! Join this immersive IMAX® adventure in a s...
11/18/2020

The newly digitized Mugar Omni Theater reopens tomorrow with Superpower Dogs! Join this immersive IMAX® adventure in a safe, socially distanced environment, and experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story narrated by Chris Evans, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Book your timed tickets here: mos.org/explore/omni/superpower-dogs

11/17/2020
Ask a Scientist: Women in Science and Engineering (11/17/2020)

Two amazing scientists from the Museum’s Women in Science and Engineering committee will answer your questions. Learn about unlocking the mysteries of the brain from a neuroscientist and hear from a surgeon who also writes children’s books! As part of our Women and Girls in STEM Month, join us for this special panel of GUEST scientists and ask them your questions LIVE. Tune in for this fun-filled Q&A!

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

**Please note that we cannot see comments on Facebook or YouTube during the live broadcast** Two amazing scientists from the Museum’s Women in Science and En...

11/17/2020
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (11/17/2020)

Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (11/17/2020)

**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!

11/16/2020
Ask a Scientist: Dinosaurs (11/16/2020)

Ask a Scientist: Dinosaurs (11/16/2020)

What have you always wanted to know about dinosaurs but have never had a chance to ask? We’ve assembled a team of educators to take those prehistoric questions LIVE. Join us for this fun-filled Q&A!

**Please know that we can't see questions asked in Facebook or YouTube during the live broadcast, but thanks for joining us today!**

11/15/2020
Weekend Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space

Weekend Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space

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 is a rebroadcast of a previous live presentation. For a schedule of our upcoming live presentations please visit us at https://mos.org/mos-at-home-schedule

All aboard! Model trains are coming back to Science Park! Starting November 21, we continue a seasonal tradition with ou...
11/15/2020

All aboard! Model trains are coming back to Science Park! Starting November 21, we continue a seasonal tradition with our fun-for-all-ages temporary exhibit featuring model trains in a classic winter landscape. It's a great way to welcome the winter season with your friends and family at the Museum of Science! visit mos.org/tickets to book your experience.

Meet our Live Animal Care Center's eastern gray squirrel, Storm. Storm was orphaned as a baby during Hurricane Irene nin...
11/14/2020

Meet our Live Animal Care Center's eastern gray squirrel, Storm. Storm was orphaned as a baby during Hurricane Irene nine years ago. She has a genetic mutation known as “leucism”, which results in reduced color and explains why she is mostly white. Gray squirrels are extremely common in New England and are mostly active during the daytime. Check out yesterday's #MOSatHome presentation, Live Animals: What's in Your Backyard? to learn about some other common backyard animals: https://fb.watch/1LwwZw3Uxj/

11/13/2020
Virtual Planetarium: The Sky Tonight (11/13/20)

Virtual Planetarium: The Sky Tonight (11/13/20)

*We are taking questions in the LIVE Zoom webinar and unfortunately cannot field questions or comments from Facebook or YouTube LIVE.*
Are you curious what is up in the sky? What IS that really bright object in the west? Come learn from one of the Museum's very own Planetarium educators what you can search for in the nighttime sky right from your own backyard!

11/13/2020
Live Animals: What's in Your Backyard? (11/13/2020)

Live Animals: What's in Your Backyard? (11/13/2020)

*We are taking questions in the LIVE Zoom webinar and unfortunately cannot field questions or comments from Facebook or YouTube LIVE.*
Join the Museum's Live Animal Care Center Staff as they introduce you to some of the wondrous animals that call the Museum their home! Get a close up look at our scaly, furry, or even exoskeletal friends! Come with your questions and observations!

As an institution dedicated to engaging audiences traditionally underrepresented in STEM, the Museum of Science has a de...
11/13/2020

As an institution dedicated to engaging audiences traditionally underrepresented in STEM, the Museum of Science has a deep commitment to empowering women and girls to see themselves as active participants in all areas of science and technology. See what a gift to the Museum's Women in Science Endowed Innovation Fund could do to further these efforts, https://donate.mos.org/campaign/w-and-g-in-stem-month-nov-2020/c307419

11/12/2020
Ask a Scientist: Ginkgo Bioworks (11/12/20)

Ask a Scientist: Ginkgo Bioworks (11/12/20)

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Ginkgo Bioworks uses biology to solve all kinds of problems. Scientists there learn from nature to develop new organisms that replace technology with biology. As part of our Women and Girls in STEM Month, join us for a special panel of GUEST scientists and ask them your questions LIVE. Tune in for this fun-filled Q&A!

MOS en Español
11/12/2020
MOS en Español

MOS en Español

Hoy no hay presentación en vivo, pero los invitamos a explorar las constelaciones vistas por el pueblo maya de Centroamérica y la nación pasto de los Andes del norte. Esta presentación se estrenó durante nuestra celebración del Mes de la Herencia Latinx. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgMFfZl240c

#WWII truly was a world war and was fought all across the globe. Join us for a science salute to veterans in an interact...
11/11/2020

#WWII truly was a world war and was fought all across the globe. Join us for a science salute to veterans in an interactive video, where we’ll journey to 3 ecosystems similar to those that soldiers had to contend with during the war: dry desert mountains; steamy subtropical swamps; and rocky, sandy beaches. Click here to explore: http://th4a.2.vu/allaroundtheworldnwwii #VeteransDay2020 🇺🇲

11/10/2020
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (11/10/20)

Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space (11/10/20)

**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!

Today is #InternationalScienceCenterDay, and to continue our mission of providing access to STEM learning for everyone, ...
11/10/2020

Today is #InternationalScienceCenterDay, and to continue our mission of providing access to STEM learning for everyone, we're celebrating Women and Girls in STEM all November long. Join us this Thursday, November 12 for a free live Q&A with a special panel of GUEST scientists! Visit mos.org/women-and-girls-in-stem-month for details on all #WISE programming brought to you by BNY Mellon.

11/09/2020
Ask a Scientist: Women in Quantum Science and Technology (11/9/2020)

Ask a Scientist: Women in Quantum Science and Technology (11/9/2020)

Researchers from the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials are tapping into the world of quantum mechanics to make exciting advances in science and technology. As part of our Women and Girls in STEM Month, join us for a special panel of GUEST quantum scientists and ask them your questions LIVE. Tune in for this fun-filled Q&A!

**Please know that we can't see questions asked in Facebook or YouTube during the live broadcast!**

Thanks to BNY Mellon, we will be featuring female scientists and their work throughout the month of November. Hear about...
11/09/2020

Thanks to BNY Mellon, we will be featuring female scientists and their work throughout the month of November. Hear about the research and life experiences of distinguished women within the science field on a variety of topics. Click here for details: mos.org/women-and-girls-in-stem-month.

Have you had a chance to visit The Pigeon Comes to Boston! A Mo Willems Exhibit? Now through January 3, you can explore ...
11/08/2020

Have you had a chance to visit The Pigeon Comes to Boston! A Mo Willems Exhibit? Now through January 3, you can explore the wonderful world of the beloved Mo Willems children's books and all of their lovable characters! Head to mos.org/the-pigeon-comes-to-boston for more details.

11/08/2020
Weekend Edition Live Animals: Invasive Species

Live Animals: Invasive Species

Join the Museum's Live Animal Care Center Staff as they introduce you to some of the wondrous animals that call the Museum their home! Get a close up look at our scaly, furry, or even exoskeletal friends! Come with your questions and observations!

This is a rebroadcast of a previous live presentation. For a schedule of our upcoming live presentations please visit us as https://mos.org/mos-at-home-schedule

This is a rebroadcast of a previous live presentation. For a schedule of our upcoming live presentations please visit us at https://mos.org/mos-at-home-schedule

11/07/2020

#ResultsAreIn Our new cotton-top tamarin has a name. Thank you to everyone who voted, we would like to officially introduce you to, Jane!
You can come visit Jane at the Museum anytime, she'll be in her enclosure located in the Hall of Human Life.

11/06/2020
Virtual Planetarium: The Sky Tonight (11/6/2020)

Virtual Planetarium: The Sky Tonight (11/6/2020)

**Please note that we cannot see comments from Facebook and YouTube during the broadcast**

Are you curious what is up in the sky? What IS that really bright object in the west? Come learn from one of the Museum's very own Planetarium educators what you can search for in the nighttime sky right from your own backyard!

11/06/2020
Live Animals: Invasive Species (11/6/2020)

Live Animals: Invasive Species (11/6/2020)

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

Join the Museum's Live Animal Care Center Staff as they introduce you to some of the wondrous animals that call the Museum their home! Get a close up look at our scaly, furry, or even exoskeletal friends! Come with your questions and observations!

This holiday season take an extraordinary 4-D adventure on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraor...
11/06/2020

This holiday season take an extraordinary 4-D adventure on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the north pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Showings begin this Tuesday, November 10 in our 4-D theater, book your tickets now! mos.org/4d/polar-express

The weekend is almost here! Book your exhibit halls tickets today at mos.org/tickets and reserve your timed tickets for ...
11/05/2020

The weekend is almost here! Book your exhibit halls tickets today at mos.org/tickets and reserve your timed tickets for The Science Behind Pixar. This interactive exhibition shows you the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who bring Pixar's award-winning films to the big screen.

11/05/2020
MOS en Español

Live Animals (11/5/20)

This week the Centre for Animal Care team is meeting with our educators to introduce the wonderful animals calling the museum their home. Look closely at our flaky, furry friends, and even those with exoskeletons! Come with questions and ready to make remarks!

We want to hear from you guys! Take part in a short survey tinyurl.com/MOSesEspanol

Animales en vivo (11/5/20)

**Si estas en Facebook, usa los comentarios para participar y hacer preguntas. Si estas en YouTube, no podemos ver sus comentarios, pero ¡gracias por acompañarnos!**

Esta semana el equipo del Centro para el Cuidado de Animales se junta con nuestros educadores para introducir a los animales maravillosos que llaman al museo su hogar. ¡Miren de cerca a nuestros amigos escamosos, peludos, y hasta los que tienen exoesqueletos! ¡Vengan con preguntas y listos para hacer observaciones!

¡Queremos saber de ustedes! Participen en una breve encuesta tinyurl.com/MOSesEspanol

The Women in Science Endowed Innovation Fund supports Museum programs to promote STEM-related fields to young girls. See...
11/05/2020

The Women in Science Endowed Innovation Fund supports Museum programs to promote STEM-related fields to young girls. See what a gift might do to encourage lifelong learning for women of all ages to remain engaged and active in their pursuit of knowledge, mos.org/women-and-girls-in-stem-month.
Thank you to BNY Mellon for supporting #WISE month programming!

11/04/2020
Ask A Scientist: Space (11/4/2020)

Ask A Scientist: Space (11/4/2020)

**Please note that we cannot see comments made via Facebook or YouTube during the broadcast**
What have you always wanted to know about outer space but have never had a chance to ask? We’ve assembled a team of educators to take those questions LIVE. Join us for this fun-filled Q&A!

Last call, voting for our new cotton-top tamarin's name ends tonight at midnight! Make sure your voice is heard, click h...
11/04/2020

Last call, voting for our new cotton-top tamarin's name ends tonight at midnight! Make sure your voice is heard, click here to cast your #VOTE: https://loom.ly/yH5mPcw

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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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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?