Daily Schedule for April 20

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 Events

IMAX Films

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 50 minutes.

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

  • 11:00 am
  • 3:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm

Share the rush and exhilaration of whitewater rafting down the Colorado River with two renowned environmental crusaders and their daughters.

Jerusalem

  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm

Learn how Jerusalem's historical, artistic, and spiritual connections made it so important to so many different cultures.


Journey to the South Pacific

  • 10:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm

Swim with the world's largest shark, encounter mysterious creatures of the sea, and explore the planet's most spectacular coral reefs.

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 Beatles

4:30 pm

Exciting light effects are choreographed to the Beatles' familiar, chart-topping hits for a mesmerizing multimedia experience.

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

  • 11:30 am
  • 5:30 pm

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

We Are Aliens!

2:30 pm

This new Planetarium show explores how our understanding of life on Earth guides the search for alien life elsewhere in the universe.

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.

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
  • 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

2:00 pm

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

Science Snapshot

  • 11:30 am
  • 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.

Kitchen Questions

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Explore the secrets of food, what we like about it, or where it comes from with the hands-on activity of the day.

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.