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.

  • Mystery of the Maya

    Take a breathtaking trip through Maya culture and history with a modern-day archaeologist and a young Maya descendant.

  • Galapagos

    Journey with marine biologist Dr. Carole Baldwin of the Smithsonian Institution on her first trip to the famed archipelago.

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Learn how science, art, and mythology connected the Maya to the universe as you immerse yourself in the beauty of Chichen Itza, Mexico.

  • The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

    Experience the colorful and surprising world of food as you have never seen it before!

  • Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

    Uncover the rise and eventual decline of this complex civilization, including its social, natural, and spiritual realms.

  • Anne Neely: Artist Talk & Gallery Walk

    Journey into the artist's painting process and the making of Water Stories, and hear an expert's insights on today's water issues.

  • Telescope Training Night

    Learn how to use your telescope with tips from the Museum's expert astronomers!

  • Astronomy After Hours

    How awesome is astronomy? Participate in the Museum's free Friday night astronomy activities, including stargazing and more, and find out!

  • Assistive Technology Clothing Design

    Join us for a sneak peek at prototype designs for assistive clothing and check out creations that are both fashionable and functional!

  • Soylent Green With P.K. Newby

    Explore humanity's relationship to food with this popular dystopian film and a discussion with food expert P.K. Newby on the real future of food.

  • 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.

  • Member Preview – Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

    Be among the first to delve into an intriguing ancient civilization at our newest temporary exhibition!

  • Cosmic Loops: Music Beneath the Stars

    Experience the moment of creation during a live performance — the music complemented by stunning visions on the Planetarium dome overhead.

  • Archaeology Fair

    Experience the excitement of archaeology with dozens of hands-on activities, live presentations, and special programs!

  • 50th Anniversary Bradford Washburn Award

    Save the date for the 50th anniversary Bradford Washburn Award on Thursday, October 23 at the Museum of Science!

  • Member Appreciation Weekend: Haunted Halls

    We're transforming our Exhibit Halls into a Halloween-themed party! Celebrate with family fun, hands-on activities, prizes, and more!

  • Member Overnight

    Gather your friends and family for an evening with the Exhibit Halls to yourselves (plus or minus a few dozen other members)!

  • National Chemistry Week Celebration

    Watch professor Bassam Shakhashiri's demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities celebrating The Sweet Side of Chemistry — Candy!

  • Sleep, Memory, and Dreams: How Your Brain Keeps Working All Night

    Investigate the tireless work that goes into making us feel refreshed during this Lee and Nile Albright Annual Symposium.

  • Earth, Asteroids, and Beyond: A Citizen Forum for NASA's Asteroid Initiative

    Participate in a day of deliberation to offer input to the decision-makers who are shaping the future of America's space program.