March 1, 2017

The Museum of Science, Boston and MathWorks invite visitors to enjoy free films in the Museum’s IMAX® dome theater Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31

BOSTON—This March, MathWorks and the Museum of Science invite visitors to experience the magic of New England’s only IMAX® dome theater—for free! Free Film Fridays are back, and thanks to MathWorks, museumgoers will enjoy complimentary shows all day March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Free Film Friday attendees will go on the ultimate IMAX® exploration into the exciting plans and interesting challenges facing NASA missions in Journey To Space. National Geographic’s Extreme Weather takes audiences closer than they’ve ever been to collapsing glaciers, out-of-control wildfires, and tornado-whipped debris while discovering the surprising connections among these powerful forces. Finally, National Parks Adventure explores the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness in places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Everglades, the Redwoods, Arches, and Canyonlands

“The Mugar Omni Theater offers visitors remarkable, one-of-a-kind experiences of the world, whether by chasing storms, climbing mountains, or traveling through space,” said Annette Sawyer, vice president of education and enrichment programs. “We are thrilled to make this slate of awe-inspiring and educational films more accessible for museumgoers this month with the help of MathWorks.”

This marks the tenth Free Film Friday series sponsored by MathWorks, a generous patron of giant-screen films in the Mugar Omni Theater since 1991. Through its partnership with the Museum and support of programs like Free Film Fridays, MathWorks is helping to bring exciting educational experiences to all members of the community.

Free Film Fridays is a shining example how the partnership between MathWorks and the Museum is serving to inspire the public’s interest in science and technology. These films are true journeys of discovery – taking visitors from the outer reaches of space to hidden worlds on Earth,” said Kevin Lorenc, corporate communications, MathWorks. “Over the course of the month, these amazing film experiences will be shared by thousands of children and adults, many of whom would not otherwise have the opportunity. For some, it will be their first steps toward making their own discoveries through future studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.”

The Museum will show Journey to Space, Extreme Weather, and National Parks Adventure during Free Film Fridays. Visitors can pick up free tickets at the Museum box office on the day of the show only, first come, first served. Hours and show times may vary. Limit two shows per guest. For more information, the public can call 617-723-2500 or visit the Museum's web site at



About the Museum of Science

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to STEM via programs and interactive exhibits. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River, Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® curricula, including the award-winning Engineering is Elementary, have reached an estimated 10.5 million students and 122,400 educators. The Museum sparks teens worldwide to use digital technology via The Clubhouse Network and has led a $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. Visit:


About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 3500 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit

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