Daily Schedule for August 29

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 Public Events

IMAX Films

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 50 minutes.

Airplanes: A World in Flight

  • 12:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm

Take flight on an epic journey around the globe as you experience how the airplane has changed the world!

Arabia

  • 3:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm

Experience the extraordinary culture and history of Arabia.

Dinosaurs Alive!

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Watch as Cretaceous creatures leap to life on the IMAX® Dome screen!

Humpback Whales

  • 11:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm

Travel to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Kingdom of Tonga to see how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and care for their young.

Planetarium Shows

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 40 minutes.

Explore Pluto

  • 11:30 am
  • 3:30 pm

Gain new insight into Pluto as a Planetarium educator shares news from the New Horizons space mission, passing the dwarf planet on July 14.

Inside NASA: From Dream to Discovery

  • 12:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm

From blueprint to blastoff, see how unmanned space flight is pushing the frontiers of human exploration to the very edges of the universe!

Laser Daft Punk

8:30 pm

Enjoy this exciting tribute to the visual spectacle of the costumed pair and their extravagant live shows.

Laser Floyd: The Wall

9:30 pm

Rediscover progressive rock band Pink Floyd's concept album — a rock opera set to laser lights.

Laser Gaga

5:30 pm

Listen to Lady Gaga's larger-than-life pop mega-hits surrounded by spectacular visual effects.

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.

Wonders of the Night Sky

  • 1:30 pm
  • 7:30 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
  • 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!

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience

  • 10:20 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 11:40 am
  • 12:20 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 1:20 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

Get ready for an adventure of mammoth proportions — Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs — The 4-D Experience!

Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D Experience

  • 9:40 am
  • 10:40 am
  • 11:20 am
  • 12:40 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.

Animation in Action

2:00 pm

Explore our storytelling roots and investigate the role light, math, and your human brain can play while creating the illusion of motion.

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.

Drop-In Activities

  • Free with Exhibit Halls admission; first come, first served.
  • Approximately 5 – 20 minutes.

Design Challenges

  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Participate in a hands-on activity to design, build, and test a prototype solution to a given problem.

Hands-On Laboratory: Chemical Reactions

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Investigate how elements combine to produce compounds that make up living and non-living things.

Investigation Station

1:30 – 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.

Saturdays in Space

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Explore the solar system from up close, design your own constellation, and discover the extent of our exploration in space!

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.

Public Events

In addition to our regularly scheduled shows and presentations, the Museum frequently plans programs that happen within the Exhibit Halls and around Boston.

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