Museum of Science, Boston Welcomes College Students for Free on Friday Nights in September

August 28, 2019

Museum Extends its Annual College Night to Every Friday Night Throughout September

BOSTON, MA (August 28, 2019) — This fall, the Museum of Science brings back College Night in a whole, new way. From 5 to 9 pm every Friday night this September, college students can experience all the Museum has to offer – for free, by only showing their college ID!

"We are thrilled to welcome new and returning college students back to town!” said Todd Sperry, Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategy & Communications. “To help celebrate back-to-school, we’re opening our doors to college students not just one night, but every Friday night in September.  For free. The Museum of Science is one of the largest science Museums in the world, so visit one Friday night… or all four Friday nights in September.”

College Night 2019 welcomes students back to school in style by offering free Exhibit Halls admission, including the Theater of Electricity, Live Animal Shows, and Boston Duck Tour rides. Students will also have the opportunity to experience BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, the world’s most visited traveling exhibit and a unique opportunity to look within yourself, at a discounted price of $8. For $6 each, students can experiences shows in the Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, and 4-D Theater, as well as entrance to the Butterfly Garden, tickets for which can be purchased in advance day-of after 4:15pm or in-person at the Museum box office.

In the Charles Hayden Planetarium, students can be immersed in dazzling laser shows set to the popular music of David Bowie, Coldplay, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Under New England’s only 180-degree IMAX® Dome, students are invited to journey to the land of grizzlies, sea otters, and the all-white spirit bear in Great Bear Rainforest, explore the vibrant culture of Cuba, immerse themselves in an unforgettable marine adventure in Great Barrier Reef, and go on an off-trail adventure through National Parks Adventure.

For those looking to relax during the festivities, refreshments are available for purchase in the Museum’s Riverview Café with food by Wolfgang Puck Catering. There will even be opportunities for students to win prizes such as free passes to return to the Museum.

Students must bring their valid college I.D for free admission. For public transportation, students can take the Green Line/Lechmere train to the Science Park stop and parking is available at the Museum garage. The Museum of Science is wheelchair accessible and the 4-D Theater and Charles Hayden Planetarium are equipped for the visually and hearing impaired. For more information, including directions, please call 617-723-2500 or visit our website 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 of Science introduces approximately 1.5M visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. Established in 1830, the Museum is home to such iconic exhibits as the Thompson Theater of Electricity, the Charles Hayden Planetarium, and the Mugar Omni Theater. Beyond its walls, the Museum reaches tens of millions more through award-winning STEM content such as its blockbuster traveling exhibits, The Science Behind Pixar and Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, the world’s leading prek-8 engineering curricula, EiE®, and originally created, globally distributed planetarium shows. The Museum influences formal and informal STEM education through research and national advocacy, as a strong community partner and loyal educator resource, and as a leader in universal design, developing exhibits and programming accessible to all. Learn more at


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