Enterprise and Traveling Exhibits
The Education Enterprises team at the Museum of Science is committed to promoting interest in and the understanding of science and engineering. We work both within the Museum of Science through temporary and traveling exhibits, and also throughout the museum community by collaborating on projects and providing services, consultation, and products. These products include traveling exhibits, the duplication of exhibits developed at the Museum of Science, and the licensing of our program materials, public presentations, and Planetarium shows.
Photo © Emily Roose
Our exhibit offerings include Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination and several small exhibits that focus on recent developments in engineering and technology, scientific discovery, exploration, and climate and environmental issues.
We are also available to discuss the purchase or duplication of any of our permanent exhibits, designs, or interactive components developed by our team of experts. Our exhibits go through extensive prototyping and evaluation during the development phase, and have all undergone rigorous testing in our own Exhibit Halls.
Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination
After a successful initial tour around the United States, Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination went international with showings in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. In 2010, Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination returned to North America to start a four-year, ten-city tour. The first exhibition of its kind, this exhibit combines costumes and props from all six Star Wars® films with interactive exhibits related to real-world technologies.
Beyond the X-Ray
This 2,000-square-foot exhibit uses graphics, multimedia, and interactive experiences to explain medical imaging technology.
This 400-square-foot banner show celebrates the Apollo space program and the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing. It is most appropriate for schools and libraries, but we welcome inquiries for an enhanced version.
Developed by the Museum of Science, MIT Museum, and the MIT Aero/Astro Department.
What I Eat: Around the World in 25 Diets
This 2,000-square-foot thought-provoking collection of 25 photos and stories from photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio highlights the similarities and differences in the ways different cultures approach and consume food.
Produced by the Museum of Science in collaboration with Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio. Photo essays © Peter Menzel.
Double Exposure: Photographing Global Climate Change
This 150-linear-foot photographic display exposes global warming through the lens of a camera. The show consists of a series of pairs of large black and white aerial photos of glaciers taken by Bradford Washburn and David Arnold some 70 years apart. Each pair is accompanied by an educational panel.
Produced by Double Exposure in partnership with the Museum of Science.
Planetarium Shows and Additional Program Licensing
The Museum is always developing new programming, from exhibit interactives to live presentations. We also license the use of many of our public programs, science theater presentations, and Planetarium shows.
Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun
Join the hunt for new worlds like our own! Undiscovered Worlds explores a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist? Travel to distant stars and fly up close to exotic planets. Experience the science shifting our perspectives on humanity's place in the cosmos.
Co-written with Alan Lightman, this show features an original orchestral score. Produced by the Museum of Science, Boston.
For more details and Planetarium show licensing information, please contact David Rabkin, director, Charles Hayden Planetarium, 617-589-0149.