Enrich to your Museum field trip experience with a film or planetarium show, or consider a variety of our many exciting presentations included with Exhibit Hall admission.
In our Mugar Omni Theater, the world's largest film format is projected onto a five-story-tall IMAX® Dome Screen. Shows are approximately 50 minutes long and are ideal for grades 3 - 12. With a wide variety of titles that run throughout the day, an Omni film is the perfect complement to any Museum of Science field trip.
Enjoy a special version of the hit show with softer sound and light and looser house rules.
Our immerse 4-D films merge 3-D technology with in-theater special effects to capture your students' complete attention. All five senses will be awakened in these 15-minutes films as students learn about topics from snowy mountains to lush rainforests.
Explore electrical energy using the Museum’s collection of Tesla coils! Enjoy the sights and sounds as sparks arc and dance through the air.
2023- 2024 High School Events
Extend your curriculum beyond the classroom! Students will interact with local scientists and researchers, participate in a keynote address, and consider a world of STEM career possibilities. For Massachusetts schools only.
Capacity: 75 students per school per event.
The Healing Power of Chemistry | October 18, 2023
Celebrate National Chemistry Week at the Museum of Science! This event will include hands-on activities throughout the Museum, and dynamic demonstrations in Cahners Theater, as we explore the critical role that chemistry plays in medicine.
Massachusetts Science and Technology Engineering Standard: PS2. Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions HS-PS2-6. Communicate scientific and technical information about the molecular-level structures of polymers, ionic compounds, acids and bases, and metals to justify why these are useful in the functioning of designed materials.
AI: The Future of Technology | December 6, 2023
AI (Artificial Intelligence) plays an important role in developing the future of technology. Students will learn more by visiting the Exploring AI: Making the Invisible Visible exhibit and learn from experts in Cahners Theater. Through our interactive immersive room experience using the DallE algorithm, students will understand the functional, and challenging, impacts of generative AI.
Massachusetts Science and Technology Engineering Standard: ETS1. Engineering Design HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and tradeoffs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, aesthetics, and maintenance, as well as social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
Innovation in Action | February 14, 2024
Did you know Massachusetts was ranked as the 2nd most innovative state in America in 2023? In this special event, students will interact and network with the Museum of Science’s young professionals’ group, The Innovators. Learn about the various ways young patrons and leaders are sharing their knowledge of science and technology from a wide range of backgrounds.
Massachusetts Science and Technology Engineering Standards: ETS1. Engineering Design HS-ETS1-2. Break a complex real-world problem into smaller, more manageable problems that each can be solved using scientific and engineering principles.
Navigating a Solar Eclipse | March 27, 2024
Prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th with the Center for Space Science! Join us in exploring solar science and the nearing eclipse in the Charles Hayden Planetarium. This event entails hands-on activities throughout the museum, and a keynote address.
Next Generation Science Standards: HS-ESS1-4 Earth's Place in the Universe HS-ESS1-4. Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.
Engineering a Sustainable Future | April 24, 2024
From solar panels to offshore wind, there are lots of technologies which can help us fight climate change. How can we transition our society at large to a more renewable energy plan? This event will feature a keynote panel and exciting activities to consider how we can engineer a sustainable future.
Massachusetts Science and Technology Engineering Standards: ETS1. Engineering Design HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify a design problem that can be improved. Determine necessary qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions, including any requirements set by society.
Interested in Attending? Call Science Central at 617-723-2500 to make a reservation. We are available 7 days a week, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Exhibit hall admission is fully funded for these events. Bus funding is available for schools that qualify on a first come, first serve basis. If you have questions about this year’s high school events, please email email@example.com.