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BOSTON, MA – The Museum of Science, Boston announced today it will reopen to the public on February 8 in accordance with the cities of Boston and Cambridge Phase 3 Step 1 guidelines of the Commonwealth’s Reopening Plan. The Museum continues to employ state-of-the-art technologies and protocols to maintain high levels of safety for visitors and staff. Timed-ticket reservations will be available for members starting February 2, while general admissions tickets will go on sale, February 4.
“Our city’s cultural institutions are a crucial resource for our community to discover, dream, and engage in the questions that impact us most,” said Tim Ritchie, president of the Museum of Science. “We are eager to welcome our visitors back to our Exhibit Halls and online where we continue to expand the ways our physical and digital Museum can serve our community.”
The Museum’s newest permanent exhibit, Arctic Adventure: Exploring with Technology, invites visitors to escape to an icy tundra through a digitally and physically immersive experience, which includes a 20ft. wall of ice and sights and sounds distinctive to the Arctic. Visitors learn to engage with interactive tools and technologies used by researchers in the Arctic to understand human impact on the Earth's changing landscapes and climate.
In addition, the global blockbuster exhibit, The Science Behind Pixar will continue to amaze visitors in Boston for an extended showing. Created by the Museum of Science in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios, the exhibit offers a unique look into the Pixar production process and explores the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters.
For a limited time, visitors can also still get a chance to enjoy the annual tradition of miniature model trains and classic Boston winter landscapes in, All Aboard! Trains at Science Park.
Visitors can also be immersed in a larger-than-life experience in the Museum’s newly renovated and enhanced Mugar Omni Theater. With its digitized IMAX® projection system and five-story domed screen, the Omni is one of just seven dome IMAX theaters in the United States and the only one in New England. Audiences can reserve tickets for the award-winning film, Superpower Dogs, celebrating the extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs, or travel the far distances of the globe discovering endangered animals in Back from the Brink.
The Museum of Science continues to maintain the highest standards for ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for staff and visitors alike. The Museum will continue its safety protocols, including social distancing and face mask requirements, as covered in its code of conduct. Behind the scenes, the Museum has enhanced the operations of its heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems to maximize the air quality in its Exhibit Halls, with a focus on higher efficiency filtration and enhanced monitoring or the air flow and air change rates to ensure proper ventilation.
Timed tickets for Exhibit Halls admission and theaters will be required for all visitors in advance and can be reserved or purchased at mos.org/tickets or over the phone at 617-723-2500. Members will have exclusive advance access to reserve tickets beginning February 2. Tickets will open to the general public beginning February 4. Please visit mos.org/visitor-faq for full details on visit planning and booking.