Spend February Vacation at the Museum of Science with New Exhibit, Dogs! A Science Tail, Octonauts in 4D, Engineering, and More!

January 16, 2020

New Hands-On Exhibit, Dogs! A Science Tail, Highlights the Connection Between Humans and Their Furry Friends, Opens February 9th for a Limited Time!

BOSTON, MA (January 16, 2020) – This February, the Museum of Science is the perfect destination for families of all ages to have fun exploring STEM through interactive exhibits, live presentations, and 4-D experiences. Opening on the 9th, just in time for February vacation, is the Museum’s newest temporary exhibit, Dogs! A Science Tail, a hands-on science exhibition that enables guests to experience the extraordinary way that dogs see, hear, and smell the world.


In Dogs! A Science Tail, guests will be able to explore the world from a dog’s perspective through a variety of hands-on exhibits. Experiences will range from listening to hidden sounds that dogs can hear but humans can’t, excavating replicas of actual fossils to determine if they belong to wolves or dogs, walking a dog through an interactive neighborhood to understand how pets strengthen the community, and testing your pop-culture knowledge during a game of “Jeopawdy!” based on the show Jeopardy! The highly interactive exhibition also invites guests to share personal photos and stories of their dogs on a photo wall. Admission for this exhibition is included with Exhibit Halls ticket.


“We are excited to kick off 2020 and February school vacation with Dogs! A Science Tail, to explore everything that makes our furry friends so extraordinary,” said Christine Reich, Senior Vice President Exhibits & Research at the Museum of Science, Boston. “Our relationship with these incredible animals goes back centuries, which makes this exhibit the perfect opportunity to understand and learn what science reveals about their amazing capabilities. This new temporary exhibit, along with all the other offerings the Museum has, makes a winter visit especially fun.”


Also opening before February vacation, is a new 4D-film experience, from the popular children’s television and book series, Octonauts: Amazon Adventure 4-D. Young audiences will dive into action with daring aquatic explorers Captain Barnacles, Kwazii, and Peso in this 3-D film with incredible in-theater effects. This film requires the purchase of a timed ticket.


And, as always, the Museum is geared up for National Engineer’s Week, a week dedicated to celebrating engineers around the world and inspiring the next generation to explore exciting world of engineering and technology careers. From February 16 through the 20th, Museum educators will be holding special engineering-themed activities and programming throughout the Exhibit Halls.


More details about all the programming the Museum has to offer this winter, including Live Animal Presentations, Planetarium shows, and Lightning! shows at the Theater of Electricity, can be found on our website at www.mos.org. A new Live Presentation, Afternoon Report: Pigments of the Imagination will run through the month of February and will explore the relationship between technology and color. Guests can save on Exhibit Halls tickets when booked at least a day in advance online.


Dogs! A Science Tail exhibition was created and developed by the California Science Center with support from Annenberg Foundation and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace. PetSmart Charities is sponsoring the national tour.


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, 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 https://www.mos.org.


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