Daily Schedule for February 28

Exhibit Halls

Ranging in topic from human biology to the latest high-tech inventions, more than 700 permanent, hands-on exhibits are enhanced by live stage presentations and science interpreters offering one-on-one challenges.

    Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

    Uncover the rise and eventual decline of this complex civilization, including its social, natural, and spiritual realms.

Scheduled Shows and Events

IMAX Films

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 50 minutes.

Galapagos

  • 11:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm

Journey with marine biologist Dr. Carole Baldwin of the Smithsonian Institution on her first trip to the famed archipelago.

Humpback Whales

  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm

Travel to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Kingdom of Tonga to see how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and care for their young.

Mystery of the Maya

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm

Take a breathtaking trip through Maya culture and history with a modern-day archaeologist and a young Maya descendant.

Planetarium Shows

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 40 minutes.

Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky

10:30 am

Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street and learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, and more!

Explore: The Universe

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm

Leave the Earth behind and take off with a Planetarium educator as your star pilot.

Inside NASA: From Dream to Discovery

  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

From blueprint to blastoff, see how unmanned space flight is pushing the frontiers of human exploration to the very edges of the universe!

Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

9:30 pm

Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon creates a mind-bending landscape of light and sound set to Pink Floyd's 1973 masterpiece.

Laser Michael Jackson

  • 5:30 pm
  • 8:30 pm

Listen (and watch!) as MJ's timeless hits live on at the Planetarium. Join the fun, tap your feet, and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"!

Laser Zeppelin

7:30 pm

Dazzling visual effects bring to life ’70s classics such as "Stairway to Heaven," "Rock and Roll," and other timeless Led Zeppelin songs!

Tales of the Maya Skies

  • 1:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm

Learn how science, art, and mythology connected the Maya to the universe as you immerse yourself in the beauty of Chichen Itza, Mexico.

Butterfly Garden

Exhibit Halls admission plus timed ticket required.

Walk among the free-flying residents of this warm conservatory filled with exotic plants.

Entry times are available every 15 minutes.

4-D Films

  • Exhibit Halls admission plus timed ticket required.
  • Approximately 15 minutes.

Happy Feet 4-D Experience!

  • 10:20 am
  • 11:20 am
  • 12:20 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 1:40 pm
  • 2:20 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:40 pm
  • 4:40 pm

Go on a thrilling journey with the toe-tapping Mumble and see if his dancing feet may save his endangered penguin colony!

Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D Experience

  • 9:40 am
  • 10:40 am
  • 11:40 am
  • 12:40 pm
  • 1:20 pm
  • 2:40 pm
  • 3:20 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Sense the pressure, feel the perils, and smell the triumph as you celebrate Earth as never before!

Live Presentations

  • Free with Exhibit Halls admission; first come, first served.
  • Approximately 20 minutes.

Afternoon Report: What's New with Road Salt?

2:30 pm

Learn where road salt comes from, where it ends up, and how we seek to balance our short-term needs with long-term environmental consequences.

For Preschoolers: Live Animal Story Time

10:30 am

Hear a story and meet its animal star in a presentation made especially for our younger visitors!

Lightning!

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Explore lightning and storm safety as the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator hurls indoor bolts.

Live Animal Presentation

  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

Discover the furry, feathered, and scaly residents of our Live Animal Center.

Rediscovering the Maya

12:30 pm

Learn what types of modern and also time-tested technologies are used to unearth this ancient civilization.

Science Snapshot

11:30 am

Take a closer look at the latest in science and technology in our lives.

The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show

  • 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm

The atomic world as you've never seen before — hilarious, awe-inspiring, and educational!

Drop-In Activities

  • Free with Exhibit Halls admission; first come, first served.
  • Approximately 5 – 20 minutes.

Design Challenges

  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Participate in a hands-on activity to design, build, and test a prototype solution to a given problem.

Explore the Ancient Maya

1:30 – 3:30 pm

From impressive architecture to decorative fashion and the foods families ate, explore what life was like in the cities of the ancient Maya.

Hands-On Laboratory: Archaeology

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Examine objects that an archaeologist may unearth and find out what each object can reveal about the people who left it.

Investigation Station

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Think like a scientist as you gather evidence and look for answers. Topics vary from chemistry investigations to making your own electricity.

Field Trip Lunches

Due to space limitations in the Riverview Café, you must reserve a 30-minute time slot for lunch when making your field trip reservation.

Lunch times are available every 30 minutes.

Events

In addition to our regularly scheduled shows and presentations, the Museum frequently plans programs that happen within the Exhibit Halls and around Boston.

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