Traveling Programs

Traveling Programs are temporarily unavailable. Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with public health guidance, the Museum will not be offering Traveling Programs for the remainder of calendar year 2020. The Museum will make a decision about Traveling Programs reservations for January – June 2021 later this calendar year. The Museum of Science is committed to supporting students and educators. Resources can be found at MOS at Home. More to come soon!

Our fleet of seven vans can bring professional STEM educators to locations around New England. They teach over thirty types of programs to more than 100,000 people each year.

School Programs are offered from September-June and are only available for school groups. They have grade-specific content that builds on the Next Generation Science Standards, and come in a variety of formats including presentations, hands-on workshops, and immersive experiences. To get a summary of the programs we offer to schools, including logistical and price information, check out our School Catalog. There is limited Funding available for schools with financial need.

We also have more generalized programs offered in July and August for libraries, camps, youth groups, and other kinds of out-of-school-time environments. These programs also come in a variety of formats. Most are appropriate for a wide range of school-age children; we also have two new workshops designed specifically for preschoolers 2.9-5 years. To get a summary of these programs, including logistical and price information, check out our Library/Camp Catalog. There is limited Funding available for sites with financial need.

Finally, we have the ability to visit a limited number of weekend community events each year with Drop-in Station activity programs. There is limited Funding available for sites with financial need.

The tiles below lead to preview PDFs that feature slideshows of what we do in each individual program, as well as extensive logistical and price information. Contact us at travelingprograms@mos.org or 617-589-0354 with questions, or to make a reservation.

Traveling Programs for School Groups:

    Engineering

    Bridges Workshop — Temporarily Unavailable

    Students listen to an engineering tale, learn about the science of bridges, then design and build their own models.

    Now Hear This

    The Sound of Science — Temporarily Unavailable

    Students explore vibrations, sound, and music through a range of dynamic experiments.

    Starlab

    Lower Elementary — Temporarily Unavailable

    Students learn about the difference between naked-eye and magnified observation using binoculars and our simulated sky.

    Weather and Climate

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    Students learn about the roles temperature, air pressure, humidity, and albedo play in weather systems.

    Starlab

    Upper Elementary — Temporarily Unavailable

    Enhance your fifth grade curriculum with our portable planetariums.

    Starlab

    Middle School — Temporarily Unavailable

    Students learn about the solar system, neighboring galaxies, and deep space.

    Magnets, Forces, & Fields

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    Students learn about the relationship between electricity and magnetism and how both can be used to perform amazing experiments.

    Motion, Forces and Energy

    Middle School — Temporarily Unavailable

    Students explore the role of forces and energy in changing motion.

    Motion, Forces and Energy

    Upper Elementary — Temporarily Unavailable

    Students explore motion and learn how simple machines work.

    Life Cycles

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    Students explore how living things grow and change while meeting a number of live animals.

    Geology

    Rock Detectives — Temporarily Unavailable

    Students identify rock and mineral specimens and develop predictions about their formation.

    Engineering

    Wind Energy Workshop — Temporarily Unavailable

    Students explore the engineering design process and build their own energy-producing wind turbine.

    Electromagnetism

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    Students learn about the relationship between electricity and magnetism and how we use both forces to perform amazing experiments.

    Dig into Dinosaurs

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    Students learn about dinosaurs by exploring fossils, footprint trackways, and their own mini excavation sites.

    States of Matter

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    Learn how adding and taking away heat energy can transform materials from one state of matter to another.

    Dynamic Earth: Heat Flow

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    Distinguish between heat and temperature and the methods of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation.

    Animal Habitats

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    Students explore the ideal habitats for a number of our live animals.

    Animal Adaptations

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    Students meet a number of live animals and explore how all animals develop adaptations to help them survive.

Traveling Programs for Libraries, Camp Groups, and Youth Groups:

    Animal Engineers

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    Explore animal engineering with puppets, sensory materials, and hands-on activities, and they also meet a special live animal guest.

    Light and Shadows: An Engineering Adventure

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    Preschool children learn about light, shadows, and engineering in a pretend trip to the zoo.

    Blizzards: Outwit the Elements

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    Engineer a snow-proof house and protect your snowboarder from a perilous avalanche!

    Super-Cold Science

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    Use liquid nitrogen to explore how dropping an object's temperature can lead to some unusual and amazing effects.

    Science Magic

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    Explore the science behind some classic magic tricks while performing amazing experiments.

    Rockets

    There and Back Again — Temporarily Unavailable

    Become a rocket scientist! Design, build, and test balloon rockets and re-entry parachutes.

    Reptiles

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    Students meet a number of live animals and explore some amazing reptile characteristics.

    Night Sky

    Temporarily Unavailable

    Explore the night sky, and learn how to find stars, planets, and other celestial objects from your own backyard.