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High School Science Series (For Massachusetts Schools Only)

Extend your curriculum beyond the classroom! Students will meet professionals as they are introduced to inspiring STEM careers. Talk to local scientists and researchers, participate in a keynote address and consider a world of job possibilities.

Capacity: 75 students per school per event.

Funding is provided for Massachusetts schools in part by the Lowell Institute.

Call Science Central daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at 617-723-2500 to make your reservation.

A Look Inside
September 26, 2019
Grades 9 – 12 Go below the surface and gain a new perspective on what it means to be alive. With more than one hundred preserved human specimens, see how the body changes throughout the life cycle and in critical periods of development. This event includes admission into the temporary exhibit, BODY WORLDS and The Cycle of Life.*
Location: Cahners Theater.
Keynote Time: 11:00 am
* Remember to reserve advanced timed tickets for BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life when making your reservation by calling Science Central at 617-723-2500.

National Chemistry Week: Marvelous Metals
October 18, 2019
Grades 9 – 12 From conducting heat and electricity to being malleable and ductile, it’s no wonder metals are marvelous! Explore the properties and uses of metals at this annual event with a series of exciting demonstrations in Cahners Theater and hands-on activities throughout the Museum.
Location: Cahners Theater.
Keynote Time: 11:00 am

Art and Anatomy
October 24, 2019
Grades 9 – 12 The detailed drawings by early anatomists led the way to guide others through the study of the human body. Discover the intersection between art and science while viewing more than one hundred preserved human specimens. This event includes admission into the temporary exhibit, BODY WORLDS and The Cycle of Life.*
Location: Cahners Theater.
Keynote Time: 11:00 am
* Remember to reserve advanced timed tickets for BODY WORLDS and The Cycle of Life when making your reservation by calling Science Central at 617-723-2500.

Space Exploration: Past, Present, and Future
November 14, 2019
Grades 9 – 12 Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon by taking a closer look at the technology and math that helped us get there! This event includes a unique 11:30 am Keynote Presentation in our Charles Hayden Planetarium.
Location: Charles Hayden Planetarium.
Keynote Time: 11:30 am

Game Technology and Development
December 12, 2019
Grades 9 – 12 Today’s computer graphics rely on advanced science like biomechanics and computational geometry to make games lifelike and exciting. Hear from local developers on how they’re using computer science to create playable media experiences. This event is in celebration of National Computer Science Education Week.
Location: Cahners Theater.
Keynote Time: 11:00 am

The Road to Carbon Neutrality
January 23, 2020
Grades 9 – 12 Did you know that Boston has pledged to be a carbon-neutral city by 2050? To do this, Boston must rethink the way it designs and operates buildings, heats homes, powers buildings, and transports citizens from place to place. Learn about the choices and challenges the city will prepare for to meet this ambitious goal to decrease our carbon footprint.
Location: Cahners Theater.
Keynote Time: 11:00 am

Biotech and the Genetic Revolution
February 27, 2020
Grades 9 – 12 With great power comes great responsibility. From preventing human disease to protecting our food supply, explore the power, potential, and pitfalls of up-and-coming biotechnologies, like CRISPR, and discuss how humans have practiced genetic modification throughout history--featuring the Dogs! A Science Tail exhibit.
Location: Cahners Theater.
Keynote Time: 11:00 am

Health Fair
March 20, 2020
Grades 9 – 12 Learn and have conversations about the latest research from scientists and healthcare professionals who specialize in this field. This special event features guest speakers, hands-on activities throughout the Museum, and exploration in the Hall of Human Life.
Location: Cahners Theater.
Keynote Time: 11:00 am

Protect Our Planet
April 16, 2020
Grades 9 – 12 Humans have a complex and significant interdependence with the Earth and its natural resources. Students will interact with STEM professionals and consider solutions to challenges like increasing carbon dioxide concentrations and decreasing biodiversity to ensure long-term human sustainability on Earth.
Location: Cahners Theater.
Keynote Time: 11:00 am

The High School Science Series is supported in part by: