Daily Schedule for November 29

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.

Scheduled Shows and Public Events

IMAX Films

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 50 minutes.

Dinosaurs Alive!

  • 11:00 am
  • 2:00 pm

Watch as Cretaceous creatures leap to life on the IMAX® Dome screen!

Humpback Whales

  • 12:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm

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


3:00 pm

Learn how Jerusalem's historical, artistic, and spiritual connections made it so important to so many different cultures.

Wild Africa

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Adventure through the most dramatic continent on Earth and experience a land where the real world is more awe-inspiring than any fiction.

Planetarium Shows

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 40 minutes.

Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky

  • 10:30 am
  • 2:30 pm

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

  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

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

Inside NASA: From Dream to Discovery

  • 11:30 am
  • 4:30 pm

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

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

1:30 pm

Take a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity and surprising might of moons!

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.

Frozen Planet: The 4-D Experience

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

Embark on the ultimate polar expedition and experience the white wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic as you have never seen them before!

Live Presentations

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

Afternoon Report

2:30 pm

Join our on-stage anchor for a rapid-fire news report touching on the latest headlines in your favorite science subjects.

Animation in Action

2:00 pm

Explore our storytelling roots and investigate the role light, math, and your human brain can play while creating the illusion of motion.

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!


  • 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

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

Science Live!

3:30 pm

A rotating schedule of live scientific discovery.

Science Snapshot

  • 11:30 am
  • 12:30 pm

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

Drop-In Activities

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

Design Challenges

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm

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

Investigation Station

1:30 – 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.

Public Events

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

Browse upcoming events.