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  • Astronomy After Hours

    Astronomy After Hours

Fridays, March – Mid-November | 8:30 – 10:00 pm

Astronomy After Hours

Did you know that the Museum offers our starry-eyed public a free evening full of astronomy-themed fun on weather-cooperative Thursdays and Fridays throughout the summer?

Between 8:30 and 10:00 pm each Thursday and Friday in July and August, weather-permitting, visit the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum’s parking garage. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of our Observatory, and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff.

This program does not run on nights when the weather is inclement. For more details, and to find out if Astronomy After Hours is running on a given Thursday or Friday, call our hotline, 617-589-0267. We update each Thursday/Friday by 5:30 pm with the evening’s plans. Come September, Astronomy After Hours will continue to run for the rest of its season on Fridays only.


Museum of Science


Recommended for: Grades Pre-K – 12 and adults

Public Event

Free Event. No Exhibit Halls admission required.


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