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  • Astronomy After Hours

    How awesome is astronomy? Participate in the Museum's free Friday night astronomy activities, including stargazing and more, and find out!

  • September Salem Days

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

  • The Gentleman Thief

    Dare to join sleight-of-hand artist Apollo Robbins for an interactive evening and captivating conversation with MIT neuroscientist John Gabrieli.

  • College Night

    College students enjoy free Exhibit Halls admission, plus discounted tickets to the Mugar Omni Theater, 4-D Theater, Planetarium, and more!

  • Let's Talk About Food Festival featuring the Endless Table and the Lexicon of Sustainability

    Join foodies, experts, and your neighbors in Boston's Copley Square for a day of engagement and conversation about our changing food system.

  • Anne Neely: Artist Talk & Gallery Walk

    Journey into the artist's painting process and the making of Water Stories, and hear an expert's insights on today's water issues.

  • Telescope Training Night

    Learn how to use your telescope with tips from the Museum's expert astronomers!

  • Assistive Technology Clothing Design

    Join us for a sneak peek at prototype designs for assistive clothing and check out creations that are both fashionable and functional!

  • Soylent Green With P.K. Newby

    Explore humanity's relationship to food with this popular dystopian film and a discussion with food expert P.K. Newby on the real future of food.

  • Book Club for the Curious

    The Book Club for the Curious is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

  • Cosmic Loops: Music Beneath the Stars

    Experience the moment of creation during a live performance — the music complemented by stunning visions on the Planetarium dome overhead.

  • Archaeology Fair

    Experience the excitement of archaeology with dozens of hands-on activities, live presentations, and special programs!

  • International Archaeology Day

    Join us as we explore archaeology and the past in relation to the traveling exhibit Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.

  • 50th Anniversary Bradford Washburn Award

    Save the date for the 50th anniversary Bradford Washburn Award on Thursday, October 23 at the Museum of Science!

  • The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy

    Learn the chemistry of sweet, sour, stretchy, and sticky, explore the science behind foams and gels, and learn how artificial sweeteners work.

  • National Chemistry Week Celebration

    Watch professor Bassam Shakhashiri's demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities celebrating The Sweet Side of Chemistry — Candy!

  • Sleep, Memory, and Dreams: How Your Brain Keeps Working All Night

    Investigate the tireless work that goes into making us feel refreshed during this Lee and Nile Albright Annual Symposium.

  • How Do We Think? How Do We Learn?

    Give students the opportunity to learn and ask questions about some novel research studies being done in our Living Laboratory ®