Free Film Fridays Return to the Museum of Science, Boston this March

February 19, 2019

The Museum of Science, Boston and MathWorks invite visitors to enjoy free films at the Museum’s Mugar Omni Theater Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

BOSTON (February 19, 2019) — This March, the Museum of Science and MathWorks 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, visitors will enjoy complimentary shows all day March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Free Film Fridays attendees will have the opportunity to choose from three films, including the newest feature, Cuba, the powerful story of a land preserved in time told through the eyes of Cuban artists, historians, and scientists. Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation takes visitors cave diving into active volcanoes with intrepid explorer Carsten Peter. And Great Barrier Reef transports viewers into an underwater world to explore the fragile ecosystem of the reef and the work being done to combat the effects of climate change.

“The Mugar Omni Theater offers visitors unparalleled, unique, and immersive experiences, exploring different aspects and locations throughout the world. We hope that these films lead our visitors to learn, question, and bring the world closer,” said Annette Sawyer, Vice President of Education and Enrichment Programs. “We are thrilled to make this schedule of breathtaking and educational films more accessible for Museum visitors this March with the help of MathWorks.”

This marks the twelfth 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.

“We are pleased to continue supporting Free Film Fridays with the Museum of Science as a way to educate diverse audiences and raise awareness of science in the world around us,” said Kevin Lorenc, corporate communications director, MathWorks. “These movies make science easily accessible to thousands of Museum visitors–and hopefully inspire younger audiences to consider science careers as innovative and achievable.”

The Museum will show Cuba, Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation, and Great Barrier Reef during Free Film Fridays. Visitors can pick up free tickets at the Museum box office on the day of the show only, on a first come, first served basis. 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, Boston

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.4 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®, have reached an estimated 18 million students and 185,000 educators. 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 4000 people in 16 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit


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