Coming Soon

With new exhibits and shows opening all the time, the Museum is never the same place twice. Learn more about what's coming up in the next few months.

  • Road Salt: A 4500 Mile Journey

    Artist Allison Cekala traces Boston's road salt to its origin in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile through video and still photography.

  • Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky

    Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street and learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, and more!

  • Afternoon Report: What's New with Road Salt?

    Learn where road salt comes from, where it ends up, and how we seek to balance our short-term needs with long-term environmental consequences.

  • Humpback Whales

    Travel to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Kingdom of Tonga to see how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and care for their young.

  • Big Fish: With Science Journalist Paul Raeburn

    Before the film, journalist and author Paul Raeburn offers a scientific exploration of the role fathers play in their children's lives.

  • Evil Dead II: With Dr. Steven Schlozman

    Listen as psychiatrist Steven Schlozman gives an overview of the neurobiology of our affinity for scary movies, then watch the film!

  • Crops, Water, and Climate Change: What Can We Learn from the Maya?

    Transform your understanding of the collapse of the Maya and what can be learned from their wondrous achievements and mysterious demise.

  • Book Club for the Curious

    The Book Club for the Curious is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

  • The Origins of Maya Civilization: New Insights from Ceibal

    Learn how anthropologists Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan have revolutionized our understanding of the Maya.

  • Free Film Fridays

    Thanks to generous support from MathWorks, all films in the Mugar Omni Theater each Friday in March (6, 13, 20, and 27) are free!

  • Arsenic and Old Lace: With Journalist Deborah Blum

    Watch Cary Grant discover that his two beloved aunts are poisoning lonely old men, and learn all about arsenic — from past to present.

  • Food on Film Presents: FED UP

    Join Mark Hyman, a physician featured in the film, for a screening and discussion of the defining public health issue of our time.

  • Cosmic Loops: Music Beneath the Stars

    Soar through nebulas, black holes, and time itself as two accomplished musicians celebrate Einstein's theory of relativity in the Planetarium.

  • Depression, Suicide, and Resilience

    Step into the world of depression and to the forefront of techniques that may reduce its pervasiveness and the incidence of suicide.

  • The Science Behind the Stars

    Save the date for the 6th annual signature event of the Museum of Science, The Science Behind the Stars!

  • J-Walt's Spontaneous Fantasia

    Sample a virtual reality where 3-D dancing figures and landscapes are all designed from scratch and in real time in the Planetarium.