Daily Schedule for October 25

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.

    Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

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

Scheduled Shows and Events

IMAX Films

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 50 minutes.

Galapagos

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm

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

Mystery of the Maya

  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm

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

Pandas: The Journey Home

  • 11:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm

Meet the dedicated team working tirelessly to save China's national treasure, the iconic giant panda, from extinction.

Planetarium Shows

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 40 minutes.

Explore: The Universe

  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

Leave the Earth behind and take off with a Planetarium educator as your star pilot.

Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

9:30 pm

Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon creates a mind-bending landscape of light and sound set to Pink Floyd's 1973 masterpiece.

Laser Michael Jackson

  • 5:30 pm
  • 8:30 pm

Listen (and watch!) as MJ's timeless hits live on at the Planetarium. Join the fun, tap your feet, and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"!

Laser Zeppelin

7:30 pm

Dazzling visual effects bring to life ’70s classics such as "Stairway to Heaven," "Rock and Roll," and other timeless Led Zeppelin songs!

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm

Prompted by a mysterious note left in their tree house, brother-and-sister duo Jack and Annie embark on a wondrous journey of adventure.

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

4:30 pm

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

Tales of the Maya Skies

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm

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

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.

Dora & Diego's 4-D Adventure

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

Join your adventurous amigos on Nickelodeon's high-speed, eye-popping chase from the warm rainforest to the icy Arctic!

Happy Feet 4-D Experience!

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

Go on a thrilling journey with the toe-tapping Mumble and see if his dancing feet may save his endangered penguin colony!

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

2:30 pm

Join our on-stage anchor for a rapid-fire news report touching on the latest headlines in your favorite science subjects.

For Preschoolers: Live Animal Story Time

10:30 am

Hear a story and meet its animal star in a presentation made especially for our younger visitors!

Lightning!

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

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

Live Animal Presentation

  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

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

Science Magic

  • 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm

Enjoy the science behind magical demonstrations that reveal how "Science is magic that works." (Kurt Vonnegut)

Science Snapshot

11:30 am

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
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm

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

Hands-On Laboratory: Chemical Reactions

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Investigate how elements combine to produce compounds that make up living and non-living things.

Investigation Station

2:00 – 3:30 pm

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

Smell Bar

1:00 – 2:00 pm

This drop-in activity invites you to come sniff around and see what you can learn about the world of smell!

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.

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.