Daily Schedule for September 1

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

  • 12:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm

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

Jerusalem

3:00 pm

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


Journey to the South Pacific

  • 11:00 am
  • 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.

Pandas: The Journey Home

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 7:00 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

  • 11:30 am
  • 3:30 pm

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

Laser Michael Jackson

4:30 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"!

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

  • 10:30 am
  • 2:30 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

  • 12:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm

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

Wonders of the Night Sky

1:30 pm

A live presenter takes you on a journey through the celestial sights of the summer — from stars and constellations to planets and nebulae.

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
  • 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
  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:40 pm
  • 4:40 pm
  • 5:20 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 6:40 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
  • 5:00 pm
  • 5:40 pm
  • 6:20 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
  • 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 Live!

5:30 pm

A rotating schedule of live scientific discovery.

Science Snapshot

  • 11:30 am
  • 12:30 pm

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

Super-Cold Science

2:30 pm

Experience the extreme, even bizarre, effects heat and temperature have on solids, liquids, and gases.

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.

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.

Pattern Play

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Explore how math lets us find patterns to help understand the world around us with daily hands-on activities in 2theXtreme: MathAlive!

Try Your Tech

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Take part in fun, hands-on activities that encourage you to think about digital technology and how that technology affects our lives.

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.

September Salem Days

Public Event

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

During September, Salem, MA residents and their families are invited to the Museum for FREE science adventure!