Free entrance with conference badge. Free transportation: Bus shuttles from Convention Center start at 5:45 pm on the half hour and return from 7:15 pm on the half hour. For those who drive, free parking in the Museum garage. Be sure to bring your parking ticket for validation to the Educator Resource Center, Green Wing, Level 3.
Featured Exhibits and Activities:
Step into the Hall of Human Life, a brand-new dynamic exhibition where you can explore human biology, nutrition, and evolution through five inquiry areas.
Get hands-on and solve a Design Challenge. It’s great fun to try hands-on engineering with your colleagues and Museum educators!
Get warmed up in the Butterfly Garden. Walk among the free-flying residents of this tropical conservatory. Last entry: 6:30 pm. Limited to 15 per entry.
Visit the Educator Resource Center to socialize, enjoy the river view, and learn about the resources we have available for teachers.
Films and Shows:
Watch a large-format film on the IMAX® Dome Screen.
- Jerusalem 6:00 pm
- Journey to the South Pacific 7:00 pm
- Rocky Mountain Express 8:00 pm
- The Human Body 9:00 pm
Charles Hayden Planetarium:
- Explore: The Universe 7:30 pm
- Moons: Worlds of Mystery 8:30 pm
- Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon 9:30 pm
More Special Events:
Try a taste of Boston in the Riverview Café with clam chowder or a Fenway frank.
National Earth Science Teachers Association Friends of Earth Science Reception, 6:30 – 7:00 pm, Educator Resource Center, Level 3 - Including awarding of the American Geosciences Institute Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K – 8 Earth Science Teaching
Astronomy After Hours. Head up to the Museum's roof to do some stargazing in our Observatory, 8:30 – 10:00 pm (weather permitting)
Meet Our Sponsors:
Scholastic Science Magazines, Booth 305. Capture the excitement of science with Scholastic’s incredible current science magazines, SuperScience (grades 3 – 6) and Science World
(grades 6 – 10). Experience our comprehensive print + online teaching programs for yourself.
It's About Time (IAT.com), Booth 121. IAT is a leading educational publisher of inquiry-based science and math programs supported by the National Science Foundation. Our challenge-driven programs increase student achievement because they motivate and engage while develop critical thinking skills.
Museum of Science, Booth 522, Learn about our Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum. Winner of the STEM Innovation Award in 2013, EiE offers fun, hands-on curricula for grades K – 8. Integrate engineering with the science topics you already teach. Professional Development too! Research-tested AND teacher-tested.