Museum of Science, Boston Announces 2020 Winter/Spring Adult Programming Lineup

December 17, 2019

Tickets Now on Sale for a Lively Season Featuring Live Music from Dutch ReBelle, a Closer Look at CRISPR, an Astrophysics Dance Piece, eGaming Tournaments and More

BOSTON, MA (December 17, 2019) — This January, the Museum of Science kicks off a Winter/Spring lineup of cutting-edge and entertaining after-hours programming for adults. From January through May, the Museum will host a wide variety of thought-provoking events from an electrifying performance from award-winning Boston-based hip-hop artist, Dutch ReBelle, to an eGaming Fortnite tournament. The Museum of Science announced today that tickets for this Winter/Spring’s lineup are now available at

“This winter and spring, we are thrilled to offer such a variety of immersive music experiences, conversations, dance, theater, and more for every adult in Boston,” said James Wetzel, Co-Producer, Adult Programs at the Museum of Science Boston. “Each season, we look forward to introducing our audiences to a diverse range of new and returning voices, topics, perspectives, and performances alike. I am so thrilled to kick off this incredibly dynamic season and continue to fuse together art, science, and technology in unprecedented ways that are only possible here at the Museum of Science.”

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 live podcasts and talks in the Blue Wing, including Jonathan Van Ness’s visit in February 2019 and Isabella Rossellini’s in October, to re-envisioning the Planetarium as a venue for some of the most exciting live performances in the city.

Programming for the 2020 Winter/Spring Season includes:


  • Caspian On Circles Experience, January 16, 7:00 pm: Don’t miss your chance to hear the newest release from Caspian, a Beverly-based instrumental rock band, whose fifth album, On Circles, will be released by Triple Crown records on January 24. Hear the record in its entirety before its release, with a unique fusion of art and sound in the immersive and intimate setting of the Charles Hayden Planetarium, featuring visuals designed specifically to the album. $20 in advance/$25 day of.


  • Make, Think, Imagine: Where is Technology Taking Us? January 29, 7:00 pm: Engineer and former BP CEO, Lord John Browne of Madingley, discusses a wide sweep of history to remind us that technological progress is more essential than ever, but only when coupled with the two instincts that will always set humans apart: our imagination and our values. In conversation with Tad Friend, staff writer for The New Yorker, and Marcelo Gleiser, physicist, author, and director of the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth College. Advance registration begins January 15, free admission.


  • Medusa: Reclaiming the Myth, January 30, 7:30 pm: After a sold-out run as part of the Museum’s Summer Thursdays, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? return to the Charles Hayden Planetarium for a one-night-only encore of “Medusa: Reclaiming the Myth”! This animated audio play with live band performance, retells the Medusa tale for the modern era. Join us in your Grecian best! Costumes of a Greek or Roman mythological character or creature or one’s personal version of Medusa encouraged! $20 in advance/$25 day of.


  • Ticktock, Presented by SYREN Modern Dance, February 5, 7:00 pm: A collaboration between astrophysicist Dr. Paul M. Sutter and SYREN Modern Dance, "Ticktock" is a revolutionary investigation of time.  The 45-minute performance is an exploration of scientific concepts rooted in physics, but illustrated through the lens of dance.  Dr. Sutterʼs vivid narration of SYRENʼs highly physical sequences interweaves Einsteinʼs theories of Special and General Relativity, timekeeping and horology, memory, the arrow of time, time dilation, gravity, and perception of time. Advance registration begins January 22, 2020, free admission.


  • Coleslaw’s Corner, February 6 and May 28, 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 the first performances of 2020 with an all-new groundbreaking lineup of drag performances. There’s nowhere to hide from the fabulousness in this 360-degree immersive drag experience you can’t see anywhere else. The show that changed Boston nightlife returns to the Charles Hayden Planetarium for another year of extraordinary fun! $15 in advance/$20 day of.


  • First Person Cinema: Serenity, February 11, 7:30 pm: Join the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and the Museum of Science for an exclusive interactive screening of sci-fi classic, Serenity, under the dome of the Charles Hayden Planetarium with live commentary from special guests Dr. Rebecca Housel and comedian Ken Reid! The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival (“Boston SciFi”) is an 11-day cinematic event held at the historic Somerville Theatre from February 7th to the 17th. The 2020 edition marks the 45th anniversary as the longest running genre fest in America. For more information visit $15 admission


  • Heartbreakers & Heartthrobs: A Drag King Valentine’s Day Under the Dome, February 13, 7:30 pm: Bring Out the Boys! Get ready for a truly unique and delicious evening of entertainment as the Slaughterhouse Society and friends invade the Planetarium for a super romantic drag king event for a second year in a row! Enjoy as our kings give you a Valentine’s Day to remember, accompanied by innovative and immersive, cutting-edge visuals overhead on the full dome. $15 in advance/$20 day of.


  • Synethesia Suite, February 27, 7:30 pm: Synesthetic orchestral composer Mary Bichner returns to the Charles Hayden Planetarium for the third year, in partnership with the Museum of Science, Boston for a new evening of the hit, sold-out series Synesthesia Suite. Don’t miss this one-night only immersive musical experience, featuring live performances of Bichner's compositions paired with stunning visuals directly inspired by her polymodal synesthesia, allowing audience members to “hear” color and “see” sound just as Bichner does when she listens to music. $20 in advance/$25 day of.



  • Dutch ReBelle, March 5, 9:30 pm: Dutch ReBelle is known for “mixing introspective, punch-lined filled lyrics with heart pounding production” and she returns to the Charles Hayden Planetarium for one night only this Spring! ReBelle earned national attention early on with electrifying performances at SXSW, A3C and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival. Publications like XXL noted ReBelle “spearheading her way into blogs because of her poetic style…lyrical bravado…and fiery talent.” Don’t miss this incredible performance as Dutch ReBelle takes over the dome with her singular, tour de force live show. $20 in advance/$25 day of.


  • eGaming: CLTX Gaming Fan-Fest, March 10, 7:30 pm: eGaming returns to the Planetarium after a successful Summer Thursdays season. This exclusive event, in collaboration with CLTX Gaming, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, allows attendees to play a special league-build of NBA 2K not accessible anywhere except for the immersive world of the Planetarium along with the chance to win prizes and exclusive raffles!  $10 in advance/$12 day of.


  • ReelAbilities Film Festival Presents Picture of His Life, March 12, 7:00 pm: Join us for a special preview event to kick off the 2020 ReelAbilities Film Festival! Don’t miss an immersive and intimate screening of Picture of His Life in the Charles Hayden Planetarium to celebrate the upcoming festival lineup. Including a special conversation and Q&A with special guests. Free admission. Advance registration begins February 26, 2020, free admission.



  • CRISPR: Revolutionizing the Future of Health, April 1, 7:00 pm: Join Dr. Feng Zhang, a pioneer in the development of the CRISPR toolbox, at the Museum of Science for one-night only to hear first-hand his research and insights around the groundbreaking discovery and innovation of CRISPR, as well as the new horizons of genome editing that will continue to accelerate biomedical research around the world and change the longevity and possibilities of health for all humanity. Advance registration begins March 18, 2020, free admission.


  • Obscured Vision: A Night of Sonic Storytelling, April 29, 7:00 pm: After a sold-out premiere event this Fall, the smash-hit show Obscured Vision: A Night of Sonic Storytelling returns to the Museum for an encore performance! Take your seat, slip on a blindfold, and experience an evening of sensory storytelling that will showcase the power of sound and the original alternate reality - the spoken word. Join the Museum of Science, in collaboration with science reporter and producer Ari Daniel, to be transported into the beating hearts of four narrative journeys, featuring innovative sound design from Ian Coss. $15 in advance/$20 day of.



  • Spirits Podcast Live!, May 6, 7:30 pm: Spirits podcast, a boozy dive into mythology, folklore and urban legends, comes to the Museum for Science for a live show this Spring! Spirits is a history and comedy podcast about mythology, folklore, and urban legends. Every week hosts, Amanda McLoughlin and Julia Schifini, pour a drink and dive into a new story from around the world. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from around the world, served up over ice by two tipsy history geeks. Table seating: $15 in advance/$20 day of; Standing room: $12 in advance/$17 day of.


  • Abraham, May 7, 7:30 pm: Abraham is a four-piece contemporary pop/rock band from Boston looking to shake up the rock world with an electronic touch while keeping the essence of the pioneers. A mix of Kings of Leon, Coldplay, and a hint of classic rock, Abraham, fronted by Scott Abraham, is excited to bring a fresh approach to the genre. $20 in advance/$25 day of.


  • eGaming: Fortnite Tournament, May 21, 7:30 pm: The eGaming sensation is BACK at the Museum and ready to take the Planetarium medium to competitive new levels. Whether you are an expert player, new to the esports arena, or simply a fan of the phenomenon- this is your ultimate chance to explore the future of athleticism in exhilarating new ways with an immersive Fortnite tournament- grab your ticket for a shot at competing and taking home the ultimate $250 prize! In collaboration with One Up Games. $10 in advance/$12 day of.

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 Winter! In January, The Divas 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. Taking place at the CIC, 245 Main Street, Floor 2, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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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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