Daily Schedule for July 02

Exhibit Halls

Ranging in topic from human biology to the latest high-tech inventions, more than 700 permanent, hands-on exhibits are enhanced by live stage presentations and science interpreters offering one-on-one challenges.

Scheduled Shows and Public Events

IMAX Films

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 50 minutes.

Airplanes: A World in Flight

  • 11:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Take flight on an epic journey around the globe as you experience how the airplane has changed the world!

Dinosaurs Alive!

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

Watch as Cretaceous creatures leap to life on the IMAX® Dome screen!

Humpback Whales

  • 10:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm

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

Planetarium Shows

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 40 minutes.

Explore Pluto

1:30 pm

Gain new insight into Pluto as a Planetarium educator shares news from the New Horizons space mission, passing the dwarf planet on July 14.

Explore the Galaxy (For Schools Only)

11:30 am

For Schools Only as Part of a Museum Field Trip.

Travel through the solar system and beyond in a tour of our stellar neighborhood.

Explore the Solar System (For Schools Only)

10:30 am

For Schools Only as Part of a Museum Field Trip.

Explore our beautiful solar system and its thousands of varied worlds that are changing the way we view our neighborhood in space.

Inside NASA: From Dream to Discovery

  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

From blueprint to blastoff, see how unmanned space flight is pushing the frontiers of human exploration to the very edges of the universe!

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

2:30 pm

Take a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity and surprising might of moons!

Butterfly Garden

Exhibit Halls admission plus timed ticket required.

Walk among the free-flying residents of this warm conservatory filled with exotic plants.

Entry times are available every 15 minutes.

4-D Films

  • Exhibit Halls admission plus timed ticket required.
  • Approximately 15 minutes.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience

  • 10:20 am
  • 11:20 am
  • 12:20 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 1:40 pm
  • 2:20 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:40 pm
  • 4:40 pm

Get ready for an adventure of mammoth proportions — Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs — The 4-D Experience!

Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D Experience

  • 9:40 am
  • 10:40 am
  • 11:40 am
  • 12:40 pm
  • 1:20 pm
  • 2:40 pm
  • 3:20 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Sense the pressure, feel the perils, and smell the triumph as you celebrate Earth as never before!

Live Presentations

  • Free with Exhibit Halls admission; first come, first served.
  • Approximately 20 minutes.

Afternoon Report: Journey to Pluto

2:30 pm

Our on-stage anchor explores the questions the New Horizons spacecraft is investigating on its incredible nine-year mission to Pluto!

Lightning!

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm

Explore lightning and storm safety as the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator hurls indoor bolts.

Live Animal Presentation

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm

Discover the furry, feathered, and scaly residents of our Live Animal Center.

Science Live!

3:30 pm

A rotating schedule of live scientific discovery.

Science Snapshot

12:30 pm

Take a closer look at the latest in science and technology in our lives.

Drop-In Activities

  • Free with Exhibit Halls admission; first come, first served.
  • Approximately 5 – 20 minutes.

Design Challenges

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Participate in a hands-on activity to design, build, and test a prototype solution to a given problem.

Hands-On Laboratory: Light and Color

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Use spectroscopes and other lab equipment to learn how light energy is converted from other types of energy.

Investigation Station

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Think like a scientist as you gather evidence and look for answers. Topics vary from chemistry investigations to making your own electricity.

Field Trip Lunches

Due to space limitations in the Riverview Café, you must reserve a 30-minute time slot for lunch when making your field trip reservation.

Lunch times are available every 30 minutes.

Public Events

In addition to our regularly scheduled shows and presentations, the Museum frequently plans programs that happen within the Exhibit Halls and around Boston.

No events are scheduled for this date. Browse upcoming events.