Rise Up Boston: A Climate Event

Together, we can make a difference!

Join us for an action-packed weekend of activities, presentations, and the chance to meet people who are making a real difference.

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The words "Rise Up Boston" with an illustration of a figure sweating in the hot sun and a figure walking with an umbrella.

Join us for a lively weekend of hands-on activities, enlightening live presentations, climate conversations, and much more! Meet with some of the people who are making a difference addressing climate change at tables throughout the Museum, and talk with Museum educators. This two-day event is all about informing, empowering, and inspiring action. And it’s just the beginning, as we all work together to make a difference!

Our Inspiration

The Museum of Science is committed to offering experiences that highlight the impacts of climate change around the world and here at home. We encourage visitors (in-person and online) to learn about the impacts of a changing climate, consider the perspectives of others, become more confident in taking action, and discover ways to be part of the solution through individual and collective action.

Get Tickets

Date and Time

Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Audience

All Ages

Location

Entire Museum View Map

Price

Included with Exhibit Halls admission
Get Tickets

Date and Time

Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Audience

All Ages

Location

Entire Museum View Map

Price

Included with Exhibit Halls admission

Join us for a lively weekend of hands-on activities, enlightening live presentations, climate conversations, and much more! Meet with some of the people who are making a difference addressing climate change at tables throughout the Museum, and talk with Museum educators. This two-day event is all about informing, empowering, and inspiring action. And it’s just the beginning, as we all work together to make a difference!

Our Inspiration

The Museum of Science is committed to offering experiences that highlight the impacts of climate change around the world and here at home. We encourage visitors (in-person and online) to learn about the impacts of a changing climate, consider the perspectives of others, become more confident in taking action, and discover ways to be part of the solution through individual and collective action.

Interested in being a part of Rise Up weekend?

If you are interested in being a part of the Museum’s Rise Up weekend, please fill out our interest form. We have limited capacity; the Museum of Science will confirm all accepted applications via email.

Event Highlights

Exhibits

Changing Landscapes
Green Wing, Level 2
Our immersive new exhibit transports you to iconic spots around the globe where people are acting together to adapt to a changing climate.

Arctic Adventure: Exploring with Technology
Blue Wing, Level 1
Learn how 800, 000 years of climate history is recorded in the ice and much more!

Gaia Globe
Blue Wing
UK artist Luke Jerram’s awe-inspiring artwork, with detailed NASA imagery of Earth’s surface, invites you to see the planet in a new light.

Live Presentations

Science Live: Live Animal
Shapiro Family Science Live! Stage, Green Wing, Lower Level
Our ever-popular presentation with the Museum’s animal ambassadors, with a climate-impact focus.

Meet a Scientist
Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1
Learn about a variety of timely topics from the professionals who are making a difference in the world through their chosen STEM fields.

Saturday, April 27

  • 11:00 AM: Frank Lowenstein, Senior Director, Climate Culture Boston​
  • 12:30 PM: Colleen Hitchcock, PhD, Professor, Brandeis University​
  • 2:30 PM: Marissa Zampino, Community Organizer, Mystic River Watershed Association​
  • 3:30 PM: Sara Wylie, PhD, ORISE Fellow, US Department of Energy Office of Energy Justice and Equity & Professor of Environmental Health, Northeastern University

 

Sunday, April 28

  • 12:30 PM: Cate Mingoya, Chief Officer of Climate Resilience and Land Use, Groundwork USA​
  • 2:30 PM: Matt O’Malley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vicinity

Activities

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Activities: Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
“Get a Charge out of Chemistry” and learn how batteries are an indispensable part of our world and energy transition through hands on activities!

Participating Organizations (Visit Their Tables!)

  • Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University Research Sprint
  • Brandeis University
  • Freight Farms
  • Manomet
  • Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • MassBike
  • MIT Climate Action Through Education  
  • Mystic River Watershed Association
  • New England Aquarium ClimaTeens
  • Northeastern University - Coastal Sustainability Institute
  • Phoenix Tailings
  • Rare’s Climate Culture Boston
  • Stone Living Lab
  • The LEGO® Group

 

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL-1811118. Any opinions, findings, or conclusions expressed in this material are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

This is our Earthshot.

This event is part of the Museum’s Year of the Earthshot, an exploration of the climate solutions and the actions we can take now to live sustainably on Earth.