Daily Schedule for May 22

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.
  • Elevator/wheelchair access to Mugar Omni Theater unavailable Monday, May 18 - Friday, June 19. Further information can be found on the Accessibility page

Airplanes: A World in Flight

  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm

Take flight on an epic journey around the globe as you experience how the airplane has changed the world!

Dinosaurs Alive!

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm

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

Humpback Whales

  • 2:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm

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

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

  • 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!

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

2:30 pm

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

Wonders of the Night Sky

1:30 pm

A live presenter takes you on a journey through the celestial sights of the summer — from stars and constellations to planets and nebulae.

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.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 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
  • 5:20 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 6:40 pm
  • 7:20 pm
  • 8:00 pm
  • 8:40 pm

Get ready for an adventure of mammoth proportions — Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs — The 4-D Experience!

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

2:30 pm

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

Lightning!

  • 11:00 am
  • 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

  • 10:30 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.

Design Challenges

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

Hands-On Laboratory: Chemistry of Life

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Use lab equipment to find out how plants breathe and make food. Explore how photosynthesis and cellular respiration support all life on Earth.

Investigation Station

10:30 am – 12:00 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.

No events are scheduled for this date. Browse upcoming events.