Daily Schedule for May 02

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.

Dolphins

  • 11:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm

Join marine biologists on their innovative quest to observe the lives of dolphins in the wild.

National Parks Adventure

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Go on the ultimate IMAX off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and wilderness with MacGillivray Freeman's new film.

Wild Africa

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 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.

Explore the Galaxy (For Schools Only)

11:30 am

For Schools Only as Part of a Museum Field Trip.

Travel through the solar system and beyond in a tour of our stellar neighborhood.

Explore the Solar System (For Schools Only)

10:30 am

For Schools Only as Part of a Museum Field Trip.

Explore our beautiful solar system and its thousands of varied worlds that are changing the way we view our neighborhood in space.

Inside NASA: From Dream to Discovery

1:30 pm

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

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

2:30 pm

Prompted by a mysterious note left in their tree house, brother-and-sister duo Jack and Annie embark on a wondrous journey of adventure.

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 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.

SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue

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

Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wildly hilarious 4-D adventure to rescue the Jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields from Plankton's evil clutches!

Thomas & Friends 4-D: Bubbling Boilers!

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

Join Thomas & Friends in this thrilling 4-D adventure!

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.

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
  • 2:00 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

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

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

More to Explore in Animals!

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

Join Museum educators for a hands-on activity and discover for yourself how animals adapt to life on the move!

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.