Daily Schedule for September 19

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 Events

IMAX Films

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 50 minutes.

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

  • 1:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm

Share the rush and exhilaration of whitewater rafting down the Colorado River with two renowned environmental crusaders and their daughters.

Journey to the South Pacific

  • 11:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm

Swim with the world's largest shark, encounter mysterious creatures of the sea, and explore the planet's most spectacular coral reefs.

Pandas: The Journey Home

  • 10:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm

Meet the dedicated team working tirelessly to save China's national treasure, the iconic giant panda, from extinction.

Planetarium Shows

  • Ticket required.
  • Approximately 40 minutes.

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

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!

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
  • 3:40 pm
  • 4:40 pm
  • 5:20 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 6:40 pm
  • 7:20 pm
  • 8:00 pm
  • 8:40 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
  • 5:00 pm
  • 5:40 pm
  • 6:20 pm
  • 7:00 pm
  • 7:40 pm
  • 8:20 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: Ebola Outbreak

2:30 pm

Our on-stage anchor shares why the Ebola virus is so dangerous and what new drugs and vaccines are being developed to mitigate its effects.

Lightning!

  • 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm

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

Live Animal Presentation

  • 11:30 am
  • 1:30 pm

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

Science Live!

  • 3:30 pm
  • 5:30 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.
No drop-in activities are currently scheduled for this day.

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.

Astronomy After Hours

Public Event

8:30 – 10:00 pm

How awesome is astronomy? Participate in the Museum's free Friday night astronomy activities, including stargazing and more, and find out!