Actress, Activist, Isabella Rossellini Headlines the Museum of Science’s Fall 2019 SubSpace Lineup

August 8, 2019

Tickets Now on Sale for a Season Full of Adult Programming Featuring an annual Halloween Happening with Walter Sickert, premiere Live Music collaborations, Film Screenings, and More

BOSTON, MA (August 8, 2019) — This September, the Museum of Science kicks off a lineup of prestigious, enlightening, and cutting-edge nightlife programming for adults. Throughout the fall, the Museum will host exciting programming from a frightening screening of the Halloween classic The Blair Witch Project, to a Stevie Nicks-inspired performance by popular Boston performer, Niki Luparelli, to the fall season’s headlining event, a special evening with Isabella Rossellini, discussing animal cognition. The Museum of Science announced today that tickets for this fall’s lineup are now available at

“We are thrilled to offer such a variety of nighttime entertainment this fall at the Museum, with offerings for every adult,” said James Wetzel, Co-Producer, Adult Programs at the Museum of Science, Boston. “We look forward to introducing our audience to new and diverse voices, topics, performances, and more this season, as well as bring back some of our favorite entertainers. At the center of our programming this fall is an evening with the legendary Isabella Rossellini, whose discussion of animal intelligence will inspire and entertain in ways only possible through her incredible and insightful lens.”

SubSpace is the Museum’s experimental playground for developing fresh, original, social experiences for adults. The popular series has grown dramatically over the past several years. The 18+ event series has included programming that has taken over nearly all areas of the Museum, from guest lectures in Cahner’s Theater, live podcasts in the Blue Wing, including Jonathan Van Ness’s visit in February 2019, to re-envisioning the Planetarium as a live performance stage producing comedy, music, drag, and more.

Programming for the 2019 Fall Season includes:


  • Obscured Vision: A Night of Sonic Storytelling, Sept. 11, 7:00 pm: Take your seat, slip on a blindfold, and experience an evening of sensory storytelling that will highlight the power of sound and the original alternate reality - the spoken word. Immerse yourself into four narrative journeys, hosted by science reporter, Ari Daniel, and featuring innovative sound design from Ian Coss. $15 in advance, $20 day of.


  • Kusama – Infinity: The Life and Art of Yayoi Kusama, Sept. 25, 7:00 pm: Join us for a one-night-only screening of the astonishing story of Yayoi Kusama and how she became one of the top-selling female visual artists today. Featuring introduction by and Q&A with Reto Thüring, Beal Family Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Presented in collaboration with the Japan Society of Boston. Advance registration begins September 11, 2019 at 9:00 am, free admission.


  • A Reno Family Foundation Symposium: An Evening with Isabella Rossellini, Oct. 10, 7:00 pm: Revel in a special evening with charismatic Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress, model, filmmaker, author, and animal lover, as she and dog expert Brian Hare discuss animal cognition and the wondrous intelligence in Nature. $30 in advance, $35 day of.


  • A Reno Family Foundation Symposium: Extraterrestrial Life, Oct. 16, 7:00 pm: Are we the Universe’s only children and our thoughts its only thoughts? Join superstar astronomer Avi Loeb to consider extraterrestrial life and how ‘Oumuamua, the only interstellar object to have passed through the solar system, might be a probe sent by an alien civilization. Advance registration begins Wednesday, October 2 at 9:00am, free admission.


  • Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys Halloween Happening, Oct. 17, 7:30 pm: Kick off your Halloween season with music, masquerade, and mayhem not only under the dome, but spilling out into nooks and crannies; tricks and treats lurk around every corner of the Toys' macabre Museum. Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys returns to the Museum with WarGospel, an immersive journey from start to finish, hosted in the Museum’s Charles Hayden Planetarium. $20 in advance, $25 day of.


  • Movies Under the Dome: The Blair Witch Project, Oct. 30, 7:30 pm: Scream your way into Halloween with an immersive and frightening screening of the modern horror classic The Blair Witch Project in the Charles Hayden Planetarium! The film that revolutionized the horror genre comes to the Museum of Science for one terrifying night only. $10 in advance, $12 day of.


  • Edge of Seventeen: Niki Luparelli and the Music of Stevie Nicks, Nov. 7, 7:30 pm: The one and only Niki Luparelli returns to the Charles Hayden Planetarium! For one night only, Niki pays tribute to Stevie Nicks under the dome with her original show, Edge of Seventeen. $20 in advance, $25 day of.


  • Multiverse Concert Series: Hidden Worlds, Nov. 14, 7:30 pm: Fluid dynamics researcher Irmgard Bischofberger, Multiverse resident composer David Ibbett, and cell biologist Alexey Veraksa will guide you on a narrated journey through the structures of life and non-life, revealing how the principles of chaos and order interact to produce the symmetry and flux of our surrounding world. Featuring original live electrosymphonic music for piano and chamber ensemble. Experience the Multiverse Concert Series in the extraordinary realm of the Charles Hayden Planetarium this Fall for one night only. $15 in advance, $20 day of.


  • Coleslaw’s Corner, Nov. 21, 7:30 pm: Coleslaw’s Corner, the HUBweek Art Award-winning collaboration with one of Boston’s favorite Queens, Coleslaw, is back at the Charles Hayden Planetarium! Don’t miss one last show of the year with an all-new groundbreaking lineup of drag performances. The show that changed Boston nightlife returns to the Charles Hayden Planetarium for the last evening of unforgettable drag in 2019! $15 in advance, $20 day of.


  • Beyond the Telescope: The Space-Age Presidency of JFK, Dec. 12, 7:00 pm: President Kennedy is indelibly linked in the minds of most Americans with his bold 1961 goal of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth,” but he also put his imprint on many other aspects of the US space program during his three-and-a-half years in office. Join John Bisney and JL Pickering, authors of The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy as they explore Kennedy’s lesser-known interactions with America’s space program and the race to the Moon. Advance registration begins Nov. 20 at 9:00am, free admission.

Recurring throughout the season:

  • Music Under the Dome, every Friday and Saturday night: These musical experiences engage audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to a pulsating soundtrack of music’s greatest icons. New titles premiering this Fall! In October, don’t miss The Fleetwood Mac Experience and coming in November, The Drake Experience! $10 admission.


  • Book Club for the Curious, second Thursday of each month: Feeling inquisitive? Looking for a good conversation? Love science and books?  Free and open to the public, these monthly discussions focus on science, technology, and their impact on society.

Details for shows may not be posted yet, but stay tuned and visit for updates and details on how to buy tickets.


About the Museum of Science, Boston

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces nearly 1.5 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the 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 Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-12 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary® reaches 1.3 million students and 44,000 educators every year. Visit:

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