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.
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 email@example.com.
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.