Daily Schedule for April 17

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 Events

IMAX Films

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 50 minutes.

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

3:00 pm

Share the rush and exhilaration of whitewater rafting down the Colorado River with two renowned environmental crusaders and their daughters.

Greece: Secrets of the Past (For Schools Only)

11:00 am

For Schools Only as Part of a Museum Field Trip.

Explore the Greek islands and glimpse the Parthenon's original glory.

Jerusalem

  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Learn how Jerusalem's historical, artistic, and spiritual connections made it so important to so many different cultures.


Journey to the South Pacific

  • 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm

Swim with the world's largest shark, encounter mysterious creatures of the sea, and explore the planet's most spectacular coral reefs.

The Human Body

10:00 am

Take a look, in astonishing detail, at the biological processes that go on without our control — and often without our notice.

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.

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

1:30 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

2:30 pm

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

We Are Aliens!

  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

This new Planetarium show explores how our understanding of life on Earth guides the search for alien life elsewhere in the universe.

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.

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!

  • 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 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

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.

Weather Wonders

11:30 am

Watch as indoor wind, clouds, fog, and snow are made right before your eyes!

Drop-In Activities

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

Investigation Station

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Think like a scientist as you gather evidence and look for answers. Topics vary from chemistry investigations to making your own electricity.

Kitchen Questions

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Explore the secrets of food, what we like about it, or where it comes from with the hands-on activity of the day.

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.

Events

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

Cosmic Loops: Music Beneath the Stars

Public Event

7:15 – 7:40 pm

Experience the moment of creation during a live performance — the music complemented by visions from deep outer space.