Daily Schedule for October 09

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.

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!


  • 3:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm

Experience the extraordinary culture and history of Arabia.

Dinosaurs Alive!

  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

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

Forces of Nature (For Schools Only)

11:00 am

For Schools Only as Part of a Museum Field Trip.

How are natural disasters triggered, and how can we prepare for them?

Humpback Whales

  • 10:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 6:00 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.

Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky

1:30 pm

Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street and learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, and more!

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.

Inside NASA: From Dream to Discovery

  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 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.

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

2:30 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.

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!

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!

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
  • 1:40 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

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

Live Presentations

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

Afternoon Report: Hurricane Watch 2015

2:30 pm

Learn about some of the tropical cyclone events from the ongoing hurricane season and investigate the effects of this year's El Nino.

Animation in Action

11:00 am

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


  • 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.

Super-Cold Science

11:30 am

Experience the extreme, even bizarre, effects heat and temperature have on solids, liquids, and gases.

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.

Hands-On Laboratory: Archaeology

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Examine objects that an archaeologist may unearth and find out what each object can reveal about the people who left it.

Investigation Station

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

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.