Museum of Science, Boston Hosts Second Anime Boston Weekend

October 23, 2019

Cosplay Fashion Show, Anime Film Screenings, Panels, and More Make for a Weekend of Anime-Themed Family Fun

BOSTON, MA (October 23, 2019) – On November 2nd and 3rd, the Museum of Science, Boston is hosting its second-annual Anime Boston Weekend, full of anime-themed activities, programming, and more for the whole family. In partnership with Anime Boston, which hosts a three-day convention annually in Boston under the supervision of the New England Anime Society, the Museum will host their anime programming at the Museum for the second year, this time for two full days.


Anime-focused programming at the Museum will include a cosplay fashion show on Saturday, for which visitors can sign up in advance or on the day-of to participate. Cahner’s Theater will light up with special anime film screenings, showing Mirai on Saturday and Okko’s Inn on Sunday, both in Japanese and in English. A selfie station, kids’ activity tables, and a Pokémon GO tournament, which will take place throughout the Museum’s Exhibit Halls, will give guests the opportunity to win prizes from both Anime Boston and the Museum of Science.


"We are thrilled to return to the Museum of Science, Boston for our second Anime Boston Weekend. The connection between anime and science is natural, making the Museum a perfect partner to share with our communities how the magic behind anime is made,” said Shamus Mahan, President of the New England Anime Society, Inc.


Throughout the weekend, the Museum will host a variety of panels discussing different aspects of anime. Guests will have opportunities to learn more about Anime Boston and their annual convention, the science behind anime, creating cosplay, and a parent’s guide to anime.


“After the success of our first partnership event with Anime Boston in 2018, we are excited to collaborate once again, highlighting all of the connections between anime and science,” said Annette Sawyer, Senior Vice President of Education at the Museum of Science. “This kind of programming, which celebrates the unique connection between anime and science, is singular to the Museum and we cannot wait to continue this partnership with Anime Boston.”


Admission is included with Exhibit Halls ticket. More information is available 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 Anime Boston: With over 25,000 attendees in 2019, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2019 is scheduled for Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at


About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at



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