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  • Picture of fireworks over Boston

Let's Celebrate July 4th!

The Museum's unparalleled setting overlooking the Charles River makes it the place to celebrate the Fourth of July! Enjoy an evening of fun science activities, family entertainment, the Boston Pops live broadcast from the Esplanade (weather permitting), and much more! The evening concludes with Boston’s spectacular fireworks display over the Charles River, viewed from the city's premier vantage point — the Museum of Science garage roof.


Ticket sales begin:

Ticket availability is limited to the number of Exhibit Halls admissions permitted with your membership. Space for this members-only event is limited, and tickets sell out early. Tickets are sold first come, first served.

To order tickets online, please have the following information available:

Meals and Refreshments

Wolfgang Puck Catering meals must be ordered in advance. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the event. You are welcome to bring a picnic supper. The deadline to place or change a preorder is Wednesday, June 3.

The night of the event, you may pick up meals between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. (Meals include a 20 oz. bottle of water.) Please select from the following preorder meal options:

Additional drinks and snacks available at the event

Important Notes

Tickets will not be mailed. You’ll receive an email confirmation of your order. Event tickets may be picked up any day through July 4 at 5:00 pm at the Museum box office or at a self-service kiosk.


Parking is available the night of the event at several area garages. Get additional parking information.

Parking is not available at the Museum. No reservations will be taken. Cars parked in the Museum garage after 5:00 pm on July 4 will be towed.

For public transportation options: Visit for subway, bus, and commuter rail directions.


Saturday, July 4 | 5:30 – 11:30 pm


Museum Garage Roof

Admission: $28 adults; $17 children (3 – 11); Free (children under 3); buy tickets


  • Staffed Area
  • Wheelchair Accessible