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Community Access Field Trips

September 2017 – August 2018

Who is Eligible?

Nonprofit community organizations, such as family-, neighborhood-, or faith-based groups, and shelters and ESOL and ABE programs that meet the following criteria:

  • 75% or more of the population served is classified as economically disadvantaged (eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit- EITC)
  • Official 501(c)(3) status
  • Have a minimum of 15 or more in the group visiting the Museum

Exhibit Halls and Ticketed Add-On Offerings

Exhibit Halls admission does not include separately ticketed offerings, such as 4-D Theater, Butterfly Garden, IMAX® films, or Planetarium shows. If you are interested in these add-ons, let us know at the time of reservation, as funding is sometimes available. If there is no funding available, a rate of $7.00 – $10.00 per person will be charged depending on the selected venue.


  • An eligible organization may receive a maximum of 50 admissions from September to June, contingent on funding availability.
  • A separate summer reservation program is also available for eligible organizations, contingent on funding availability. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, starting April 1.
  • Group must have at least one chaperone for every 10 participants under the age of 18.

Making Reservations

  • Call Science Central – Open daily, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm: 617-723-2500. Tell the operator you are making a Community Access reservation request.
  • Please make reservation at least two weeks prior to requested date of visit.
  • After submitting your reservation request, you will receive a confirmation email. A second email will be sent to you within two weeks with approval of funding and any balance due if applicable.
  • Please notify Science Central immediately if your numbers change or if you need to cancel a reservation: 617-723-2500 or


  • MA EBT or WIC cardholders, with valid MA photo ID, can receive up to 4 free Exhibit Hall admissions.
  • Most public libraries offer free or discounted Exhibit Hall passes for individuals.
  • Eligible groups with 14 or less guests can receive Museum passes. Contact us for more information.

For more information:

Maria Cabrera 617-589-0418,, or Lisa Monaci 617-589-0315,