Museum of Science, Boston, to Host Rise Up Boston: A Climate Event

April 21, 2022

Community Partners, Special Presentations, and Interactive Activities Will Fill Exhibit Halls to Inspire Visitors to Change Climate Change

BOSTON, MA – On April 30 and May 1, the Museum of Science, Boston, will welcome dozens of community partners and fill its Exhibit Halls with hands-on activities for Rise Up Boston: A Climate Event. During the weekend, visitors can explore the entire Museum to learn about the impacts of climate change and discover solutions to take individual and collective action. The Museum will also host its first Heat and Health Fair, a free event discussing public health impacts of extreme heat events. 

The climate action-focused weekend will include programming with Museum educators, presentations with live animal ambassadors, theater shows, and interactive activities designed to inform and empower the public about climate change. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear from leading organizations including Action Pact Boston, GreenRoots, Charles River Conservancy, and Climate Teens at New England Aquarium. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the Museum’s exhibits, New England Climate Stories, Resilient Venice: Adapting to Climate Change, Arctic Adventure: Exploring with Technology, and the Gaia art installation to gain perspective on the global interconnectedness of how the changing climate impacts communities from our own backyards to the entire planet at large. 

“We are feeling the impacts of climate change all around us right now, from rising sea levels, to extreme heat and precipitation events. There are innovative solutions available, but we only address the problem if we take action together to ensure an equitable future for all,” said David Sittenfeld, manager of forums and national collaborations at the Museum of Science. “As one of our key initiatives, we are tackling the conversation of climate change as only the Museum can: through interactive exhibits, insightful programming, and amplifying the work of our community partners and local scientists.”

As part of the weekend event, the Museum will host a Heat and Health Fair on April 30. During this event, researchers from the Museum and the Mystic River Watershed will present results from the Wicked Hot Mystic research project. The project engaged community volunteers from across the Mystic River Watershed area in collecting extreme heat and air quality data to inform resilience and public health planning. 

The Rise Up Boston: A Climate Event is included with Museum admission. For more information on the climate weekend, visit mos.org/rise-up-boston.

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