Daily Schedule for May 06

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.

Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk

9:00 pm

What happens in the body when we leap from an airplane? Explore the science of risk-taking with globetrotting skydivers and BASE jumpers.

Amazing Journeys (For Schools Only)

11:00 am

For Schools Only as Part of a Museum Field Trip.

Follow the life-and-death dramas of five of the most incredible animal migrations on the planet.

Dolphins

  • 2:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm

Join marine biologists on their innovative quest to observe the lives of dolphins in the wild.

National Parks Adventure

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm

Go on the ultimate IMAX off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and wilderness with MacGillivray Freeman's new film.

Wild Africa

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm

Adventure through the most dramatic continent on Earth and experience a land where the real world is more awe-inspiring than any fiction.

Planetarium Shows

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 40 minutes.

Explore the Galaxy (For Schools Only)

11:30 am

For Schools Only as Part of a Museum Field Trip.

Travel through the solar system and beyond in a tour of our stellar neighborhood.

Explore the Solar System (For Schools Only)

10:30 am

For Schools Only as Part of a Museum Field Trip.

Explore our beautiful solar system and its thousands of varied worlds that are changing the way we view our neighborhood in space.

Explore: The Universe

1:30 pm

Leave the Earth behind and take off with a Planetarium educator as your star pilot.

Laser Floyd: The Wall

9:30 pm

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

Laser Michael Jackson

  • 5:30 pm
  • 8:30 pm

Listen (and watch!) as MJ's timeless hits live on at the Planetarium. Join the fun, tap your feet, and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"!

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

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.

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

Take a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity and surprising might of moons!

Wonders of the Night Sky

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.

Frozen Planet: The 4-D Experience

  • 9:40 am
  • 10:40 am
  • 11:20 am
  • 12:40 pm
  • 1:20 pm
  • 2:40 pm
  • 3:20 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 5:40 pm
  • 6:20 pm
  • 7:00 pm
  • 7:40 pm
  • 8:20 pm

Embark on the ultimate polar expedition and experience the white wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic as you have never seen them before!

SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue

  • 10:20 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 11:40 am
  • 12:20 pm
  • 1:00 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
  • 7:20 pm
  • 8:00 pm
  • 8:40 pm

Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wildly hilarious 4-D adventure to rescue the Jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields from Plankton's evil clutches!

Thomas & Friends 4-D: Bubbling Boilers!

  • 10:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:20 pm

Join Thomas & Friends in this thrilling 4-D adventure!

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.

Lightning!

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm

Explore lightning and storm safety as the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator hurls indoor bolts.

Live Animal Presentation

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm

Discover the furry, feathered, and scaly residents of our Live Animal Center.

Science Live!

  • 3:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm

A rotating schedule of live scientific discovery.

Science Snapshot

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

More to Explore in Animals!

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

Join Museum educators for a hands-on activity and discover for yourself how animals adapt to life on the move!

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.

Browse upcoming events.