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Let's Celebrate July 4th!

The Museum's unparalleled setting overlooking the Charles River makes it the place to celebrate the Fourth of July! Enjoy an evening of fun science activities, family entertainment, the Boston Pops live broadcast from the Esplanade (weather permitting), and much more! The evening concludes with Boston’s spectacular fireworks display over the Charles River, viewed from the Museum of Science garage roof.




Ticket sales begin:

Ticket availability for this members-only event is limited to the number of Exhibit Halls admissions permitted with your membership. Tickets are sold first come, first served, and tickets do sell out. For more information, contact the membership department: 617-589-0180.


To order tickets online, please have the following information available:


Meals and Refreshments

You are welcome to bring a picnic supper or you can preorder a meal through Wolfgang Puck Catering. The deadline to place or change a meal order is Sunday, June 19.

The night of the event, you may pick up meals between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. (Meals include a 20 oz. bottle of water.) Please select from the following preorder meal options:

Hamburgers, hot dogs, snack and drinks are available for purchase at the event. On-site food purchases are cash only, and there will not be an accessible ATM on-site during the event. Please plan accordingly.


Important Notes



Due to road closures and traffic conditions in the area, we recommend the use of public transportation for this event. Visit for subway, bus, and commuter rail directions.

Parking is not available at the Museum the night of the event. No reservations will be taken. Cars parked in the Museum garage after 5:00 pm on July 4 will be towed.

Parking will be available at several area garages, including the Cambridgeside Galleria and the TD Garden. Please note that these garages are not affiliated with the Museum of Science and membership parking discounts do not apply.




This fundraiser is sponsored by the Volunteer Service League, with proceeds supporting educational and outreach programs through the July 4th Grants Program. The VSL thanks you for your support.

Monday, July 4 | 5:30 – 11:30 pm


Museum Garage Roof

Admission: Adults $28; Children (3 – 11) $17; Children (under 3) Free.


  • Staffed Area
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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