Museum of Science, Boston Announces Preliminary Summer 2019 Offerings

April 9, 2019

From Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life to Moon Landing 50th: One Giant Anniversary, There Is an Activity for Everyone at the Museum

BOSTON, MA (April 9, 2019) — The Museum of Science, Boston announces a diverse and exciting roundup of exhibits, programming, events, and more for summer 2019. From the return of Body Worlds to Great Bear Rainforest and Red Sox Weekend, this summer at the Museum offers a diverse variety of activities and events for everyone.

“This summer at the Museum, we are excited to offer a wide range of activities, exhibits, and events to spark the curiosity of all our visitors. We are thrilled to bring BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life to Boston for its New England premiere in June, bringing an entirely new perspective focused on the beauty of the human lifecycle. The exhibit connects perfectly to our other Museum offerings focused on the connection between science and technology, including The Hall of Human Life,” said Todd Sperry, Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategy & Communications at the Museum of Science. “From celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing throughout the month of July, to the highly anticipated return of our Summer Thursdays programming, we are gearing up for a STEM summer spectacular.”

Details for these events will continue to develop. Those interested in attending any Museum exhibits, events, or programming should visit the Museum’s website at as details are announced.


New Exhibits:

See the breathtaking complexity, resilience, and vulnerability of the human body in distress, disease, and optimal health in BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, the Museum’s newest temporary exhibition. More than 100 authentic human specimens, including whole-body plastinates, show how our lifestyle choices can shape our bodies, leading to longer, happier, and healthier lives.

Special Programming:

  • Red Sox Weekend, June 1 & 2

Our third-annual Red Sox Weekend highlights the science and engineering behind baseball. Experience everything from Red Sox-themed Design Challenges to baseball-themed live presentations, all at the Museum.

  • Moon Landing 50th: One Giant Anniversary, July 19 & 20

In honor of the Apollo moon landing anniversary, the Museum will celebrate with a weekend full of lunar landing special events, including live presentations, Museum-wide activities, and even a NASA livestream from the Museum. Join Museum of Science Astronomy Educators aboard a Boston Harbor Cruise high-speed catamaran for a special Sea the Stars Cruise on Saturday, July 20 in honor of the anniversary.  Additionally, throughout the month of July, the Museum’s Charles Hayden Planetarium will run a special lineup of moon-themed shows and live presentations.

  • Butterfly and Caterpillar Weekend, August 17 & 18

Celebrate the world’s most colorful insect August 17 and 18 during Butterfly and Caterpillar Weekend. Featuring hands-on activities at the Caterpillar Lab and a variety of live presentations celebrating the diversity of New England caterpillars, learners of all ages will find something fascinating this weekend.

Spend an evening aboard a Boston Harbor Cruise high-speed catamaran for an experience of stargazing like no other. Join Museum of Science Astronomy Educators for expert commentary and star and planet identification away from the bright city lights.  Cruises will run on July 6, August 3, August 31, September 21, and September 28, with a special full Moon cruise on August 17 and an Apollo Anniversary cruise on July 20.

Mugar Omni IMAX Theater:

  • Great Bear Rainforest, opening July 5th

Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters, and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth — in the IMAX film Great Bear Rainforest. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Now, for the first time ever, experience this magical world in IMAX and discover the land of the spirit bear.

Museum of Science Summer Thursdays:

  • Summer Slashers

Jennifer’s Body, June 6th

Friday the 13th, August 1st

On the first Thursday of each month, nobody will hear you scream in the dome. Revisit your favorite Summer Slasher films in the immersive setting of our Charles Hayden Planetarium. Lay back and enjoy as familiar scenes and characters slice up the dome all summer long! ($10 in advance/$12 day of)

  • TokiMonsta, June 20th

As TOKiMONSTA, California producer Jennifer Lee has charted an enthralling career over the past seven years, and her newest album, Lune Rouge, is her exhilarating next step. Under the Planetarium’s dome, this new album of moonlit music will make for a completely immersive experience. ($28 in advance/$30 day of)

  • Medusa: Reclaiming the Myth, June 27th, July 25th, and August 22nd

“Medusa, Reclaiming the Myth” is a new multimedia musical experience from Brian King and his cabaret band, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? Presented at the Charles Hayden Planetarium, this animated audio play with live band performance retells the Medusa tale for the modern era: reclaiming underlying themes of female empowerment, cunning, collaboration, and triumph. The show will be presented on June 27, July 25, and August 22. ($15 in advance/$20 day of)

  • Arc Iris, August 15th

Experience the music of Arc Iris in the fully immersive setting of the Planetarium. This coming fall, Arc Iris will release their newest album, Icon of Ego, the band’s third album, which focuses on overcoming adversity and coming out leaner, sharper, and more fully realized. ($20 in advance/$25 day of)

  • Coleslaw’s Corner: Year One Extravaganza, August 29th

After taking Boston nightlife to exciting new levels at the Museum for the past year, Coleslaw’s Corner returns to the Charles Hayden Planetarium for an end of summer extravaganza! Join us for an unforgettable and fabulous one-night only celebration of the award-winning collaboration as every Queen from the groundbreaking first year returns for a lineup you won’t ever forget. Hosted by the one and only Coleslaw, all of Boston will be talking about this night. ($15 advance/$20 day of.)


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:



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