September Salem Days



  • September 1 – September 30
  • Offering Format: Public Event
  • Museum of Science
  • Free for Salem, MA residents


Visit the Museum of Science for FREE during September Salem Days!

During the month of September, Salem, MA residents and their families are invited to the Museum for FREE science adventure. Explore more than 700 interactive exhibits, attend live presentations, experience indoor lightning storms, participate in hands-on demonstrations, and even view a free IMAX® film in the Mugar Omni Theater or an out-of-this world show in the Charles Hayden Planetarium!

This program is supported by the City of Salem and Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, and is generously funded by the Norman H. Read Trust.

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Additional Information

Salem Residents:

Passes have been mailed to each Salem household and will admit up to four individuals. To obtain additional passes, please visit one of three distribution centers, which include Salem City Hall, Salem Public Library, and the Salem Parks and Recreation Department. Passes will also be distributed in classrooms at the Salem charter and public schools. When visiting the Museum, please have a valid Massachusetts driver's license or identification card indicating Salem residence.

Please join us for a FREE ride on the MBTA's commuter rail from Salem to North Station in Boston on Saturday, September 6 or Saturday, September 27, 2014.

This offer is only valid for the 10:38 am train from Salem to North Station. Once at North Station, it is a short walk to the Museum of Science. Special commuter rail tickets will be distributed at the Salem Station between 9:45 am and 10:30 am prior to boarding the train; only those passengers who have passes to the Museum of Science and proof of Salem residency will be provided free round-trip tickets for the commuter rail. The return ticket will be valid for travel on any regularly scheduled train from North Station to Salem and must be used on that day only.

Free parking will be available at the parking lot on the former site of Universal Steel on Bridge Street, next door to the F.W. Webb building.

We hope you can take advantage of this opportunity to ride the commuter rail and visit the Museum of Science free of charge during September Salem Days (September 1 – 30*). Please note that the train ride and Museum of Science visit is NOT supervised. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. The City of Salem, the Museum of Science, and the MBTA are not responsible for unsupervised children.

*The Museum will be closed on Tuesday, September 2.