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Free Film Fridays Return This March

March 3, 2014

The Museum of Science, Boston and Mathworks invite visitors to enjoy free films in the Museum’s IMAX® dome theater Fridays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28


Boston— This March, MathWorks and the Museum of Science invite visitors to experience the magic of New England’s only IMAX® dome theater—for free! Free Film Fridays are back, and thanks to MathWorks, museumgoers will enjoy complimentary shows all day March 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Learn how Jerusalem's historical, artistic, and spiritual connections influenced so many cultures in Jerusalem. Experience Canada's vast wilderness aboard an authentic steam locomotive in Rocky Mountain Express. Or swim with the world's largest shark, and explore Earth's most spectacular coral reefs in Journey to the South Pacific — all from the vantage point of New England’s only IMAX® Dome screen.

“The Museum’s Omni films transport audiences to some of the world's most wondrous places, while also delivering high-quality science content. Where else can visitors take an inspiring, eye-opening tour of Jerusalem, one of the world’s oldest, most enigmatic cities, or join Jawi, a young islander, on a journey of discovery through the South Pacific—all without leaving New England?” said Paul Fontaine, Museum vice president of education. “We're grateful for the support from MathWorks, which enables the Museum to offer these incredible experiences to our visitors free of charge,” he added.

This marks the seventh Free Film Friday series sponsored by MathWorkds, a generous sponsor of giant-screen films in the Mugar Omni Theater since 1991. Through its partnership with the Museum and sponsorship of programs like Free Film Fridays, MathWorks is helping to bring exciting educational experiences to all members of the community.

The Museum will show Jerusalem, Rocky Mountain Express and Journey to the South Pacific during Free Film Fridays. Visitors can pick up free tickets at the Museum box office on the day of the show only, first come, first served. Limit two shows per guest. For more information, the public can call 617-723-2500, 617-589-0417 (TTY) or visit the Museum's web site at

About the Museum of Science, Boston
One of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. On November 16, the Museum opens the Hall of Human Life, a groundbreaking 10,000-square-foot exhibition drawing from the latest discoveries in the life sciences to engage visitors in their own biology and health. Other highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden.. Reaching over 20,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy®'s's engineering curricula have reached over 69,000 teachers and 5 million students nationwide. The Museum has also: been recognized by Boston and Cambridge for energy and sustainability efforts; named an Employer of Choice by Work Without Limits, a Massachusetts disability employment initiative; is Yankee Magazine's "Best of New England Readers' Choice" for Cultural Attraction in Science and "Best of New England -- Editors' Choice" for Best Sky Show; and is El Planeta's Best Tourist Attraction for the Massachusetts Latino population. The Museum's Undiscovered Worlds was recognized as the “Best Immersive—Fulldome Program” by the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards. Visit Follow the Museum of Science on Twitter at @MuseumOfScience or Facebook at

About MathWorks
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 3,000 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit

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